General Catalog 2020-2021

Master of Business Administration

30 Semester Credits / 3 Semesters / 10-20 Months

Delivery Mode: Online

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a widely recognized and valued graduate degree. The MBA program at United States University combines theory and practice—allowing students to apply what they have learned. Students will gain a broad understanding of the functional areas of business (finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, information technology), as well as develop their leadership skills through courses in organizational behavior, project management, international/global management, strategic planning, organizational change and innovation. Also, the curriculum facilitates the development of leadership skills and core competencies in critical thinking and problem solving, project management, communication, teamwork, and ethics.

This program provides working adults the opportunity to learn without interrupting their careers, having to relocate or commute to classes. Course materials are available 24/7, and since class participation is required, students have the opportunity to interact with and learn from faculty and one another.

Students may enroll in MGT999 Graduate Professional Symposium to meet alternative work/study requirements and may participate during their first academic year due to the accelerated nature of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex business concepts.
  2. Employ theoretical and practical business knowledge to identify decision-making risks.
  3. Execute qualitative and quantitative techniques to solve business problems.
  4. Formulate ethical and socially responsible business decisions as they impact organizations, communities, and society at large.
  5. Evaluate the impacts of globalization on all aspects of commerce, both internally and externally.
  6. Apply theories of effective leadership.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

ACT514Managerial Accounting

3

BUS500Business Information Systems

3

BUS505Operations Management and Decision Models

3

FIN510Financial Management

3

MKT506Marketing Strategy

3

MGT504Talent Acquisition, Performance, and Behavior

3

MGT599Capstone

3

Note: MGT599 is non-transferable must be taken in last semester

Elective Courses – Select three courses

BIS543Business Process Modeling and Enterprise Wide Information Systems (IT)

3

BIS545Organizational, Legal and Ethical Issues in the Digital Enterprise (IT)

3

BUA539Business Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design Methodologies (IT)

3

BUA542Descriptive and Predictive – Analytical Decision-Making Tools I (BA)

3

BUA543Prescriptive Analytic Decision-Making Tools II (BA)

3

BUA546Big Data and Future Directions for Business Analytics (BA)

3

BUI541Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence (BA) (IT)

3

FIN511Corporate Financial Accounting (FIN)

3

FIN512Finance Strategy and Valuation (FIN)

3

FIN514Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN)

3

HRM502Attracting and Retaining Talent (HRM) (MGT)

3

HRM503Executive Seminar: Human Resources Trends and Emerging Practices (HRM)

3

HRM504Human Resource Analytics: Managing Total Rewards Compensation (HRM)

3

HRM505Human Resource Strategy and Leadership Decision-Making (HRM) (MGT)

3

MGT511Managing Organizational Change and Innovation (MGT)

3

MGT512Cross-Cultural Management (MGT)

3

MGT534International Business Environments: Trends and Practices (IB)

3

MGT538Global Business Leadership (IB) (MGT)

3

MGT540Global Business Strategy (IB)

3

MGT550Project Management Essentials (PM)

3

MGT551Project Management Organizational Framework (PM)

3

MGT552Project Management Integration Framework (PM)

3

MGT553Information Technology Project Management (PM)

3

MKT507Marketing Analytics (MKT)

3

MKT508Internet Marketing (MKT)

3

MKT510Consumer/Buyer Behavior (MKT)

3

MKT536Global Marketing (IB) (MKT)

3

Students may select any three courses from the elective list above; but may focus in an area by selecting three in any area as identified by code below.

BA - Business Analytics

FIN – Finance

HRM - Human Resources

IT – Information Technology

IB – International Business

MGT - Management

MKT - Marketing

PM - Project Management