Online Master of Arts in Business Administration (with Concentration)

The MBA with concentration provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment within specific industries. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications. There are six concentrations from which a student must choose: Accounting, Digital Marketing, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Relations, and Organizational Leadership.

Major Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
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    Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
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    Implement business concepts in a business environment.
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    Evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve performance.

The MBA with Concentration major is comprised of 24 semester credits from the required MBA with Concentration Courses plus 12 semester credits from one of the following concentrations: Accounting, Digital Marketing, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, or Organizational Leadership.

REQUIRED MBA WITH CONCENTRATION COURSES24 CREDITS

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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 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 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 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 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.)

CONCENTRATION 12 CREDITS

Total36 Credit Hours

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