Master of Business Administration

The MBA with concentration provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment within specific industries. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications. There are six concentrations from which a student must choose: Accounting, Digital Marketing, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Relations, and Organizational Leadership.

Core MBA with Concentration Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Implement business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve performance.

Core MBA Concentration Course List

BUS5000 Graduate Essentials 1 credit 4 weeks

In this four-week version of Graduate Essentials, students enter the Ohio Christian University MBA with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first course for all entering students, Graduate Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s previous experiences and reviews the primary skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is an overview of writing, research, team collaboration, communication, and problem solving while building the student’s self-awareness of personal strengths.

BUS5100 Business Essentials 2 credits 6 weeks

Leaders, managers, and professionals enter the Ohio Christian University MBA with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first business discipline specific course for all entering students, Business Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s wide variety of experiences and assures the skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is a rigorous overview of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management theories, and leadership.

(This course is the prerequisite for the remaining courses in the MBA program.)

MKT5010 Marketing and Advertising for Managers 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is a study of Marketing Management with emphasis on analyzing marketing mix variables for problem solving in both domestic and international markets.  Also it explores and analyzes consumer behavior as well as captures customer value through improving product management, maximizing channels and establishing customer-driven marketing strategies.  Evaluation of digital marketing strategies is included in the course.

BUS5030 Economics for Managers 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is an overview of basic economic theory necessary for establishing, revising, and interpreting business policy.  Students will identify and interpret appropriate economic indicators and macroeconomic and microeconomic phenomena that aid sound decision-making for management.  The course will also deal with political influences on the performance of markets, currency exchange, and economic growth.

FIN5060 Managerial Finance and Analysis 3 credits 6 weeks

This course provides a framework for analysis of investment and financing decisions, through an understanding of financial theory and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the application of financial theory to management decision-making and problem solving.

MGT6070 Global Business Environment 3 credits 6 weeks

This course deals with the management challenges of multi-national enterprises (MNEs). Areas of study include special challenges for global management both internal and external to the organization.  The socioeconomic impact of multi-national locations on the organization, and the organization's impact on the areas in which it has locations are examined.  The course also covers current challenges and controversies related to globalization.

This course may be substituted with MGT6060 International Studies (see Electives Section).

BUS6050 Quantitative and Analytic Methods 3 credits 6 weeks

This course introduces the concepts and skills for integrating analytics into the decision-making process, to assist organizations in achieving their goals.  Basic database and analytical concepts are introduced.  The course will include an overview of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics--focusing on the abilities of analytics to assist organizations in improving performance.

BUS6030 Managing and Leading Operations 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the current strategic operations management approaches, with proven analytic techniques.  Students will utilize operations management tools in simulations and apply the concepts to operational scenarios in the workplace.