Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Delivery

On Campus / Online

Total Credits


Tuition Per Year



2 years

Program Overview

Bay Atlantic University’s Master of Business Administration program provides the opportunity for students to further their education by improving their professional management, leadership, and analytical skills, thus enhancing their career and earning potential. The program is intended to prepare career focused students with comprehensive knowledge of business principles. Students are offered a comprehensive business education as they learn the key content areas of management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and law. The Master of Business Administration program provides high quality courses that are rigorous, transferable at the graduate level, and provided at a reasonable cost.

Learning Goals

  • Demonstrate professionalism, self-awareness, leadership, and effective communication skills.
  • Understand ethical issues and dilemmas that businesses often face.
  • Apply specialized knowledge, big data, and quantitative skills to solve business problems.
  • Demonstrate a global perspective and an awareness of how cultural differences impact businesses.
  • Possess the skills required to integrate concepts from various disciplines to identify and develop business strategies.
  • Possess the skills required to work and lead effectively in a team-based environment.

Who is the Ideal Student for this program?

Entrepreneurs think and do things differently; it’s a mindset. They think ahead, work across disciplines, develop transferable skills, see opportunities in not-so-obvious places, and are often able to find a way to exploit them. Entrepreneurs are agile and adaptable, working around issues and finding new ways where necessary.


All courses are conducted on campus. To succeed in this program, students should be self-disciplined, self-directed and comfortable scheduling their own coursework

Career Outlook

Learn the tools to contribute productively to today’s international, political and economical fields. Gain research, leadership and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors. Become prepared for a leadership role in key areas such as government, private sector, nonprofit management, international business, consulting, diplomacy, etc.

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Meet the Department Chair

Perliter Walters-Gilliam

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Perliter Walters-Gilliam, is the Chair of the Business Department at BAU. Ms. Perliter Walters-Gilliam, an accreditation professional who has conducted over 300 visits to 13 countries and more than 30 states. Ms. Gilliam has been leading, conducting, guiding, and evaluating institutions on the core requirements of seeking and maintaining institutional accreditation. She has met and counseled with various ministries of education in different educational systems expanding her repertoire of quality assurance nuances and processes across the globe. Her scope of expertise includes training and development, accreditation compliance, Standards review for accrediting agencies, and recognition applications.

Specialties: Higher education accreditation compliance; organizational strategy; institutional development and growth; training; international education and quality assurance; federal regulations for accrediting agencies; accreditation standards review.


Students must earn a total of 36 college credit hours to receive this degree. Of these credit hours, 24 credits are core courses, and 12 elective credits.

In addition, students must meet the following criteria:

