Master of Business Administration Degree

Business Administration (Online Master's Program)

The business world today grapples with globalization of markets, rapid technological changes, growing cultural diversification of the work force and a renewed ethical standard for businesses. How does a business person analyze, assess and provide sound strategies in the face of such rapid and overwhelming change?

Designed for the working adult, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program synthesizes practical issues, such as business management, information systems, finance and regulatory restraints, with strategic issues such as leadership, group processes and decision analysis. To provide flexibility for adult learners, the program has been designed to be delivered through distance education online over the Internet in a team-oriented format, from which students can draw from real-world problems in the business environments in which they work or from simulated case studies. The online faculty will help facilitate a collaborative learning environment for the student.

Objectives

The objectives of the program are to help graduates prepare to participate in business management and leadership activities upon graduation; provide graduate instruction to help students develop business skills and knowledge to pursue advancement within their chosen career field; foster critical thinking, communication and teamwork while reinforcing both the theoretical and applied principles of business management; and offer services that can help facilitate the adult students successful completion of the graduate program of study.

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Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Online Student Preparation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student is encouraged to complete the online student preparation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking an online course.

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Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service

The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfy the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Pentium III or equivalent PC-compatible (MacIntosh or Unix-based machines are not supported), 256MB RAM (512MB preferred), CD-ROM, 2GB free space (5GB preferred) on master hard drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Windows XP or 2000 (or higher), Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: 56Kb modem (Cable or DSL connection strongly preferred).

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 12 to 22 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

The content of various courses in this program prescribes that students possess fundamental knowledge of the following subjects (Fundamentals): accounting principles; finance principles; statistics; quantitative analysis; macroeconomics; microeconomics; business management principles; computerized spreadsheets; basic computer skills; and word processing. The faculty teaching these courses will presume that their students possess that fundamental knowledge. Any Fundamentals associated with a course in the program are specified in the description of the course in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog. The school has created online tutorials to help students who do not possess one or more of the following Fundamentals to develop that knowledge: microeconomics, statistics, finance principles, quantitative analysis and business management principles. The school encourages all students in the program to complete the online tutorials on the Fundamentals in order to evaluate, review and/or refresh their knowledge of those subjects.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
MG512
Organizational Behavior+

This course integrates the behavioral sciences and management theory to provide tools and techniques used to localize, diagnose and solve problems on an individual, group and organizational level. Students will identify different types of organizations and management structures and analyze the effect of internal and external factors. Techniques for managing individual, group and inter-group behavior in organizations will be taught. The impact of change and ways organizations manage change will also be taught.

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4
MG513
Managing Business Information Systems+

This course teaches the graduate student the conceptual framework for applying computer technology to the information needs of a business. The course emphasizes: organizational and technical foundations of information systems; applications of information systems at various levels of decision-making security and control, including operational, tactical and strategic decision-making.

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4
MG514
Managerial Economics+

This course offers a real world managerial perspective to the analysis of the economic environment of a business. Emphasis is placed on analysis and decision-making for: demand and cost estimation; and pricing.

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4
MG516
Corporate Finance+

The Corporate Finance course teaches fundamental principles of corporate financial management and capital markets. Topics include tools and techniques used to help improve a firm's asset utilization, long and short-term planning to finance a firm's growth, and analyzing and making corporate investment decisions.

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4
MG517
Ethical and Regulatory Environment+

This course is a study of ethical decision-making in a business and regulatory context. The course involves theory and practice in the identification, evaluation and achievement of ethical standards for interacting with co-workers, management of employees, and development and implementation of business strategy. The impact of an external regulatory environment on ethical decision-making is also considered.

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4
MG518
Operations and Process Management+

This course examines the traditional discipline of operations management in the current global context and includes designing operations processes, controlling product/service quality and planning for improvement.

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4
MG521
Corporate Communications and Research+

This course provides an overview of the principles of corporate communication and techniques to assess and select appropriate communication technologies. Emphasis will be on the priniciples and current practices in qualitative research within the context of applied communication skills.

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4
MG525
Strategic Marketing and Research+

This course examines the principles of strategic marketing through using advanced quantitative research techniques. As part of a strategic marketing plan, students will design a quantitative research project. The impact of business electronic data interchange and the Internet on strategic marketing is also emphasized.

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4
MG581
Leadership in a Dynamic Information Age+

This course introduces theories of leadership, discusses leadership styles, and helps the student develop basic leadership skills, as applied to business environments. A key focus is the self-evaluation of the student's current leadership style and potential and, by interacting with peers and the instructor, to develop an individualized action plan for improving and broadening the student's leadership capability

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4
MG582
Team Building and Group Process+

This course provides instruction on the theoretical understanding and skill development for effective team management. This course is highly experimental and interactive as students explore attitudes, behavior and strategies that can help people communicate effectively, lead change, negotiate to resolve differences, coach and mentor, and improve individual and team performance.

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4
MG583
Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur+

The course builds on principles of entrepreneurship, including instruction on developing skills involving opportunity creation, business plan development, new venture financing and marketing, and understanding a regulatory environment. The application of these skills to 'internal venturing' is also discussed.

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4
MG584
Strategic Leadership in a Global Economy+

This course examines the challenges that leaders and managers often face in conducting business in a multi-national corporation and in the competitive global environment. Students study the impact that changes in technology, economic policy and politics can have on the capacity of an organization to compete and succeed in the international arena.

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4
MG585
Managerial Decisions+

This course examines strategic decision-making through practical application and synthesis of theories from earlier courses. Emphasis is on structuring decision situations systematically and applying strategic quantitative and qualitative analysis tools to arrive at solutions. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses in the program of study

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4
MG595
MBA Research Project+
4
Subtotal 56.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Program Total
56
Subtotal 56.0

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Notes

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions - Graduate Program section of this catalog beginning on page 84. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

NOTE: Refer to page 91 for Admission Requirements for the Business Administration Masters Degree Online Graduate Program. Refer to page 91 for Credit for Previous Education or Experience. Refer to page 95 for Graduation Requirements.