Master of Business Administration General Online

Develop and strengthen the leadership skills and knowledge necessary for professional advancement across the evolving business spectrum.

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Program Overview

Learn what our 100% Online MBA program can do for you

Total Tuition: $28,050*
Program Duration: As few as 14-16 months
Credit Hours: 33-42

The innovative Master of Business Administration General online program is designed for professionals from diverse backgrounds who may or may not have formal business training.

La Salle's online MBA provides greater flexibility and convenience to accommodate working professionals' busy lifestyles while leveraging the latest teaching and learning technologies to provide experience with real-world applications. The MBA faculty at La Salle will challenge students to maximize their opportunities for success via a curriculum that stresses the interaction of theoretical knowledge with practical experience and shared ideas.

Graduates of the online MBA – General will:

  • Enhance your strengths in critical and strategic thinking while integrating business disciplines to achieve strategic objectives
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear, concise and well-organized professional presentation of a business issue
  • Enhance your strengths in critical and strategic thinking while integrating business disciplines to achieve strategic objectives
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear, concise and well-organized professional presentation of a business issue

Upon completion of the online MBA – General degree program, you will be prepared for management roles in a variety of settings, including:

  • Business operations
  • Health care
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Information systems
  • Business analysis
  • Business operations
  • Health care
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Information systems
  • Business analysis

Accreditation:

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The La Salle University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation.

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Total Tuition: $28,050*
Program Duration: As few as 14-16 months
Credit Hours: 33-42

Accreditation:

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The La Salle University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation.

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Tuition

Discover how cost-effective our programs are at La Salle

Our MBA General online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $28,050*
Per Credit Hour: $850

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $28,050*
Per Credit Hour: $850

Calendar

Chart your path with these important dates for our online students

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 8/15/22
Next Class Start Date: 8/29/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer I5/23/225/9/225/13/225/18/225/20/227/17/228 weeks
Fall I8/29/228/15/228/19/228/24/228/26/2210/23/228 weeks
Fall II10/24/2210/10/2210/14/2210/19/2210/21/2212/18/228 weeks
Spring 11/17/231/2/231/6/231/11/231/13/233/12/238 weeks
Spring 23/20/233/6/233/10/233/15/233/17/235/11/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 8/15/22
Next Class Start Date: 8/29/22

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Admissions

Check the qualifications for our online MBA program

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration General online program are evaluated on a holistic basis. The Admissions Committee takes into account interest, aptitude and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GMAT waiver available
  • Professional resume detailing professional experience

This program adheres to the accreditation standards established by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Prior to evaluation by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit the following:

  • For admission evaluation, you will need to submit the transcript from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree and, if applicable, Master’s degree. You will be notified if you need to submit additional transcripts for advising purposes.
  • Professional resume
  • The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived based upon an applicant’s academic and professional background.

Documentation can be sent via email to [email protected]. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Courses

View the degree plan for our online Master of Business Administration program

For the MBA General online, the curriculum is comprised of a maximum of 14 courses (42 credit hours)—depending on prior academic and professional experience—including three foundation courses, four core courses, three specialization courses in any discipline, four executive perspectives courses, and the integrative capstone course.

