Business Administration with Concentrations

Master's Degree in Business Administration with Concentrations

Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations (36 credit hours) is designed to develop action-oriented managers and leaders who can lead themselves and others to effective business solutions. The program is intended to build upon the talents of students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Students have the opportunity to acquire professional competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and Argosy University’s Graduate School of Business and Management Professional Advisory Board. The curriculum is comprehensive in that students have the opportunity to explore business discipline areas, such as accounting, economics, human resources, leadership, finance, management, marketing, and the global dimensions of business. This application-oriented program is designed to help students develop competencies through critical thinking, persuasive communication, use of current technologies, knowledge of best practices, and demonstration of interpersonal effectiveness. The MBA degree program culminates in an applied Capstone project that requires students to integrate and demonstrate proficiency in core business competencies.

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Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the MBA degree program with concentrations (36 credit hours) are required to complete nine core courses (27 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

B6021 - Managerial Accounting
(3)

(3)

B6022 - Financial Management
(3)

(3)

B6025 - Management Decision Models
(3)

(3)

B6026 - Marketing Planning and Strategy
(3)

(3)

B6027 - Perspectives in Change Leadership
(3)

(3)

B6028 - Capstone Experience in Integration and Strategy
(3)

(3)

B6029 - Operations Management: Solutions to Business Challenges
(3)

(3)

B6032 - Human Resources Management and Talent Development
(3)

(3)

B6111 - Managerial Applications of Technology
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements — 27 Credit Hours
Concentration Requirements

Students enrolled in the MBA degree program with concentrations (36 credit hours) are required to complete 3 concentration courses (9 credit hours) in one of the following areas.

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following
B6731 - Understanding and Managing Human Differences
(3)

(3)

MS6510 - Compensation, Motivation, and Rewards
(3)

(3)

MS6512 - Applications in Training and Development
(3)

(3)

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements — 9 Credit Hours
Organizational Leadership Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following
B6120 - Communications Strategies for Managers
(3)

(3)

B6512 - Global Business: Exploration and Evaluation of Culture and Economics
(3)

(3)

B6731 - Understanding and Managing Human Differences
(3)

(3)

Organizational Leadership Concentration Requirements — 9 Credit Hours
Public Health Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following
PH6010 - History and Foundations of Public Health
(3)

(3)

PH6020 - Health Policy and Analysis
(3)

(3)

PH6514 - Public Health in the 21st Century
(3)

(3)

Public Health Concentration Requirements — 9 Credit Hours

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the dean of the Graduate School of Business and Management, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 2.7 GPA for the bachelor's degree, or
    • 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
    • Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor's degree. Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must demonstrate 3 years of professional experience in business, industry, or a non-profit organization.  Professional experience will be evaluated by the department chair or the department chair designee to ensure relevancy.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution
  • If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study