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Master of Business Administration

The MBA curriculum offers a strategic balance of theory and practice. The program focuses on the development of honed management skills designed to meet the needs of mid-career executives. Courses are structured sequentially to allow program participations to build upon studied concepts and practices in cumulative fashion. Text materials will be supplemented by journal readings, case discussions and analyses, business simulations, as well as individual and small group projects. Throughout the learning experience, participants are encouraged to apply the products of acquired learning to applicable contexts within their own organizations.

The required core curriculum provides the quantitative, analytical, strategic, and problem-solving skills required for successful careers in business management. Students are presented not only with the best practices for ultimate success, but with the fundamental principles underpinning these practices. Moreover, the broad-based curriculum emphasizes creative problem solving and "out-of-the-box" thinking. In sum, students who complete the MBA at the University of Atlanta should do so with the knowledge and skills essential to significant leadership roles across organizational types.

Program Objectives:

• Prepare for leadership and service within a broad spectrum of business and business-related arenas, by demonstration of process and organizational mastery.

• Hone formerly-acquired tools specific to business processes and procedures and manifest the capacity to understand the principal theory, significance and practical applications related to a broad range of complex issues within the business sector.

• Evidence a comprehensive, nuanced understanding of the functional components of business - economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, management, thus enabling the holder of the Master’s degree to assume managerial and leadership positions and like positions in which they will have the occasion to contribute to the development, sustenance or growth of the organization.

• Develop and be prepared to articulate and contextualize a significant understanding of ethical situations commonly encountered in business environments. Such an understanding should allow for solution-centered contributions.
• Prepare to embrace and oversee global, political, social, legal, regulatory, and technological issues as they relate to business: knowledge put into applied use.

• Demonstrate preparedness for technical and professional requirements of the workplace, including, where requisite, certification examinations and other formalized verifications of competency and knowledge acquisition.

• Demonstrate an understanding of economic and business theories which, via critical thinking and systematic, informed analysis, allow for strategic contributions that will advance an organization.

• Demonstrate a substantial level of technical skills acquisition – in order to ensure the ability to create an array of documents and to produce data analysis reports, as needed or desirable.

• Further hone communicative skills, which underpin the ability to conduct independent research and to formulate documents, reports, and publications that manifest mastery of content and execution.

Career Opportunities:

The successful graduate will be suitably prepared to assume mid-level management in the corporate sector, in industry, in government, in other professional arenas – or, alternatively, to assume enhanced (administrative and leadership) responsibilities within the context of a currently-held position. The degree, founded on, and grounded in, intensive training and high-pitched expectations, is intended to provide the keys to advancement and expanded opportunities at the mid level and/or movement toward senior management levels.

Course No. Course Title Credits
CORE COURSES (REQUIRED) = 4 Courses
MBA 600 Human Capital Management in Organizations 3
MBA 605
Analytical Methods for Business 3
MBA 639
Dynamics of Corporate Strategy 3
MBA 640
Organizational Management and Change 3
SPECIALIZED COURSES (CHOOSE 5 of 7) = 5 Courses
MBA 610
Managerial Technology in Business 3
MBA 611 Managerial Negotiations 3
MBA 615 Economics for Business Decision Making 3
MBA 620
Marketing Research and Analysis 3
MBA 625 Applied Corporate Finance 3
MBA 630 Manufacturing and Service Operations 3
MBA 645 Project Management in Enterprise 3
RESEARCH AND PROJECTS COMPONENTS (REQUIRED) = 3 Courses
MBA 700
Research Proposal and Project 3
MBA 715
Field Work Experience – Applied Analysis 3
MBA 725 Master’s Thesis 3
Total 12 courses 36 credits

Program Tuition

Charged at the rate of $350 per MBA credit hour (rounded to $1000 per three-credit course)
Program cost = 12 courses x $1000 = $12,000 (for full program)
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