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The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide the knowledge and the skills needed to become an effective manager in a variety of organizational settings. It is a comprehensive program designed to provide graduates with the background to advance in their career rather than training targeting a particular job within an organization. The broad goal of the program is to provide students with the foundations in content and competencies that will support their development as effective managers in a variety of organizational settings.
Our Master's Degree (MBA) in Business Administration program prepares graduates for employment in occupations such as Administrative Services Managers (11-3011.00), Business Teachers, Post-secondary (25-1011.00), General and Operations Managers (11-1021.00), Management Analysts (13.1111.00), Managers, All other (11-9199.00), Sales Managers (11-2022.00), Social and Community Service Managers (11-9151.00), Storage and Distribution Managers (11-3071.02), Transportation Managers (11-3071.01), or Transportation, Storage and Distribution Managers (11-3071.00). The total tuition and fees for this program is $ 23,704, including books. Independence University does not provide housing, so no room and board fees apply. Graduates of our Master's Degree (MBA) in Business Administration program have an on-time completion rate of N/A and a job placement rate of 93%. The median Title IV debt for this program is N/A, the median non-Title IV debt is N/A, and the median loan debt is N/A. Our Net Price Calculator can help you see how you can afford college.
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Financial Accounting for Management
This course focuses on recording, reporting, analyzing, and interpreting financial data. Emphasis is placed on the application of accounting concepts to financial and business decisions. Students will be required to apply technical accounting procedures in the evaluation and the analysis of business events.
Dynamics of the Organization
This course focuses on the concepts and the practices of organizational development. A variety of organizational models are presented with applications to relevant business cases. Additional cases and readings are devoted to the environmental, the technological, and the interpersonal elements of an organization?s operation.
The development and the execution of a company?s marketing plan are emphasized in this course. All elements of the marketing organization are reviewed, and their contributions to an effective marketing effort are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the impacts of telecommunications and information technology on marketing.
This course focuses on the application of financial concepts and techniques to relevant business cases. Emphasis is placed on the evolving role of management in industry. Financial strategies are presented in the context of a company?s overall strategic objectives.
Information Technology and Society
This course focuses on the key elements in information technology and their application to business and social organizations. Emphasis is placed on the nature of computing and telecommunications and their impact on societal structures. Rapid, complex change induced by information technology and its influence on decision making is also emphasized.
Communication Dynamics for Professionals
This course is a practical approach to communication theory Various strategies for effective communication are provided, including inter- and intra-personal settings. Emphasis is placed on improving communication performance by applying strategies for enhanced communication.
This course focuses on the conceptual and the practical skills required of a manager in the global arena. Business and trade concepts, international risk, multinational strategies, and cross-cultural management concepts are emphasized. Students study organizational and operational models appropriate to managing an entity in a global setting.
Statistics for Management
This course focuses on the statistical procedures used in the analysis of business issues and problems. Students are encouraged to think about business issues and challenges from a scientific, statistical point of view. Tools of statistical analysis for business are presented and applied to relevant business cases through readings, cases, and discussion of statistical models and analysis for industry.
Applications in Economic Analysis
This course focuses on the application of microand macroeconomic concepts of organizational decision making. The scientific analysis of economic variables in internal and external environments are emphasized. Relationships between economic events and their impact on organizational performance are presented.
This course focuses on managing concepts that are utilized in the dynamic environment of industry. Issues and practices related to managing the business enterprises are presented and applied. The manager?s role in the organization?s environment is emphasized.
Developing Business Strategy
This course explores the development, the formulation, and the implementation of business strategies. Emphasis is placed on environmental considerations for organizational strategy and the impact of change dynamics and the challenges of competition and bureaucracy on organizational strategy.
This course addresses the theory and the practice of leadership in organizations while exploring traditional and modern theories of leadership. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of these theories in the workplace and the power and the influence a leader has over an organization and its members.
Advanced Human Resource Management
This course focuses on the major aspects of human resource management Topics include equal employment opportunity, job analysis, strategic planning, recruitment, selection, training and performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, safety and health, and labor-management relations.
This capstone project requires students to complete a project or write a thesis that integrates and demonstrates mastery of the basic learning objectives of the degree program.
Total Courses: 14Total Credits: 57.5
Applicants for admission to Independence University must have graduated from an accredited high school, private secondary school, or have completed the equivalent (GED). In addition, applicants must have Internet access and successfully complete the online readiness test.
Students who are applying for Master's degrees must provide proof of their Bachelor's degree. Applicants are admitted for enrollment on the basis of previous scholastic records as evidenced by a transcript or a high-school diploma, a GED certificate, or a Bachelor's degree. Previous training in business subjects generally is not required.
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