Foundational Courses

Admission to the MBA degree program is open to students from all disciplines. However, students who do not have a first degree in business are required to complete the following prerequisite courses or equivalents with no
credit hours counted toward the MBA degree program.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Finance

Required Courses (24 credits)

ACCT 526 Accounting for Decision Making (3 credits)
BUAD 513 Professional Ethics (3 credits)
BUAD 517 Research Methods – Business Administration (3 credits)
BUAD 524 Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
FINC 535 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
MKTG 515 Marketing Management (3 credits)
MNGT 522 Organizational Behavior Management (3 credits)
MNGT 538 Strategic Management (3 credits)

Plan A - Research Project (12 credits)

ACCT 597 Thesis in Accounting 1 – Proposal (6 credits)
ACCT 598 Thesis in Accounting 2 – Project (6 credits)
MNGT 597 Thesis in Management 1 – Proposal (6 credits)
MNGT 598 Thesis in Management 2 – Project (6 credits)

Plan B - Elective Courses (6 credits) + Independent Study (6 credits)

Accounting Electives
ACCT 570 Advanced Financial Accounting  (3 credits)
ACCT 575 Advanced Auditing and Assurance  (3 credits)
ACCT 579 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
ACCT 589 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations (3 credits)
ACCT 590 Current Issues and Developments in Accounting (3 credits)
BUAD 555 Quantitative Data Analysis for Managers (3 credits)

Management Electives
BUAD 555 Quantitative Data Analysis for Managers (3 credits)
MNGT 540 Managing Human Capital (3 credits)
MNGT 545 Entrepreneurial Ventures (3 credits)
MNGT 550 Managing Change and Innovation (3 credits)
MNGT 560 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
MNGT 565 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
MNGT 569 Global Business Management (3 credits)
MNGT 589 Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations (3 credits)
MNGT 590 Current Issues and Development in Management (3 credits)

Independent Study (6 credit hours)
ACCT 591 Independent Study in Accounting 1 – Proposal (3 credits)
ACCT 592 Independent Study in Accounting 2 – Project (3 credits)
MNGT 591 Independent Study in Management 1 – Proposal (3 credits)
MNGT 592 Independent Study in Management 2 – Project (3 credits)

First Year

First Semester

Course TitleCredits
BUAD 513 Professional Ethics3
BUAD 517 Research Methods–Business Administration3
MKTG 515 Marketing Management3

Second Semester

Course TitleCredits
ACCT 526 Accounting for Decision Making3
BUAD 524 Organizational Leadership3
MNGT 522 Organizational Behavior Management 3

Summer Session

Elective course – Plan B students only

Second Year

First Semester (Plan A – 9 credits, Plan B – 9 credits)

Course TitleCredits
FINC 535 Managerial Finance 3
Elective – Plan B students only 3
Research Project Proposal – Plan A students only 6
Research Project Proposal – Plan B students only3

Second Semester (Plan A – 9 credits, Plan B – 6 credits)

Course TitleCredits
MNGT 538 Strategic Management 3
Completing Research Project – Plan A students only6
Completing Independent Study Report (Plan B students)3

1. Desired Outcomes of Education (DOE)

Special CharacteristicsStrategy or Student Activity
Capable and Creative Problem Solvers
  • Extensive use of participative learning methods, with problem solving activities, case study analysis, student-led discussions/presentations, and group assignments.
  • Application of skills to real-world situations through practicum activities and applied research projects.

Trustworthy Managers and Leaders

  • Establishing an educational environment that fosters the integration of faith and learning.
  • Rules that enhance student self-discipline, such as requiring regular, punctual class attendance, along with engagement/participation in class activities.
  • Activities in which students take responsibility for group assignments, and take turns in leader/follower roles to develop and practice leadership skills.

Engaging and Persuasive Communicators

  • Assignments that provide opportunities for students to select, use and present information that is appropriate in terms of the content, audience, and channel employed.
  • Activities to develop communication skills in listening, speaking, and writing both within and among groups.

2. The Development of Learning Outcomes

2.1 Moral and Ethical Standards

2.1.1 Moral and Ethical Outcomes

(1) Students demonstrate self-discipline and honesty when completing assignments and taking examinations.
(2) Students appreciate the importance and value of maintaining high ethical and moral standards in all aspects of business operations.
(3) Students integrate ethical values into their personal and professional lives, exhibiting responsibility and integrity to themselves, their colleagues, and society.