  • To qualify for the MBA degree, students must meet all core and elective credit requirements.
  • The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the Master’s program is 60 credits.
  • A graduate student may transfer up to 18 credit hours earned at accredited institutions.
MBA Core Courses
ACCT 507
Managerial Accounting
3 Credits
This course helps students learn to boost the profitability of their companies through the use of accounting analysis to address business problems. It uses a problem-solving approach to achieve this goal and focuses not just on theory but on the practical application of accounting tools. The theoretical foundation of this class is that the art of business involves moving assets from lower-valued uses to higher- valued uses. Using this concept, the class develops students’ ability to perform accounting analysis and to approach business problems from a management point of view.
BUSN 601
3 Credits
This course provides insight into the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in today’s global economy. Students will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. The course approaches entrepreneurship as an attitude and as a way that people think, act, and behave. It stresses how entrepreneurship is a workable process, applicable in almost any organizational setting, and it highlights how entrepreneurial behaviors can be sustained throughout the careers of individuals and the development of organizations and societies. The course focuses on new ventures, how they get started and what makes them successful. It encourages the generation of ideas and inquiry and supports students’ efforts to develop and support their ideas on these matters. Finally, it approaches entrepreneurship from both theoretical and practical viewpoints and draws from several academic disciplines, including sociology, psychology, and economics.
CAPS 501
Research Methods
3 Credits
This course constitutes the credit-bearing half of the MBA program’s Capstone Experience. It introduces students to the academic resources available to them through the university, informs them of their responsibilities as students, and provides them an introduction to master’s level scholarship. The course presents in detail the options students have for completing the Capstone Project and scaffolds their early progress towards developing and executing their projects. Beyond these, the primary function of the course is to introduce students to commonly-used quantitative and qualitative research methods in social sciences. Students will gain an appreciation for the scientific method and principles and develop an understanding of various research designs and their use. Students will develop the ability to identify a problem and formulate research questions; conduct a literature review and design a study; create a data collection tool; understand basic statistical concepts and their applications; collect and analyze data; read, understand and critically evaluate others’ research; and write a research paper. Students will have a chance to gain hands on experience in “reading” and analyzing data from various sources. At the end of the course, students will be educated consumers of social science data.
CAPS 621
Capstone Project
3 Credits
(Pre-requisite All Core) Each student in the MBA program is required to complete a capstone project related to his/her concentration. Each student may choose a project of his or her choice, under the guidance of a capstone advisor. The parameters of the course will be determined by the advisor and the student.
ECON 605
Quantitative Methods in Business and Economics Income Tax Accounting
3 Credits
Introduces students to the basic concepts of statistical inference needed for a rigorous and informed analysis of business and economic decisions. It also studies how large-scale unstructured and multi- structured data sets are utilized to determine patterns and trends essential in forming better and faster business strategies. Topics include basic data analysis, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing and statistical significance, and linear regression. Examples and case studies are chosen from finance, economics, marketing and management.
FINC 509
Financial Management
3 Credits
Knowledge of financial principles is beneficial to managers in nearly all business settings. This course combines both conceptual and mathematical information. It analyzes and discusses cases, comprehensive problems, and current events to give students experience using and applying financial tools. Attention is given to the functioning of capital markets, different securities and financing instruments, and the management of cash flow. The course also focuses on the topics of risk, working capital management, leverage, forecasting, and the analysis of financial statements and ratios. Through this course, students will obtain basic financial math skills and a thorough introduction to financial management concepts.
MGMT 502
Leadership & Organizational Behavior
3 Credits
It’s a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does—but not fast enough. or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift back to the default status. Why is this scenario so frequently repeated in industries and organizations across the world? This course explores a framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption. It also delves into understanding why change is so hard. Modifying an organization’s structure and operations is difficult enough, but to bring about real change you need to also affect people’s behavior. And that is never easy. To bring theory to life, the course utilizes real-life stories of how successful organizations were able to connect with people’s emotions, help them to think and feel differently, and inspire them to achieve shared goals.
MKTG 512
Marketing Management
3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of marketing. After completing this course students will be to: assess market opportunities by analyzing customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and the strengths and weaknesses of a company; develop effective marketing strategies to achieve organizational objectives; and design a strategy implementation program to maximize success.
BUSN 616
New Product Management
3 Credits
(Pre-requisite MKTG 512) In order to prosper, firms must develop major innovations. Developing such innovations, however, is challenging. There has, however, recently been progress into determining how it may be possible to develop breakthroughs in a systematic fashion. Though cases and expert guest speakers, this course explores several practical idea generation development methods and conveys the art required to implement each of them.
BUSN 641
Survey of Innovations Around the World
3 Credits
