Hodges University

Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) prepares graduates for roles in business and nonprofit enterprises. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to lead and contribute to organizational success at the executive level. Mastery of the critical competencies such as planning, decision making, environmental scanning, financial analysis, marketing, global business, and business research are included in the MBA program of study.

On Campus, Online, Traditional and Accelerated Format
The Master of Science in Business Administration degree is offered on campus, entirely online as part of our online learning experience, and in a blended online/in-class format. The program is also offered in an accelerated format as well as a traditional format.

MBA Professionals Have:

 

  • Professional Administrative Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making and Executive Leadership Skills
  • Research and Problem Solving Skills
  • Strategic Marketing and Management Skills
  • Financial Analysis Skills

 


Why MBA?

Is an MBA Degree Right for Me?

An MBA degree demonstrates to current or potential employers that you have what it takes to be successful in a leadership, executive, or administrative position. MBA graduates typically enjoy an increase in income and job opportunities.

MBA Graduates Enjoy:

  • High ROI on Their Degree
  • Greater Job Stability
  • Advanced Career Options

MBA Graduates Are:

  • Strong Leaders
  • Strategic Thinkers
  • Confident
  • Decision Makers

An MBA degree can be an asset to almost any career track, including self employment.

Careers

What is the Business Administration Career Outlook?

Administration and management occupations are found throughout all industries in the economy and tend to be high paying: their median annual wage of $91,440 was higher than for any other occupational group. The high pay reflects, in part, the combination of education and work experience that most of these occupations typically require.*

*Source:http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/01/art5full.pdf 11/15/2013

Business Administration Careers

ACCOUNTING
  • Accountant
  • Comptroller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Accounting Consultant
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Manager
FINANCE
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Finance Officer
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Financial Planner
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Information Technology Project Manager
MARKETING
  • Marketing Manager
  • Branding Specialist
  • Advertising Executive
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Director of Marketing

Curriculum

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the MBA program during any semester. A full time student, 9 semester hour credits per term or typically 3 courses per term, can complete this program in 1 year.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

Area I. Business Core Semester Hour Credit
GEB5200 Business Administration Concepts & Theory I

GEB5200 - Business Administration Concepts & Theory I - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories, concepts, principles and practices in management, marketing and information technology management. A grade of B or better is required for this course..

3
GEB5300 Business Administration Concepts & Theory II

GEB5300 - Business Administration Concepts & Theory II - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories, concepts, principles and quantitative practices in financial accounting, managerial economics and statistics for managers. A grade of B or better is required for this course.

3
GEB5226 Research Methods

GEB5226 - Research Methods - 3 Credits

A study of the philosophy and methodology of conducting graduate research and reporting. Areas of study include primary and secondary data collection, on-line search methods, and the analysis and compilation of conclusions for decision making. A final research paper will focus on the student’s area of concentration. This course must be taken during a student’s first or second semester.

3
BUL6445 Legal Environment of Business

BUL6445 - Legal Environment of Business - 3 Credits

Designed to contribute to a student’s understanding of the techniques for developing human resources. Topics applied to the workplace include HR strategy; recruitment, selection, and retention; the evaluation process; training; and group dynamics. Students will complete a trimester project which aligns the concepts of this course to a HRM issue, concern, or opportunity.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, MAC1132

3
ECO6705 Applied Economics

ECO6705 - Applied Economics - 3 Credits

This course analyzes and interprets criteria that affect the management and performance of a publicly-traded corporation through review and interpretation of the annual report and financial statements. Management efficiency analysis and in-depth situational analysis are utilized to make sound management decisions.

Prerequisite: GEB5300

3
FIN6406 Financial Analysis for Management

FIN6406 - Financial Analysis for Management - 3 Credits

This course focuses on the responsibilities of leadership and the skills which must be developed to successfully lead in today’s changing environment.

Prerequisite: GEB5300

3
GEB6376 Professional Ethics, Social Responsibility and Diversity

GEB6376 - Professional Ethics, Social Responsibility and Diversity- 3 Credits

This course covers planning, implementing, and controlling marketing functions in public and private organizations. The applied decision making process for product, price, promotion, and distribution and how these functions affect the organization are emphasized through the construction of a marketing plan for a good or a service.

3
GEB6895 Strategic Business Management

GEB6895 - Strategic Business Management - 3 Credits

An application-oriented study of the strategic management process and the formulation of organizational policy. Emphasis is placed on the S.W.O.T. technique of analyzing the internal and external environments and the use of cases to apply the learning to the workplace.

Prerequisites: BUL6445, ECO6705, FIN6406, GEB5226, GEB6376, MAN6107, MAN6601, MKT6816

3
MAN6107 Executive Leadership

MAN6107 - Executive Leadership - 3 Credits

This course addresses the complex environment in which contemporary organizations must operate and examines practical managerial concerns such as diversity, ethical decision making, and social responsibility.

