Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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DESCRIPTION

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) aims to provide the student an opportunity to further enhance their business acumen by tying academic concepts to practical applications relevant to current real-world business challenges. The combination of analytical, quantitative, and strategic skills gained through the program provide a foundation from which multiple professional opportunities can be pursued. The program is designed to serve the needs of both fully employed and full-time students.

CONCENTRATION

Available concentrations:

  • Agribusiness (CIP Code 01.0102)
  • Business Analytics (CIP Code 30.7101)
  • Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism (CIP Code 52.0901)
  • Logistics Management (CIP Code 52.0203)
  • Luxury Brand Management (CIP Code 552.1902)
  • Management Information Systems (CIP Code 11.0101)

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to:

  1. Produce clear, concise, and compelling written business documents that communicate a logical, relevant, and professional assessment of business information in an effective manner. (ILO1)
  2. Deliver oral presentations that use effective content, organization, and delivery, accompanied by appropriate technology. (ILO2)
  3. Use critical thinking to identify viable options that can create short-term and long-term value for organizations and their stakeholders. (ILO3)
  4. Exhibit awareness of professional standards Christian ethical principles, and core personal values in business decision-making. (ILO5)
  5. Demonstrate information literacy when conducting research on an existing company, identify improvements that may be needed and provide a plan to implement the plan with identifiable metrics to measure for effect. (ILO6)

PROGRAM MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Education: IAU requires evidence of an earned bachelor degree in business, management, or administration. All degrees must be earned at an appropriately accredited institution or foreign equivalent. IAU understands the differing rigor of schools and grading scales around the world, and IAU evaluates prior academic credentials within their own context. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Experience: IAU recommends 3 years of full-time professional experience, including, but not limited to, private, public, for-profit, non-profit, start-ups, or established corporate organizations.

Information Technology: IAU requires students to possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU’s pedagogical model and conduct research at the undergraduate level.

Evidence of English Proficiency: IAU requires writing skills at the appropriate level. Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is essential to your success at IAU. If English is not the applicant’s native language, or if an applicant has not had their secondary education taught in English, they will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency. Since classes are taught in English, an applicant must demonstrate their ability to read, write and speak English.

Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 6 units:

  • Transfer Credit (TRC): 6 credits
  • Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 0 credits

CURRICULUM

MBA Program Requirements Sem.Hrs.
Core Component | 8 courses/24 Semester Hours MIS 500 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
ACC 500 Accounting for Managers 3
ECN 500 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Capstone Component | 1 course/3 Semester Hours BUS 700 MBA Capstone: Strategy & Competition 3
Internship Component Complete a minimum of TWO internships. 3
Elective Component | 9 Semester Hours 9
TOTAL MBA 36

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Complete the courses below to add a concentration to your MBA degree.

Agribusiness Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
AGR 500 Agricultural Management 3
AGR 520 Agricultural and Food Policy 3
MGT 620 Operations and Supply Chain 3

Business Analytics Major Courses Required Units
3 courses
9 units
MIS 555 Business Analytics 3
MIS 560 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 570 Applied Decision Making 3

Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
HTT 500 Global Hospitality & Tourism 3
HTT 505 Hotel Operations Management 3
HTT 510 Restaurant & Culinary Management 3

Logistics Management Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
MGT 605 Materials Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management and Supply Chain 3
MGT 630 Quality Management in the Supply Chain 3

Luxury Brand Management Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
MKT 560 Marketing & Consumer Behavior 3
MKT 580 Luxury Brand Management 3
MKT 590 Social Media and Digital Marketing 3
MKT 595 Event Management 3

Management Information Systems Courses Required Units
3 courses
9 units
MIS 550 Enterprise Resource Planning for Managers 3
MIS 560 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 580 IT Project Management 3

For the course descriptions, click here.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 36 semester units of the prescribed curriculum.
  2. Complete a minimum of TWO internships.
  3. Complete all required coursework with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
  5. F-1 students must maintain lawful status.

Concentrations Brief

Agribusiness (CIP Code 01.0102)

Agribusiness is the study of food consumers, retailers, marketers, processors and primary producers, with a focus on profitably managing the producer-to-consumer chain. This program gives students opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills and practice; develop their careers; and be able to deliver more profitable outcomes for agribusiness. Students learn to locate, analyze, interpret, synthesize and apply information to agribusiness problems and opportunities. Graduates demonstrate specialized knowledge of agribusiness management, and business and communication skills associated with their selected areas of study.

This program is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in agribusiness who wish to upgrade their management skills; those wishing to redirect their careers into agribusiness; and new graduates in either business or agricultural/rural science wishing to enhance their employment prospects or work towards a research-based higher degree.

