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Master Degree Program in Business Administration

Advanced business knowledge and skills can be applied to almost every industry in the business world. That’s why business graduate programs help prepare students for entry into a wide variety of different career paths. The graduates learn valuable skills like how to evaluate a company’s competitive strengths and strategies; or how to identify changes that will help improve performance and profit. If you could see yourself pursuing a career as a top executive, financial analyst, marketer, advertising executive, human resource manager, management analyst or accountant, you may benefit from earning a graduate degree in business!

Program Details

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants will be considered for admission if they satisfy the following:
  • Submit a high school diploma or a GED
  • Submit a completed admissions application,
  • Submit a $100 nonrefundable application fee,
  • Submit an updated resume,
  • Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s professional accomplishments and goals.
  • Copy of valid government issued ID
  • Online students must have access to the Internet

*Students applying for the graduate program must also submit a copy of their official transcripts from their undergraduate program.

The selection process of the University will allow for admission of graduate students on the basis of the applicants’ academic credentials in addition to a review of all the information contained in the application, both academic and personal. For that reason, applicants may also submit letters of recommendation in order to give the University a complete picture of the applicant, as a student and as a person.

Admissions requirements to specific graduate programs may vary – students should refer to the program descriptions found in the Catalog for additional information.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the University. An applicant’s total undergraduate record including grades, educational objective and pattern of courses completed, as well as personal and professional goals will be considered.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME (MTF) MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Students who adhere to their assigned class schedules and achieve the minimum passing scores or standards in their theory classes and core classes will complete the Masters in Business Administration degree program in 42 credits. For any student who, for any reason, has not remained on track with his or her studies, the maximum time frame (MTF) to successfully complete the program is 63 credits.

The MTF, which is 1.5 times the normal completion time of 42 credits, is computed from the very first semester in which the student enrolled and originally began his or her studies at Okan International University. Any student who does not successfully complete the Masters in Business Administration degree program within the 63 credits MTF cannot earn Masters in Business Administration Degree.

The MTF for transfer students will be adjusted individually according to the total number of credits they successfully transferred into the program. The total number of credits the transfer student needs to complete the Okan International University degree program will be multiplied by 1.5 to determine that student’s MTF.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

All students are required to meet the standards of academic performance that are outlined in the sections below and they are evaluated regularly to determine that the standards are met.

These standards have multiple components: a minimum cumulative grade point average requirement (CGPA); a minimum successful completion rate based on all credit hours attempted; and, a maximum time frame requirement to successfully complete all required credit hours for the program. As described below, each student must achieve the minimum CGPA within the maximum time frame established, achieving the required completion rate of 75% at each evaluation point. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the academic program and in ineligibility to earn the Masters in Business Administration Degree.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system consists of an alpha prefix followed by a digit course number. The Alpha Prefix identifies the academic discipline and the first digit specifies if the course belongs to an upper or lower division. The following digits are reserved for departmental use in indicating sequence of courses.

Concentration Courses per Program:

  • HAS Healthcare Management
  • MBA Master in Business Administration
  • HFT Hospitality and Tourism
  • BA Business Administration

First number indicates if the course belongs to an upper or lower division:

  • 1 = Lower division Courses
  • 2 = Lower division Courses
  • 3 = Upper Courses
  • 4 = Upper Courses
  • 5 = Upper Division Course in Masters

CREDIT HOURS

Credit hours are awarded on a semester basis according to the successful completion of coursework for which the student has registered. The successful completion of one unit of credit is equivalent to the following total clock hours per semester:

1 lecture credit = 15 hours
1 laboratory credit = 30 hours
1 internship/externship or practicum credit = 45 hours

MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Total Credits 42
Cost Total per Credit Hour: $650.00Application Fee: $100.00 (Nonrefundable)Graduation Fee: $250.00
Admission Requirements Applicants will be considered for admission if they satisfy the following:• Hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (Provide copy of sealed transcripts),• Have achieved a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0),• Submit a completed Admissions Application,

• Submit a $100 nonrefundable application fee,

• Submit an updated Resume,

• Submit 3 letters of professional references (non family members),

• Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s professional accomplishments and goals.

• Copy of valid government issued ID

Program Objective

The objective of the MBA is to enhance your understanding of today’s global business environment and help you develop the necessary skills to solve real-world business problems. In our program, you will gain advanced education in the processes that make businesses work, including accounting, management, operations, marketing, finance and economics. You will develop the people skills that are critical for effective management as you explore classic and contemporary industry and theory and immerse yourself in the best practices of companies that make up our diverse corporate landscape.

Program Description

Throughout our MBA program, you will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively manage an organization with the ability to plan and manage projects, organizational change, and organizational growth.

Program Course Descriptions
Course # Course Title and Description
MBA 500 COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE STUDIES (3 credits)

Students will describe, discuss, and apply knowledge in 12 business topical areas necessary to address a wide variety of business-related situations. The course focuses on demonstrating core proficiencies in the following business areas: Marketing, Business Finance, Accounting, Management, Legal Environment of Business, Economics, Business Ethics, Global Dimensions of Business, Information Systems, Quantitative Techniques and Statistics, Leadership, and Business Applications. The intent of this course is not to introduce these core business concepts, but rather to verify a bachelor-degree-level threshold competency within each topical business core area. The course includes a comprehensive case study that will allow the students to demonstrate their competency with all 12 common professional components.