This course introduces students to a variety of innovations occurring around the world. It examines how science, technology and innovation can support economic growth in emerging economies, and how they can help those economies augment participation in the global economy. The course focuses on the phenomena of technological catch- up and leapfrogging. It is divided into four units. The first unit provides a conceptual foundation for understanding the role of technological innovation and the associated institutional innovation in the process of economic transformation. The second unit presents country experiences of technological catch-up and leapfrogging. The third unit analyzes the technological opportunities and challenges open to developing countries. The final section assesses the policy and institutional innovations needed to foster technological catch-up and leapfrogging.
BUSN 644
International Patents
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the basic principles and legal instruments of international intellectual property law, including examination of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property and the WTO Agreement on Trade- Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS). The course serves as a basic introduction to the field of intellectual property, as well as to the international dimension of the field.
BUSN 642
Corporate and National Trade and Investment Security Issues
3 Credits
Corporate and National Trade and Investment Security Issues analyzes and addresses the evolving nature of national trade and the current investment security issues for MBA students. In this current globalized economy, trade and investment has several challenges and lessons both students and practitioners need to learn to navigate successfully. Students will study in-depth business and country-specific case-studies for improved analysis and understanding of Corporate and National Trade and Security Investment Issues. Students will learn the importance of trade, trade negotiations, challenges in the globalized business economy, and solutions to globalized business (in)security. Students will effectively assess quantitative and qualitative information in the global business world and improved understanding of key Corporate and National Security Trade and Security Investment Challenges.
BUSN 644
International Patents
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the basic principles and legal instruments of international intellectual property law, including examination of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property and the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS). The course serves as a basic introduction to the field of intellectual property, as well as to the international dimension of the field.
BUSN 645
Regional Trade Issues
3 Credits
This course covers the transactional approach to legal problems encountered in commercial and financial business ventures that cross national borders. Topics include form of doing business, including formation of contracts and the range of issues presented-such as choice of law, choice of forum, commercial terms, force majeure, sales, distribution and agency law, franchise, licensing arrangements, and foreign direct investments; the operations of the universities of the World Trade Organization; investment in free trade areas such as the European Union and NAFTA; and issues of transfer of intellectual property and international dispute resolution. Students will gain exposure to analyzing various international business agreements and documents including global joint venture agreements and privatization provisions, sales and letters of credit, distribution and franchise agreements, international development and investment agreements, letters of intent for mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing agreements.
BUSN 646
Competition Policy Across Nations
3 Credits
This course introduces students to competition policy in a global context. Over 90 countries have competition policies. The focus here will be on Canada, the U.S., the E.U., China, Japan, and South Korea. Students will learn which business practices are apt to get their company in trouble in domestic and international markets. The economic rationale for prohibiting such practices will be explained to enhance understanding of the policies that they will encounter. Strategies for avoiding antitrust violations will be discussed and evaluated. In order for students to get a good appreciation for international antitrust law and the economic analysis that drives it, reading includes some case excerpts as well as some economic analyses of market structure and business practices.
BUSN 647
Emerging Markets
3 Credits
This class provides an introduction to doing business in emerging markets. The unique aspects of emerging markets and challenges for businesses will be assessed. Having explored and examined common issues in global emerging markets, students apply and analyze these issues in different country contexts.
BUSN 654
Globalisation and Business Strategy
3 Credits
This course creates the political, economic and technological context for global business. This course examines the effects of globalization, how governments and universities address both positive and negative effects of globalization, how businesses organize to operate in the world, and how growth and development can be sustainable.
BUSN 655
Conflict Analysis, Mediation and Negotiation
3 Credits
Conflict analysis, resolution and mediation presents theories, strategies and styles – within International, Organizational and employee context. In addition to the theory and exercises presented in class, students practice negotiating with role- playing simulations that cover a range of topics, including difficult situations such as cross-cultural mentoring and an emergency. The course covers conflict management as a first party and as a third party: third-party skills include helping others deal directly with their conflicts, mediation, investigation, arbitration, and helping the system change as a result of a dispute.
BUSN 659
Risk Assessment in Conflict Regions
3 Credits
This course is a specially designed, interactive seminar to introduce students in the field of Business Management to the impact of geopolitics on economic and financial interests and strategic investments. The seminar focuses on several regions experiencing conflicts to project the major trends to expect in the coming year and decade. It covers areas such as the Greater Middle East, North Africa, Sahel, Europe, Russia and the Caucasus as well as parts of Latin America. The seminar will bring input and information from the field of comparative conflict to the field of economic strategic planning. A unique offering of BAU, the seminar is comprised of lectures, interactive exercises and guest speakers.
ECON 505
3 Credits
