Master of Business Administration – General Concentration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a highly valued degree in the business world. USU’s MBA program combines business theory with practical skills that students can apply in their jobs on a daily basis. USU MBA students will gain a deep understanding of the functional areas of a business including finance and accounting, marketing, human resources and information technology. MBA students will develop leadership skills through courses in organizational behavior, business law and ethics, international/global management, strategic planning and organizational change and innovation. The MBA curriculum also teaches critical thinking and problem solving, project management, communication, teamwork and ethics.
USU’s MBA program provides working adults the opportunity to earn an advanced degree without interrupting their careers – or commute to classes. All MBA courses are offered both online and on-campus, providing students with the flexibility to attend a course anytime – and anywhere. Class participation is required, which allows students the opportunity to interact with and learn from the USU faculty and each other. The MBA program offers a flexible curriculum designed to maximize the amount of transfer credits that can be counted towards their degree.
|$12,420 (including fees)|
|Monthly Payment Plan:|
|$325 per month for 38 months|
Individuals wishing to enroll in the Masters of Business Administration degree program must apply and be admitted to the University. All admission materials must be submitted directly to the admissions office by the application deadline (if applicable). An application to USU includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Complete and submit an application for admission,
- Applicants must submit their official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution, and any post-bachelor degree institution(s); Programs with undergraduate prerequisites require official transcripts from the originating institution(s). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated, if applicable, by an acceptable evaluating agency.
- A member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
- A member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
- Nursing applicants may use the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
- Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Meet any program specific entrance requirements. See program specific admissions requirements.
- Complete an Enrollment Agreement.
Per Credit: $325
Estimated Tuition: $12,420 (including fees)*
Monthly Payment Plan: $325/month for 38 months
*Rate effective for students accepted on or after January 15th, 2018.
3 semesters/12-16 months
*Dependent on course load
United States University’s General Management MBA concentrations covers the “essential” business disciplines, including economics, talent acquisition and development, marketing, operations, information systems, accounting and finance, and business policy. In addition, the coursework explores and triangulates change and innovation, cross cultural management, international business, and project management.
Graduates develop skills that help them tackle common workplace obstacles. Students gain knowledge that enables them to create and implement strategic solutions that help build confidence to spearhead teams and projects. The General Management concentration can serve any current or future manager seeking to have a well-versed, relevant and very practical business education.
Master of Business Administration - General Concentration Total
Use of accounting data in corporate planning and control. Cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, pricing decisions and cost data, transfer pricing, activity-based management, performance measures, and standard costing.
This course emphasizes the business and organizational aspects of Information Systems (IS) to provide a competitive advantage, combining the knowledge of business technology. The course includes important topics related to IS, such as Foundations of IS, Data Analytics and Information Management, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Management and the types of IT Infrastructure used in organizations.
This core course focuses on levers for structuring, managing, and improving a firm’s recurring business operations processes to achieve competitive advantage in customer responsiveness, price, quality, and variety of products and services. Critical to effective management of operations is the ability to model decisions. Successful decision making requires the ability to structure complex problems, critically analyze options in a constantly changing world of work, and making the best decision given the information available. Students learn how to evaluate and apply analytical tools including optimization, simulation, and decision trees to examine and implement managerial decision models. Business applications include resource allocation, risk analysis and sequential decision-making through time.
Basic microeconomic principles used by firms, including supply and demand, elasticities, costs, productivity, pricing, market structure and competitive implications of alternative market structures. Market failures and government intervention. Public policy processes affecting business operations.
The financial management of an organization is critical to its long-term viability. In this course students are introduced to financial management concepts. Students will develop graduate level math skills and learn how financial analysis is used to make decisions. Topics covered include: ratio analysis, risk assessment, ROI, cost of capital, and the time value of money.
The primary responsibility of marketing management is to create a mutually beneficial exchange between a company and its customers and to sustain that exchange in a competitive marketplace. This course provides the opportunity for an in-depth review and analysis of the latest theories from psychology and behavioral decision-making, economics and industrial organization, statistics and management science that make up the basis of any marketing strategy that drives this mutually beneficial exchange. Building on the foundational concepts of marketing, students gain increased knowledge on the evolving field of practice related to all areas of organizational marketing.
In this course, students will study the changing role of the Human Resources function, and the impact this change is having on organizations. In addition, students will analyze current trends students will analyze current trends and issues facing the Human Resource professional, and the skills that will be required to be successful.
This is the final course in the MBA program. It is designed to have students demonstrate their understanding through a culminating experience promoting synthesis and application of business concepts and theories from all of their coursework. The United States University MBA core provides students with the essential foundation to build their business mastery: accounting and finance, talent acquisition and development, economics, marketing, operations, information systems, and business policy. The learning experience across the curriculum included principles and application of strategy and execution, ethical and legal considerations in the workplace, diversity, and change management.
Concentration Courses - General MBA Concentration
In today’s workplace, organizational change is a constant. It is essential that leaders are intentional about how change is designed and implemented to maximize organizational potential while being attentive to individuals and teams within the environment. In addition to analyzing principles and practices of organizational change, students will develop implementable organizational change strategies applying an innovative mindset that ultimately enhances organizational performance.
In this course, students will analyze the opportunities and challenges facing organizations as they operate in international markets. The course will also address how to lead organizations, whether domestic or internationally-based, that involves different languages, societal norms, business practices, and legal, political and economic systems.
This course examines the nature and complexities of international business and the most important international organizations and agreements. It addresses the multiple dimensions that determine the international environment (political, economic, social-cultural, environmental, and legal) and fosters students to assess and the methods that can be used by business to effectively and ethically deal with these factors. The course provides an opportunity for in-depth review and analysis of the latest theories and practices related to international business, always keeping the focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making based on relevant research, information literacy, applied technology, integration, ethical and diversity concerns.
Project Management Essentials introduces and provides an overview to the fundamental elements of effective project management, including the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) five processes and ten knowledge areas. Tools, methodologies, and sample questions, exercises, quizzes, and assignments are included in the modules of this class. The reading materials required for this class include a significant amount of information, however, our goal is to expose you to all the areas of project management and not expect you to be advanced project manager learners at the end of the course. As such, material you read and research should be understood to the level that you are capable of thoroughly answering the discussion questions, quizzes/exercises, and written assignments.