MBA 501 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credits)

Appreciation and understanding of the field of organizational behavior and its application in managing human and other resources. Emphasizes understanding individual behavior (motivation, self-awareness, leadership, etc.) and group dynamics (decision-making, group development and work) plus conflict, climate, learning styles, power, stress, process/content, human rights and quality. Utilizes experiential learning methodologies and other appropriate designs.

MBA 502 ETHICS IN BUSINESS (3 credits)

This course will emphasize the individual as decision-maker and focus upon ethical issues and dilemmas facing managers in most business organizations. The specific objectives of the course are to raise students’ general awareness of ethical dilemmas at work, to place ethical issues within a management context subject to analysis and decision-making action, and to enhance and improve the ability of students to reason toward a satisfactory resolution of an ethical dilemma.

MBA 503 BUSINESS STATISTICS (3 credits)

This course provides the fundamental methods of statistical analysis, the art and science if extracting information from data. The course will begin with a focus on the basic elements of exploratory data analysis, probability theory and statistic inference. With this as a foundation, it will proceed to explore the use of the key statistical methodology known as regression analysis for solving business problems, such as the prediction of future sales and the response of the market to price changes. The use of regression diagnostics and various graphical displays supplement the basic numerical summaries and provides insight into the validity of the models. Specific important topics covered include least squares estimation, residuals and outliers, tests and confidence intervals, correlation and autocorrelation, and randomization. The presentation relies upon computer software for most of the needed calculations, and the resulting style focuses on construction of models, interpretation of results, and critical evaluation of assumptions.

MBA 504 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

This course is designed to acquaint students with best practices for leveraging the competitive value of human capital in organizations. Students will be exposed to current issues and practices associated with workforce management, including the legal and regulatory elements of managing employees, staffing, job analysis, performance management, discipline, compensation systems, benefits and termination. A strategic approach will be emphasized which encompasses methods of measuring the financial implications of human resource practices and exposure to a balanced scorecard approach to human resources management.

MBA 505 MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Develops market-based knowledge and skills for effective marketing decision-making, strategy design, implementation, and evaluation in wide variety of institutional and competitive situations. Addresses the importance of companies being market-driven and customer-focused. Emphasis on case studies, teamwork, and projects.

MBA 506 CORPORATE FINANCE (3 credits)

Corporate Financial Management (CFM) is an advanced corporate finance course. The course’s goal is to build the analytical and practical tools essential for value-based management. The course is designed for all students who want to develop the skills necessary to evaluate a corporation’s major strategic and investment decisions from a financial perspective. Hence it is ideal for students who intend to pursue a career in finance – such as in the finance area of a corporation, or servicing corporate clients in a financial institution, or in private equity or as an analyst or portfolio manager – and for students who want to launch a senior general management career from a finance specialization. But the course also serves students who simply want to develop a broader view of the financial landscape and obtain a deeper understanding of major corporate financial decisions – such as the decision to undertake a leveraged buyout, or to buy back large quantities of shares from the market.

MBA 507 BUSINESS LAW (3 credits)

This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, and property and business organizations.

MBA 508 BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Examination of organizational theory and managerial concepts of human behavior in organizations. Topics include theoretical and practical application of motivation, leadership, power, and reward systems. Provides a balanced view of the structural and human sides of organization design.

MBA 509 LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS (3 credits)

The reality of business life is that no person is an island—smart quantitative analysis without the support of employees, colleagues, or supervisors goes nowhere. To succeed in your career and to improve the performance of your company requires working with others effectively. The goal is to prepare you to be an effective leader and manager of others regardless of your career path and to be a good analyst of how best to organize people.

MBA 510 NEW VENTURE FORMATION (3 credits)

In this course for would-be or practicing entrepreneurs, you will learn about the characteristics of entrepreneurs, how entrepreneurial activities are formed, how to acquire know-how by developing entrepreneurial and managerial competencies and skills, and how to apply the entrepreneurial model of vision for developing your own business.

MBA 511 VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY (3 credits)

Through lectures, group discussions, case studies, and a hands-on exercise, you will develop a new perspective on the multifaceted issues that investors face over the course of numerous market cycles. Engaging in robust debates and practical exercises will strengthen your problem-solving and decision-making skills. As a result, you will return to your company better prepared to formulate an effective investment strategy, raise needed capital, and facilitate productive negotiations.

MBA 512 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES (3 credits)

Progressive companies recognize that sustainability is both a principle of smart management and innovation’s newest frontier. Businesses are already being transformed by the quest for sustainability, driving companies to change the way they think about products, technologies, processes, and business models. Successful managers need to be able to identify economic, social and environmental opportunities and issues and develop innovative strategies to leverage them for competitive advantage. Students will examine why and how businesses are addressing environmental and sustainability issues across sectors and industries. You will gain the skills and tools you need to identify the issues and opportunities most pertinent to your business, set appropriate goals, develop and integrate new strategies, and then measure performance.

MBA 513 CAPSTONE PROJECT (3 credits)

The Capstone Project provides a final stage of the learning process. It requires mastery of the course work stage and extends this to a higher level of personal investigation, and a greater degree of specialization. The combination of setting the problem by choosing the topic, deciding on the issues to be considered, and the difficulties of structuring both the research process and the final report make this the most challenging element of the program and one which calls on intellectual skills appropriate to many aspects of senior management. Critical argument and the design of solutions involving multiple considerations are requirements for successful completion of the program.