Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Achieve Your Business Career Aspirations with an Online MBA Degree
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to successfully manage organizations in the ever-changing business environment. You’ll learn relevant management skills in both domestic and global business settings, effective team building, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and creative problem-solving skills that you can immediately apply in your professional life.
Our MBA degree program also offers specializations that’ll help you stand out in the competitive business field and prepare you for its challenges. Specializations include Bank Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, and Supply Chain Management.
MBA degree can be completed as quickly as 12 months, unless students need to take one or two prerequisites’ courses (12-14 classes).
GMAT not required for admission.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Evaluate financial statements and quantitative information for decision-making using appropriate information systems and tools.
- Analyze the competitive environment, employing both external and internal factor analysis, and apply appropriate strategies for an organization, emphasizing the practice of ethical decisions and actions.
- Create and communicate business plans and reports in an efficient and compelling way, orally and in written form.
- Design solutions to logistical and operational problems using critical thinking skills and innovative approaches to generating alternatives.
- Assess the global business environment and generate alternatives for companies to succeed in different countries and cultures.
- Assess the economic environment within an industry and choose appropriate financial decisions for the firm.
- Ideal Online Experience Designed for Working Professionals. Access materials, faculty support, and online student communities at your convenience.
- Accredited by the IACBE and Updated Every Year. The MBA program is consistently assessed each year to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, and meets the needs of graduates.
- Accelerated and Self-Paced Options. Through year-round enrollment and four-week class format, the program can accommodate anyone’s schedule.
- Faculty Mentorship and Program Support. Each MBA student receives a men-tor to help them understand and succeed in the program. They’ll help you find a solution if you need one.
- Small Class Sizes for 1:1 Engagement. Get the face time you need with experienced faculty who can offer support in a smaller setting.
- On-site and Hybrid Options. Choose online or on-site format to suit your needs and schedule.
The courses in the MBA program also have a workplace impact: you can take all of the aspects of business you learned and readily apply them to your workplace set-ting. With an MBA, you can hone the skills that are in demand and ensure success in the business sphere.
- Specialization in Bank Management: Gain theoretical and conceptual insight into the banking industry. The program emphasizes bank management, international bank operations, real estate, credit management, and more.
- Specialization in Financial Management: Enhance your finance background with this specialization, which studies growth and diversification policies, evaluation and management of securities portfolios, investment banking and merger strategies, and more!
- Specialization in Human Resource Management: Go beyond traditional interpersonal skills and learn how to recruit, select, train, compensate, and evaluate employees.
- Specialization in International Business: Discover which cultural, economic, and legal issues come with international business. Students also have the opportunity to visit, under the guidance of NU professors, foreign environments to gain an understanding of how different markets operate.
- Specialization in Marketing: Learn about the power of marketing, its effect on how businesses are run, and how to add marketing to standard practices.
- Specialization in Organizational Leadership: Get the tools that can give you the potential to seek promotion and move up in your company while gaining a deeper understanding of the technical and reflective processes that result in leadership opportunities.
- Specialization in Supply Chain Management: This specialization allows students to learn about the operational aspects of business, making them more acutely aware of any distribution or operation challenges that may arise. The specialization covers a variety of topics, from inventory to transportation networks.
As you grow in your career, you can utilize one of the specializations in the MBA program to give yourself an advantage and additional expertise. Let us help you find the specialization that fits your career goals! For further MBA specialization de-tails, visit our catalog.
MBA graduates can expect higher salary outcomes: the BLS also states that, in some business sectors, employees with a master’s degree can earn up to 89% more than their bachelor’s counterparts. The BLS’ data also points out that the median wage for management occupations was $109,760 in May 2020 — the highest wage of all major occupational groups.
Learn more about the benefits of an MBA degree and which industries are looking for MBA graduates in our article, “What Can You Do With an MBA?”.
Program Requirements (12-14 courses; 54-63 quarter units)
Foundation Courses (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
The following two foundation courses may be waived if students have taken the appropriate accounting, finance, and mathematics courses as a part of an undergraduate degree in business at a regionally accredited university or if a score of 80 per-cent or above is achieved on a challenge exam. Each course is four-weeks-long.
|ACC 600||Financial Accounting for MBAs*|
|MNS 601||Statistics for Business**|
*Students who have completed an undergraduate business degree that includes ACC 201, ACC 202, and FIN 310 are waived the ACC 600 requirement.
**Students who have completed an undergraduate business degree that includes MNS 205, MTH 210, MTH 215, or MTH 220 and MNS 407 are waived of the MNS 601 requirement.
Core Competency Courses (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
|MKT 602||Marketing Management|
|IBU 606||Global Business|
|MGT 603||Business Operations Management|
|MGT 608||Info & Supply Chain Systems|
|ACC 604||Managerial Accounting|
|ECO 607||Eco. for Managerial Decisions
Recommended: Prior completion of MNS 601
|FIN 609A||Seminar in Financial Management
Prerequisite: FIN 310 or ACC 600
General Electives (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Students may select any four graduate courses offered by the Department of Business and Management. As an alternative, students may enroll in an Area of Specialization (see below).
MBA Requirements for Specialization (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
In place of general electives, students can choose an area of specialization. To graduate with a specialization, students must complete all courses specified in the desired specialization, in addition to all core competency courses, and the capstone course, MGT 685C.
Capstone (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
|MGT 685C||Business Strategy and Policy
Prerequisite: MKT 602, IBU 606, ACC 604, ECO 607, FIN 609A, MGT 608, and MGT 603
To see specialization course listings in full, visit our catalog.