MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with an opportunity for broad professional development. This program is designed to develop skills within the general function areas of business by utilizing a reality-centered academic experience. This experience will be enhanced by collaboration with the business community. Students will get involved in real-life business situations and often use case studies or simulations to solve problems and create solutions.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate application of skills in real-life business settings.
- Analyze business environments to determine effective solutions to business problems.
- Apply personal development skills to the arena of leadership development and management behavior.
- Articulate and implement ethical solutions to problems and issues in business environments.
- Provide specific leadership direction in a variety of business environments.
- Apply for junior to senior level positions in the general business industry.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Leadership and Teamwork. Student Learning Outcome: Each graduate will use team building and high-performance management behaviors to lead a team task that results in effective team performance.
- Innovation and Problem-Solving. Student Learning Outcome: Given a complex business problem, each student will be able to identify, obtain and analyze relevant data acquired from internal and external sources to make recommendations for problem solution.
- Integrative and Strategic Perspective. Student Learning Outcome: Each graduate will integrate functional areas of business knowledge to generate a strategic business plan or analyze a comprehensive business case.
- Global Perspective. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will analyze the global business factors impacting current business issues, and evaluate the effects of these factors on specific management situations.
- Communication. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will communicate a complex business issue in a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Methods of instruction vary depending on the nature of the course. In general, courses will be experiential and practical, emphasizing real-life business practices.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree will be awarded to the student upon successful completion of at least 36 semester credits of core courses with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00.
UNITS OF CREDIT
Academic work is established by semester credit hours. One (1) semester credit hour equals forty-five (45) units comprised of the following academic activities:
One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units
One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units
One clock hour of externship = 1 unit
One clock hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment, or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 unit
One (1) clock hour equals a minimum instruction time of fifty (50) minutes of supervised or directed instruction and appropriate break(s).