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.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop mastery of functional components of business.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of critical thinking and managerial decision-making.
  3. Master the conventions of written and oral communication.
  4. Demonstrate mastery of quantitative literacy in improving and sustaining strategic business initiatives.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of ethical reasoning with regard to how Christian teachings, ethical principles, and core personal values are involved in business decision-making.

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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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).