Students who have not completed equivalent coursework must complete the following courses (2 credit hours each). Students who have completed undergraduate foundation courses in accounting, finance and economics, and received a grade of "B" or better in each, will receive a waiver from all foundation courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Financial Accounting: This course is an introductory study of financial accounting. This includes studying basic accounting language and concepts, recording financial transactions, and preparing and interpreting financial statements. Reporting and analyzing operating income, operating assets, and owner financing is also emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course serves as an introduction to the financial system and its relationship to domestic and international business activity financing. Financial market components and phenomena such as financial instruments, institutions, the flow of funds, market efficiency, interest rate determination and term structure, exchange rates, and government policy are analyzed. An introduction is given to the concept of financial asset valuation and the time value of money.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course explores issues pertaining to the operation of businesses and the markets in which they operate. Among these are the behavior of consumers, the determinants of prices and production levels, profit maximization, the efficiency of market outcomes, and market failures. The course applies economic thinking to issues like cost/benefit analysis, the maximization of consumer satisfaction, risk analysis, economic inequality, international trade, and government regulation of markets.
Students must complete the following courses. Students with an undergraduate business degree, plus a major in the following disciplines, can waive the corresponding core course: Marketing (MBA 690), Accounting (MBA 691), Finance (MBA 692), and Business Analytics (MBA 693).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course shows how the techniques of marketing management can be used to attract and satisfy customers while building long-term business profitability. Topics include (1) market, consumer and competitive analysis; (2) segmentation, targeting and positioning; (3) product development, pricing, promotion and distribution; and (4) marketing strategy and planning.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the firm's management accounting system as its primary information system. It examines the problems of cost measurement, planning, coordination, control and performance evaluation. It explores how accounting systems address business problems and evolve in response to the changing economic environment. The course will relate ethical and global issues to managerial accounting topics. Students will explore and analyze real-world data and apply their gained knowledge to contemporary managerial accounting problems and cases. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a survey course focusing on how managers can construct a decision-making process that maximizes the value of the firm. Because the majority of financial decisions require an estimate of future events, considerable time will be spent investigating how to achieve the above objectives, subject to the constraints of an uncertain future. Outside readings, case studies, and text material will be used to integrate current financial theory with pragmatic financial decision making. A working knowledge of the basic concepts in finance, accounting and statistics is assumed. The use of an electronic spreadsheet is needed for homework assignments and case analysis. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the growing field of business analytics. Business analytics is the use of data, information technology, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods and models to support effective organizational problem solving and informed decision making. The course includes methods, tools and techniques for summarizing and visualizing historical data, which is relevant to descriptive analytics–the use of data to find out what has happened in the past or is currently happening; methods, tools and techniques for extracting information from existing data in order to determine patterns, which is relevant to predictive analytics–the use of data to find out what will happen in the future; and methods, tools and techniques for optimization, which is relevant to prescriptive analytics - the use of data to determine the best course of action in the future. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Students can tailor their degree program to their interests and professional goals by choosing three of the following courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides practicing and potential managers and consultants with an exposure to organizational change programs. It focuses upon the change process by addressing organizational diagnosis, implementation of change, and the evaluation process.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers a broad overview of finance topics from a data analytics perspective. Students will learn the ins and outs of applied data analysis and a conceptual framework for thinking about data from both a statistical and machine-learning perspective with applications in finance. Students will learn to understand and apply concepts like capturing and analyzing new sources of financial data, building predictive models, and running simulations of market events, using concepts of data analysis and probability in investment science, risk management, valuations, rates of return and profitability analysis. The course aims to provide a theoretical and practical framework in which students will be challenged to solve real-world problems in the finance field and gain familiarity with commonly used stochastic models.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a comprehensive macro approach to health delivery systems and the competencies required to manage this transforming industry. Students will examine current and future health utilization trends from the perspective of the provider, consumer, insurer and regulator. Particular attention will be given to how these stakeholders impact the role of the manager in a health systems organization. The course will examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of our current system compared to other nations. We will explore the delivery of health services associated with population and public health and how behavior influences the provision of these services. The course will highlight the logistics of the health care system, its organization, workforce makeup, finances, its cost and related value, and how technology and information systems impact the industry. The course will also provide an overview of the future of health care delivery in the United States and health care policy.