Define Your Path
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Curriculum
Design the Online MBA Program You Want at Benedictine University
Earn your MBA degree online from an accredited and highly-respected university that expands your business knowledge and provides the foundation needed to succeed in today's challenging business environment. You can choose your own options to create an online MBA program that will help you realize your career dreams in an academic environment that supports social responsibility and rigorous scholarship. Take the traditional one-class-at-a-time MBA, or earn your degree faster by taking two classes each session with the accelerated MBA. Both programs offer a dual concentration option with 12 additional hours of coursework and the potential to waive up to four foundation courses depending on your educational background.
The full MBA program (without waivers) consists of 64 credits.
MBA Program Course Descriptions
Foundation & Managerial Process Courses (52 credits)
MBA 500 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
Concentrates on the preparation, interpretation, and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Emphasizes the rationale for and implications of important accounting concepts, the selection of alternative accounting methods, and their effects on valuation, net income determination and reporting.
MBA 510 Macroeconomics (4 Credits)
Students will study fundamental concepts of macroeconomics, including supply and demand as well as methods of measuring economic performance, such as GDP, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include the causes of instability in the economy and potential corrective measures.
MBA 520 Ethics and Leadership in a Global Environment (4 Credits)
The course reviews paradigms of leadership in the global environment. Students will learn to apply principles for ethical decision-making in business situations and assess their capacity for leadership and responsibility.
MBA 530 Organizational Behavior (4 Credits)
This course focuses on the effects of organizational variables on individual and group behavior. Coursework addresses the theory and practice of organization behavior as it relates to the individual, effective team building, conflict management and resolution and the negotiation of legal and psychological contracts. The course also examines broader aspects of organizational culture and their impact on today's managers. Students learn how to use concepts in the traditional workplace as well as the virtual workplace.
MBA 539 International Business (4 Credits)
Students will discuss selected readings in international business. Topics include culture, geography, politics, foreign direct investment, supply chain management, monetary systems, foreign exchange markets and political risk management. Current developments in international business will be covered.
MBA 541 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions (4 Credits)
This course prepares students to be more effective users of quantitative information as well as to avoid potential pitfalls from the misuse of statistical methods. Coursework emphasizes understanding what a previously obtained data set implies and, if appropriate, to develop meaningful forecasts with a reasonable sense of confidence. Specific topics include data analysis and statistical description, sampling and statistical inference, time series and regression analysis.
MBA 601 Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)
This course introduces the measurement, communication and interpretation of cost data for management decision-making, planning, control and evaluation of results. Students are shown how to use accounting information as an effective management tool for coordinating managerial activities. Course material is explored in the context of the extensive changes being implemented in the area of manufacturing, service delivery technologies and control systems. This course uses case studies to emphasize the application of concepts.
MBA 611 Managerial Economics (4 Credits)
Students will learn to apply micro-economic tools to business decision-making. Topics include optimization, consumer behavior, elasticity of demand, the use of regression analysis to estimate demand (revenues) and costs, marginal analysis and market structure.
MBA 630 Operations Management (4 Credits)
This course focuses on the strategic role of operations and how to improve operations processes. Issues to be discussed include continuous quality improvement, the critical importance of the customer and consideration of selected quantitative techniques.
MBA 651 Financial Management (4 Credits)
Students will develop an understanding of financial theory and its application through case analysis.
MBA 661 Marketing Management (4 Credits)
This course introduces students to both the theory and practice of marketing. It analyzes all marketing issues from the perspective of the marketing manager.
MBA 671 Strategic Management (4 Credits)
This course requires students to use and integrate the disciplines and techniques learned in previous required courses. Strategy formulation and implementation concepts are discussed using theory and cases.