Master of Business Administration

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Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program enables students to gain knowledge in the core business areas of management, finance, marketing, accounting, and decision-making. The program provides students with high quality, professional education in business administration, thereby qualifying students for more diverse career opportunities.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Employ effective business communication practices to share and disseminate information.
  • Apply business statistics, qualitative and quantitative methods including regression analysis, descriptive statistics, and business forecasting to solve problems.
  • Utilize tools and techniques of business management to ensure efficient business outcomes on time and within budget.
  • Examine the role of leadership in creating high performing organizations.
  • Strategically analyze business decisions by integrating theory and practice.
  • Identify and distinguish the impact of ethical obligations and social responsibilities on business decisions.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Students choose an area and develop specialized knowledge in that area. Additionally, students work toward a project or research paper in their specialization, aimed at developing specific career-skills that they will use as they continue into their professional trajectory. The following are offered as specializations in this program:

MBA in Accounting

Students in this program will learn how to examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations, compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time, inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures, organize and maintain financial records, assess financial operations, and make best-practice recommendations to management, suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits.

Career Paths

Accounting managers:

Manage and control financial accounts, proper purchases and transactions of corporations, government, and non-government organizations; balance budget and revenues, ensure accounting principles and procedures are followed.

Financial controller:

Prepare financial statement and undertake financial analysis, make sure both internal and external audits are carried out timely and corrective measures are taken on the findings of the audit.

Related Microcredentials

  • Managerial Account I and II (MA1 and MA2)
  • Federal Tax (FT)

MBA in International Business Management

Students choosing this specialization will be able to analyze an organization, submit process improvement plans, effectively communicate with leaders in diverse cultures, and utilize critical thinking.

Career Paths

Business Manager:

Manage effective and efficient implementation of business operations; make sure the products and services provided by the firm are achieving competitiveness in the industry they are competing.

Business Analyst:

Undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis on the problems the international businesses are encountering and make recommendation for decisions making. The analyst applies business theories and best industry practices during analysis.

Related Microcredentials

  • Market Intelligence (MI)
  • Export and Import Management (EXIM)

MBA in Project Management

Students choosing this specialization will be able to manage the lifecycle of the project while managing financial scope, risk, and business development objectives on time and within budget.

Career Paths

Project Manager

Lead company projects from the preparation of work breakdown and budget details to project implementation, monitoring/ control and finally to phasing out stages of the project. Project managers oversee the planning, execution, managing of workers, obtaining resources, and knowing the scope of the project.

Project Analyst

Perform analysis on ways and means, constraints and opportunities in effective and timely implementation and completion of the projects. The analyst also measures if the projects are being implemented within budget and are maintaining correct schedules.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The MBA program has 21 credits of required coursework where students engage in and learn the skills and knowledge that all managers need.

Required Courses

Every MBA student must complete the following seven (7) courses:

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 500 Managerial Communication None 3
MBA 511 Managerial Accounting and Finance ACCT 201, BUSS 303 3
MBA 512 Project & Cost Management STAT 200 3
MBA 513 Organizational Behavior None 3
MBA 514 Marketing Management None 3
MBA 515 Business Statistics STAT 200 3
MBA 516 Strategic Management and Organizational Leadership None 3
Required Courses for each specialization:

Accounting

Students in this program will learn how to examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations, compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time, inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures, organize and maintain financial records, assess financial operations, and make best-practice recommendations to management, suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits.

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 605 Auditing None 3
MBA 608 Financial Reporting and Decision Making None 3
MBA 610 Taxation of Business Entities None 3
MBA 611 Business Ethics and Law None 3
MBA 636 Managerial Accounting MBA 511 3
MBA 654 Accounting Information Systems None 3

In addition to the coursework above, students must take a course that integrates and synthesizes their MBA education by focusing on their chosen specialization. The Advanced Business Project facilitates the transition from the academic to the professional business world.

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 627* Advanced Business Project Advisor’s permission and completion of a minimum of 18 graduate level credits in the program 3

*Internship eligible with Dean’s approval

International Business Management

Students choosing this specialization will be able to analyze an organization, submit process improvement plans, effectively communicate with leaders in diverse cultures, and utilize critical thinking.

