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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Public and private corporations require the application of human, financial and economic assets to be effective, efficient and productive. Lincoln University’s accelerated, one-year, Master of Business Administration (MBA) program equips graduate students with the academic and experiential knowledge to contribute to and influence the strategic and operational direction of organizations in an innovative economy. In a highly competitive, dynamic transnational, 21st century global environment, the diversified MBA curriculum challenges students to expand and transform the boundaries of knowledge in the workplace.
The accelerated MBA program offers students the option of specializing in Finance and/or Human Resources Management. The finance concentration exposes students to a rigorous, multidisciplinary portfolio of theoretical and applied courses in economics, finance, banking, investment, and management. The human resources management concentration focuses on the strategic management of human capital assets that influence the financial, operational and competitive direction of the organization. Both concentrations provide students with an integrated body of knowledge for career advancement as leaders, managers and executives in private and public sector enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures. The MBA prepares students to develop critical problem-solving, decision-making and strategic management skills that are indispensable in the highly competitive global business environment of the 21st century. The MBA program is an important human capital investment for practitioners in private and public enterprises and for those who wish to pursue advanced graduate degrees and/or professional certifications beyond the master’s degree.
The assessment program goals are:
- Goal 1: Applied written and oral communication skills
Students will speak and write effectively and present or defend an independent research project that critically integrates the theoretical concepts of the program with their occupational, career and post-graduate interests.
- Goal 2: Analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Students will be creative and innovative thinkers in analyzing and interpreting differential and integrated enterprise scenarios and use this information to recommend, promote and influence strategic decision-making.
- Goal 3: Integration and application of interdisciplinary concepts and knowledge
Students will integrate and apply theories, models and practices across multiple business disciplines and functional areas in organizations.
- Goal 4: Legal issues, ethical values and responsibilities
Students will recognize ethical dilemmas, the legal issues that undergird business decisions and be able to propose recommendations that foster organizational solutions.
- Goal 5: The role and function of organizational enterprises in a global environment
Students will demonstrate awareness and appreciation of global issues and multicultural practices in business.
- Goal 6: Technology skills and information literacy
Students will apply information technology skills to complete assignments, solve analytical and quantitative problems and conduct scholarly research.
The accelerated MBA program delivers competitive, rigorous theoretical, empirical, experiential and applications-oriented epistemology in an offline, online or hybrid environment to a diverse public and private sector business and non-business student population. Students who successfully complete the program appropriate to their discipline will acquire competencies in the following areas:
- Proficiency in domestic and international management and leadership.
- Exposure to a multidisciplinary portfolio of applied courses in public and private sector enterprise management.
- Development of knowledge, skills and abilities to promote and influence organizational strategic initiatives.
- Optimization of theoretical, analytical and research skills to discover, construct and reconstruct knowledge.
- Research capability to integrate course concepts and theory with career, occupational and post-graduate interests.
- Contemporary and futuristic approaches and solutions to issues in global finance and human resources management.
- Promote, practice and integrate organizational ethics in institutional infrastructure.
- Entrepreneurial skills for idea creation and application in personal, for-profit and nonprofit enterprises.
Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.