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Gain the professional skills and experiences to become a successful business leader with the School of Business' online M.B.A.
One of the top online M.B.A. programs, Saint Leo University's curriculum prepares you to:
- Analyze and resolve complex business problems in a dynamic marketplace
- Excel in oral and written business communication
- Serve as an effective team member and leader in work partnerships and collaborative efforts
- Make ethical, economically responsible decisions in the context of a diverse set of stakeholders
- Understand the business implications of the new economy and apply widely used technologies to management issues
In addition to the analytical tools and technologies necessary to solve complex management problems, our online M.B.A. programs emphasize leadership skills within Saint Leo University's core values and traditions.
Our online M.B.A. is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.
Master's of Business Administration students take up to two courses per eight-week term. Students can complete the 36 credits required for graduation in as little as one year, or may extend their studies for as long as five years. You may start the Saint Leo online M.B.A. programs at any of the six terms each year, and—with director approval—can pursue up to two M.B.A. concentrations concurrently.
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MBA ORI Student Orientation 0
This pass/fail course provides new MBA students with an overview of the Saint Leo University MBA Program. Topics include SLU history and core values; MBA program information; expectations; academic honesty; and SLU Portal sign-on, including access to eLion, eCollege, and Windows Live Student Email. Students are required to assess their current skill level in the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for business students. The course provides students with information and resources to enhance their knowledge in these areas. This is a required, not-for-credit course that must be completed by the end of the first term. Tuition fees will not be assessed.
MBA 525 Professional Development 3
This course is designed to give MBA students a tangible head start in acquiring and honing numerous core skills essential for success in the MBA program and the business world. The emphasis will be on the development of professional skills and perspectives, such as business writing, coaching and counseling, conflict resolution, effective business protocol, interviewing, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, negotiating agreement, and public speaking.
MBA 530 Organizational Behavior 3
This course is an advanced introduction to the major theories and issues in the study of human behavior in work organizations. Included are the topics of perception, motivation, leadership, job satisfaction, group dynamics, stress, organizational climate, and communication processes. Organization theory and design concepts are also incorporated to give the student a more complex framework for managerial decision making.
MBA 533 Human Resource Management 3
This course is designed to focus on an in-depth analysis of the major functions of a manager dealing with human resource issues. Issues to be covered include, but are not specifically limited to, staffing, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, legal issues, union versus non-union issues, safety and health issues, and cross-cultural and expatriate issues.
Prerequisites: MBA 525
MBA 535 The Legal Environment of Business 3
This course is a comprehensive study of commercial law as it affects day-to-day business management. Emphasis is placed on development of a manager's ability to recognize the circumstances under which a legal professional should be contacted for advice and/or assistance.
MBA 540 Managerial Economics 3
This course explores the concepts of economic optimization, the estimation of demand, and cost and pricing analysis. An introduction to economic forecasting and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty is also included.
Prerequisites: MBA 525, plus undergraduate course in economics strongly recommended.
MBA 550 Decision Support Systems 3
With better computer data analysis and the application of statistical concepts, decision making can be enhanced. This course provides the knowledge and skills to create these applications. Course fee may apply.
Prerequisites: MBA ORI and undergraduate course in microcomputer applications or equivalent skills. Basic literacy regarding Windows and Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) is expected.
MBA 560 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3
This course focuses on the study of accounting concepts and standards applicable to presentation of financial information to interested users, structure, uses and limitations of financial statements, and measurement systems related to income determination and asset valuation. The course also considers the discussion of internal and external influences on accounting decisions.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in financial accounting and managerial accounting is strongly recommended.
MBA 565 Marketing 3
This course considers the operational and strategic planning issues confronting managers in marketing. Topics include buyer behavior, market segmentation, product selection and development, pricing, distribution, promotion, market research, and international and multicultural marketing. Additional fee applies for marketing computer simulation.
Prerequisites: MBA 525
MBA 570 Corporate Finance 3
This course considers the financial management decision-making role within the organization. Subjects include valuation concepts, including financial ratio analysis; short-term financial management, including the management of current assets and liabilities; management of long-term investments, including capital budgeting techniques; a discussion of leverage and its relationship to the capital structure; and an introduction to financial markets and financial institutions.
Prerequisites: MBA 540, MBA 560 or ACC 504
MBA 575 Global Business Management 3
The student will develop an understanding of international/multinational management by examining the challenges and opportunities of operating globally. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the complexities of dealing with diverse social, cultural, economic, and legal systems. The role of business in this dynamic world environment will be analyzed.
Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 533
MBA 599 Strategic Management 3
This capstone course integrates knowledge gained in previous graduate business courses. It centers on the theme that organizations achieve sustained success when their managers have astute, timely strategic game plans and they implement these plans with proficiency. Strategic management theory is used in the analysis of case studies of companies operating in the domestic and global marketplace. This course is to be taken in the student's last term, unless otherwise approved by the Director of the MBA Program.
Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 533, MBA 540, MBA 560 or ACC 504, MBA 565, MBA 570, MBA 575
MBA 595 or 597 : (3 Credits)3
MBA 595 Current Issues in Leadership
This course is an advanced overview of more traditional approaches to understanding the leadership process and an in-depth look at recently developed perspectives on leadership of the future. Ethical issues pertaining to leadership are also incorporated.
Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 533
MBA 597 Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process are now, and will continue to be, the major economic force driving the national economies around the world. At the heart of this movement are men and women who demonstrate the courage to undertake the creation and management of new business ventures. Across the globe, millions of new businesses are formed each year. Those individuals who possess the spirit of entrepreneurial leadership will lead the economic revolution that has proven to repeatedly raise the standard of living for people everywhere. In this class, students will be introduced to the essential components of entrepreneurship and the critical knowledge needed to start and manage a new business venture.
Prerequisites: MBA 540, MBA 560, MBA 565, MBA 570
Total Semester Credits 36
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MBA 625 Internship 3
This is an elective credit course (added on top of the basic MBA courses). MBA students, along with their designated faculty members, arrange for full- or part-time jobs in fields related to their MBA curriculum. Under the guidance of a designated faculty member, students work to enrich their University experience through a paid internship in order to practice Master's level business skills. Specific competency requirements (and the associated activities) are outlined by the designated faculty member and agreed upon with the internship site representative. The internship must last the entire term for which the student is registered (specific work hours to be agreed upon with the employer and faculty member). At least two site contacts will be completed by the faculty member to ensure that the outlined competency requirements are completed.
Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 550