Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available with concentrations in Health Care Management and Management. The program is designed to meet the needs of practicing executives in for-profit and nonprofit settings and focuses on sharpening skills in decision-making and problem-solving behavior for professional administrators.
The MBA is a 36-credit hour program. Classes meet every other weekend, eight times per term. The weekend format enables successful managers to continue to grow professionally without interruption in their careers, thus enhancing their competitive positioning in an increasingly sophisticated economic environment. The program's instructional design integrates scientific and technological advances with proven principles of management.
Degree Plans and Course Descriptions
Weekend Degree Program
The weekend degree concept was pioneered at OLLU more than 40 years ago. It was designed for busy professionals who wanted to earn a degree without putting their career on hold. The format allows students to balance work, family and school.
Instructional contact hours in the weekend degree program are fewer than more traditional programs, so that much of the work is faculty-directed outside of the classroom. Some courses require additional networking and professional development outside of class hours. The weekend program requires a commitment to an extensive educational experience as well as a considerable degree of independence and discipline.
Students who do not have sufficient background knowledge in business are required to take certain leveling courses. These leveling courses will allow students to integrate into the program earlier and will help improve their learning experience. Students can take these leveling courses before, or once they have started, the MBA program. Leveling courses are pre-requisites for specific MBA courses, and students do not need to complete them all to start the program.
All business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education, supporting, celebrating and rewarding excellence on a diverse global scale.
Many of the full-time faculty members in the School of Business and Leadership have doctoral degrees and/or professional designations. Seasoned practitioners who teach specialized courses complement the full-time professors to provide students with a well-rounded experience.