Business Administration 2.0

MBA

  • 3 concentrations to choose from
  • Convenient online courses for busy professionals
  • Personal attention from experienced faculty

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** NEW PROGRAM**

Convenient, Online Courses For Busy Professionals

You can earn your MBA at Marywood in as little as two years, either on-campus or online. Our online courses are delivered in real-time and recorded for future reference. Students are encouraged to participate in live discussions with professors and other students through a virtual classroom experience that offers maximum flexibility for busy professionals.

Marywood University's MBA 2.0 program provides general business administration knowledge and training with a special focus on one of three areas of concentration:

  • Finance and investment
  • Management
  • Management information systems (MIS)


Our MBA 2.0 program will teach you not only how to become a successful business leader, but how to do so in a way that is ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible.

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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.

II. CONCENTRATIONS (Select one)

12 semester hours

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)

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The Master of Science degree program in Management Information Systems provides maximum flexibility in the education of the professional information systems person. In this program the student has the opportunity to select three courses, in addition to the required courses. These courses may be advanced work in the Management Information Systems concentration, or they may be courses that complement the Management Information Systems concentration. The electives must be approved by the Executive Director or the graduate student’s advisor.

The MS-MIS degree prerequisites include satisfaction of the CPC through the one-credit modules offered to graduate students, through undergraduate courses, or through successful completion of the DSST and/or CLEP exams. Prerequisites will also include two programming languages. For further information, contact the Executive Director.

A. CORE

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
3
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior and Development
3
BUS 548 Operational Analysis and Management
3
BUS 590 Research Methodology
3

BUS 554

Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(taken completion of at least 24 graduate credits)
3

B. AREA OF CONCENTRATION

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership  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 562 Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Database Management Systems
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 566 Telecommunications for Business Systems
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 592 Web Application Design and Development 3
BUS 593 Business Information Security and Continuity 3
BUS 594 ERP Systems 3

C. ELECTIVES

Selection of any three graduate Business courses, including E-Business courses, for which the candidate is qualified to enroll and has approval of the Executive Director or advisor.

Financial Information Systems (FIS)

The stand-alone MS-FIS graduate degree program consists of 36 credits — 18 credits from the required core, 9 credits consisting of Financial electives, and 9 credits consisting of Information Systems electives. The prerequisites for this degree include satisfaction of the CPC through the core one-credit modules offered to graduate students. The structure of this program is as follows:

A. REQUIRED CORE

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems.
3
BUS 534 Business Intelligence
3
BUS 535 Data Mining and Warehousing
3
BUS 554 Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(taken after completion of at least 24 graduate credits)
3
BUS 588 Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

B. FINANCIAL ELECTIVES

(Select 3 courses)

BUS 542
Financial Planning and Management
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 589 Advanced Topics in Real Estate Management 3

C. INFORMATION SYSTEMS ELECTIVES

(Select 3 courses)

BUS 562
Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Database Management Systems
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 566 Telecommunications for Business Systems 3
BUS 592 Web Application Design and Development
3
BUS 593 Business Information Security and Continuity
3
BUS 594 ERP Systems
3