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 611 Business Ethics and Law None 3
MBA 612 International Management MBA 513 3
MBA 613 Enterprise Resource Planning MBA 512 3
MBA 614 International Finance MBA 511 3
MBA 615 International Strategy MBA 516 3
MBA 616 International Marketing None 3
MBA 617 Import & Export Management None 3
MBA 634 Operations Management None 3

 

In addition to the coursework above, students must take a course that integrates and synthesizes their MBA education by focusing on their chosen specialization. The Advanced Business Project  facilitates the transition from the academic to the professional business world.

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 627* Advanced Business Project Advisor’s permission and completion of a minimum of 18 graduate level credits in the program 3

*Internship eligible with Dean’s approval

Project Management

Students choosing this specialization will be able to manage the lifecycle of the project while managing financial scope, risk, and business development objectives on time and within budget.

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
PMP 605 Project Management Systems None 3
PMP 610 Quality Project Management Practices None 3
PMP 615 Risk Project Management None 3
PMP 620 Contract & Procurement Management None 3
PMP 623 Leading Projects Across Cultural, Corporate, & Global Boundaries None 3

 

In addition to the coursework above, students must take a course that integrates and synthesizes their MBA education by focusing on their chosen specialization. The Advanced Business Project  facilitates the transition from the academic to the professional business world.

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 627* Advanced Business Project Advisor’s permission and completion of a minimum of 18 graduate level credits in the program 3

*Internship eligible with Dean’s approval

Elective Course

Students must take one (1) additional course from any of the specializations or one (1) of the following courses:

Code Course Title Prerequisite Credits
MBA 600 Business Residency None 3
MBA 631 Current Topics in Business None 3
MBA 633 Business Planning and Development MBA 516 3
MBA 560 Graduate Internship I None 3
MBA 660 Graduate Project Internship II None 3
CAR 600 Career Planning & Management None 3

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by another graduate program outside of their major can petition to do so with permission from the instructor of the course and the Program Chair/Director. Requests are considered based upon a student’s previous academic performance including meeting the minimum attendance requirements for previous courses and maintaining satisfactory progress.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PREREQUISITES

There are five specializations under MBA Program namely: Accounting, International Business Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Project Management.

Applicants seeking admission into one of the above listed MBA specializations, who have no previous business background and whose bachelor’s degrees are not related to business, and who have not completed the equivalency of the five courses listed below are required to take them as prerequisite courses:

FXUA Course Related Course Subject(s) FXUA Course Description
ECON 101: Principle of Microeconomics Microeconomics Microeconomics mainly studies the economic choices facing the individual entities, including consumers and business firms. This course covers the basic topics of economic tradeoffs, supply and demand model, concept of elasticity, consumer choice model, theories of cost and production, and the firm’s behavior and performance under different market structures. The course also introduces the students to the problems of market failure and public choice, and the impacts of public policy on consumers and business firms.
STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics Basic Statistics; Introduction to Research (with specific emphasis on statistical methods) An introductory course in statistics designed to provide students with the basic concepts of data analysis and statistical computing. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests with applications in the real world. The main objective is to provide students with pragmatic tools for assessing statistical claims and conducting their own statistical analyses.
ACCT 201: Principles of Financial Accounting  Financial Accounting; Financial Statements and Financial Ratio Analysis This course is an introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for an organization. The emphasis is upon the accounting cycle as well as the recording, summarizing, and interpretation of accounting information.
BUS 303: Principle of Finance Basic Finance This course examines the agents, instruments, and institutions that make up the financial system of the modern economy, such as bonds, the stock market, derivatives, and the money market. Additionally, common concepts and tools of financial analysis are introduced which include present discounted value, option value, and the efficient markets hypothesis. The recent application of psychology to financial markets (called behavioral finance) is also discussed. Students are equipped with the background and tools they need to make their own financial decisions with greater skill and confidence. We will learn how insights from academic finance can inform and improve students’ individual investing decisions.
ENGL 120: Academic Writing and Research Academic Writing; English Composition Academic Writing focuses on reviewing the fundamentals of standard written English for academic purposes. Students will practice writing common forms of academic documents and demonstrate the ability to successfully use APA formatting. This interactive class provides students with an opportunity to improve their academic writing skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

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