Agribusiness professionals find employment with commodity traders, financial institutions, agribusiness companies and company run farms, government instrumentalities and regional and community development agencies.

Business Analytics (CIP Code 30.7101)

The Business Analytics major combines an MBA core with a specialization in analyzing data systems. Students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for the methodical exploration of data from a business or organization. In addition to the theoretical instruction, the business analytics courses have a hands-on component using practical exercises using SAP, Quickbooks, and databases, which will allow you to gain real-world experience as well as demonstrate to employers that you know how to apply your classroom learning in the field. This concentration is non-quantitative and does not require a computer science background. *Must have a Microsoft Windows OS PC or laptop to install SQL. Software provided.

Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism (CIP Code 52.0901)

The MBA with a concentration in Hospitality Travel Tourism program teaches the students with relevant management skills necessary for business administration management as well as advanced knowledge pertaining to the Travel & Tourism industry. The Travel & Tourism industry makes up about 10% of global GDP and people employed around the world. With the growth in the middle and upper-middle class in countries like China, India and many other countries, there are hundreds of millions of people who have stepped out of their cities or countries to experience many other cultures, countries, and places of history. Graduates of this specialization, work in hotels, hospitality and catering industry, international and national food chains, food-craft institutes.

Logistics Management (CIP Code 52.0203)

The MBA with a concentration in Logistics Management can help students understand the ins-and-outs of many parts of business operations. At its core, logistics management involves the movement of resources: whether it be goods, services, or people. Businesses in many different fields need logistics managers to optimize this flow and make it efficient. An MBA degree in Logistics can lead to a number of careers, including logistics manager, operations manager, logistics analyst, and more.

Luxury Brand Management (CIP Code 552.1902)

The MBA with a concentration in Luxury Brand Management enables you to develop and enhance the ability to successfully manage a luxury brand, product or services. Like many future students, you may be Wondering, what is an MBA in Luxury Management? Simply put, completion of this program awards you with a Masters in Business Administration degree that will provide you with opportunities for a career in the luxury sector. The courses cover a wide range of topics, including knowledge of luxury products, marketing trends and brand management.

The program will help you learn, experience and allow you to excel in the luxury Business. The benefits of earning an MBA in the luxury sector extend far beyond your paycheck. This degree will create opportunities to work in locations around the world, as well as with international co-workers and companies. This degree will increase your knowledge of luxury brands and your own creativity as well.

Management Information Systems (CIP Code 11.0101)

The MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) combines an MBA core with a specialization in information systems management. Students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for business administration management as well as advanced knowledge pertaining to information systems. In addition to the theoretical instruction, the business analytics courses have a hands-on component using SAP, Quickbooks, and databases, which will allow you to gain real-world experience as well as demonstrate to employers that you know how to apply your classroom learning in the field. This concentration is non-quantitative and does not require a computer science background. *Must have a Microsoft Windows OS PC or laptop to install SQL. Software provided.

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DESCRIPTION

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) aims to provide the student an opportunity to further enhance their business acumen by tying academic concepts to practical applications relevant to current real-world business challenges. The combination of analytical, quantitative, and strategic skills gained through the program provide a foundation from which multiple professional opportunities can be pursued. The program is designed to serve the needs of both fully employed and full-time students.

CONCENTRATION

Available concentrations:

  • Agribusiness (CIP Code 01.0102)
  • Business Analytics (CIP Code 30.7101)
  • Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism (CIP Code 52.0901)
  • Logistics Management (CIP Code 52.0203)
  • Luxury Brand Management (CIP Code 552.1902)
  • Management Information Systems (CIP Code 11.0101)

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to:

  1. Produce clear, concise, and compelling written business documents that communicate a logical, relevant, and professional assessment of business information in an effective manner. (ILO1)
  2. Deliver oral presentations that use effective content, organization, and delivery, accompanied by appropriate technology. (ILO2)
  3. Use critical thinking to identify viable options that can create short-term and long-term value for organizations and their stakeholders. (ILO3)
  4. Exhibit awareness of professional standards Christian ethical principles, and core personal values in business decision-making. (ILO5)
  5. Demonstrate information literacy when conducting research on an existing company, identify improvements that may be needed and provide a plan to implement the plan with identifiable metrics to measure for effect. (ILO6)

PROGRAM MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Education: IAU requires evidence of an earned bachelor degree in business, management, or administration. All degrees must be earned at an appropriately accredited institution or foreign equivalent. IAU understands the differing rigor of schools and grading scales around the world, and IAU evaluates prior academic credentials within their own context. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Experience: IAU recommends 3 years of full-time professional experience, including, but not limited to, private, public, for-profit, non-profit, start-ups, or established corporate organizations.

Information Technology: IAU requires students to possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU’s pedagogical model and conduct research at the undergraduate level.

