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Master of Business Administration

An Accelerated, Online & Career-Focused MBA

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a relevant and rigorous online graduate program that can be completed in about 15 months. Some courses include periodic live online participation at specific set times. All courses are offered in eight week formats, six terms per year which include January, March, May, July, September and November. The MBA start/entry periods are January, May and September.

What You Will Learn in the MBA Program
Students will learn advanced communication, analytical and leadership skills. Learn more about our MBA Program outcomes.

Preparing to Become a Business Professional
The MBA program prepares students for leadership roles in a wide range of industries.  Students may select from the following areas of study: Accounting, Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

ACBSP AccreditedThe MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Prerequisites: The graduate entrance exam is not required; however, on a case-by-case basis, the dean may require an applicant to submit GMAT scores. All MBA candidates are required to have completed undergraduate courses in the following topics: Financial Accounting, Statistics and Microeconomics or candidates can register for the Graduate Business Degree Preparatory Program that is scheduled prior to MBA entry terms.  Learn more.

Upcoming Admissions Schedule

Term Application Deadline Term Start Date
Sept. 2018 Aug. 13, 2018 Aug. 27, 2018
Jan. 2019 Nov. 26, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019
May 2019 April 8, 2019 May 6, 2019

Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. Core Courses 21
A. Ethics for Managers 3
B. Marketing Management 3
C. Financial Management 3
D. Strategic Operations Management 3
E. Global Strategic Management 3
F. Organizational Research (taken 1-2 terms prior to capstone)* 3
G. Management Capstone (last course to complete degree)* 3
II. Electives & Areas of Study 18
Students may select any combination of MBA electives or select one of the following areas of study:  Accounting, Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management or Marketing.   
A. Entrepreneurship 3
B. Human Resource Management 3
C. Project Management 3
D. Market Research 3
E. Social Media 3
F. Investments 3
G. Financial Statement Analysis 3
H. Negotiations 3
I. Designing a Business Case for Sustainability 3
Areas of Study  
Students selecting an area of study must complete all course work listed under the area of study designation and have the option of satisfying a portion of the course work in the area of study with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).  
A. Accounting  
B. Data Analytics  
C. Finance  
D. Healthcare Management  
E. Human Resource Management  
F. Marketing  
Total 39 credits

*Note: Organizational Research (ORR-710) must be taken prior to the Management Capstone (MBA-730).You cannot take them in the same term. Contact your academic advisor to register for both courses.

Accounting top of page

The MBA Program with an area of study in Accounting emphasizes both the theoretical understanding of emerging issues as well as an advanced curriculum of financial and managerial accounting. Additionally, Accountants must ensure that not only is the financial information accurate and timely reporting, but also that appropriate accounting systems are in place and incompliance with statutory regulations. Learn more about accounting.

Specialty Courses Credits
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3
Auditing and Accounting Information Systems 3
Financial Essentials for Accountants 3
Emerging Issues in Accounting 3
Total 12 credits

Data Analytics top of page

The Data Analytics area of study prepares students to access, analyze, manage and present data to an organization’s decision makers. The focus of the program is to prepare students to use data to identify marketing trends and develop strategies and tactics based on information.  Learn more about data analytics.

Specialty Courses Credits
Managerial Statistics 3
Business Forecasting 3
Predictive Analytics for Business Intelligence 3
Data Analytics and Visualization with Capstone 3
Total 12 credits

Finance top of page

The Finance area of study provides students with broad professional competence and skills that prepares them for careers at banks, financial institutions and firms in a wide variety of industry sectors. Learn more about finance.

Specialty Courses Credits
Investments 3
Corporate and Managerial Finance 3
Financial Modeling 3
Topics in Global Finance 3
Total 12 credits

Healthcare Management top of page

The Healthcare Management area of study prepares students with management and critical thinking skills and an operational understanding of market trends, regulatory changes and financial realities currently facing the healthcare industry. Learn more about healthcare management.

Specialty Courses Credits
Healthcare Delivery 3
Healthcare Finance 3
Strategic Management within a Healthcare Organization 3
Healthcare Law 3
Total 12 credits

Human Resource Management top of page

An area of study focused in Human Resource Management in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program provides students with unique opportunities in the marketplace. This area of study allows students to explore the strategic value that a human resource management professional creates for an organization. Students who complete this area of study will be qualified for advanced human resource management positions and prepared to integrate complex HRM functions with the strategic initiatives of the organization resulting in increased stakeholder value. Learn more about human resource management.

Specialty Courses Credits
Human Resource Management in the 21st Century Global Workplace 3
Human Capital Management in Multicultural Organizations 3
The HRM Professional and Attorney Relationship 3
Technology, Data and Analytics as Change Agents 3
Total 12 credits

Marketing top of page

The Marketing area of study prepares graduates for careers in a wide variety of industry sectors, with courses focusing on generating awareness and demand for the products and services sold with an emphasis is on how media and the Internet can support such efforts. Learn more about marketing.

Specialty Courses Credits
Market Research 3
Social Media 3
Global Marketing 3
Digital Marketing Analytics 3
Total 12 credits

Meet the Dean

“Our MBA is an accelerated, highly flexible and career-focused degree program that is offered completely online and provides graduates with competencies that are in demand by the fastest growing professions and industries.”

» Michael Williams, Ph.D.

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