MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
The goal of the Master of Business administration program is to prepare students to become managers in leadership positions for industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector and to provide them with a breadth and depth of knowledge that is supported by the ability to effectively address real world issues. The program has an international focus, and themes and cases drawn from all parts of the world are interwoven throughout.
Managers must be able to express themselves clearly and compellingly if they are to serve as leaders in business, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. Thus, the program has a strong emphasis on the development and demonstration of the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. Students are provided with opportunities in each course to develop and hone these skills.
On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to identify problems within an organization, specify the causes of the problems, develop an appropriate solution, and implement the change required. Further, graduates will be able to clearly and effectively articulate their approach and findings to both a technical and lay audience in both written and oral forms.
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
· Compile, analyze, and assess the applicability of best practices in addressing enterprise management issues
· Integrate principles and techniques of problem solving, critical thinking, and business ethics in the development of business strategies
· Demonstrate mastery of theory, concepts and skills in addressing specialized aspects of business management
It is expected that full-time students will take two courses per term throughout their programs. Due to the fact that most students opt to take one vacation term per year during their program, the normal program length is 24 months, and the maximum time students are given to complete the program is 36 months.