2.1.2 Teaching Strategies

(1) Establish an educational environment that fosters the integration of faith and learning.
(2) Establish methods that foster self-discipline in students, and encourages them to take responsibility for their own learning.
(3) Prepare or select case studies that deal with moral and ethical issues.
(4) Establish rules that promote fairness and honesty.

2.1.3 Evaluation Methods
Include a variety of evaluation methods, such as self-evaluation, observation, individual and groups projects and assignments, class discussions, and examinations.

2.2 Knowledge

2.2.1 Knowledge Learning Outcomes

(1) Students acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of principles, concepts, and theories pertinent to one or more disciplines or areas of practice.
(2) Student attain a comprehensive or specialized understanding of a complex body of knowledge in their chosen field of studies.
(3) Students appreciate the importance of becoming life-long learners, and show interest in and are cognizant of recent and ongoing knowledge developments in their chosen field of studies.

2.2.2 Teaching Strategies

(1) Emphasize participative learning.
(2) Use problem solving activities and case studies.
(3) Lecturing, discussion, active participation, and group assignments.
(4) Research, analysis, and independent study.

2.2.3 Evaluation Methods

(1) Midterm and final examination.
(2) Student reports and assignments.
(3) Case study analysis reports.
(4) Independent study and projects.
(5) Class presentations.

2.3 Cognitive Skills

2.3.1 Cognitive Skills Learning Outcomes

(1) Establish an academic culture that fosters inquisitiveness, open-mindedness, and creativity.
(2) Students are capable of critically analyzing, reflecting on, and synthesizing complex information, concepts, and theories from multiple sources.
(3) Students develop proficiency in identifying, locating, and evaluating information needed to carry out research or solve problems in a realistic, thoughtful, and creative manner.

2.3.2 Teaching Strategies

(1) Case studies and research paper.
(2) Give students practice in asking thought provoking and probing questions.
(3) Give students practice in metacognition and the use of reflective journals.
(4) Group discussion.
(5) Independent study and projects.

2.3.3 Evaluation Methods

(1) Formative evaluation: class discussions, assignments, case studies, formal presentations.
(2) Summative evaluation: mid-term examination, final examination, independent and group projects, research paper.
(3) Evaluate from problem solving processes, independent study, and analytical performance, such as case study analysis presentations, independent study reports, group discussion reports, and seminars.

2.4 Interpersonal Skills and Shouldering of Responsibility

2.4.1 Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility Learning Outcomes

(1) Students take responsibility for completing individual and group work assignments that lead to professional development.
(2) Students demonstrate a respectful regard for the opinions, rights, and feelings of others – especially those who may hold conflicting views – in all their interactions with fellow students, instructors, or community members.
(3) Students display an aptitude for assuming different roles when working in groups, assisting with and facilitating successful completion of tasks in various settings, comfortably functioning as either a leader or a team member.

2.4.2 Teaching Strategies

(1) Emphasize interaction between student and student, student and teacher.
(2) Organize group activities to foster the roles of leader and follower.
(3) Organize learning from practical activities that promote team work and leadership skills.
(4) Organize learning from practical activities that promote team work in multicultural situations.

2.4.3 Evaluation Methods

(1) Evaluate learners on how they assume the roles of leader and follower.
(2) Evaluate leadership skills in different kinds of situations.
(3) Evaluate ability to work with others and as teams.

2.5 Quantitative Analytical, Communication, and IT Skills

2.5.1 Quantitative Analytical, Communication, and IT Skill Learning Outcomes

(1) Students demonstrate skills in applying quantitative tools for problem solving.
(2) Students select appropriate media for presentations and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to general audiences.
(3) Students select appropriate media for presentations and develop a capacity for communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, to professional or specialist audiences.

2.5.2 Teaching Strategies

(1) Organize activities that emphasize communication skills in speaking, listening, and writing between two people and within groups.
(2) Provide learning experience in selecting and using information technology for communication.
(3) Provide learning experience in selecting, using information, and presenting information that is appropriate in terms of the audience, content, and channel employed.

2.5.3 Evaluation Methods

(1) Evaluation on learning activities by observation and assessment of speaking and writing skills.
(2) Listening assessment.
(3) Analysis of information by examining documents, case study analysis reports, research output, and independent study.