This course encompasses both Microeconomics (the impact of economic decisions made by individuals and firms) and Macroeconomics (the study of large-scale economic factors). As such, the course examines (a) the concepts of supply, demand, market equilibrium, and competition and the impact that external forces such as taxation, government policy, and globalization have on them; and (b) economic growth, inflation, unemployment, savings, and investment to understand how these factors interact to impact the business cycle and overall national income.
ECON 580
Human Resource Economics for Business
3 Credits
(PREREQUISITE: ECON 505 ECONOMICS) This course provides a survey of the concepts and techniques for the analysis and management of human resources in business. Topics covered include: labor market analysis, labor supply and demand analysis, setting hiring standards, the hiring process, worker productivity, human capital theory and pay scales, turnover and layoffs, information and signaling, seniority and motivation, how labor market discrimination affects wages and employment and policies to deal with it, managing employee benefits, the economics of minimum wages, job evaluation and the role of unions in human resource management.
ECON 655
Economics of International Development
3 Credits
(PREREQUISITE: ECON 505) The course investigates macro models of development. It explains disparities in income across countries. It explores various markets in developing countries, with an emphasis on understanding market failures and potential corrective policies. It also focuses on the role of the state in processes of development.
ECON 656
Geographic Information Science (GIS)
3 Credits
Geographic Information Science (GIS) has emerged as a powerful data visualization and analysis discipline. This course investigates how GIS is currently being used and applies it to understand better and address environmental problems, as well as manage and conserve natural resources. The lectures discuss the basic and current applications of GIS using environmental datasets, maps, modeling, and analysis. It also examines impediments to GIS. Environmental GIS datasets deal with several applications, from the simple Digital Elevation Model to the Land use Land-change, or Solar Analysis. Specific topics include climate change, biodiversity conservation, forest management, soils management, agriculture, natural hazards, water resources, environmental challenges in an urban environment, and alternative energy.
ECON 657
International Economics
3 Credits
(PREREQUISITE: ECON 505) This course is an introduction to the field of international economics. It is designed to familiarize students with basic concepts about the international dimensions of economics in today’s world. It affords a strong foundation for more advanced courses, addressing a variety of topics in international economics, including analysis of modern trade theories and issues concerning international competitive strategy. It also investigates the effect of trade patterns and commercial policy on domestic business activity and the influence of macroeconomic policies across nations. Other topics include gains from trade and their distribution; analysis of protectionism; strategic trade barriers; trade deficits vs. surpluses; exchange rate determination; and government intervention in foreign exchange markets.
ECON 665
US Economic and Trade Policy
3 Credits
This course discusses current issues of international economics and how the growing integration of national economies has changed the way the world works. The course framework is built upon theoretical models of microeconomics (and macroeconomics) to analyze some of the most important issues of the international economic environment of the past fifty years, with particular emphasis on the role of U.S. trade policy and of U.S. relations with its trade partners.
ECON 670
Urban Economics, Finance, and Governance
3 Credits
Urban economics deals with a range of important questions dealing with origin, size and performance of cities. Some of the most interesting issues include: Why do firms and human beings cluster in cities? Why do some cities grow faster than other? How has history been shaped through urbanization? What are the challenges for cities in developing and developed countries? How technology and innovation in design can solve urban problems? Why other countries and cities could not develop another Silicon Valley? What are various models of governing cities? How to make cities more competitive? This course is designed to help students to engage with these questions among others by utilizing theories and principles drawn from economics, urban policy, and urban governance. Cities are facing a set of challenges such as climate change, inequality and demography. At the same time cities are finding new ways to find solutions to these problems. The unique nature of city as a unit of policymaking makes urban economic development and governance an important area to understand these developments.
FINC 573
Money and Banking
3 Credits
(PREREQUISITE: ECON 505) This course provides an overview of the structure and performance of banking universities, the evolving role of central banks in monitoring and supervising financial intermediaries, and the role of money and monetary policy in influencing inflation, interest rates, and the economy. The changing structure and regulation of financial systems will be discussed as well as the challenges faced by the financial system in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The various objectives of central banking are analyzed, including regulatory functions, monetary policy, and exchange rate policy. The nature of --and impact of-- money on the economy is explained and the effects of money demand and supply on inflation and aggregate demand are introduced using macroeconomic models.
FINC 621
Financial Investment Strategies
3 Credits
(PREREQUISITE: ECON 505) The main objective of this course is to study fundamental concepts of investments in financial markets. The course provides a survey of the theory and evidence relevant to investment strategies. Topics include asset allocation and portfolio diversification, long-short strategies, margin transactions, factor models, long-horizon investing, hedge funds, mutual funds, behavioral finance, performance evaluation, trading, models, valuation of assets, and the pricing of financial instruments, including derivatives.
FINC 647
International Financial Institutions
3 Credits
This course examines international financial institutions and dynamics between the public and private sectors. It begins with an overview of the role, mechanics and main channels of financial intermediation. It then turns to developing students’ understanding of inherent risks and fragilities of international financial institutions, along with the safeguards that have been established to mitigate them, both nationally and internationally. It reviews the development of and interaction between international and domestic financial markets, as well as the evolving relationship between the public and private sectors. It examines how several financial crises, particularly that of 2007, have made people rethink macroeconomics and modify the system of international financial institutions.
