Master of Business Administration
Departmental goals and objectives
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a professional graduate degree for individuals who aspire to positions of significant managerial and leadership responsibilities in organizations. The goals of the degree are to:
- Introduce students to contemporary managerial theory and practice;
- Strengthen analysis, problem solving, and leadership skills; and
- Provide a basis for lifelong growth and development as professional managers.
Consistent with the career aspirations of our students, the MBA curriculum focuses on four objectives. Students shall:
Understand key concepts and contemporary management theory and practice in the functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, and research methods;
Understand the importance and demonstrate the use of cross-functional approaches to solving organizational problems;
Demonstrate disciplined managerial skills, including analysis, planning, and implementation, while considering the impacts of technology, globalization, emerging markets, and diversity in organizations;
Build a foundation for constructive assessment and exercise of leadership, decision-making, team management, power, and communication skills.