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Master of Business Administration Program

Master of Business AdministrationThe Master of Business Administration program offers a forward-thinking curriculum that provides students with a perspective in leadership, functional department integration, ethical management and risk assessment. The MBA program provides learners the opportunity to examine ethical and managerial issues in a respected learning environment supporting life-long learning.

The curriculum for the Master of Business Administration degree consists of 39 semester credits of graduate level course work with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for completion.

Upper Iowa University's online MBA program is divided into three areas of concentration:

  1. The Core is completed by each MBA student. The curriculum is a forward-thinking academic program developing comprehension and competence in financial risk, economics and change, innovation through sustainability, current legal implications, product improvement and market analysis. Students apply business theories and practice across all functional areas of an organization. Many courses include team work that prepares students to work in teams in the corporate world, a skill sought by many organizations.
  2. Each student chooses one of six areas of emphases: 
      • Accounting
      • Corporate Financial Management
      • Global Business
      • Human Resources Management
      • Organizational Development
      • Quality Management

Competencies in the specific emphasis areas are developed using a curriculum that combines theory and application giving the learner the knowledge and skills to assess business practices against theories and models, understand the creation of customer value and assess the impact of economic systems and regulations on functional responsibilities to develop leadership roles for sustainable business.

  1. The Research Seminar is a capstone experience. The learner prepares a researched report demonstrating the integration of knowledge and skills learned in the emphasis and throughout the program.

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Last Updated 8/16/13