The MBA program consists of five 12-week modules. Each module incorporates eight graduate hours of course work. Classes are offered on alternating Fridays (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) to allow for busy schedules and time with family and friends or every Tuesday (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) in a hybrid format.
Module One: Organization & Structure
This introductory module explores various categories of corporate cultures and subcultures; how businesses are organized; personnel perceptions/attitudes and personalities; the various definitions of leadership and the difference between leadership and management/supervision; beginning legal aspects of business; and beginning human resource applications.
Module Two: Foundations of Business
This module focuses on the many facets of basic business of which every executive must be aware. Emphasis is placed on basic accounting applications; total financial responsibilities — to investors, stockholders, employees; marketing impact and corporate marketing strategies; and a thorough review of effective business plan preparation.
Module Three: Analysis & Interpretation of Data
This module will examine the tools for decision making available to executives, including a wide range of managerial economic considerations, including demand analysis, marginal analysis, decision modeling, learning regression and correlation formulas, how to forecast, and linear programming.
Module Four: Operations Management
This module will introduce Operations Management in real time and real world practices. Better decision making is the focus and requires an understanding of project management, forecasting, process strategy, work analysis, planning, scheduling and regression, and correlation formulas as applied to quantitative and qualitative decision making. This will include Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Management (CPM), leading to the successful practice of Management Operations.
Module Five: Strategies & Capstone Project
This module is the culmination of the program. It covers the total integration of business functions in the context of corporate strategic planning and future development; provides the student with a “case development” project on a selected company or corporation; and requires the completion of a team project based on a detailed presentation on a selected business with specific emphasis on business planning, operation and possible expansion.