3
MAN6601 Global Dimensions of Management

MAN6601 - Global Dimensions of Management - 3 Credits

This is a comprehensive exam covering topics studied in Management and must be taken after completing all wheels.

Prerequisite: GEB5200

3
MKT6816 Strategic Marketing Methods

MKT6816 - Strategic Marketing Methods - 3 Credits

This course analyzes and interprets criteria that affect the management and performance of a publicly-traded corporation through review and interpretation of the annual report and financial statements. Management efficiency analysis and in-depth situational analysis are utilized to make sound management decisions.

Prerequisite: GEB5200

3
GEB6001 Professional Portfolio

GEB6001 - Professional Portfolio - 3 Credits

This course analyzes and interprets criteria that affect the management and performance of a publicly-traded corporation through review and interpretation of the annual report and financial statements. Management efficiency analysis and in-depth situational analysis are utilized to make sound management decisions.

3
GEB6999 MBA Comprehensive Exam

GEB6999 - MBA Comprehensive Exam - 3 Credits

This course analyzes and interprets criteria that affect the management and performance of a publicly-traded corporation through review and interpretation of the annual report and financial statements. Management efficiency analysis and in-depth situational analysis are utilized to make sound management decisions.

Prerequisites: BUL6445, ECO6705, FIN6406, GEB5226, GEB6376, GEB6895, MAN6107, MAN6601, MKT6816

3

Total Business Core Component
33

Approved Elective Component



An elective may be selected from current MBA courses upon approval from the student’s Program Director or Academic Advisor and Dean.


Total Approved Elective Component
3

Concentration Component



Concentrations are fulfilled by taking at least three advanced courses in the concentration discipline. Selection of a concentration increases the total credit hours required for graduation from 36 to 42.


Accounting


ACG6010 Accounting, Tax, and Financial Research Techniques

ACG6010 - Accounting, Tax, and Financial Research Techniques - 3 Credits

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of accounting, tax and financial research methodology. The course specifically addresses information gathering related to the accounting, tax, financial industries and the professional and regulatory marketplace within which they operate.

Prerequisites: ACG4011, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director and Dean.

3
Select two of the following:
ACG6000 Accounting Trends and Techniques

ACG6000 - Accounting Trends and Techniques- 3 Credits

This course is an Accounting Industry Special Topics survey course. The course focuses on trends and techniques in the accounting industry. The course specifically addresses current specialized industry accounting and auditing issues and techniques. Specific topics addressed may vary from term to term.

Prerequisites: ACG3362, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director and Dean.

3
ACG6020 Forensic Accounting

ACG6020 - Forensic Accounting - 3 Credits

This course provides an in-depth study of forensic accounting and the important elements of fraud examination. The course provides a foundation for developing an effective awareness of the potential for and signs of fraud in financial statements and the financial environment.

Prerequisites: ACG3362, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director and Dean.

3
ACG6030 International Accounting

ACG6030 - International Accounting - 3 Credits

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of major accounting issues unique to multinational business enterprises. The course specifically addresses IASB standards, FASB pronouncements, and tax laws related to international activities. The focus will be on comparative accounting and harmonization, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting and control in foreign operations, and taxation of international activities.

Prerequisites: ACG4011, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director and Dean.

3
ACG6040 Government and Not for Profit Accounting

ACG6040 - Government and Not for Profit Accounting - 3 Credits

This course incorporates the new standards, such as GASB 34, for accounting students to learn the fundamentals of governmental and not-for-profit accounting with emphasis on governmental accounting.

Prerequisites: ACG4011, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director and Dean.

3

Finance


ACG6010 Accounting, Tax, and Financial Research Techniques

ACG6010 - Accounting, Tax, and Financial Research Techniques - 3 Credits

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of accounting, tax and financial research methodology. The course specifically addresses information gathering related to the accounting, tax, financial industries and the professional and regulatory marketplace within which they operate.

Prerequisites: ACG4011, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director and Dean.

3
Select two of the following:
FIN6500 Banking Principles and Theory

FIN6500 - Banking Principles and Theory - 3 Credits

A review of the concepts of banking principles and theory. This course offers an in-depth analysis of theory and principles related to retail, business, and lending relations in banking today.

3
FIN6605 International Financial Management

FIN6605 - International Financial Management - 3 Credits

A course in the current practices of international business finance. Key areas of study include multi-national business finance, the impact of monetary exchange rates, international money markets, foreign investment, economic systems, and import-export financing.

Prerequisite: FIN6406

3
FIN6816 Investment Management

FIN6816 - Investment Management - 3 Credits

In-depth study of marketable securities investment, including stock and bond markets, security price movements, portfolio selection, risk analysis of alternative investments, and current trends in the investment community.

