Affordable Online MBA Program

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The Master of Business Administration degree from National American University’s Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School enables you to advance your knowledge and skills in the field of business.  Specialty electives include Accounting; Advanced Incident and Consequence Management; Advanced Security Management, E-Marketing; Health Care Administration; Human Resource Management; Information Technology Management; Management; Operations and Configuration Management; Project and Process Management; and Strategic Security Management.

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Accelerated Online MBA Degree

Designed for busy professionals who want a faster path to career advancement, the accelerated MBA program can be completed in as few as 12 months. It offers a unique cohort experience that can save you time and money. It eliminates extraneous electives and a thesis and focuses on meaningful assignments that are immediately relevant to your career path or employment. Using multiple methods of instruction and open-source materials, your program will rely on scaffolding and high-impact assessments such as exams, case studies, and projects. Upon completion of your degree, you will have built a digital career portfolio that will highlight your knowledge and expertise.

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Online MBA Program Overview

The online MBA program gives you the background you need to advance your business career without taking time away from the workplace.

Graduates of the MBA program will:

  • Be able to critically evaluate concepts in the principal areas of business to develop actionable business plans.
  • Be able to use current business technologies in support of organizational sustainability.
  • Be able to demonstrate the leadership skills required to achieve a multi-dimensional business strategy.
  • Be able to evaluate an appropriate code of ethics for a global business environment.
  • Be able to proficiently communicate across diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Be able to productively collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups.

Online MBA Classes and Curriculum

The online MBA degree consists of two academic requirements: master’s core courses and elective courses. In total, you must complete 10 courses and 45 credit hours to graduate.

MBA core courses include Managerial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Financial Management, Quantitative Methods for Management Decisions, Marketing Administration, Introduction to Leadership and Quality, and Strategy and Policy.

Master’s Major Core

31 credit hours

Electives

14 credit hours

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online MBA Program Specialties

The online MBA program offers the following specialties:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Incident and Consequence Management
  • Advanced Security Management
  • E-Marketing
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Management
  • Operations and Configuration Management
  • Project and Process Management
  • Strategic Security Management

 

Online MBA Thesis Options

You may earn the degree with or without an MBA thesis.

  • Nonthesis option: You must satisfy all preparatory requirements and complete 31 hours of master’s-level core courses and 13.5 hours of electives.
  • Thesis option: You complete 31 hours of master’s-level core courses, 4.5 hours of electives, and 9 hours of thesis.

As part of the Strategy and Policy course, you participate in an in-depth case analysis. This satisfies the university’s requirement for a comprehensive program assessment.

Prerequisite Requirements for the Online MBA Program

You must meet certain business study requirements to gain acceptance to the online MBA program. There are two options available:

  • Option A: This is for students who completed undergraduate or graduate courses at an accredited two or four-year institution or from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party institution. You must meet the following requirements:
    • Earned a C or higher in the courses
    • Successfully completed CLEP or DANTES examinations
    • Submitted an experiential learning portfolio
  • Option B: This is for students who do not have sufficient business coursework. You can complete the following courses:
    • Statistics
    • Economic Analysis
    • Accounting and Finance for Managers

You also need to demonstrate proficiency in computers and application software.

Online MBA Degree Tuition and Fees

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Online MBA Degree Career Outcomes

The online MBA program provides you with the background you need to be a business leader across a number of different organizations. You will develop advanced skills in disciplines such as finance and accounting, and you will also learn how to create strategies and policies to reach your organization’s business objectives. Most importantly, you will demonstrate to employers that you have the skills to effectively lead teams in any environment.

Also, because the entire MBA program is online, you do not have to take time away from work to complete your courses. This flexibility means you can immediately apply what you learn to your real-life business situations.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online MBA Program?

  • Business professionals: If you are a business professional ready to advance your career at your organization or with a new one, the online MBA program is a great fit. You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to join management or executive teams.
  • Professionals without a business background: As a non-business professional in an area such as engineering or healthcare, you can use an online MBA program to move into corporate positions.

Course Listing

MT6255     Introduction to Leadership and Quality (Must be completed during the first term and prior to completing the other master’s courses)

AC6550   Managerial Accounting

EC6150   Managerial Economics

FN6350   Financial Management

MA6600   Quantitative Methods for Management Decisions

MG6500   Marketing Administration

MT6650   Strategy and Policy

Each student will work with his/her adviser to select 13.5 hours of elective credit that best match their professional interests. These electives can be selected from any master’s courses not included in the MBA core courses, provided that the student meets any individual course prerequisites. Students wishing to pursue the MBA who have not completed sufficient undergraduate coursework in accounting, business finance, statistics and economics shall be required to choose the general emphasis.

Students who select the thesis option must complete the following courses in place of the program electives and MT6650:

MT6100   Research Methods

MT6805   Master’s Thesis I

MT6810   Master’s Thesis II

Specialty Courses

Choose Three of the Below:

AC6250   Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

AC6260   Accounting Ethics

AC6270   Accounting Information Systems and Computer Related Fraud

AC6280   Auditing and Information Assurance

CJ6250   Management of Critical Incidents

PRO605   Advanced Consequence Management

SEC537   Crisis Negotiation

PRO605   Advanced Consequence Management

SEC505   Advanced Strategies & Crisis Preparedness

SEC530   Evidence and Crime Scene Management

Choose Three of the Below:

MG6600   Internet Marketing

MG6610   E-Commerce

MG6620   Social Media Marketing

MG6630   E-Marketing Analytics

HA6500   Fiscal and Regulatory Issues in Health Services

HA6510   Global Issues in Healthcare

HA6520   Healthcare Administration and Policy Seminar

Choose Three of the Below:

LA6570   Human Resource Law

MT6300   Managing Human Resources

MT6310   Training and Development in Human Resource Management

MT6320   Employee Evaluation and Compensation

MT6350   Strategic Human Resource Management

Choose Three of the Below:

CI6600   Computer Security

CI6605   Risk Assessment and Analysis

CI6610   Critical Infrastructure Control System Security

CI6615   Computer Forensics and Incident Handling

CI6620   Foundations of Security (Security+) (E)

CI6650   Advanced Security Practices and Risk Management (CISSP) (E) 

MT6XXX OR LA6XXX Elective

MT6XXX OR LA6XXX Elective

MT6XXX OR LA6XXX Elective

MT6611     Enterprise Process Management

MT6612     Optimize Enterprise Operations

MT6613     Operations and Supply Chain Management

MT6619     Project Management Essentials

MT6621     Intermediate Project Management

MT6622     Advanced Project Management

DSS720DC     Strategic Security Information Literacy

DSS750DC     Briefings, Debriefings & Presentations

DSS760DC     Advanced Leadership and Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.