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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Delivery

On Campus / Online

Total Credits

36

Tuition Per Year

$20,250

Duration

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.

Courses

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 concentration elective credits.

In addition, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.7 out of 4.0 to qualify for the Master’s degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
  • 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.
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.
ECON 505
Economics
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.
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 & Organization
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.
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.
CAPS 621
Capstone Project
3 Credits
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.
Entrepreneurship Concentration Courses
BUSN 601
Entrepreneurship
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.
BUSN 616
New Product Management
3 Credits
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.
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 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 612
Advertising 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.
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.
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
Pricing
3 Credits
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.
MGMT 615
Intrapreneurship
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.”
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 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.

 

Official Bachelor’s transcript (must be in English)

Photocopy of government-issued ID (International students need a passport)

2 letters of recommendation (from former teachers, employers, coaches, etc.)

Letter of Intent – 1-2 page essay on ONE of the following topics:

 

  • Describe, who you are, your purpose and goals, your accomplishments, and why you want to get a higher education degree.
  • What is the most meaningful contribution to others you have made in your life? How do you understand the value of it on others?
  • What is the biggest challenge you have had in your life and how have you dealt with it?
  • What character in history do you associate yourself most with and why?

 

Additional Documents (For International Students ONLY)

 

  • Bank statement showing proof of adequate financial resources
  • Sponsorship letter (if bank statement is not in the applicant’s name)
  • If the applicant has any dependents, passport copies and additional materials as necessary.
  • Proof of English language proficiency

 

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 (http://www.naces.org) or an AICE member (http://www.aice-eval.org) 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.

 

Proof of English language proficiency*

All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to Bay Atlantic University (BAU).  The requirement is waived if:

 

  • the applicant has completed four years of education at an English-language secondary school
  • the applicant has completed Mentora College’s 400C course with a passing grade

 

All other applicants must establish proficiency by providing an official score report of one of our approved standardized English proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELT, TOEIC)

 

EXAM SCORES:

IELTS – 6.0

Duolingo – 90

TOEFL – 80

TOEIC – 700

BAU Placement Test – 75

Mentora ESL Program – 500C Level

 

*For assistance of information on applying, please contact our Admissions team at [email protected]

**For our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://bau.edu/faq/

 

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
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.

Tuition & Fees

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (202) 644-2725 for more information.

Per Credit Hour                                                                     Yearly Tuition

$1,125                                                                                             $20,250






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