3

International Business


Select three of the following:
ECO6825 Economic Impact of Global Commerce

ECO6825 - Economic Impact of Global Commerce - 3 Credits

A wide-ranging study of why innovation is the key variable in the international network economy. An interdisciplinary course, addressing the economic problems created by Internet commerce. Portions of the study also cover information technology hardware, banking, finance, and the baffling problem of how to price services in a distributed international environment.

3
FIN6605 International Financial Management

FIN6605 - International Financial Management - 3 Credits

A course in the current practices of international business finance. Key areas of study include multi-national business finance, the impact of monetary exchange rates, international money markets, foreign investment, economic systems, and import-export financing.

Prerequisite: FIN6406

3
GEB6007 Seminar in Business Intelligence

GEB6007 - Seminar in Business Intelligence - 3 Credits

A seminar in business intelligence, utilizing contemporary texts and the Internet as the primary vehicles to explore economic espionage and the methods used to defend an organization’s secrets. After learning to distinguish between legal intelligence gathering and illegal spying, students will undertake real-life assignments to gather competitive intelligence on domestic and foreign corporations and use it to develop competitive strategies.

3
GEB6600 Global Environment and Latin America

GEB6600 - Global Environment and Latin America- 3 Credits

This course provides a survey of international business with concentration on Latin America. This includes the global impact of Latin America on world markets coupled with business opportunities resulting from this economic growth. Topics include concepts of international economics, marketing, the effects of currency; the development of forecasting techniques, and analytical process controls.

3
MKT6830 International Marketing

MKT6830 - International Marketing - 3 Credits

Advanced study in practices and policies employed in international business, focusing on all marketing issues facing the international manager, including advertising, international monetary payments, cultural differences, staffing, and multi-national promotional strategies.

Prerequisite: GEB5200

3

Management


MAN6930 Seminar in Management

MAN6930 - Seminar in Management - 3 Credits

A seminar in management studies applied to relevant and current business topics. Contemporary cases are utilized to apply learning in this highly participative course.

Prerequisite: GEB5200

3

Select two approved 5000 or 6000 level courses of the student's choice from the MSM program.


Marketing


MKT6930 Seminar in Marketing

MKT6930 - Seminar in Marketing- 3 Credits

A seminar in marketing studies to develop the application of marketing concepts. Contemporary case studies augment the participatory environment of this course.

Prerequisite: GEB5200

3
Select two of the following:
GEB6007 Seminar in Business Intelligence

GEB6007 - Seminar in Business Intelligence - 3 Credits

A seminar in business intelligence, utilizing contemporary texts and the Internet as the primary vehicles to explore economic espionage and the methods used to defend an organization’s secrets. After learning to distinguish between legal intelligence gathering and illegal spying, students will undertake real-life assignments to gather competitive intelligence on domestic and foreign corporations and use it to develop competitive strategies.

3
MKT6700 Marketing Research

MKT6700 - Marketing Research - 3 Credits

This course explores research applied to planning, analysis, and control marketing with emphasis on consumer needs, market position, competition, and advertising.

3
MKT6830 International Marketing

MKT6830 - International Marketing - 3 Credits

Advanced study in practices and policies employed in international business, focusing on all marketing issues facing the international manager, including advertising, international monetary payments, cultural differences, staffing, and multi-national promotional strategies.

Prerequisite: GEB5200

3

Minimum Elective/Concentration Component
3-9

Total Semester Hours for Graduation Requirement

36-42

Benefits

How is Hodges MBA Program Different?


Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Management and the Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science in Management.

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Cutting Edge Curriculum

The courses in our Business Administration program are contemporary and designed to offer students real-world, applied knowledge in their field of study.

Our Faculty

Our courses are taught by eminently qualified professors with extensive real world experience. The business professors are very sensitive to the needs of traditional students and adult learners and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty and staff are available to students through a variety of communication mediums; including regular, in-person office hour meetings, phone, email, and Blackboard virtual office.

Our Experience

Business Administration faculty in our Johnson School of Business are highly experienced and qualified in their field of expertise. This real-world, applied knowledge is an invaluable resource for students who are striving to further their careers.

Your Choice

You can obtain your Master of Business Administration degree on campus, completely online, accelerated, or a combination of all. Chose the options that are most convenient for you!

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Graduate Bulletin.

Tuition

What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all graduate credit hour courses is $660.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist student's in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

"Hodges gave me the inspiration and the skills to create a solid business plan. One day I’m learning it, the next day I’m living it."- Johnson School of Business Graduate

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

 

Aysegul Timur

Program Chair of Business/Public Administration, Professor : Business Administration and Public Administration

I love Hodges University because I enjoy making a beneficial difference in the lives of our students, personally and professionally, via quality education in an effective learning environment that makes use of advanced educational technology.

 
 
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