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Master of Business
Administration (MBA) in
General Business Specialization

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Students completing this specialization will learn about strategic financing decisions such as capital structure and dividend policy decisions, risk management, corporate mergers, and multinational financial management. Additionally, students will be prepared to appraise global business strategies that MNEs have used in emerging economies and identify factors contributing to the foreign debt crisis and its prevention. Students will also learn about human resources planning processes, including the selection process, employee orientation and integration, performance management, and current trends in employee outsourcing.

Specialization Requirements

Class-based Specialization Courses

  • FIN 610 Topics in Financial Management
  • HRM 637 Workforce Plan, Dev & Outsource
  • GBM 502 – Global Business Strategic Management

1-on-1 Specialization Courses

  • FIN 6100 Topics in Financial Management
  • HRM 6370 Workforce Plan, Dev & Outsource
  • GBM-5002 Global Business Strategic Management

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate marketing opportunities and successful strategies.
  • Apply principles and theories of marketing strategies for management decision making.
  • Synthesize varying marketing, operations, personnel and financial initiative
Program Disclosure

Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.

NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.

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National University degrees do not guarantee employment or salary of any kind. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review desired job positions to review degrees, education, and/or training required to apply for desired positions. Prospective students should monitor these positions as requirements, salary, and other relevant factors can change over time.