Choose from concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, and Nonprofit Management.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Core Classes
Orientation provides students with valuable information to assist in their transition to the online M.B.A. program. Students gain an understanding of program requirements, technology, and services along with preparation for business learning.
Advanced Leadership Theory & Practice
This advanced course explores leadership through a blend of research, theories, and practical application. Selected readings, videos, case analyses, self reflections, and discussion forums will guide leadership topics weekly. Students will analyze their strengths and weaknesses through multiple self-assessment activities and their followers’ input and develop a plan for leadership self-formation.
Advanced Business Analytics
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to make optimum decisions as a result of analyzing data. Additionally, students will be able to effectively communicate the results of the data analysis in a clear and concise manner.
Students explore the strategies of how a company decides what to sell, identify its target market(s), and learn the best method(s) of reaching them. An emphasis will be placed on developing a marketing plan for a profit or nonprofit organization.
Advanced Operations Management
Students examine approaches to managing the design, operation, and improvement of systems and processes, as well as the delivery of a firm’s products and services.
Accounting for Strategic Decision Making
Students gain enhanced knowledge, analytical tools, and interpretation skills to help leaders make better operating, investing, and financing decisions. Topics include GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial statement presentation and reporting, underlying accounting principles and conventions, and cost accounting language and topics, such as cost-volume-profit analysis, resource allocation, budgeting and variance analysis, and relevant costs.
Students explore the legal and ethical issues of business. Since the law is the foundation to societal ethics, students study and discuss basic business law concepts such as business organizations, real property, contracts, employment, sales & warranties, personal property, risk devices, governmental regulation, and the court system. The course enables students to understand and articulate the development of ethical and moral frameworks by which operational decisions can be made and professional moral conduct enhanced. Students use a variety of ethical models and perspectives that shed light on ethical operational issues.
This course examines micro and macro economic forces in organizations and throughout the economy. The student gains insight into how the markets function, including an understanding of how individual managers and consumers generate the fundamentals of market supply and demand, governing the prices and quantities sold in all economic transactions.