Follow Christ, Lead the Way

The MBA program 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.

Objectives

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

100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.

MAJOR36 HOURS

  • Use of financial information in the internal operations of an organization, including approaches to management decision-making, organizational planning, and performance evaluation through internal financial information.
  • An orientation to skills for graduate study, including graduate writing and research, and an introduction to management, finance, accounting, economics, and marketing. This course is the Prerequisite for the remaining courses in the program.
  • Principles and processes for project management, including initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing.
  • Economic theory for establishing, revising, and interpreting business policy, including identifying and interpreting economic indicators, and macroeconomic and microeconomic phenomena that aid decision-making for management. Political influences on the performance of markets, currency exchange, and economic growth.
  • Regulatory and legal systems and their causal effect on the legal environment of business, with analysis of relevant court cases and legal principles as a basis for understanding the depth and breadth of the law’s influence on free market enterprise systems.
  • Concepts and skills for integrating analytics into the decision-making process, to assist organizations in achieving their goals, including basic database and analytical concepts and an overview of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, focusing on the use of analytics to assist organizations in improving performance.
  • Integration of learning from MBA coursework, including synthesis of the business and administration strategies and practices from leadership, economics, marketing, operational analysis, ethics, managerial accounting, and finance courses.
    Prerequisite: Completion of major courses and/or concentration courses.
  • Financial theory and analytical tools, with application to management decision-making and strategy.
  • Ethical, legal, and moral issues facing leaders. Within the context of a Christian biblical worldview, students will critically examine how leaders and managers maintain ethical principles in an organizational culture.
  • Common operational challenges of global businesses with a 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 of current events related to global organizations and their impact on the business environment.
  • This course is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the current strategic operations management approaches, with proven analytic techniques.
  • Analyzing marketing mix variables for problem solving in both domestic and international markets, consumer behavior, digital marketing strategies, improving product management, maximizing channels, and customer-driven marketing strategies. MKT 6100 Management in Social Media and Ecommerce 3 Managing digital marketing, content marketing, and customer relations to build ecommerce platforms to cultivate lead and sales from social media relationships.