Business Administration (Finance & Investments/General Management/MIS)

MBA

  • Develop managerial & leadership competencies 
  • Finance & Investment:  tools & techniques in acquisitions, divestments, investment analysis
  • General Management: analytical & problem solving competencies 
  • Management Information Systems:  harness the power of information technologies & systems 
  • Business students analyze markets and make financial decisions with a student-managed portfolio valued at more than $250,000.

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree provides you with a common body of knowledge in business administration through our integrated core curriculum. Through the selection of a concentration area, you will become a specialist within your field, and our dedicated, fully qualified faculty will provide you with the required tools and training to succeed in our competitive business environment.

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Accomplished Business Faculty


Ahmed Gomaa, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Information Systems and Corporate Finance

Arthur Comstock, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Chairman
Investments and Corporate Finance

Meghan

I’m a Vaccine Specialist for Sanofi Pasteur in the Washington D.C. metro area.

In my role, I promote the importance and effectiveness of immunizations; educate on recommendations and burden of disease; and drive revenue growth by analyzing market trends, developing and maintaining business, and selling pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines in the healthcare community. With the collaboration of my company and team, I focus daily on our vision: A world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Marywood University’s MBA program helped with my current position by providing a strong foundation to hone my business management knowledge, leadership, and analytical skills.  The small class settings allowed for a personal approach in learning and discussing important current business trends and issues.  This has led to my success in my career and in personal growth.

Specific Program Requirements

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Consist of eight one-credit modules: Accounting Concepts, Business Economics, Computer Technologies for Management, Financial Tools, Managerial Concepts, Marketing and Sales Concepts, The Legal Environment of Business, and Review of Business Statistics. If you do not have the necessary undergraduate credits, you may be able to fulfill the requirements through equivalency exams (DANTE/CLEP) or through the modules offered by the Business faculty. (A concentration in Management Information Systems for either degree also has prerequisites of two programming languages: COBOL, RPG, C/C++, Visual Basic, or Java.)

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Master of Business Administration

Each candidate for the Master of Business Administration degree must select an area of concentration. Twelve credits are required in the concentration. Students taking additional concentrations in the MBA program can cross-reference one course or three credits. The available areas and core requirements are as follows:

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

24 semester hours

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
3
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior and Development
3
BUS 542 Financial Planning and Management
3
BUS 548 Operation Analysis and Management (Quantitative Methods)
3
BUS 568 Legal Aspects of the Administrative Process
3
BUS 570 Marketing and Strategic Planning
3
BUS 590 Research Methodology
3

BUS 554

Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(capstone course: to be taken after completion of at least 24 graduate credits.)
3

Core courses that are prerequisite to concentration courses must be completed prior to taking the concentration course.

A. Finance and Investments

(Select four courses)

BUS 556 Business Venture and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 581 Acquisition and Divestment
3
BUS 582 Business Taxation
3
BUS 583 Retirement and Estate Planning 3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 585 Risk Management and Insurance 3
BUS 586 SEC and the Financial Markets
3
BUS 587 International Trade and Investment
3
BUS 588 Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets
3
BUS 589 Advanced Topics in Real Estate Management 3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

B. General Management

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership
3
BUS 510 Management Role of the Information Professional
3
BUS 513 Web-based Marketing 3
BUS 534 Business Intelligence 3
BUS 543 Human Resources Management
3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 549 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
3
BUS 550 Production Management: Quality Approaches
3
BUS 551 Management of International Business Organizations
3
BUS 553 International Marketing
3
BUS 556 Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 581 Acquisition and Divestment
3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

C. Management Information Systems*

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership in the Information Age
3
BUS 510 Management Role of the Information Professional
3
BUS 513 Web-based Marketing 3
BUS 514 Web-based Systems Development 3
BUS 534 Business Intelligence
3
BUS 535 Data Mining and Warehousing 3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 556 Business Venture and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 562 Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Information Systems-Database Management
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 566 Telecommunications for Business Systems
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 593 Web Application Design and Development 3
BUS 594 Business Information Security and Continuity 3
BUS 595 ERP Systems 3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

* This track requires proficiency and satisfactory completion of courses in two computer languages, one or both of which must be an object-oriented language.

Master of Science

36 semester hours (plus the required prerequisites)