Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers you the opportunity to gain graduate level understanding, research, and analytical capabilities for practical application in corporate leadership or the entrepreneurial business world. This affordable and comprehensive master’s program covers the theory and practice of business marketing, management, finance, law, information systems, and strategy. Additional concentration options allow you to pursue focused specializations. Successful completion of this online MBA program arms you with advanced business knowledge and know-how for careers with corporate, government, and other employers that require leaders capable of bringing innovation, efficiency, and profitability to their organizations.

This business administration master’s degree program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The curriculum for this online program is regularly reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Profitable and sustainable business strategies
  • Managerial economics, accounting, and corporate finance
  • Strategic management, decisions, and techniques
  • Business law, ethics, and the global economy
  • Quantitative and qualitative applied decision making
  • Marketing management strategies
  • Human resource and personnel management
  • Healthcare or sports industry studies
  • Ecommerce and strategic internet marketing
  • Nonprofit organizations and operations

When enrolling in this MBA program, you will be asked to choose between two different end-of-program options: either a comprehensive final examination (capstone option), or a 120-hour practicum.

Note: This program has specific admission requirements. Some residency conditions may apply to the practicum option. Please view the requirements below to be sure you qualify to apply for this program.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Conduct advanced business analysis by incorporating the use of various data tools in the discovery of possible solutions for implementation.
  • Compare and contrast various organizational managerial approaches to analyze their effect on the individual, group, and organization.
  • Analyze the legal, regulatory, and compliance issues impacting managers in today’s market place, and emphasize the importance of continuing education for managers for future legal changes.
  • Evaluate and analyze advanced analysis methods and techniques to determine their user interdisciplinary applicability in order to meet current and business needs, and evaluate the need for changes in policies and procedures.
  • Distinguish and implement various analytical financial tools to conduct business analysis and to communicate possible solutions and implementation plans for business decisions.
  • Focus on various business strategies and approaches used by organizations in their mission to sustain and obtain various marketing segments in order to increase their growth potential and integrate business functions into a coherent business strategy.
  • Compare and contrast various market-driven strategies used by organizations to effectively plan for current and future needs of customers.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Degree at a Glance


Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.



Offers insight into public, corporate, governmental, and nonprofit accounting, as well as accounting principles used in non-accounting careers and personal life. Addresses concepts, standards, and regulations in preparing, auditing, and analyzing financial statements, budgets, and financial plans. Additional topics include fraud detection, check tampering, and the Internal Revenue Service tax code.

Sample Courses

  • ACCT600 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT601 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT617 - Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ACCT615 - Individual Tax Research and Planning
  • ACCT610 - Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT620 - Forensic Accounting
  • FINC605 - Financial Accounting


Lays the groundwork to define problems, requirements, stakeholders, and resources used to round up information and break it down to reach a variety of business goals. Explores tools used to process data in various fields, including operation, finance, marketing, and management, as well as complex data models built through compiling a portfolio of templates.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN662 - Applied Advanced Analytics
  • BUSN660 - Advanced Analytics I
  • BUSN661 - Advanced Analytics II


Provides a foundation for analyzing business opportunities and formulating business strategies. Topics include articulating, executing, and managing budgets and financing, developing a comprehensive business plan, analyzing marketing strategies, and creating product and pricing strategies.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN621 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN635 - Business Plan Development
  • FINC625 - Entrepreneurship Finance


Covers a variety of financial subjects relevant to business management, commercial and investment banking, and government finance. Topics include: security markets; commercial bank management; investment valuations; portfolio management; capital budgets; and the finance theory and analytical tools used to resolve financial problems and make effective judgments.

Sample Courses

  • FINC610 - Financial Institutions
  • FINC615 - Investment Management
  • FINC620 - International Finance


This general concentration allows you to select from dozens of different concentration courses offered within this program, enabling you to create your own focused area of study. View course catalog for details.

View other concentrations in this program to see sample courses.


