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    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • MBA 501 - Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

      This course focuses on researching and comparing a variety of theories and models of leadership. The relationship between leadership effectiveness and emotional intelligence will also be explored. Topics discussed include examining leadership styles and managerial processes that are related to the issues of ethics, power, social justice, diversity, teams, culture, and stewardship from a socially conscious and ethical, values-based perspective.

    • MBA 506 - Marketing Strategy Global & Domest

      This course focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of marketing management strategies and polices in a complex global environment. Topics discussed will include gathering information and conducting market research; developing marketing strategies and plans; creating customer value; enhancing brand identity; and competing in a global environment. This course will provide students with a systematic framework for understanding marketing management and strategic decision making from an ethical, values-based perspective.

    • MBA 507 - Finance and Accounting for Managers

      The purpose of this course is to provide students with an in-depth learning experience of the concepts and methods in finance and accounting, specifically for business managers. The central theme is developing a managerial perspective for key financial decisions while creating shareholder value. Upon completion of a variety of assignments and activities, students will enhance their knowledge, skills, and values associated with an understanding about the process of financial decision making from a business manager perspective. Topics discussed include budgeting, the time value of money, financial statement analysis, psychology of money management, compounding interest, accounting terminology, profit analysis, professional ethics in accounting/finance, and ethical reporting procedures.

    • MBA 512 - Managerial Economics

      This managerial economics course provides students with a deeper appreciation of those critical forces in the U. S. and global economy that shape management strategy, from a socially conscious business approach. Students will explore economic concepts and learn how to use such knowledge when a business is operating in a constantly changing economic environment that also includes the impact of globalization. Topics discussed include demand theory, supply, the price system, cost analysis, market structures, factor pricing, decision criteria, and international economics. Ethical and values-based decision processes will be discussed within the context of a global business environment.

    • MBA 554 - Project Mgmt & Team Dynamics

      This course focuses on both the theoretical and practical application of integrated project management processes. These processes involve selecting, coordinating, and synchronizing projects in a company so that all the key factors for success are optimized. Primary topics discussed include: analyzing project business value; mobilizing team performance and dynamics; monitoring project implementation; resolving technical, resource and interpersonal conflicts; managing program interfaces and multitasking; identifying organizational constraints; determining accountability; and applying ethical procedures.

    • MBA 607 - Interdisc Organztl Leadership

      This course will prepare students for leadership through an interdisciplinary perspective that includes psychology, an understanding of organizational behavior and politics. Students will examine the psychology of leadership by studying the personal qualities of successful leaders and the inner drive for power. Particular attention will be given to current theories and models and the ways in which culture and gender influence individuals and groups and their identities and dynamics. Throughout the course, students will integrate values, cultural sensitivity, and spirituality into their leadership roles and use ethical decision-making skills as the foundation of a just society.

    • MBA 612 - HR Strategy Planning Development

      This course provides students with a comprehensive review/overview of essential personnel management concepts and techniques. Course content is designed to introduce and familiarize students with categories of proficiency and functional areas in the field of Human Resources. This course specifically addresses Strategic HR Management in both domestic and global contexts, Planning, and Development by examining the following topics: Human behavior and habits, the communication process, ethical power, politics, networking, negotiating, change management, culture, training & development, performance appraisals, building teams, diversity, and inclusion.

    • MBA 634 - Ethical & Legal Issues in Business

      The purpose of this course is to provide students with an in-depth learning experience of the integrated concepts related to ethical, legal and social issues in business. Upon completion of a variety of assignments and activities, students will enhance their knowledge and skills related to ethics, legal principles in management, risk allocation, and the regulatory environment in health care, marketing or financial business sectors. Prerequisite: MBA 501 or permission of instructor

    • MBA 651 - Strategic Mgmt & Global Dynamics

      This capstone course focuses on how to use strategic management concepts and procedures to create a viable and sustainable competitive advantage for different types of organizations. The primary topics discussed include strategic thinking processes, competitor analysis, research methods, internal and external analysis, global and economic factors, quality control procedures, social responsibility and environmental practices, business ethics, strategic planning processes, and implementation strategies. Prerequisite: MBA 501; 506; 511 or 561; 505 or 512; 554; 562 or 571; and 602; or permission of instructor

    • MBA 669 - Entreprnll Leadrshp New Vntre Creat

      The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how to become entrepreneurial leaders and create a new venture. Upon completion of this course, students will enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with an understanding of the concepts, methods, and tools of entrepreneurial leadership. The primary topics discussed include identifying entrepreneurial characteristics, developing entrepreneurial leadership skills, building an entrepreneurial organization, valuing personal ethics, allocating resource requirements, conducting strategic planning, and applying systems thinking concepts.

    Course Sequence

    Complete Ursuline College’s online MBA program in less than 11 months for full-time students, or set your own pace as a part-time student.   

    In 10 three-credit classes, you learn everything from leadership and project management, to business law and marketing, to spark your next big career move.  Classes are only 7 weeks in length and offered over five terms per academic year.*


    Term 1: August to October

    MBA 501: Leadership & Emotional Intelligence
    MBA 554: Project Management & Team Dynamics

    Term 2: October to December

    MBA 507: Finance and Accounting for Managers
    MBA 512: Managerial Economics


    Term 1: January to March

    MBA 607: Interdisciplinary Organizational Leadership
    MBA 612: HR Strategy, Planning, Development

    Term 2: March to May

    MBA 506: Marketing Strategy Global & Domestic
    MBA 634: Ethical & Legal Issues in Business


    Term 1: May to July

    MBA 669: New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
    MBA 651: Strategic Management & Global Dynamics

    *Consult the academic calendar, posted by the Registrar's Office, for exact term dates.