1 Master of Business Adminstration (MBA) Evening, Executive and Online
2 Realize your potential in a transformative educational environment. Ursuline College strives to prepare socially responsible leaders from an ethical, values-based perspective. Convenience and flexibility for working professionals are hallmarks of Ursuline s graduate business programs. Graduates of the MBA program will enhance their knowledge, skills and marketability for potential employment and promotion opportunities. Program options include: Evening Master s of Business Administration Weekend Executive Master s of Business Administration Online Master s of Business Administration For questions, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or
3 Prerequisites for Admission The Graduate Business Programs depend on each student bringing managerial experience into the classroom. At least three years of managerial experience is expected for the Evening and Online MBA; five years of managerial experience is expected for the Executive MBA. All candidates must be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet software and presentation software. All students enrolled in the program must have access to a computer, including internet access throughout the duration of the program. Admission Requirements Application materials for the Evening and Online MBA must be completed by August 1st for individuals who plan to start the program in fall semester or completed by December 1st for those who plan to start the program in the spring semester. Executive MBA application materials must be completed by August 1st for individuals who plan to start the program in fall semester. 1. Application for Graduate Studies including the 500 1,000 word essay. Application for admission may be submitted in paper form or online at ursuline.edu. 2. Non-refundable $25 application fee. 3. Completion of a bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university. 4. Official transcript(s) for bachelor s degree and any additional undergraduate or graduate academic coursework. These must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admission directly by the academic institution. 5. Evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 shown on the applicant s transcript(s). Executive MBA program requires a minimum 3.3 grade point average. 6. Three recommendations utilizing the required recommendation form. Recommendations should be written by appropriate professionals attesting to the suitability of the applicant for graduate work in the particular field. The recommendation form may be found on the website or by contacting the Office of Graduate Admission. 7. Submission of a current resume including information related to managerial experience. 8. The GMAT is not required for applicants who meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement. If the applicant does not meet the minimum GPA requirement, the GMAT may be required based on the applicant s prior academic performance or if the undergraduate major is not in a business related field. If the candidate has already taken the GRE, it may be substituted for the GMAT. Target scores of 555 for the GMAT or 540 for the GRE are baseline for evaluation. 9. Applicants who have not completed at least 6 hours of undergraduate course work in accounting or finance (with final grades of B- or higher) will be required to take MBA 511: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting rather than MBA 561: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis.
4 Evening MBA The Evening MBA program includes four concentration options: 1) management; 2) health services management; 3) marketing and communications management; and 4) financial planning and accounting. The most distinguishing feature of Ursuline s concentration areas is the integrated, cross-disciplinary design feature that focuses on the interrelationships across business areas. This feature provides graduates of the program with a competitive career advantage in the field of leadership and management. The Evening program courses are typically offered one night per week using an accelerated five-week course format; there are three, five week mini-terms per semester. Students may enroll in a full-time or part-time basis. Some courses are structured as hybrid or as online courses. The hybrid and online course formats introduce students to technology-enhanced communication processes and virtual teaming activities, which are highly valuable 21st century skills that all future leaders should master. Fast Track MBA (fall semester): Students, who start the program as a new graduate-level student in the fall semester and enroll in four courses (12 credit hours) per semester, have an option to complete the program within three semesters. This option requires students to take one course at a time during the five week mini-term, with the exception of one mini-term per semester in which students take two courses. When students are required to take two courses at a time, the courses are typically structured as hybrid or online courses. Students who start the MBA program in the spring semester have the option to complete the MBA degree over fours or more semester contingent upon the number of courses completed each semester. Students may apply to the Evening program for fall or spring semester.
5 Building on Ursuline s foundational heritage of providing a holistic, values-based education in the Catholic tradition, our MBA Program prepares tomorrow s leaders for the challenges and opportunities of today s marketplace and the emerging global economy. Faculty members attempt to impart to students a strong sense of corporate citizenship, ethical decision-making, business maturity and global understanding of business and culture. Concentration options: management health services management marketing and communications management financial planning and accounting
6 Course Requirements 36 Credit Hours (12 Courses, 3 Credit Hours Each) Management The concentration in management prepares students with a broad based understanding of the legal, ethical and social issues of management. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate their understanding and application of the principles of human resource management and the principles of project management. MBA 501 Leadership Issues in Management MBA 554 Integrated Project Management MBA 561 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511Fundamentals of Financial Accounting MBA 601 Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631 Global Marketing MBA 602 Operations Management MBA 611 Labor Relations and Compensation or MBA 633 Marketing Innovations or MBA 632 Managing Creative People MBA 612 Human Resource Strategy, Planning and Development or MBA 603 International Business and Globalization MBA 571 Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics MBA 664 Project Quality and Resource Management MBA 665 Project Communications and Risk Management MBA 666 Project Procurement and Professional Responsibilities MBA 651 Strategic Management Financial Planning and Accounting The integrated concentration area of financial planning and accounting is primarily designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the financial management area or for those individuals who may want to eventually pursue professional licensure. Completion of the concentration will help prepare individuals for a variety of career options, such as: a personal financial advisor, a financial advisor, a credit analyst, a tax planning advisor or financial specialist. MBA 501 Leadership Issues in Management MBA 554 Integrated Project Management or MBA 603 International Business and Globalization MBA 561 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511Fundamentals of Financial Accounting MBA 601 Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631 Global Marketing MBA 602 Operations Management MBA 571 Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics MBA 562 Financial Management or MBA 624 Investment Planning MBA 621 Financial Planning: Theory, Practice and Ethics MBA 622 Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning MBA 623 Risk Management and Insurance Planning MBA 625 Tax Planning MBA 651 Strategic Management