Global Business Management

Explores policies, practices, communications, and conflict resolution in the context of a cross-cultural, international workforce, as well as interaction between world economies and techniques used to mitigate financial risk in conducting international business. Evaluates virtual organizations and the business models and tools used to manage individuals and groups in a virtual environment.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN630 - Virtual Organizations
  • ECON610 - Global Economics
  • MGMT610 - Cross-Cultural Management
  • FINC620 - International Finance

Government Contracting and Acquisition

Addresses the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in today’s contract management industry, including government contracting within federal agencies or military and civilian defense establishments. Topics include FAR requirements, unallowable costs, new acquisition regulations, contract reforms, project management, and risk management.

Sample Courses

  • DEFM531 - Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support
  • DEFM550 - Program Manager's Skills
  • DEFM551 - Executive Program Manager's Decision Making Skills

Health Care Administration

Discusses strategies for creating efficient and effective organized delivery systems, key metrics to monitor operations, and proper techniques for gathering and analyzing health care performance measurement data. Takes an in-depth look at the financial side of healthcare, including budgets, costs, prices, and profit margins.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN651 - Healthcare Finance
  • BUSN650 - The Business of Healthcare
  • BUSN652 - Operational Quality in Healthcare

Homeland Security Resource Allocation

Evaluates direct and indirect economic losses due to disaster, as well as various functions critical to emergency management and disaster relief systems. Includes current interagency cooperation policy, shortfalls in interagency and intergovernmental efforts, effective interorganizational principles, and critical pre-emergency functions.

Sample Courses

  • EDMG530 - Economics of Disaster
  • EDMG503 - Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management
  • EDMG509 - Interagency Disaster Management

Information Technology Management

Delves into successful project management for information technology (IT) projects, including evaluation of various system development life cycle (SDLC) models (waterfall, spiral, incremental release, and prototyping) and application of corresponding methods to identify critical checkpoints and reviews. Examines technologies, policies, and practices to ensure security in information systems.

Sample Courses

  • ITMG624 - Information Technology Project Management
  • ISSC621 - Computer Forensics
  • ISSC641 - Telecommunications and Network Security
  • ISSC642 - Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling
  • ISSC660 - Information Assurance
  • ISSC680 - Information Security Management


Analyzes supply chain management, global and electronic marketing strategies, and ecommerce business opportunities. Probes the development of business, product, and pricing strategies, as well as the creation, execution, and management of business plans for successful entry into business areas. Critical evaluations of websites, web tools, promotions, advertising, selling, and communications are also explored.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN624 - Principles of E Commerce
  • MKTG601 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MKTG602 - Global Marketing Strategy

Nonprofit Management

Provides a foundation in the legal, financial, and governance structures of nonprofit organizations, the key management issues these organizations encounter, and their methods of delivering service, raising money, and promoting their missions. Topics include philanthropy and the motivations of donors, financial controls, and law and ethics.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN640 - Nonprofit Law, Governance, and Ethics
  • BUSN641 - The Nonprofit Organization and Executive Leadership
  • BUSN642 - Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • BUSN643 - Nonprofit Fundraising Planning and Implementation

Sports Management

Illustrates managerial leadership theories and practical concepts utilized by sports industry professionals in leadership positions. Critiques sport marketing strategies and finance theory and concepts relevant to the sports, fitness, health, and wellness operations. Looks at promotions, public relations, and communications involved in the sports industry.

Sample Courses

  • LSTD601 - Sports Law
  • SPMT607 - The Sports Industry
  • SPMT609 - Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations
  • SPMT610 - Sports Finance
  • SPMT613 - Sports Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements

All graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Note: The practicum option as an end-of-program requirement is not available to residents of Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

In addition, you will need to follow the course requirements listed below.

Course Requirements

If you have a non-business-related bachelor’s degree, or you have a bachelor’s degree in a business program that is NOT accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), your required first courses here will be:

  1. BUSN601 - Global Management Perspective
  2. BUSN602 - Managerial Analysis
  3. BUSN603 - Quantitative Analysis

Note: you may enroll in the other courses only after you have completed these 3 courses.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a business program that is accredited by ACBSP, AACSB, or IACBE you are NOT required to take the courses listed above, and instead may take 3 graduate-level elective courses in their place.

All students are required to take BUSN698 as their final course, even though it does not award credit.

An admission representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or