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

Prerequisites

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)

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:

 Program Structure
Thesis Option
Project Option
Core2626
Emphasis912
Culminating Phase:  
  Research Methods33
  Thesis6 
  Project 3
   
Total4444

Core

26

Complete the following eight courses:

ACCT 645 Managerial Accounting and Control

3

BUAD 635 Quantitative Analysis for Decision-making

3

BUIT 660 Management Information Systems

3

FNCE 640 Financial Management

3

LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

3

MGMT 610 Organizational Behavior

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 courses:

MGMT 612 Human Resource Management

3

MGMT 624 Entrepreneurship

3

MGMT 676 Project Management

3

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


BUAD 675 Data Analytics for Decision-Making

3

MGMT 602 Managerial Communication

3

MGMT 626 International Business Management

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 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:


BUAD 675 Data Analytics for Decision-Making

3

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 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 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:


BUAD 675 Data Analytics for Decision-Making

3

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

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Financial Information for MBA

$6,050

Tuition, required fees, books. Not including prerequisites.

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.