Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at NDNU offers students a scholarly environment focused on fostering innovation and superior management and leadership competencies through the practice of analytical decision-making. Our MBA program is structured to encourage the development of professional skills recognized as essential in today’s business environment, including strategic thinking, interpersonal communication, critical decision making, global business management, leadership, leveraging technological advances, serving global markets, systems thinking, problem solving, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. The program combines theory with practice in order to explore the evolving nature of managerial practices in an increasingly technology-driven, globalizing business environment. Students also develop a thorough understanding of social and political factors that enhances their study of management.
- Students will be able to understand, analyze and communicate global, economic, legal, and ethical aspects of business.
- Students will be able to demonstrate effective leadership and collaboration skills needed to make business-critical decisions, accomplish functional. organizational and professional goals.
- Students will be able to demonstrate written and oral communication competencies that support the effectiveness of strategic planning, marketing and operational activities.
- Students will be able to evaluate and apply the effective use of technology to optimize business performance.
- Students will be able to develop comprehensive solutions to business problems by synthesizing and evaluating information using qualitative and quantitative analytical methods of reasoning and analysis.
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 is 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 and 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. The following are the required MBA foundation courses:
- 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.
See Course Descriptions for more information.
|BUS4000 Organizational and Management Theory||3|
|BUS4040 Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Business||3|
|BUS4100 Management Accounting||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|
|Total Core Units||24|
Areas of Concentration
In addition to Core courses, all MBA students are required to take an additional twelve (12) graduate units. Students may concentrate in one of three fields of study: Finance, Human Resource Management, or Marketing. Students must 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.
BUS4124 Government, Budget, and Finance
BUS4140 Derivatives and Risk Management
BUS4148 International Finance
Human Resource Management
BUS4508 Human Resource Management*
Plus nine units from the following:
BUS4516 Managing Diversity
BUS4524 Labor Management Relations
BUS4532 Conflict Management
BUS4540 Recruitment, Training, and Development
*BUS4508 is required for this concentration.
BUS4408 Marketing Research
BUS4424 Advertising Management
BUS4432 International Marketing
BUS4440 Spatial Analysis for Policymakers
Any 12 units of electives approved by the graduate program advisor.