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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Program Delivery: On Campus and Online
The MBA degree is offered online, on-campus or a combination of formats for qualifying students.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 52.0201O*NET OnlineBureau of Labor Statistics

The Johnson School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a general business degree program intended to prepare graduates for administrative and managerial 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 Master of Business Administration program.

Students may choose to customize their degree with a concentration and expand their options with a certificate.

Concentrations

  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • General Business
  • Information Systems
  • Public Administration
  • Visual Communication 

Certificates

  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Management
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Public Administration
  • Visual Communication

The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. 

Is an MBA 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.  Hodges' MBA students learn from professors with experience in a program that is consistently aligned with current business expectations.  

Customize your MBA and gain expertise in an area that interests you or helps further yourcareer. Hodges offers five concentrations that may be completed while obtaining the MBA and add-on certificates that offer additional specialization.

Is a Concentration in Forensic Accounting Right For Me?

If you’re interested in investigating white-collar crimes and other fraudulent behavior, a concentration in forensic accounting may be for you! MBA graduates with a concentration in forensic accounting may choose to pursue careers in federal, state and local law enforcement, law offices, CPA firms, financial and insurance agencies.

Is a Concentration in General Business Right For Me?

A concentration in general business expands on the MBA core with courses in ethics, human resources and international business environments. If you are looking for a well-rounded degree in business and organizational processes, a general business concentration may be right for you.

Is a Concentration in Information Systems Right For Me?

If you are looking to plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization, a concentration in information systems may be the pathway for you. Hodges University’s information systems concentration will put you on the fast track to obtain the skills necessary to manage technology growth and development. From research to installation and training, students are prepared manage in any organization with the ability to scale from small business needs to large corporations.

Is a Concentration in Public Administration Right For Me?

Do you want to make an impact on the issues and problems that affect the general public? Are you are interested in a career in government, public management, health and human services, and other public or nonprofit organizations? If so, then a concentration in public administration may be for you!

Is a Concentration in Visual Communication Right For Me?

Pursuing a career as senior-level management or creative director? The visual communication concentration may be right for you!  An MBA with a visual communication concentration can start you on the pathway to find employment as a creative leader in corporate design offices or design consulting firms nationally and internationally.

What is the Business Career Outlook?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, adding about 750,400 new jobs.*

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm

What Can I Do With a Focus in Forensic Accounting?

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.**

Forensic accountants and auditors are tasked with detecting, preventing and deterring occupational fraud and abuse. Job titles may include fraud examiner, law enforcement, forensic accountant, loss prevention specialist, forensic analyst, forensic auditor, financial examiner, criminal investigator, private detective and forensic psychologist.

**Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-6

What Can I Do With a Focus in General Business?

A focus in general business lends itself towards a wide array of potential career paths. Graduates may pursue futures in accounting, management, consulting, human resources, finance and marketing, to name a few. 

What Can I Do With a Focus in Information Systems?

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.***

Computer and information systems managers help organizations develop goals, policies and procedures; support and protect the company’s infrastructure and operations; and provide training, support and improve user experience at all levels of the organization.

***Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm#tab-6

What Can I Do With a Focus in Public Administration?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.****

Fields that public administrators typically work in include private corporations, government agencies, consulting firms, economic development and education. A few potential titles that may be held by those with expertise in public administration are city manager, CEO, emergency manager, fire chief, urban planning director and police commissioner.

****Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm#tab-6

What Can I Do With a Focus in Visual Communication?

Employment of advertising and promotions managers is projected to grow 9 percent while employment of marketing managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026.*****

Advertising, promotions and marketing managers typically do the following:

  • Work with administration to develop budgets, marketing plans and negotiate contracts.
  • Plan advertising and promotional campaigns.
  • Complete website evaluations.
  • Conduct market research and develop pricing strategies for products and services.
  • Hire and manage advertising, promotions and marketing staff.

***** Source:https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm#tab-6

What Will I Learn?

Develop skills in planning, decision making, environmental scanning, financial analysis, marketing, global business and business research with our MBA degree program. MBA graduates will be prepared to successfully lead organizations at the executive level.

Find more detailed information in the University Catalog

How is Hodges University’s MBA Program Different?

Building Brand [YOU]

Hodges University is proud to partner with author and public relations expert, Cyndee Woolley, APR, to incorporate seven essential steps to building a powerful personal brand into the Master of Business Administration program. With this comprehensive program, Hodges’ MBA students have an edge over their peers. They will be equipped for the ever-changing career landscape because they have both the technical expertise to generate results and a compelling personal brand to navigate through a career of their choice.

Cyndee Woolley, friend of Hodges University, shares her Building Brand [YOU] strategies with Hodges' MBA program through her guest lectures and meeting events. Her book, Building Brand [YOU], provides a foundation in your first course in the MBA program, and you will continue to enhance your brand throughout your time in the Johnson School of Business.

Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate of Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

Professors with Experience

Professional and innovative business applications are stressed throughout the MBA curriculum, taught by professors holding earned doctorates and possessing significant field experience. The MBA faculty are scholarly practitioners who have worked in the real world and brought their experience and expertise into the classroom. That’s what differentiates the Johnson School of Business MBA program from other programs – the professors represent positive role models who help students develop the competencies that will distinguish them in the business arena.

Flexible Scheduling

The MBA program can be completed online, on-campus or a combination of both for qualifying students. Day, evening and online classes allow you to work and go to school at the same time.

Small Class Size

The esteemed MBA program faculty work one-on-one with students because class sizes are small. You will always be treated as an individual, not a number. Our MBA graduates often say their professors have become their mentors due to individual attention. These graduates take what their professors have taught in the classroom and apply it to their jobs and to their lives.

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  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

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David Ferguson
Adjunct Faculty
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Don Forrer
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Sheila Grant
Adjunct Faculty
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James R. Hodge
Professor
Anke Stugk
Program Chair, Business Administration
astugk@hodges.edu
Aysegul Timur
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean, Johnson School of Business
atimur@hodges.edu
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