FINC 649
Global Financial Markets
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to extend the principles of finance from a single-country setting to a multinational setting. This includes foreign exchange (spot, forward and futures) transactions, swaps, and synthetic securities. International and global banking institutions will be surveyed and their role in domestic and global financial intermediation examined. International parity relationships will be studied, including interest rate and purchasing power parities. The role of political risk and default risk in international finance will also be discussed. The role of global financial markets in accomplishing an optimal allocation of economic resources around the world is a central issue covered throughout the course. Case studies, group work and interactive class discussions will be emphasized. Throughout the course, relevant current events are examined and used to illustrate and reinforce discussion points.
FINC 660
Global Financial Ethics
3 Credits
This seminar covers the financial code of ethics and addresses sustainable financing, socially responsible investment (SRI) issues, ethical banking, and legal and practical aspects of integrating environment, social justice, and corporate governance (ESG) issues to institutional investment. The seminar gives a detailed overview of major institutional actors, key players in European and global networks in the field of banking and sustainable financing, and the international standards in the fight against tax avoidance and money-laundering. This course is highly practice-oriented; each module contains at least one field visit to a corresponding local organization or NGO.
MGMT 532
Strategic Management
3 Credits
The performance of firms is rarely uniform. Some do better than others. Strategy differences help explain this phenomenon. The scope of a firm’s operations (that is, its product and service markets) and how it competes within that scope are two issues relating to its strategy. This course is a theoretical, quantitative exploration of industry structure, industry dynamics, and business and corporate strategy. It evaluates firm competition, strategy, and performance from a firm-centric perspective, and it assumes a familiarity with finance, accounting, information technology, and marketing. Grounded in economics and quantitative analysis, this course uses concepts such as supply and demand, marginal, average, and total costs and revenues as a conceptual framework for understanding strategy in modern, for-profit firms.
MGMT 533
Blockchain Technology and Business Management
3 Credits
A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the new technology is being applied in a variety of contexts to facilitate business organization and management as well as policy institutions. It eliminates intermediaries, reduces transaction costs and improves efficiency enormously. This course provides an introduction to blockchains and applies it in a variety of business and policy contexts.
MGMT 610
Advertising Management
3 Credits
This course is an introductory study of advertising from the specific point of view of Account Management within the advertising agency. It involves the understanding and appreciation of proper strategies-- Advertising, Creative and Media as bases for correct, effective and efficient advertising campaigns in the Philippines. It also examines fully the roles played by the different department of an agency and the various segments of the advertising industry that pertain to each of them. This course will benefit future advertising practitioners whether as account managers in ad agencies, or as advertising or brand managers of clients, or as heads of their own companies.
MGMT 611
The Entrepreneurial Manager
3 Credits
This course helps students increase their understanding of entrepreneurship and small business management. It investigates the management of startups and small companies. Particularly useful to those seeking to start a new business, work within an entrepreneurial firm, or invest in or advise entrepreneurial endeavors, it addresses aspects of entrepreneurship such as identifying strong business opportunities, obtaining funding for and starting a new endeavor, growing a company and maximizing rewards. The course also investigates how entrepreneurial endeavors can benefit society.
MGMT 612
Non-Profit Management
3 Credits
This course is a graduate level general introduction to the theory and practice of effective management of nonprofit organizations, with a heavy emphasis on practical application. Real world examples and experiences will be used to ensure that the academic lessons translate to the nonprofit experience. We will address some of the pertinent management issues of the often-overlooked trillion dollar nonprofit sector (also known as the Third Sector) that includes education, research, health care, art, culture, religion, communications, social welfare and services, advocacy, legal services, international assistance, foundations and mutual benefit professional and trade associations.
MGMT 614
Managing Innovation
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the dynamics of industries driven by technological innovation. It enables students to think strategically about technological innovation and new product development and deployment. The course addresses topics such as fiercely competitive industries; choosing optimal innovation projects; choosing between remaining independent or forming partnerships, along with considerations for developing the best strategies for collaboration; choosing between protecting proprietary technologies or promoting rapid dissemination in order to take advantage of potential accompanying benefits; the advantages and limitations of increasing flexibility and, thereby, responsiveness; and improvement of new product development capabilities.
MGMT 615
3 Credits
This course considers the rising practice of Intrapreneurship, which, in general terms, is the application of entrepreneurship to developing new ventures within an existing firm. Examining Intrapreneurship as a corporate strategy, the course relates Intrapreneurship to other functions such as Corporate Venturing, New Product Development (NPD), Research & Development (R&D) and Corporate Labs; examines Entrepreneurship for clues to the successful practice of Intrapreneurship; explores actual Intrapreneurial ventures with practicing executives; and helps students develop an “Intrapreneurial Toolset.”
MKTG 615
Marketing Analytics
3 Credits
