Jan 27, 2023  
SGPS College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
SGPS College Catalog 2022-2023

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. Depending on your educational and professional background, one or two foundations courses may be required.

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


Data Analytics Concentration


Students may pursue a Data Analytics concentration in conjunction with the MBA degree.

MBA degree candidates with a declared Data Analytics concentration are not required to take MOD 510 Foundations of Leadership  and MBA 560 Global Business Strategies 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • evaluate the usefulness of different statistical techniques and their real-world application
  • explain the management implications of the use of business intelligence and knowledge management systems
  • identify the fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics (populations and samples, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, measures of distribution) and their real-world application
  • analyze problems in business and accounting using appropriately selected data visualization tools.
  • apply intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in SQL.
  • sit for: 1Z0-061: Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals (OCA) and pass at a 60% level or higher.

Entrepreneurship and Family Business Concentration


The rapid changes in our world today are generating many opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and family businesses to find or create their own space to grow their businesses.  This program will help graduate students develop an awareness of entrepreneurship and lead the business from a new venture start-up to a continual entrepreneurship mindset needed for business growth.  The focus will be on developing a business plan for new ideas or innovation to include strategic, leadership, governance, management, and succession planning for an entrepreneur, family business owner, or business partners. The uniqueness of family business concepts will be woven throughout the curriculum.

MBA degree candidates with a declared concentration in Entrepreurship and Family Business are not required to take MOD 510 Foundations of Leadership  and MBA 560 Global Business Strategies .

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.

Health Care Administration Concentration


The concentration in Health Care Administration is designed for current or aspiring administrators and those looking to transition to a career in the health care field. The concentration will help you succeed in an administrative position in a medical setting, such as a hospital, doctor’s office, mental health facility, wellness or nutrition center, or in the health insurance industry. After gaining an understanding of the health care system, you will gain improved interpersonal communication and decision-making skills - ready to collaborate with colleagues to provide the best possible patient care. 

MBA degree candidates with a declared Health Care Administration concentration are not required to take MOD 510 - Foundations of Leadership  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.

Sports Management Concentration


Sports is a microcosm of society and the world.  This program will help graduate students develop an awareness of business and leadership careers in sports and athletics.  Focus will be on setting personal goals to discern career paths, start and improve careers and network with professionals in a variety of areas (local, state, regional, national, international) and in various professional settings (public and private).

MBA degree candidates with a declared Sports Management concentration are not required to take MOD 510 Foundations of Leadership  and MBA 515 Integrated Marketing Communications, Branding and Promotions 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Apply strategic leadership decision-making and ethics related to sport business.
  • Analyze social, cultural, and political influences on sport business.
  • Evaluate sport program administration, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Develop and understanding of sport administration communication, networking, and marketing.
  • Examine personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies.

Strategic Leadership Concentration


In the Master of Business Administration program, students gain forward-thinking knowledge needed to pursue their best career! The Etown MBA allows candidates to focus on various areas of business such as finance, marketing, corporate social responsibility, and understanding management styles. The curriculum pays close attention to practical application of theories—meaning it’s more than textbook work—it’s about examining real case studies and applying what you’ve learned to real-life situations. In fact, many students say they immediately use what they learn in their daily working life.

MBA degree candidates with a declared Strategic Leadership concentration are not 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.

Wealth Management Concentration


Students with an interest in finance may pursue a Wealth Management concentration in conjunction with the MBA degree.

MBA degree candidates with a declared Wealth Management concentration are not required to take  MOD 510 Foundations of Leadership  and  MBA 560 Global Business Strategies 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • understand major principal knowledge topics established by the CFP® exam.
  • gain essential skills in financial planning considering clients’ unique circumstances.
  • design and develop strategies and approaches to wealth management.
  • communicate in writing regarding financial goals and portfolio risk return metrics. 

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