I completed the MBA program with an emphasis in finance and was able to complete my degree online while working full time and raising two children. The online program taught me time management skills, technology skills and communication skills.
Anne J. W.
Master of Business Administration
Management Degree - Bachelor of Science
This cohort degree program in Management is designed to provide a foundation of professional skills needed to become a successful global business manager. This program emphasizes analytical skills, communication skills, and academic knowledge to interpret and convey financial information, make business decisions geared towards meeting customer needs; formulating strategy, plans, and policies to meet organizational goals and objectives; and developing and locating the resources necessary to ensure organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisites for the College of Business' Management Accelerated Cohort Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Bellevue University's College of Business offers Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs for working adult students, those with past employment history or those with significant volunteer experience who have completed an associate's degree or a minimum of 60 semester hours of transferable credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher education.
The accelerated nature of the degree presumes that students have organizational life experiences that can be applied to their studies. This allows for application-based instructor to student interaction and a student's contribution to peer-to-peer learning.
Prior to beginning the cohort-based major, you need to:
- Possess an associate's degree, or 60 semester hours completed with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please submit copies of official transcripts.
- Be currently employed, have a past employment history or have significant volunteer experience (such as serving on a not-for-profit Board of Directors or serving as an officer of a volunteer organization for a period of years) where the academic content of the major can be applied; and
- Submit an Application for Admission, completed, signed, and accompanied by the $50 processing fee
Major Requirements (40 credit hours)
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LA 300 Foundations for Professional Success
This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University’s four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
MGTC 309 Managerial Communications
This course helps students create a foundation of knowledge and skills related to the types of managerial communication activities that managers are likely to face in a business environment. The course work focuses primarily on practicing written analysis, evaluation, and explanation of information in different formats including developing formal presentations. Students will have multiple opportunities to learn how to appropriately accept and apply feedback to improve their communication skills. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 319 Decision Making in the Business Environment
In this course, students learn how managers apply various critical-thinking processes to make effective business decisions in order to positively impact organizational goals, including, but not limited to, ensuring the financial viability of the enterprise. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 329 Fiscal Management
In this course, students learn how managers obtain and utilize financial data to make sound business decisions. Students are introduced to basic accounting terminology and practices, as well as learn about the types of business information systems used to produce and analyze financial information. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 426 Global Management
This course provides students with an understanding of global management theories and practices in relation to strategic business activities and topics, such as economic theory, marketing, developing teams, and effective communication. Students learn about the roles the manager plays in strategic business activities. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 436 Management Skills
This course provides students with an overview of managerial theories and practices. Management is presented as a discipline, as well as a process that includes basic job functions including: planning, organizing, and delegating. Students also learn about leading by facilitating individual employee development through empowerment, coaching, and performance appraisals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 446 Organizational Behavior
In this course, the learning focus is on the manager's roles related to creating, maintaining, and modifying the organization's culture through appropriate use of power and influence, effective decision making, and actively and consistently engaging employees. Students also analyze the factors that facilitate the success or failure of organizational change. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 456 Economic Capitalism
This course focuses on both macroeconomic and microeconomic theories and terminology. The subject matter focuses primarily on U.S. economic issues with a discussion of how information is applied to business transactions. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 466 Ethical Management
This course introduces students to the principles and practices of ethical behaviors at individual, organizational, and social levels. Students study the effects of ethical and unethical behaviors and decisions on organizational success. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
MGTC 476 Management Capstone
The management capstone is an opportunity for the student to showcase knowledge and/or skills that were obtained and/or developed during the MGTC program. Students are able to opt to complete a capstone project or a formal paper focusing on one or more of the following with the instructor's permission: 1) Further study of a topic of interest that was presented in any of the courses in the MGTC program, 2) Study of a topic related to management that was not covered in the MGTC program, or 3) a practical application of knowledge and skills gained in the MGTC program related to the students' employment or career goals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)
(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)
LA 400 American Vision and Values
Focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States.
LA 410 Tradition and Change
Begins with world traditions and investigates how social, economic, intellectual, and moral forces of change act against them. The course focuses on the tensions between tradition and change in the production of intellectual, social, and cultural progress. The course emphasizes intense student involvement in a comprehensive learning experience, culminating in a formal written thesis that confronts the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.
LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility
Focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western civilization that are found at the core of American democracy. Central focus is on the balanced relationship between freedom and the responsibilities involved in the ongoing maintenance of freedom in a just and productive society.
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