This course will focus on developing marketing strategies and resource allocation decisions driven by quantitative analysis. Topics covered include market segmentation, market response models, customer profitability, social media, paid search advertising, product recommendation systems, mobile geo-location analysis, media attribution models, and resource allocation. The course will draw on and extend students’ understanding of issues related to integrated marketing communications, pricing, digital marketing, and quantitative analysis. The course will use a combination of cases, lectures, and a hands-on project to develop these skills.
MKTG 618
Digital Marketing, Social Media & E-Commerce
3 Credits
This course will help you to understand and evaluate digital marketing and social media methods and approaches as well as key e-commerce business models from a variety of perspectives—as analysts, consumers, entrepreneurs, managers, and investors. That is, we tend to emphasize fundamental concepts and principles, rather than specific tactics or the latest emerging tool or platform (which may have shorter “shelf life”). We achieve this by emphasizing the importance of theory and empirical analysis and digging into some of the key findings from social science and business research.
MKTG 622
3 Credits
(Pre-requisite MKTG 512) Smart pricing is a critical aspect of a company’s efforts to create value for the customer. It is a matter of significant importance to marketing executives. A thorough understanding of pricing strategies constitutes critical knowledge for anyone interested in running their own business or pursuing a career in product management, financial management, or various other areas. Through case analysis and real- world pricing problems, this course addresses the practical needs of the marketing manager.
MKTG 641
Brand Management
3 Credits
This class provides students a fundamental understanding of how to build, measure, and manage a brand. After completing this course students will be able to overcome the situations and challenges frequently encountered by brand managers, they will be informed about the concepts and analytical techniques commonly used by brand managers, and they will be able to develop and implement new brand strategies effectively.
POLS 610
Global Affairs and Foreign Policy
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to techniques and theories for analyzing and understanding how governments make foreign policy decisions. The course will to survey the leading theories on foreign policy decision-making to provide an avenue for addressing questions such as: What role do personalities play in the process? Does the bureaucracy have an impact? Where do questions of national identity and ambition fit in? How does the form of political regime - democratic or authoritarian - impact the decision-making process? What impact do external factors and structural constraints have on foreign policy decision-making? The course will also focus on participation and application of the theories.
POLS 642
3 Credits
Students will learn of the origins, evolution, complexities and trends in international trade agreements and organizations. This necessarily requires an analysis of how trade negotiations are carried out and their objectives, the role of regional versus multilateral trade agreements, the World Trade Organization and other international institutions, and trends in globalization. Students will utilize case studies to examine both nations and institutions.
POLS 643
World Energy Politics
3 Credits
This course addresses the economics and politics of energy globally. Using case studies, students will look at both national energy resources, policies and trends but also regional and international policies and trends that affect energy supply and demand. The course will pay particular attention to traditional energy supplies, renewables, and uses of energy supplies politically.
POLS 645
Transnational Security
3 Credits
What sorts of transnational security challenges do states face in the information age, and how do they manage these threats? Global threats such as nuclear proliferation, climate change, environmental degradation, refugee streams, or infectious diseases do not stop at national borders. Terrorist and criminal networks not only transcend international borders, but also go beyond traditional state jurisdictions and stove-piped hierarchies. This course will analyze the nature of the challenges and look at the policy, legal, and institutional mechanisms the United States and other countries have found/must find to manage and counter these threats.
POLS 647
International Law
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the field of international law. It is designed to familiarize students with basic concepts about the international dimensions of law in today’s world. It affords a strong foundation for more advanced courses, addressing a variety of topics in public international law, private international law, and comparative law. Students learn about the sources of international law and issues relating to the use of force and international human rights. The course also investigates the matters of international business transactions, international economic and environmental law, and how issues of international law play out in domestic courts.
POLS 651
Policy Formulation and Implementation
3 Credits
This course focuses on how to form and implement policies. Students will learn about the creation of laws, how they are carried out, and specifically how they apply to business and economics.
POLS 652
Gender, Development and Globalization
3 Credits
This course introduces major issues facing women and men around the world who are marginalized by inequitable structures and processes of globalization. Students will investigate development case studies within the context of global gender policies and social issues, especially by looking at the way women are impacted by issues related to education, health care, local and global economies, and the environments. Students will develop valuable quantitative and qualitative social science research skills and will discuss and debate critical issues. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: analyze and describe ways in which gender plays a role in economics, social inequality, and development; and use quantitative and qualitative research methods.
POLS 659
International Courts, Tribunals, Commercial Arbitrations, and the WTO
3 Credits
This course explores the rules, practice, and jurisprudence of various international courts and tribunals. It reviews key commonalities and differences with a view to better understanding and evaluating current and possible future courts and tribunals. It also focuses on the legal obligations and policy underpinnings of the World Trade Organization and its agreements. It concentrates on the substance of WTO agreements while examining the context in which they were negotiated and discussing cases in which WTO provisions have been interpreted and applied.