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is built from the premise that technology has changed the role of the accountant. A heightened awareness of systems, technology, and data analysis is becoming increasingly required of individuals in the different accounting fields. Data has proliferated in business, and managers and accountants need to understand the implications for decision-making and tap into the data to provide better insights into a firm/client/customer/supplier, etc. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of data analytic thinking and terminology as well as hands-on experience with data analytics tools and techniques. Students should leave this course with the skills necessary to translate accounting and business problems into actionable proposals that they can competently present to managers and data scientists. While there will be some use of tools in this course, the focus of this class is on concepts, not algorithms or statistical math.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course offers an enhanced understanding of accounting information and enterprise resource planning systems and is suitable for all MBAs. It includes hands-on experience with a traditional accounting system and with SAP, along with weekly discussion of current topics, including privacy and security issues, disaster recovery, anti-fraud and audit resources, and XBRL. Prerequisite: MBA 691 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course in advanced managerial accounting focuses on commonly used accounting methods and techniques used in making business decisions. Topics covered are measurements of divisional performance, revenue and pricing decisions, production decisions, decisions concerning resource levels, and capital budgeting decisions. Students work with complex problems and cases on both an individual and group basis. Prerequisite: MBA 691
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the perspective of preparers of financial statements covering financial statement preparation with an emphasis on the areas of financial accounting that are problematic, including revenue recognition, expense allocation, inventories, post-employment benefits, leases, and stock options. Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: MBA 601
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of business application programming for business analytics using selected high-level languages such as R, Python, and Hadoop. Emphasis is placed on identifying the capabilities and limitations of statistical computing languages for big data. Students will learn skills and techniques to solve big data problems through a series of steps that involve identification of problems, design of the solution logic, formal representation of program specifications, and implementation. The focus is on accessing data from multiple sources, manipulating different types of programming objects, performing character manipulation, and generating reports. Students will design and develop several computer programs throughout the term.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is about structured analysis and design methodology for complex business systems. Students become familiar and use Entity Relationship Diagram, Data Structure Diagram, Data Flow Diagram, Data Dictionary, and Process Specifications to develop Systems Specifications. These specifications are utilized as the blueprint to develop and implement relational databases and explore the Structured Query Language (SQL) used to manipulate and operate the database. Prerequisite: MBA 693.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on data warehousing and data mining in organizations. Topics covered in the course include: data warehousing and mediation techniques aimed at integrating distributed, heterogeneous data sources; data mining techniques such as rule-based learning, decision trees, association rule mining, and statistical analysis for discovery of patterns in the integrated data; and evaluation and interpretation of the mined patterns using visualization techniques. Prerequisite: MBA 693.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to decision making and problem solving with simulation and optimization tools and techniques. Students learn to formulate and construct a decision model with spreadsheets and use the optimization tools, Monte Carlo simulation, and sensitivity analysis to generate and interpret solutions. The course covers different types of optimization and simulation models, including linear programming, sensitivity analysis, integer linear programming, goal programming, multiple objective optimization, simulation modeling, and queuing theory.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
One of the skills that characterize great business data analysts is the ability to communicate practical implications of quantitative analyses to any kind of audience member. In this course, students will learn how to visualize data, tell a story, and explore data by reviewing the core principles of data visualizing and dashboarding. The course aims to focus on effective and high impact visualizations of common data analyses to help them convey conclusions directly and clearly. Students will be able to get practiced in designing and persuasively presenting business “data stories” that use these visualizations, helping stakeholders make decisions and take action based on their business data capitalizing on design principles.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an examination of modern financial markets. Specifically, we discuss the largest financial intermediaries including commercial banks, finance companies, securities firms, investment banks, mutual funds and hedge funds with a focus on balance sheet structures, regulation and current issues and trends. We also examine various financial instruments, derivatives and off-balance sheet activities that are useful from a risk-management perspective within the industry. Prerequisite: MBA 692.