MBA in Management - Working Professionals
The Huizenga Business School's MBA in Management Working Professionals format offers classes on alternating weekends, during the evening, or even online. The program is designed for those who require a class format that accommodates the demands of a busy work schedule. The MBA in Management program features a modern, forward-thinking curriculum that will prepare you to meet the demands of our world's volatile marketplace. The market-driven curriculum provides you with an essential understanding of how business works–from administration and operations, to management and marketing. You will graduate with a matchless skill set that will increase your marketability, as well as your ability to add immediate value to your company's bottom line.
- MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends on the main campus, alternating weekends at select other campuses and online. Management courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus, alternating weekends at the other campuses, and online.
- Program can be completed in only 21 months.
- Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
Curriculum Guide topTotal credits: 42
|MGT 5012||21st Century Management Practices|
|MGT 5090||Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking|
|HRM 5030||Managing Human Resources|
|INB 5807||Foundations of Global Business|
|LED 5630||Leadership Theory and Practice|
|MGT 5380||Building and Leading Teams|
|MKT 5017||Delivering Superior Customer Value|
Course Descriptions top
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MGT 5012 21st Century Management Practices (3 cr.)
Students will gain an understanding of leading state-of-the-art business theories and will be able to apply them to real-world situations. They will learn to understand and challenge the ideas of 20th century management thinkers, and to practice developing and challenging their own theoretical and applied models and paradigms.
MGT 5090 Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking (3 cr.)
Students will gain a well-developed understanding of business enterprises and the entrepreneurial and strategic thinking that drives them in a dynamic, competitive regional, national, and global economy. Students will learn to apply entrepreneurial and strategic management practices (e.g., using case analysis) to organizations of varying sizes. Prerequisites: ACT 5060, ECN 5050, MGT 5020, MKT 5070, and QNT 5040.
HRM 5030 Managing Human Resources (3 cr.)
Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.
INB 5807 Foundations of Global Business (3 cr.)
Fundamentals of Global Business (3 Credits): The primary objective of this course is to effectively and systematically analyze the various institutional facets of the global business environment and their effect on the operations of firms. Globalization remains one of the most criticized and visible phenomena in recent decades. What problems do managers face while trying to exploit opportunities and address challenges in the global business environment? This course examines the institutional environment of global business, trade theory particularly in the light of political relations, foreign direct investment, supranational institutions that influence trade and investment, exchange rates and monetary systems. Attention is also devoted to country analysis, political risk and contemporary issues such as off-shoring, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Prerequisite: ECNP 5003 or equivalent.
LED 5630 Leadership Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
This is the introductory leadership course in the leadership discipline. The course examines leadership as a process with a three-fold focus: the leader, the followers, and the situation.
MGT 5380 Building and Leading Teams (3 cr.)
This course focuses on how to build and lead successful teams to strengthen the overall performance of organizations. Team building models will be analyzed with emphasis on actionable steps that can be taken to overcome common hurdles and build cohesive, high performing teams. An emphasis will be placed on the role of the leader in developing successful work teams, project teams, virtual teams, and inter-organizational teams.
MKT 5017 Delivering Superior Customer Value (3 cr.)
This course stresses the service aspects of an organization, especially customer service, marketing and organizational responsiveness, and how to create superior customer value. Via an integrated marketing and operations perspective and the use of case analysis, students will understand how to blend the delivery of service and quality, together with pricing strategies to maximize the value proposition. Strategies for optimizing and communicating customer value, measuring customer orientation, and relationship marketing are also examined.
Foundation Course Descriptions top
ACTP 5001 Introductory Accounting (3 cr.)
An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
QNTP 5002 Introductory Statistics (3 cr.)
This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
ECNP 5003 Introductory Economics (3 cr.)
This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
MKTP 5005 Introductory Marketing (3 cr.)
This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.
FINP 5008 Business Finance (3 cr.)
A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.