Master of Business Administration – Management Specialization Online

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Program Overview

Explore the La Salle online Management MBA

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

The Master of Business Administration – Management Specialization online program from La Salle University gives students the tools to thrive in a variety of management roles. Students will gain an overview of human resource and organizational management, including strategy and planning, as well as the ability to examine and apply research from behavioral economic, psychology, marketing and other disciplines to today's business problems.

This online management program features a curriculum that stresses the interaction of theoretical knowledge with practical experience and shared ideas. Working professionals gain greater flexibility and convenience to accommodate their busy lifestyles through the program's online format. The MBA faculty at La Salle will challenge students to maximize their opportunities for success while providing experience with real-world applications.

Graduates of the online MBA – Management will:

  • Develop your understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business
  • Learn to identify and analyze ethical and legal business dilemmas and the ability to recommend and defend appropriate solutions and strategies
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze current leadership style and the ability to develop and enhance leadership skills
  • Develop your understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business
  • Learn to identify and analyze ethical and legal business dilemmas and the ability to recommend and defend appropriate solutions and strategies
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze current leadership style and the ability to develop and enhance leadership skills

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

  • Business
  • Health care
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Logistics
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Athletics
  • Business
  • Health care
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Logistics
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Athletics

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.

Online MBA programs also available

La Salle University offers a variety of specialized MBA options. Check out all of our MBA online programs.

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

Invest in your future with La Salle’s affordable tuition

Our MBA – Management 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

Note 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
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

Follow the streamlined online Management MBA admission requirements

Applicants for the MBA – Management 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

Take a closer look at the online MBA – Management curriculum

For the MBA, Management online, the curriculum is comprised of a maximum of 14 courses (39 credit hours)—depending on prior academic and professional experience—including three foundation courses, four core courses, three management specialization courses, 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 must choose 3 from the following courses.

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
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: 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 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: 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.
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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