Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

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PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Education:
IAU requires evidence of an earned bachelor degree in business, management, or administration with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or equivalent. Other disciplines may be acceptable and shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All degrees must be earned at an appropriately accredited institution or foreign equivalent. IAU understands the differing rigor of schools and grading scales around the world, and IAU evaluates prior academic credentials within their own context.

Professional Experience:
IAU recommends 3 years of full-time professional work experience.

Information Technology:
Possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU's pedagogical model and conduct research at the graduate level.

Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 6 units:
Transfer Credit (TRC): 6 credits
Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 0 credits
Challenge Exam Credit (CEC): 0 credits

Pre-Enrollment Disclosure

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) seeks to give the student competency in business knowledge and skills and to demonstrate their practical application to experience. It attempts to provide the optimal condition for learning through an application of business theory to experience. The program is designed to serve the needs of both fully employed and full-time students. The MBA program is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore and master business administration concepts and meet educational goals and enhance their career opportunities.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to: 

  • Analyze key international issues including cultural elements that influence business; 
  • Apply the various leadership and communication theories in a real world setting; 
  • Apply the various theories and methods associated with employee motivation and morale; 
  • Apply accounting and finance principles and applications that influence the control and management of an organization; 
  • Apply theories and concepts of management to enhance one’s career; 
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of social responsibility, integrity, and business ethics;
  • Continue education through life-long learning; 
  • Develop a motivation for and appreciate the wisdom of acquiring lifelong learning.

PROGRAM MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.

CONCENTRATIONS

As a MBA student, you are expected to complete 36 semester hours of course work, including 3 elective courses. Students can choose to complete general electives, which may consist of any 500+ courses under the School of Management that are not required for the program. Students can specialize and develop additional expertise in a particular area of concentration by completing a Concentration Module. Concentration designation will appear on the degree and transcripts upon completion of 3 courses required for the concentration.

Concentrations available are:

  • General
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Marketing

PROGRAM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete 36 semester units of the prescribed curriculum.
  • Complete a minimum of TWO internships. Applicable to non- immigrants only.
  • Earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses.
  • Complete all required course work with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
  • Maintain lawful status.

COMPLETION TIME

The MBA program can take 1-1.5 years to complete if you are enrolled full time or 2-3 years part time. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 2 academic terms (e.g. spring & fall) to complete a master degree.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

MBA, Concentration: General

MBA (General)Units
MBA (General) Total Units36
Core Module (8 courses / 24 units)
BUS 530 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
BUS 590 Business Strategy 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management & Supply Chain 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Elective Module (3 courses / 9 units)
ELE I (Any 500+ course not required) 3
ELE II (Any 500+ course not required) 3
ELE III (Any 500+ course not required) 3
Capstone Module (1 course / 3 units)
BUS 700 MBA Capstone 3

MBA, Concentration: Economics

MBA concentration in EconomicsUnits
MBA concentration in Economics Total Units36
Core Module (8 courses / 24 units)
BUS 530 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
BUS 590 Business Strategy 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management & Supply Chain 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Concentration Module (3 courses / 9 units)
ECN 500 Managerial Economics3
ECN 510 International Economics3
ECN 800 Economic Theory & Policy3
Capstone Module (1 course / 3 units)
BUS 700 MBA Capstone 3

MBA, Concentration: Finance

MBA concentration in FinanceUnits
MBA concentration in Finance Total Units36
Core Module (8 courses / 24 units)
BUS 530 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
BUS 590 Business Strategy 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management & Supply Chain 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Concentration Module (SELECT 3 courses / 9 units)
FIN 510 Advanced Financial Management3
FIN 530 International Financial Management3
FIN 540 Financial Markets & Institutions3
FIN 550 Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring, & Corporate Governance3
FIN 560 Financial Statement Analysis3
Capstone Module (1 course / 3 units)
BUS 700 MBA Capstone 3

MBA, Concentration: Healthcare Administration

MBA concentration in Healthcare AdministrationUnits
MBA concentration in Healthcare Administration Total Units36
Core Module (8 courses / 24 units)
BUS 530 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
BUS 590 Business Strategy 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management & Supply Chain 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Concentration Module (SELECT 3 courses / 9 units)
HCA 500 United States Health Care System 3
HCA 510 Health Care Law and Ethics3
HCA 520 Dynamic Health Care Leadership3
HCA 530 Healthcare Human Resource Management3
Capstone Module (1 course / 3 units)
BUS 700 MBA Capstone 3

MBA, Concentration: Marketing

MBA concentration in MarketingUnits
MBA concentration in Marketing Total Units36
Core Module (8 courses / 24 units)
BUS 530 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
BUS 590 Business Strategy 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management & Supply Chain 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Concentration Module (SELECT 3 courses / 9 units)
MKT 520 Strategic Brand Management3
MKT 530 Strategic Retail Management3
MKT 550 Global Marketing Management3
MKT 805 Marketing Research & Competitive Strategy3
Capstone Module (1 course / 3 units)
BUS 700 MBA Capstone 3

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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