Online Master of Arts in Business Administration

The MBA major provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment. The major emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications.

Major Objectives

Upon completion of the MBA major, the graduate should be able to:
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    Apply management principles that coordinate with human capital and processes to optimize organizational success.
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    Analyze legal and ethical aspects of business through a Christian worldview.
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    Develop holistic strategies that enable organizations to effectively create, communicate, deliver, and exchange offerings to create a profit in today’s global environment.
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    Evaluate business operations using qualitative and quantitative analysis to assist decision-making and problem-solving for performance improvement.

REQUIRED MBA COURSES

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    This course is an introductory course that will assist the learner in developing the basic skills necessary for success in graduate study. The orientation course provides an overview and application of graduate writing and research while introducing the four functions of management, finance, accounting, economics, and marketing. (Note: This course is the prerequisite for the remaining courses in the program.)
     
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    This course develops a foundation of principles and solutions that support project management through all lifecycle phases, including initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It also includes a strategic view of best practice project management techniques, processes, and activities.
     
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    This course is an overview of basic economic theory necessary for establishing, revising, and interpreting business policy. Students will identify and interpret appropriate economic indicators and macroeconomic and microeconomic phenomena that aid sound decision-making for management. The course will also deal with political influences on the performance of markets, currency exchange, and economic growth.
     
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    This course reviews various regulatory and legal systems and their causal effect on the legal environment of business. The course will analyze relevant court cases and legal principles as a basis for understanding the depth and breadth of the law's influence on the free market enterprise systems.
     
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    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the current strategic operations management approaches, with proven analytic techniques. Students will utilize operations management tools in simulations and apply the concepts to operational scenarios in the workplace.
     
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    This course introduces the concepts and skills for integrating analytics into the decision-making process, to assist organizations in achieving their goals. Basic database and analytical concepts are introduced. The course will include an overview of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics'”focusing on the abilities of analytics to assist organizations in improving performance.
     
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    The course examines the use of financial information in the internal operations of an organization. Approaches to management decision-making, organizational planning, and performance evaluation through the use of internal financial information are covered.
     
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    This course provides students with the analytical tools used in making financial management decisions through a framework of financial theory and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the application of financial theory to management decision making.
     
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    This course is designed to analyze and evaluate ethical, legal, and moral issues facing individuals and within the context of a Christian biblical worldview. Students will be challenged to critically examine the challenges for leaders and managers to infuse and support ethical principles in an organizational culture.
     
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    This course addresses common operational challenges of global businesses. The course will focus on management, social, economic, political, and financial implications of strategic operations from a faith-based perspective. Topics include cross-cultural context, values, ethics, communication, the influence of international expansion, human resources, and faith-based business operations. Special consideration will be given to current events related to global organizations and their impact on the business environment.
     
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    This course is a study of Marketing Management with emphasis on analyzing marketing mix variables for problem solving in both domestic and international markets. Also, it explores and analyzes consumer behavior as well as captures customer value through improving product management, maximizing channels and establishing customer-driven marketing strategies. Evaluation of digital marketing strategies is included in the course. MKT 6100 Management in Social Media and Ecommerce (3 credits) 6 weeks This course will train graduate students to manage all aspects of digital marketing, content marketing, and customer relations to build ecommerce platforms in order to cultivate lead and sales from social media relationships.
     
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    This course serves as the culmination and integration of the learning from all MBA courses. There will be a synthesis of business and administration strategies and practices from leadership, economics, marketing, operational analysis, ethics, managerial accounting, and finance.
    (Prerequisite: Completion of major courses and/or concentration courses.)

Total36 Credit Hours

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