Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The MBA program, with an emphasis in Management, Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology, is a 44 semester hour program. It is designed for individuals to develop professional competence, leadership potential, decision-making abilities, and interpersonal skills to serve commercial, governmental, faith-based, and social organizations in various managerial capacities. An emphasis in business management is offered online.

When to Begin

August or January

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (four-point scale).
  2. Demonstrated English Proficiency (see English Proficiency).

Prerequisites

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding in each of the following areas:

    • Accounting
    • Economics (Macro- and Microeconomics)
    • Management (Theory and History)
    • Statistics (and Probability)

    Most students will meet these prerequisites by earning undergraduate credits with a minimum grade of B in each of the areas. Students may present other relevant documentation to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge in the area. The department will evaluate each student’s application and make the final determination as to whether a prerequisite has been met.

    The following courses are offered on-campus to meet the prerequisites mentioned above: 

    As graduate level self-study modules: 

    • ACCT 501 Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
    • MGMT 502 Management (3 credits)
    • ECON 503 Economics (3 credits)

    As a regular taught class: 

    • RESM 615 Statistics (3 credits)
  2. Students who choose the Information Technology emphasis need to demonstrate a solid working knowledge in the area. Those who have no programming knowledge will be expected to acquire limited proficiency during the program.
  3. If deemed necessary, undergo an interview.

Students must use current information technology such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software, and the Internet in their coursework. Proficiency in mathematics is expected and prior knowledge through advanced algebra (pre-calculus) is assumed. Those who initially lack these skills should plan to acquire them early in their program to help ensure their success.

Requirements

To complete the program and be awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration, the student must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 44 semester hours according to the curriculum specified below.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  3. All students who have less than one year of full-time work experience must register for and complete BUAD 697 Internship (3 credits) before their second registration.
  4. Students must complete a thesis or a project as the culminating phase of their MBA depending on their choice.
  5. The MBA Thesis (academic) Track requires publication or acceptance for publication of at least one article in a refereed journal.
  6. Successfully pass Comprehensive Examination.
  7. Complete the Service Learning requirement.
  8. Demonstrate the acquisition of the MBA PLOs and Professional Competencies by
    building and presenting an e-portfolio.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the MBA degree is made up of 44 semester hours of coursework as explained below. To be awarded the degree the student must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

Project Structure

Credits

Credits


Thesis Track

Project Track

Core

26

26

Emphasis

9

12

Culminating Phase

9

6

Research Methods

3

3

*Thesis

6

*Research Project

3

Total

44

44

*The thesis (6 credits) and the research project (3 credits) must be in the area of emphasis.

Core

26

Complete the following eight courses:

BUAD 675 Data Analytics for Decision-Making

3

MGMT 624 Entrepreneurship

3

BUIT 660 Management Information Systems

3

FNCE 640 Managerial Accounting and Finance

3

LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

3

MGMT 610 Organizational Behavior and Communication

3

MKTG 615 Marketing Management

3

RESM 520 Academic Writing

2

Capstone Course:


BUAD 691 Strategic Management

3



Management Emphasis

9-12

Complete the following three required courses:


MGMT 612 Human Resource Management

3

MGMT 626 International Business Management

3

MGMT 676 Project Management

3

Project Option. Complete one of the following courses or from the other emphases:


MGMT 602 Managerial Communication

3

MGMT 629 Topics in Management 

3

MGMT 650 Management of Organizations

3

MGMT 692 Fieldwork in Management

3



Finance Emphasis

9-12

Complete the following three required courses:


FNCE 642 Investments Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FNCE 658 Financial Risk Management

3

FNCE 660 Advanced Corporate Finance

3

Project Option. Complete one of the following courses or from the other emphases:


FNCE 629 Topics in Finance

3

FNCE 644 Banking Systems

3

FNCE 646 Finance for Not-for-Profit Organizations

3

FNCE 654 Financial Analysis and Reporting

3

FNCE 656 International Finance

3

FNCE 692 Fieldwork in Finance

3



Accounting Emphasis

9-12

Complete the following three required courses:


ACCT 648 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations

3

ACCT 654 Financial Analysis and Reporting

3

ACCT 658 Accounting Information Systems

3

Project Option. Complete one of the following courses or from the other emphases:


ACCT 629 Topics in Accounting

3

ACCT 651 Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT 652 Financial Accounting II

3

ACCT 660 Auditing and Assurance

3

ACCT 675 Accounting for Corporate Structures

3

ACCT 680 Financial Accounting Theory

3

ACCT 682 Behavioral Accounting

3

ACCT 685 Current Issues and Developments in Accounting

3

ACCT 692 Fieldwork in Accounting

3



Information Technology Emphasis

9-12

Complete the following three required courses:


BUIT 662 Information Technology Management

3

BUIT 674 Database Applications

3

BUIT 684 Network Administration and Security

3

Project Option. Complete one of the following courses or from the other emphases:


BUIT 629 Topics in Information Systems

3

BUIT 672 Systems Analysis and Design

3

BUIT 681 E-Marketing

3

BUIT 682 E-Business

3

BUIT 692 Fieldwork in Information Technology

3



Customized Option


If a student chooses not to have any of the above emphases, four courses (12 credits) should be selected from courses offered by the Business Department. This option is only open to students with more than three (3) years of full-time work experience, and upon the approval of the department.




Culminating Phase

6-9

Select one of the following culminating modalities:


Thesis Option. Complete the following two required courses:


BUAD 698 MBA Thesis

6

RESM 610 Research Methods

3

Project Option. Complete one of the following courses or from the other two emphases:


BUAD 696 Research Project

3

RESM 610 Research Methods

3

Note: BUAD 691 Strategic Management is the capstone course and should be taken last, after all courses are completed prior to graduation.

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Financial Information for MBA

$6,410 (On Campus)

Tuition, required fees, books. Not including prerequisites.

$8,090 (Online)

For more information, visit the online MBA site.

 

Family $ 8,770

This includes housing, utility, food & miscellaneous, refundable deposit. For a couple with 2 children in a 2-bedroom unit.

Individual $ 3,500

This includes housing, utility, food & miscellaneous, refundable deposit.

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