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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A Post University MBA Moves You Ahead of the Competition 

This program is offered online or on campus. 

You’ve already accomplished a great deal in your career. You work hard and now you’re ready to lead. Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Post University, whether online or on campus, can open doors to multiple career opportunities in a variety of organizations, ranging from healthcare to technology and finance to marketing. You will gain realworld experience through real-world projectbased learning. The projectbased learning approach gives you handson exposure to current issues faced by organizations. Gaining indemand skills prepares you to hit the ground running upon graduation. No GMAT required to apply.  

Program Highlights

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, Project Management, or Multidisciplinary.  

As a student in the program, you’ll strengthen key areas of business leadership from organizational management to strategic planning through coursework in communication, ethics, and quantitative reasoning. You’ll learn to develop expertise across new ventures, organizations, and global environments in areas such as organizational transformation and implementing new ventures, products, and services. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply principles of creativity and innovation to profit-based and/or not-for-profit organizations. You’ll have the ability to fine-tune your real-world approach to classroom theory and application through analysis, evaluation, and implementation of research-based practices as they apply to your area of concentration.  

 

What Can You do With an MBA?

An MBA degree can offer a path to leadership across for-profit, nonprofit, and government industries. Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a director, manager, supervisor, corporate officer, or corporate executive. 

Post University offers onsite and online MBA degree program options to help our students achieve their professional and education goals. Our Academic Success Counselors are available to assist with everything from questions about MBA degree requirements to career placement. We want to see every student succeed.  

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

 

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.

 

MBA Concentrations

As you progress in the program, course curriculum will be tailored to your focus from the available MBA concentrations below and the career outcome you’re looking for.  

Corporate Innovation

You will learn strategies to help your organization break ground—whether it is 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 courses 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 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 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 interrelatedness of clinical, technological, and financial components of the business of healthcare. Graduates can pursue a career in a growing and evolving healthcare field. 

Human Resource Management

In this concentration, you will explore the standards of performance expected of managers and employees and focus on leveraging diversity, employee compensation and benefits, human resource systems, and labor and employment law.

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 dealing 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 courses from all other MBA concentrations that are based on specific career goals. Career opportunities are centered on targeted opportunities, based on an 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. 

Supply Chain Management

The coursework for your Supply Chain Management concentration provides a thorough overview of how distribution systems evolve to meet the needs of today’s economy. You’ll also cover inventory fundamentals from a variety of viewpoints: financial, physical, forecasting and operations.

 

Download your guide to learn everything you need to know about earning a Master of Business Administration online.

 

MBA FAQs

 

Can I get an MBA degree online?

Yes! Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) online can open doors to career opportunities in business management roles in a variety of organizations, ranging from healthcare to technology and finance to marketing.  

You will gain experience through real-world project–based learning giving you hands–on exposure to current issues faced by organizations. This unique approach gives you a platform to develop relevant skills that companies need in the market today.

Is an online MBA degree worth it?

Yes! Earning an MBA is a valuable step to take as you grow your business career. You’ve already accomplished a great deal, you work hard, and now you’re ready to lead. 

An online MBA provides new skills and knowledge in a field that you are passionate about, increased earning potential and career growth. An MBA degree can also offer a path to leadership across for-profit, nonprofit, and government industries. Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a director, manager, supervisor, corporate officer, or corporate executive. 

Additionally, earning an MBA online, gives you great flexibility to deepen your current professional experience with frameworks from the MBA Program. Not only is it the most cost-effective way to transition your career, but also the most experiential path to make sure your transformation is successful.

How do MBA classes work?

Students in the MBA program progress through a core curriculum of courses that lay the foundation for their concentration specialty and the capstone course which is a culminating project developed within a student’s concentration. 

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.

What classes are taught in an MBA program?

Core courses include areas of finance, project management, leadership, analytics, quantitative analysis, business strategy and planning, marketing, and organizational dynamics.

For a full course list check out the course catalog to view class descriptions and concentration requirements.

What is the prerequisite for an MBA?

Malcolm Baldrige School of Business feels strongly that students possessing real-world experience elevate course and program dialogue and lead to a more meaningful learning experience. The Master of Business Administration requires three years of experience in a business-related degree. Relevant experience encompasses anything from part- or full-time employment to internships, research projects, and publications. 

A student with a Bachelor of Science in a non-business field must take BUS501 Economic Foundations of Accounting and Finance or four undergraduate prerequisite courses – ACC111, ECO201, FIN201, and LAW204. Students with a Bachelor of Science in a business field receive a waiver for BUS501. 

Please contact a Graduate Admissions Representative for details. 

Note: Applicants with less work experience but otherwise exceptional applications will be considered for admission.

How long does it take to get an MBA?

The normal time to complete an MBA degree is 24 months.

 

Learn more about Post University’s distinctive online and on-campus MBA program in Connecticut and fill out the form to contact us today. Let your employer know you’re ready to work hard and take your career to the next level.

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