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Master of Business Administration

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Curriculum

To fulfill the MBA program requirements, students must complete 34 total graduate credits.

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • MGMT 525 Complex Systems Change Strategies (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 512 Leading in Organizations (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 550 Business Strategies for Sustainable Change(3 cr.)
  • BLAW 530 Ethical and Legal Decision Making (3 cr.)
  • FINA 510 Socially Responsible Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 565 Methods of Inquiry and Analysis (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 584 Advanced Business Communication (3 cr.)

Electives (nine credits—choose three courses from the following):

  • ACCT 550 Fraud Examination (3 cr.)
  • CISS 602 Aligning IT with Organizational Strategy (3 cr.)
  • ECON 610 Global Business Cycles (3 cr.)
  • HMGT 630 Health Care System (3 cr.)
  • HMGT 640 Legal and Financial Aspects of Health Care (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 575 Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and Innovation (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 578 Advanced Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 546 Special Topics (1 cr., repeatable for credit up to 3 cr.)
  • MGMT 590 International Business (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 580 Art of Ethical Negotiation (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 582 Advanced Interpersonal Skills for the Leader (3 cr.)
  • MGMT 675 Sustainable Measurement and Monitoring (3 cr.)

Capstone Requirement (four credits—choose one course from the following):

  • MGMT 681 Field Study (4 cr.)
  • MGMT 685 Research Project (4 cr.)
  • MGMT 683 Integrated Case Study (4 cr.)

Mission 

The Dahl School of Business values every student and prepares each one to make a difference as an ethical and effective leader in organizations and society.   

The mission of the M.B.A. program of Viterbo University is to develop an influential network of informed, ethical, and effective leaders who are committed to making a positive impact on organizations, the community, and the world.   

Goals 

The goals of the MBA. program are:

  • to meet the emerging needs of organizations through rigorous, innovative curricula built around the central themes of leadership, ethics, and decision making;
  • to develop principled leaders with the technical expertise and ethical foundation to be visionaries and critical thinkers who provide creative solutions to organizational challenges;
  • to foster a community that highly values life-long learning and engagement to benefit the common good;
  • to provide a thriving intellectual, supportive, and collegial climate to attract and retain exceptional students and faculty;
  • to demonstrate excellence in teaching by quality faculty who have extensive practical and educational experience.

Graduate Learning Outcomes 

The M.B.A. program prepares individuals for advanced business roles in which they:

  • Create innovative business strategies and processes on the basis of systems thinking and sustainability.
  • Ethically lead change through individual, team, organization and systemic collaboration.
  • Apply integrative and critical thinking skills to organizational decisions.
  • Communicate effectively with a high level of professionalism.