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on current practice and recent theoretical developments. It deals with the characteristics of individual securities and portfolios, criteria and models for alternative portfolio composition, criteria for evaluation and measurement of performance, and the impact of government regulation. The evaluation of current theory, its significance for the financial management decision making, and the consideration of relevant empirical evidence are covered. Prerequisite: MBA 692.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current developments in global financial markets and instruments from the perspective of firm management. Topics include an overview of foreign security markets, trends in foreign exchange risk management, and the impact of international debt on multinational firms. Prerequisite: MBA 692.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This survey course provides an overview of the major areas of human resource management, including HR strategy and planning, EEO laws, job analysis and competency models, recruiting, selection, training, performance appraisal and management, job design, compensation, benefits, and labor relations. The focus is on both the line manager's and the human resource professional's role in creating a culture that attracts, rewards and retains the talent necessary to ensure business success. Prerequisite: MBA 810.
Duration: 7.5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to teach students how to manage the growing multicultural workforce in the United States. Students will be exposed to the basic concepts and issues of intercultural communication and cross-cultural relations; explore the challenges that managing cultural diversity presents to organizations and individuals associated with them; gain awareness of the issues related to ethnocentrism, racism, sexism, and ageism; develop an understanding and appreciation for people from Hispanic and Asian cultures; discuss current techniques used in cultural analysis; and read and evaluate research in the field of cultural diversity.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore a topic of contemporary interest related to management and leadership. Topics will vary and may include Performance Management: Challenges, Trends, and Controversies; Conflict and Negotiations; What Every Business Student Should Know about Workplace Rights and Responsibilities; and Managing by Design. Because the topic of this course will change, it can be repeated for additional credit when taken as a different topic. Prerequisite: MBA 810; other prerequisite(s) may be required depending on the topic.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces today's most valuable marketing research and analytics methods and tools and offers a best-practice methodology for successful implementation. Hands on projects and case studies provide students an opportunity to apply the marketing research and analytics techniques for solving key problems, ranging from product development, segmentation, pricing, campaign management, brand valuation, and digital marketing strategy. Prerequisite: MBA 690.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the social, cultural, psychological and economic influences on consumer behavior. It looks at the applications of behavioral science principles to the development of marketing strategies. Prerequisite: MBA 690.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course offers a managerial view of the marketing function as it applies to the international field, describing and exploring the complexities, problems, and opportunities of worldwide marketing.
Students must take the following courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This experiential course emphasizes the importance of feedback and self-assessment for leadership development. It includes extensive assessment of each participant's management style and skills based on self-evaluations (using structured questionnaires, decision-making exercises, and role plays) and feedback from coworkers, faculty and other participants. Leadership development experiences emphasize time and stress management, individual and group problem solving, communication, power and influence, motivation, conflict management, empowerment and team leadership. Each participant identifies skills they need to develop and reports on efforts to develop those skills.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is about the manager's responsibilities for problem solving and decision making, and those areas in which information technology can be used to gain the insight needed to support selection of decision alternatives. Students learn about the role of data, information and knowledge in managerial problem solving and decision making. Transactional processing and database management systems (DBMS) are used to store, manage and retrieve data in organizations. Decision support system (DSS) tools and technologies (such as natural language programming and influence diagramming) are used to organize data into information for decision analytics. Expert systems (ES) are used to synthesize information into knowledge for knowledge management. Students are required to use DBMS, DSS and ES software packages in a hands-on environment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course integrates the areas of finance and accounting and is designed to provide students with the ability to analyze financial statements, understand the incentives of companies to manage earnings through their choices of accounting methods, understand the limitations to the usefulness of financial statements, and understand the value of financial statements in decision making from the perspective of investors, creditors and management. Prerequisite: completion of MBA core courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to explore the complex ethical, legal, cultural, political, social and economic issues confronting individuals, groups and organizations. We will use various models and theories to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address the issues of a diverse set of organizational stakeholders. Prerequisite: Completion of MBA foundation courses.
Students must take the following course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This integrative capstone course is designed to expose students to strategies that companies use to build and sustain competitive advantage in the global market. The course provides students with industry, competitor and business-level analytic tools that help students to assess factors that influence strategy formulation and strategy implementation in both domestic and global markets. Prerequisite: all required (non-specialization) course work.
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