Online Master of Business Administration
The Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership offers an online MBA which can be completed in 12 months. The online MBA enables personal and professional transformation that prepares you for challenges in any functional area-anywhere in the world. Focusing on values-based decision making, you will study the issues that matter, and gain leadership skills while immersed in real-world challenges.
With an MBA, in addition to seeking personal growth and career advancement, you will be equipped with the tools to influence an organization, by contributing and building at a greater level than ever before.
In addition to our regional accreditation, our MBA carries specialty accreditation from ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).
Applicants to the MBA program must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
- Possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75 with less than five years professional work experience the applicant must take the GMAT and submit scores to the university for review. If the applicant has 5+ years professional work experience, a resume can be submitted for review.
To apply for the Online MBA, students must:
- Submit online application for admission
- Submit official bachelor or higher degree granting transcript
- Submit a letter expressing professional goals in pursuing the degree
*Note: Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the registrar of the institution attended.
33 credit hours total. All courses are three credit hours, unless stated otherwise.
- ACCT 515 – Managerial Accounting
- A study of relevant costs and cost behavior. Explores the manner in which financial and cost analysis can be of use to management in various decision-making and control processes.
- BUS 680 – Marketing Management
- Determine objectives and select strategies to reach marketing management objectives. Topics include: business philosophies, buyer identification, market segmentation, marketing environment, planning, marketing mix development, implementation, developmental marketing plan, and control issues.
- ECON 565 – Managerial Economics
- Aspects of microeconomic theory most relevant to business decisions are addressed. Objectives of the firm, profit and values; risk analysis decision making under uncertainty; demand theory; estimation of demand; production theory, empirical cost analysis; market structure, pricing, and output antitrust regulation; program evaluation and review techniques. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of statistic
- BUS 555 - Franciscan Values and Ethics in Business
- Introduces students to ethics-related aspects of the business decision-making process. Students will address a variety of topics, including the theoretical underpinnings of ethics, stakeholders, decision making strategies, and utilization of such strategies in specific areas such as shareholder and employment relations, marketing, and globalization. The emphases of the course issue recognition, application of ethical principles, application of Franciscan values, and analysis of the consistency of corporate decision-making processes with such principles and values.
- BUS 575 - Quantitative Methods
- Develops basic competency in the application of the quantitative methods to help create more effective solutions to business problems. Covers foundations of statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, modeling, linear programming, decision theory, and queuing theory.
- BUS 580 – Leading Change
- This course explores the processes needed to incorporate sustained, proactive organizational change and the role of an organizational leader in the change process. Concepts including complexity and/or chaos theory, systems thinking, the elements of learning organizations as well as other change management theories are investigated
- BUS 551 – Financial Management
- Nature and scope of the finance function, the business environment, valuation theory, risk concept, analysis of financial statements, long-term and short-term financing, capital budgeting under certainty and risk, working capital management, capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, mergers and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: ACCT 515
- BUS 670 – Law and Ethics in the Business Environment
- Explores business situations from both legal and ethical frameworks. The student conceptualizes and compares alternative courses of action pertinent to ethical dilemmas regarding conflicts of interest, privacy issues, safety, white collar crime, “creative” financing for buyouts, whistle blowing, marketing, and multinational issues
- BUS 639 – Operations Management
- Concepts, models, and techniques as applied to solution of problems in operations, the supply chain, and management. Product planning, forecasting, facility layout analysis, aggregate planning, production scheduling, inventory control, material requirement planning (MRP), PERT, CPM
- BUS 631 – Human Resource Management
- Human resource planning, recruiting and selection, assessment of performance, compensation and benefits, development of personnel, labor relations, safety, legal framework, and human resource management (HRM) issues.
- BUS 690 – Business Policy and Strategy (capstone)
- Development of overall strategy and supportive policies of the firm. Students will integrate business and administrative concepts, analyze, formulate, and implement overall organization strategy within the context of a dynamic and uncertain external environment.
If you have questions about getting started in our online MBA program, please let us know. You are welcome to contact the business program director or by contacting admissions.