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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A Post University MBA Moves You Ahead of the Competition

*This program is also offered on our Waterbury, Connecticut campus.

You’ve already accomplished a great deal in your career. You work hard and now you’re ready to lead. Earning your online MBA degree from Post University can open doors to multiple career opportunities in a variety of organizations, ranging from healthcare to technology and finance to marketing.

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earning a Master of Business Administration online.

Students in the Master of Business Administration program progress through a core curriculum of courses that lay the foundation for their concentration specialty and the capstone course. Students further their education by selecting one of the following areas of concentration: Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Leadership, Marketing, Multidisciplinary, or Project Management. A capstone course is a culminating project developed within the student’s area of concentration.

Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a director, manager, supervisor, corporate officer, or corporate executive.

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration
Normal Completion Time: 24 Months
This program is offered at the Main Campus and online.

Students in the Master of Business Administration program progress through a core curriculum of courses that lay the foundation for their concentration specialty and the capstone course. Core courses include areas of finance, project management, leadership, analytics, quantitative analysis, business strategy and planning, marketing, and organizational dynamics. Students further their education by selecting one of the following areas of concentration: Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Leadership, Marketing, Multidisciplinary, or Project Management. A capstone course is a culminating project developed within the student’s area of concentration. Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a director, manager, supervisor, corporate officer, or corporate executive. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Corporate Innovation
The Corporate Innovation concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in leading and managing change and complexity in organizations, fostering conditions that create and unleash innovation in organizations and applying financial tools to manage the innovation process. Graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in corporation and organizations. Job titles may vary widely, but generally include managers, directors and executives responsible for strategy, change and innovation. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurship concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills to create and manage new business ventures, develop new products and services, write business plans, and buy and sell businesses. Students learn how to apply entrepreneurial skills to corporate entrepreneurship. Graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in small and large business environments including: owner, partner, franchisee, manager, or executive in an entrepreneurial or entrepreneurial organization. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the AccreditationCouncil for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance
The Finance concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in management of finance, analysis of financial statements, creation and management of financial portfolios and a working knowledge of the impact of public policy to application of financial principals. Graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in the finance field including, but not limited to: financial analyst, banker, controller, money manager, financial manager, finance executive. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Systems Leadership
The Healthcare Systems Leadership concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in areas specific to a rapidly evolving healthcare world, allowing students to gain an understanding of the interrelatedness of clinical, technological and financial components of the business of healthcare. This concentration introduces students to the dynamic nature of broad system change, the need for fundamentally different leadership that integrates innovation, collaboration and effective communication, and the expectation that quality and person-centered-ness are not add-ons, but are ultimately at the core of the work. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Leadership
The Leadership concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in leading and managing change and complexity in organizations. Students learn to apply ethical values, beliefs and behaviors in making decisions for the socially responsible organization. Students explore and discover the leader within through study of academic models and assessments. Graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in corporations and organizations. Job titles may vary widely, but generally include team and unit leaders, supervisors, managers, directors and executives responsible for leadership and change. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing
The Marketing concentration builds on core principles by developing skills in writing integrated communication and marketing plans, exploring new strategies for targeting consumers based on buying motivations, discovering how to use marketing research, technology, and analytics to quantify marketing results, and gaining insight into managing brand initiatives. Graduates often pursue careers as marketing analysts, sales supervisors or managers, business development managers, project researchers, product developers, marketing strategists, directors, or executives. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Multidisciplinary
The Multidisciplinary concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills from courses selected by the student from all other concentrations based on their specific career goals. This program of study is crafted in advisement with, and must be approved by, the Program Chair for this concentration. Generally, graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in targeted opportunities, based on the approved degree plan. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Project Management
The Project Management concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in leading project teams, defining and managing project risk, using project management systems, assessing project scope, schedule, and cost to produce a high-quality product or service on time and to the specifications of client. The complexities of modern product development and project management require a professional with specific technical knowledge with strong project management and leadership skills. Generally, graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in targeted opportunities, based on the approved degree program. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Program Outcomes

