Master of Business Administration
Henry Roth, Program Director, (650) 508-3721, email@example.com
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at NDNU is distinctive because it offers our students a scholarly environment where we focus on fostering innovation, leadership competencies, and global business skills needed in today’s world. Students in the MBA program will develop a thorough understanding of social and political factors in addition to standard business, management, and human resource management principles. While our MBA students acquire content knowledge through courses, the program is also structured to encourage the development of professional skills recognized as essential in today’s business environment, including interpersonal communication, critical decision making, global business management, and leadership. The objectives of this MBA program are met by combining theory with practice in order to explore the evolving nature of technology, global impacts, systems thinking, problem solving, ethics, and social responsibility of organizations in an interdisciplinary approach to help students understand the practice of management today.
The MBA offers an articulated agreement with NDNU’s undergraduate Business Administration students. Qualified undergraduate students are able to apply in advance of their last semester to enroll in up to six units of selected graduate courses that fulfill undergraduate major requirements while also counting towards the master's degree.
Fully admitted students will need to meet the following requirements:
- A four year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better
- Two academic and/or professional recommendations
- Work experience preferred
- A personal interview with the Program Director may be required
- The satisfactory completion of undergraduate coursework in financial accounting, statistics, macroeconomics and microeconomics
- International students should also refer to the general graduate admission requirements.
The MBA program requires 36 semester units of graduate course credit (Core – 24 units; Concentration - 12 units; Foundation – no credit).
Students in the MBA program are required to have a foundational knowledge that will facilitate learning advanced concepts. Foundation course(s) may have been taken in an undergraduate degree program, or subsequent to the completion of the Bachelor‘s degree. Foundation course(s) must be completed with a grade of C or better. If the course(s) have not been completed prior to admission, students can still be admitted conditionally but must complete the undergraduate equivalent of these requirement(s) early in their program of study.
- Financial Accounting
MBA Core Courses
These courses are designed to prepare students in the functional areas traditionally comprising the field of Business Administration. Students must complete all of the Core Courses.
|BUS4000||Organizational and Management Theory||3|
|BUS4040||Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Business||3|
|BUS4108||Corporate Financial Management||3|
|BUS4200||Enterprise Information Management Systems||3|
|BUS4208||Global Operations Management||3|
|BUS4400||Marketing Planning and Analysis||3|
|BUS4980||Business Policy (Capstone)||3|
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
In addition to Core courses, all MBA students are required to take an additional twelve (12) graduate units must be completed satisfactorily. Students may elect to obtain a concentration that distinguishes they have pursued a specialty area or specific field of study. In order to qualify for a concentration in Human Resource Management, Finance, or Marketing students take at least three courses (9 units) from one of the concentration areas listed. The fourth course can be any three (3) unit BUS graduate elective approved by the graduate program advisor. Students desiring a broader study can elect to pursue a general concentration and select any electives approved by the graduate program advisor.
|Finance (minimum 9 units required)||Units|
|BUS4124||Government Budget and Finance||3|
|BUS4140||Derivatives and Risk Management||3|
|Human Resource Management (minimum 9 units required)||Units|
|BUS4508||Human Resource Management (required)||3|
|BUS4524||Labor Management Relations||3|
|BUS4540||Recruitment, Training, and Development||3|
|* note: BUS4508 is a required elective for this concentration|
|Marketing (minimum 9 units required)||Units|
|BUS4440||Spatial Analysis for Policymakers||3|
|Any 12 units of electives approved by the graduate program advisor.||12|