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Evening MBA Curriculum

Distinctive Program Features
The primary goal of the Graduate Business Evening MBA Program at Ursuline is to prepare students to become socially responsible managers and leaders from an ethical, values-based perspective. The evening MBA program is designed for the convenience and flexibility of working professionals. Students have an option to only attend on campus class sessions - one evening per week if they decides to take only one course at a time. The evening program was also designed for students to complete the 36 credit hour program in one year (Ursuline's Fast Track - One Year MBA) if they start the program in the fall semester; students who pursue the one year program will be required to complete four courses (12 credit hours) per semester. Courses are usually offered every five weeks using an accelerated approach. Students must enroll on a full-time basis to complete the program in one year (four courses per semester, 12 credit hours). Students may enroll on a part-time basis, with an option to complete the program over a longer period of time. 

The one year option for "fall" semester students in the evening MBA program requires students to take one course at a time during a five week session, with the exception of one mini-term per semester in which students take two courses.  When students are required to take two courses at a time, then the courses are structured as hybrid and online courses. This distinctive program design feature not only reduces the number of on campus class sessions, but also reduces the amount of lost time and unnecessary costs associated with travel to and from campus. Reductions in commuting time and on campus sessions also provide each student with more time to invest in completing course activities at home and at a time that is convenient for them. The hybrid and online course formats also introduce students to technology enhanced communication processes and virtual teaming activities which are highly valuable 21st century skills that all future leaders should master. Students who start the MBA program in the spring semester have an option to complete the MBA degree over four or more semesters contigent upon the number of courses completed each semester.

The Evening MBA program includes four concentration options: 1) management; 2) health services management; 3) marketing and communications management; and 4) financial planning and accounting. The most distinguishing feature of Ursuline’s concentration areas is the integrated, cross-disciplinary design feature that focuses on the interrelationships across business areas. This feature provides graduates of the program with a competitive career advantage in the field of leadership and management.

1) Management Concentration: The concentration in management prepares students with a broad based understanding of the legal, ethical and social issues of management. Upon completion of the management concentration students will be able to demonstrate their understanding and application of the principles of human resource management (which focuses on the importance of “people” issues) and the principles of project management (which focuses on the importance of “process” issues). Students will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to eventually pursue additional professional certification processes in the area of project management (such as a PMP Designation).

Required Courses: MBA Degree with a Concentration in Management
Course Requirements and Recommended Sequence for Completing Each Course in the Program (36 credit hours)
MBA 501: Leadership Issues in Management
MBA 554: Integrated Project Management
MBA 561: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
MBA 601: Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631: Global Marketing
MBA 602: Operations Management
MBA 611: Labor Relations and Compensation ; or MBA 633: Marketing Innovations; or MBA 632: Managing Creative People
MBA 612: Human Resource Strategy, Planning and Development; or MBA 603: International Business and Globalization
MBA 571: Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics
MBA 664: Project Quality and Resource Management
MBA 665: Project Communications and Risk Management
MBA 666: Project Procurement and Professional Responsibilities
MBA 651: Strategic Management

2) Health Services Management: The concentration in health services is similar to the management concentration in regard to the core foundational business courses, with the exception of a set of unique courses that focus on leadership issues in the health care industry and health related professions. Upon completion of the health services concentration, students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how ethical, financial, legal and social consequences of a rapidly changing, technology enhanced, global environment affect health service decisions.

Required Courses: MBA Degree with a Concentration in Health Services Management
Course Requirements and Recommended Sequence for Completing Each Course in the Program (36 Credit Hours)
MBA 501: Leadership Issues in Management
MBA 512: Economics of Strategy
MBA 554: Integrated Project Management
MBA 561: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
MBA 601: Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631: Global Marketing
MBA 602: Operations Management
MBA 571: Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics 
MBA 562: Financial Management
MBA 641: Managing Health Service Organizations
MBA 642: Economics and Finance in Health Services Management
MBA 634/643: Ethical and Legal Issues in Business
MBA 651: Strategic Management


3) Marketing and Communications Management: The integrated concentration in marketing and communications management focuses on the managerial knowledge and skills needed to inspire creativity in the human resources of an organization, from a global marketing and communications perspective. Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to develop creative business strategies in regard to motivating employees that will spur innovative project initiatives that are aligned with the overall strategic objectives of leading an organization into the future, while simulatneously creating a competitive advantage for the organization.

Required Courses: MBA Degree with a Concentration in Marketing and Communications Management
Course Requirements and Recommended Sequence for Completing Each Course in the Program (36 Credit Hours)
MBA 501: Leadership Issues in Management
MBA 554: Integrated Project Management
MBA 512: Economics of Strategy
MBA 561: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
MBA 601: Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631: Global Marketing
MBA 602: Operations Management
MBA 571: Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics
MBA 562: Financial Management
MBA 632: Managing Creative People or MBA 633: Management and Marketing of Innovations
MBA 634/643: Ethical and Legal Issues in Business
MBA 635: Communication Strategies for a Global Marketplace or MBA 603: International Business and Globalization
MBA 651: Strategic Management

4) Financial Planning and Accounting: The integrated concentration area of financial planning and accounting is primarily designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the financial management area or for those individuals who may want to eventually pursue professional certification as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and/or a professional licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Students who plan to pursue a CPA path should have an undergraduate degree in accounting in order to accumulate the minimum number of accounting credit hours required by the accountancy board which varies by state jurisdiction. This concentration area is an important area to study even if students do not want to pursue the CFP or CPA professional certification or licensure because of the increasing employment opportunities in the area of financial services and financial management. Completion of the concentration in financial planning and accounting will help prepare individuals for a variety of career options, such as: a personal financial advisor, a financial analyst, a financial advisor, a credit analyst, a portfolio manager, a risk analyst, an investment analyst, a tax planning advisor, a financial specialist or financial manager.

Required Courses: MBA Degree with a Concentration in Financial Planning and Accounting
Course Requirements and Recommended Sequence for Completing Each Course in the Program (36 Credit Hours)
MBA 501: Leadership Issues in Management
MBA 554: Integrated Project Management or MBA 603: International Business and Globalization
MBA 561: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511: Fundamentals of Financial Accouting
MBA 601: Marketing and E-Commerce: or MBA 631: Global Marketing 
MBA 602: Operations Management
MBA 571: Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics
MBA 562: Financial Management or MBA 624: Investment Planning
MBA 621: Financial Planning:  Theory, Practice and Ethics
MBA 622: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning
MBA 623: Risk Management and Insurance Planning
MBA 625: Tax Planning 
MBA 651: Strategic Management


Please contract the MBA Program Director or MBA Faculty Advisors for additional information about each program.