  • Students who attain a Master of Business Administration degree from Post University can expect to have achieved the outcomes listed below.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Students will apply principles of creativity and innovation to for-profit and/or not-for-profit organizations
  • Communication: Students will communicate professionally, using graduate-level written and oral skills essential to success in the business environment
  • Leadership: Students will develop and cultivate their own vision and leadership approach, as it relates to the rapidly evolving globalization of business practices, based on both proven and innovative business approaches that address predictable and unique organizational challenges.
  • Transformation of Organizations: Students will use innovative strategies and change management principles to lead the transformation of new ventures, organizations and global environments.
  • Strategic Business Planning: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct strategic business planning supported by market analyses evaluated to meet existing and evolving global market analytical needs.
  • Creation of New Ventures, Products and Services: Students will apply innovative tools to evaluate organizational needs for developing and implementing new ventures, products and services
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Students will identify, analyze, evaluate and apply financial models, analytical decision tools and planning models to solve complex organizational problems
  • Ethics: Students will examine and apply ethical and professional behaviors to business situations
  • Future thinking: Students will be challenged to critically analyze and develop new philosophies (values, beliefs and viewpoints) that drive change, transform thinking, and advance the field of study
  • Concentration-specific: Students will identify, analyze, evaluate and implement research-based business practices applicable to their area of concentration
wdt_IDCoursesCreditsHeader
68MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TOTAL CREDITS39 crsh
69CORE CORES27 crss
70BUS501 Economic Foundations of Accounting and Finance3 crs
71BUS505 Organizational Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation3 crs
72BUS506 Strategic Integrated Marketing Communications3 crs
73BUS515 Organizational Dynamics and Effectiveness3 crs
74BUS521 Business Analytics for Managers3 crs
75BUS522 Financial Tools for Managers3 crs
76BUS523 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making3 crs
77BUS525 Business Strategy and Planning3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

 

MBA Concentrations

As you progress in the program, course curriculum will be tailored to the concentration you choose and the career outcome you’re looking for.

Corporate Innovation

You’ll learn strategies to help your organization break ground—whether it’s a new market, a new product, or a new organizational structure—without interrupting your career path. Career outcomes vary but include managers, directors, and executives responsible for strategy, change, and innovation.

Finance

Build on the core and foundation to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in management of financial institutions, analysis of financial statements, creation and management of financial portfolios and a working knowledge of the impact of public policy to application of financial principles. Career outcomes include but are not limited to financial analyst, banker, controller, money manager, investment analyst, underwriter, financial manager, and finance executive.

Entrepreneurship

Whether you own a business and want to add value to your enterprise, or if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to lead innovation and tap into new market opportunities, we will give you the tools to see your ideas through from concept to completion. Outcomes include career entry or advancement in small and large business environments including owner, partner, manager or executive.

Healthcare Systems Leadership

Apply your skills in areas specific to a rapidly evolving healthcare world, allowing you to gain an understanding of the interelatedness of clinical, technological and financial components of the business of healthcare. Graduates can pursue a career in a growing and evolving healthcare field.

Leadership - Available On Campus and Online

Our program focuses on the leadership aspects in all areas of business functionality, from day-to-day interactions with employees and teams to big-picture planning. You’ll learn to evaluate your leadership skills objectively and discuss new methods for a variety of situations, including regaining public trust, leading innovative organizations, and deal with ever increasing complexities and change. Job titles vary but may include unit leaders, supervisors, managers, directors and executives responsible for leadership and change.

Marketing

Develop skills in writing integrated communication and marketing plans, explore new strategies for targeting consumers based on buying motivations, discover how to use marketing research, technology, and analytics to quantify marketing results, and gain insight into managing brand initiatives. Graduates often pursue careers as marketing analysts, sales supervisors or managers, business development managers, product researchers, product developers, marketing strategists, directors or executives.

Multidisciplinary

This is a tailored program that builds on a course from all other concentrations that are based on specific career goals. Career opportunities are based on targeted opportunities, based on approved degree plan.

Project Management

You’ll gain detailed process and procedural knowledge of the profession, as well as different types of project-based tools and applications of theory. And in our practice-based program, you’ll gain experience in the classroom that you can apply to your current position the next day. Career outcomes include leading project teams, defining and managing project risk, assessing financial resource needs and impacts and managing project finance.

 
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