To apply to Bay Atlantic University, the following materials are required:

Completed Online Application

Undergraduate Transcripts (official or officially notarized copy)

Photocopy of Government-Issued ID (international students need a passport, undocumented students need proof of residency)

— Application fee $45

Additional Documents for International Students:

Bank Statement (to show proof of adequate financial resources)

*If the bank statement is not in applicant’s name a Sponsorship Letter is required
*If the applicant has any dependents Passport Copies & Additional Materials may be required

Official Bachelor Degree Transcript (to show Bachelor’s degree credentials)

*If the Bachelor’s degree was issued by a foreign institution of higher education, the applicant must provide an evaluation of the transcript from a NACES-member ( or an AICE member ( credential evaluation service to establish U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor’s degree.  The evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation of the transcript.
*If the Bachelor’s degree transcript is not in English, the applicant must provide a certified English translation.
*If the transcript does not clearly indicate the degree awarded, the applicant must provide a notarized copy of the college or university diploma.

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Proof of English Language Proficiency (below)

All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency. This requirement is waived if the applicant has completed four years of education at an English-language tertiary school. Otherwise, English language proficiency can be established by providing an official score report for one of our approved standardized English proficiency tests. Below are the tests and minimum scores accepted:

IELTS: 7.0
TOEFL: 600, 250, 100
TOEIC: 800
BAU Placement Test: 80 (offered on campus)
Duolingo: 90
Pearson (PTE): 53
Mentora College Intensive English Program: Pass 500C Course

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Graduation Requirements

The MBA degree is earned by completing the program course requirements of 36 credit hours (12 courses of 3 credit hours), of which 24 credits are core courses and 12 credits are concentration elective courses. To qualify for the MBA degree, students must meet all core and concentration elective credit requirements.

Students should meet the following minimum requirements to qualify for a graduate degree:
Minimum Passing Grade Per Course B-
CGPA 3.00
Total Required Credits 36

1.  Students enrolled in the undergraduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the graduate degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
2. The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the graduate program is 54 credits.
3. An undergraduate student may transfer up to 50% of credits earned at accredited institutions.

There is not a fixed program cost. The Board has the authority to change tuition and fees for each academic year. Such changes are announced to students via email, on the Academic Catalog, and on the webpage.

In 2022-2023 academic year, tuition per credit is $1,125. Students pay the total of the credits they enroll each semester.

In 2023-2024 academic year, tuition per credit will be $1,200. Students pay the total of the credits they enroll.

Description Fee
Application/Admissions Fees
Application fee $45
Deferral fee $45
Admission Confirmation Deposit (refundable if visa is denied) $200
Mandatory Semester Fees
Student activities and services fee $125
Technology fee $135
Mandatory one-time Fees
Student ID card $18
As-applicable Fees
Late registration fee $75
English Proficiency Test $35
Replacement Student ID card $18
Transcript processing fee $10 (per transcript)
Returned check fee $30
Late payment fee $25
Cancellation fee* $100
International postage of documents $130
Cap and Gown Fee $130
Diploma / Graduation fee $100
Diploma Replacement fee $100
Administrative Services Fee** $1,500

*When students cancel their enrollment within 3 business days of the beginning of a semester

**Only students who receive full tuition assistance or scholarship of any kind defined in the tuition assistance and scholarship section are required to pay.

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