7 Marketing and Communications Management The integrated concentration in marketing and communications management focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to inspire creativity in the human resources of an organization. Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to develop creative business strategies in regards to motivating employees that will spur innovative project initiatives that are aligned with the overall strategic objectives of leading an organization into the future. MBA 501 Leadership Issues in Management MBA 554 Integrated Project Management MBA 512 Economics of Strategy MBA 561 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting MBA 601 Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631 Global Marketing MBA 602 Operations Management MBA 571 Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics MBA 562 Financial Management MBA 632 Managing Creative People or MBA 633 Management and Marketing of Innovations MBA 634 Ethical and Legal Communication Issues in Business MBA 635 Communication Strategies for a Global Marketplace or MBA 603 International Business and Globalization MBA 651 Strategic Management Health Services Management The concentration in health services includes a set of unique courses that focus on leadership issues in the health care industry and health related professions. Upon completion of the health services concentration, students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how ethical, financial, legal and social consequences of a rapidly changing, technology enhanced, global environment affect health service decisions. MBA 501 Leadership Issues in Management MBA 512 Economics of Strategy MBA 554 Integrated Project Management MBA 561 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting MBA 601 Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631 Global Marketing MBA 602 Operations Management MBA 571 Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics MBA 562 Financial Management MBA 641 Managing Health Service Organizations MBA 642 Economics and Finance in Health Services Management MBA 643 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Services Management MBA 651 Strategic Management
8 Entrepreneurial leaders are creators of fundamental and radical change and therefore must learn how to adapt quickly to solving problems and making decisions within a dynamic global environment. Upon completion of the required courses of study, students will be able to: analyze business plans/project plans, evaluate resource requirements, conduct market research, determine financing strategies, create growth and divesture strategies, conduct strategic planning and apply holistic systems thinking processes to enhance the creativeness of cross-functional teams.
9 Executive MBA The Executive MBA Program with a concentration in Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership is designed for those individuals interested in learning how to become entrepreneurial leaders and how to build an entrepreneurial organization of the future. The Executive MBA program is a three semester (11 month), cohort-based program in which students are required to take four Saturday courses each semester. The courses in this program are typically offered every other Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM. The Executive program courses are structured as seven week courses in which students take two courses over a seven week period or four courses each semester. Some courses are structured as hybrid or as online courses. Course Requirements 36 Credit Hours (12 Courses, 3 Credit Hours Each) MBA 512 Economics and Strategy MBA 554 Integrated Project Management MBA 507 New Venture Creation or MBA 502 Organizations as Systems MBA 601 Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631 Global Marketing MBA 561 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting MBA 562 Financial Management MBA 602 Operations Management MBA 633 Management and Marketing of Innovations or MBA 632 Managing Creative People MBA 603 International Business and Globalization MBA 571 Managerial Accounting and Professional Ethics MBA 669 Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership MBA 651 Strategy and Policy Students may apply to the Executive program for the fall semester. At Ursuline, you get the chance to work on a series of team projects. It s a great opportunity to learn how to work together and get others moving in a similar direction no matter what your background is. With supportive professors, engaging classmates and highly interactive discussion boards, you learn to communicate with other students in a variety of ways. The MBA program helped give me an inclusive, global perspective. - Lori Joseph Schmitt, RN, BA 89, MBA 13
10 The online MBA Program introduces students to technology enhanc valuable 21st century skills that all business leaders should master. U will be able to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills t informed and dedicated to helping business organizations make a di Online MBA Program Ursuline College s Online MBA program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. The 33 credit hour Online MBA focuses on the integration of management and leadership. The program consists of eleven required courses that are offered in the online environment. MBA course instructors come from all areas of the business and professional community, bringing not only advanced degrees in their fields, but years of experience elevant to course concepts. MBA courses are typically offered every five weeks using an accelerated approach, rather than a traditional 15 week semester approach. Students may elect to take only one course at a time every five weeks within each semester. Each semester (fall, spring and summer) is divided into three five week mini-terms. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. If students enroll on a full-time basis, taking three courses each semester (full-time status), they will complete the Online MBA program in only 15 months (four semesters). Candidates for this program must be highly motivated and be willing to complete the demanding course requirements within a fast paced environment. Students may apply to the Online MBA for fall or spring semester.
11 ed communication processes and virtual teaming activities, highly pon successful completion of the courses in the program, students o become ethical and empowered leaders and managers who are fference in their community. Course Requirements 33 Credit Hours (11 Courses, 3 Credit Hours Each) MBA 501 Leadership Issues in Management MBA 512 Economics of Strategy MBA 554 Integrated Project Management or MBA 502 Organizations as Systems MBA 561 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis or MBA 511 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting MBA 601 Marketing and E-Commerce or MBA 631 Global Marketing MBA 602 Operations Management MBA 632 Managing Creative People or MBA 633 Management and Marketing of Innovations MBA 571 Management Accounting and Professional Ethics MBA 603 International Business and Globalization MBA 669 Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership MBA 651 Strategic Management
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