2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is available in two formats, on-campus and online. The on-campus MBA is designed as a modular program in which students take courses in a designated order as a cohort, generally starting and finishing the program as a group over 24 months. The online MBA is a flexible format, with only one prerequisite combination with Accounting for Managers as a prerequisite for Managerial Finance.

The program focuses on topics that surface in everyday activities and long-term planning for all organizations. Many programs provide stand-alone courses in these topics. Our approach is to integrate these topics throughout the program with repeated emphasis from a variety of perspectives.

All students in the MBA program are required to complete 48 academic credits. This includes 36 core credits and 12 elective credits. Due to the uniquely integrated nature of the MBA curriculum, transferred course work may not be used in place of required core courses.   A Hamline MBA graduate will have the tools to be effective at:

  1. Leadership
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Total Communication
  4. Business Process Improvement

 

On-Campus MBA Degree Requirements (48 credits and 2.8 GPA)


Module 2 (8 credits): Managing Financial Resources


Module 3 (8 credits): Leveraging Organizational Resources


Module 4 (8 credits): Improving and Protecting Resources


Module 5 (8 credits): Planning and Leading Change


Module 6 (8 credits): Planning and Leading Change


Elective Courses (12 credits):


Students may choose from a range of elective courses based on their areas of interest. Optionally, students may meet the elective requirement by completing a concentration. Concentration requirements are listed below.

Elective Courses (12 credits):


Students may choose from a range of elective courses based on their areas of interest. Optionally, students may meet the elective requirement by completing a concentration. Concentration requirements are listed below.

Concentrations


There are five concentrations within the MBA program. Students earn concentrations by completing 12 credits of elective coursework within the same subject area. Each allows a student to focus more deeply on one area of interest. Concentrations include business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, leadership and change management, and marketing.

Time Limit


The on-campus MBA is a 24-month cohort program; the online program can be completed within 24 months, and is not a cohort model. However, 7 years is the allowed maximum for both programs.

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