Nov 26, 2020  
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)


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The Master of Business Administration is designed to develop, enhance and refine core business knowledge in a variety of strategic areas required for professional success in any industry.  Core content is focused on critical business aspects such as: integrated marketing communications, data analysis, accounting, economics, finance, global business, strategic decision making, and leadership.  Special emphasis is placed on the quantitative and financial aspects of successfully leading organizations. Students in the program can broaden their knowledge-base through elective courses in areas such as: strategic human resources, organizational behavior, health administration, business ethics, and sustainability.

Degree Requirements:


The Master of Business Administration degree program is 36 credits, with options of 39 or 42 credit degree programs to provide necessary foundational courses. Students can transfer up to six graduate-level credits, or two courses, toward the program.

Two foundational courses will be available to those students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or accounting, or the necessary documentation to show competency. These courses will target what students need to know to succeed in the Elizabethtown College MBA program. Areas covered may include accounting, finance, statistical analysis, economics, marketing, management, and strategic planning.

Applied Business Leadership in Action should be one of the last courses a learner takes. This course is the capstone course that integrates concepts, principles, practices, and applications from prior courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Apply academic business theory to practice.
  • Combine leadership and management skills to address organizational issues.
  • Integrate fiscal responsibility into planning and budgeting.
  • Conduct forecasting through the use of management science and information technology tools.
  • Develop strategic planning skills that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Implement decisions that incorporate ethics and social responsibility.
  • Lead in the workplace by developing and using interpersonal competencies.

Course Requirements:


Concentrations


Health Care Administration Concentration


MBA degree candidates with a declared Health Care Administration concentration will no longer be required to take MBA 510 - Leadership in Business and Life: Bridging the Gap  and MBA 560 - Global Business Strategies .  Concentration course requirements are listed below.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Manage people and processes in health care organizations
  • Drive strategy and improvement in health care organizations
  • Ensure required policies are applied to health care administration
  • Apply principles of economics to manage finances in health care organizations.
  • Develop insight into one of the following elective areas: managing information systems or human resources in health care organizations.

Strategic Leadership Concentration


MBA degree candidates with a declared Strategic Leadership concentration will no longer be required to take MBA 560 - Global Business Strategies .  Concentration course requirements are listed below.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Develop a leadership philosophy.
  • Recognize how diagnosis and solution generation are important to problem-solving.
  • Navigate organizational change using leadership and management skills.
  • Build teams to collaborate across sectors.
  • Communicate strategically.

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