Online courses Business Administration
Expand your academic knowledge and develop professional competence in managing and influencing organizational effectiveness with your Master of Business Administration degree. You'll learn from highly educated and highly skilled faculty as all of the instructors have graduate degrees and real world experience in the fields they teach.
Your Master of Business Administration degree program consists of 14 courses, or 42 credits. The first nine are core courses, followed by three courses that correspond to the specialization of your choice.
Students who have successfully completed undergraduate coursework in statistics, business statistics, or quantitative methods with a grade of "C" or higher will be exempt from MAT 540 Statistical Concepts for Research.
Students who have earned a Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics or have successfully completed undergraduate coursework in Accounting or Finance with a grade of "C" or higher will be exempt from BUS 591 Financial Accounting & Analysis.
Students who waive MAT 540 and BUS 591 are required to take 36 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.
Courses are listed in the recommended sequence.
(33 credits, each course is 3 credits.)
BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Ashford University Graduate Business programs, with emphases upon conceptualizing communication and communication processes in the contexts of organizations and leadership. Emphasis will be on technology, theories and models, qualitative communication research methodologies, and research writing. Please note that BUS 600 is the first course taken in the MBA program once program prerequisites are met.
BUS 610 Organizational Behavior
This course investigates behavioral factors that affect modern organizations and their management. Topics include group and team dynamics, organizational structure, motivation, leadership, power, and change management.
BUS 620 Managerial Marketing
This course examines the marketing function, focusing on the managerial application of marketing tools and methodology. Emphasis is placed on marketing decisions associated with allocating organizational resources including: product development and design, pricing, promotional strategies, and distribution-based activities. Course coverage includes the marketing concept, buyer psychology, strategic planning and implementation of marketing plans.