Evidence of English Proficiency: IAU requires writing skills at the appropriate level. Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is essential to your success at IAU. If English is not the applicant’s native language, or if an applicant has not had their secondary education taught in English, they will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency. Since classes are taught in English, an applicant must demonstrate their ability to read, write and speak English.

Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 6 units:

  • Transfer Credit (TRC): 6 credits
  • Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 0 credits

CURRICULUM

MBA Program Requirements Sem.Hrs.
Core Component | 8 courses/24 Semester Hours MIS 500 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
ACC 500 Accounting for Managers 3
ECN 500 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Capstone Component | 1 course/3 Semester Hours BUS 700 MBA Capstone: Strategy & Competition 3
Internship Component Complete a minimum of TWO internships. 3
Elective Component | 9 Semester Hours 9
TOTAL MBA 36

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Complete the courses below to add a concentration to your MBA degree.

Agribusiness Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
AGR 500 Agricultural Management 3
AGR 520 Agricultural and Food Policy 3
MGT 620 Operations and Supply Chain 3

Business Analytics Major Courses Required Units
3 courses
9 units
MIS 555 Business Analytics 3
MIS 560 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 570 Applied Decision Making 3

Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
HTT 500 Global Hospitality & Tourism 3
HTT 505 Hotel Operations Management 3
HTT 510 Restaurant & Culinary Management 3

Logistics Management Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
MGT 605 Materials Management 3
MGT 620 Operations Management and Supply Chain 3
MGT 630 Quality Management in the Supply Chain 3

Luxury Brand Management Courses Required Units

3 courses
9 units
MKT 560 Marketing & Consumer Behavior 3
MKT 580 Luxury Brand Management 3
MKT 590 Social Media and Digital Marketing 3
MKT 595 Event Management 3

Management Information Systems Courses Required Units
3 courses
9 units
MIS 550 Enterprise Resource Planning for Managers 3
MIS 560 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 580 IT Project Management 3

For the course descriptions, click here.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 36 semester units of the prescribed curriculum.
  2. Complete a minimum of TWO internships.
  3. Complete all required coursework with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
  5. F-1 students must maintain lawful status.

Concentrations Brief

Agribusiness (CIP Code 01.0102)

Agribusiness is the study of food consumers, retailers, marketers, processors and primary producers, with a focus on profitably managing the producer-to-consumer chain. This program gives students opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills and practice; develop their careers; and be able to deliver more profitable outcomes for agribusiness. Students learn to locate, analyze, interpret, synthesize and apply information to agribusiness problems and opportunities. Graduates demonstrate specialized knowledge of agribusiness management, and business and communication skills associated with their selected areas of study.

This program is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in agribusiness who wish to upgrade their management skills; those wishing to redirect their careers into agribusiness; and new graduates in either business or agricultural/rural science wishing to enhance their employment prospects or work towards a research-based higher degree.

Agribusiness professionals find employment with commodity traders, financial institutions, agribusiness companies and company run farms, government instrumentalities and regional and community development agencies.

Business Analytics (CIP Code 30.7101)

The Business Analytics major combines an MBA core with a specialization in analyzing data systems. Students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for the methodical exploration of data from a business or organization. In addition to the theoretical instruction, the business analytics courses have a hands-on component using practical exercises using SAP, Quickbooks, and databases, which will allow you to gain real-world experience as well as demonstrate to employers that you know how to apply your classroom learning in the field. This concentration is non-quantitative and does not require a computer science background. *Must have a Microsoft Windows OS PC or laptop to install SQL. Software provided.

Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism (CIP Code 52.0901)

The MBA with a concentration in Hospitality Travel Tourism program teaches the students with relevant management skills necessary for business administration management as well as advanced knowledge pertaining to the Travel & Tourism industry. The Travel & Tourism industry makes up about 10% of global GDP and people employed around the world. With the growth in the middle and upper-middle class in countries like China, India and many other countries, there are hundreds of millions of people who have stepped out of their cities or countries to experience many other cultures, countries, and places of history. Graduates of this specialization, work in hotels, hospitality and catering industry, international and national food chains, food-craft institutes.

Logistics Management (CIP Code 52.0203)

The MBA with a concentration in Logistics Management can help students understand the ins-and-outs of many parts of business operations. At its core, logistics management involves the movement of resources: whether it be goods, services, or people. Businesses in many different fields need logistics managers to optimize this flow and make it efficient. An MBA degree in Logistics can lead to a number of careers, including logistics manager, operations manager, logistics analyst, and more.

Luxury Brand Management (CIP Code 552.1902)

The MBA with a concentration in Luxury Brand Management enables you to develop and enhance the ability to successfully manage a luxury brand, product or services. Like many future students, you may be Wondering, what is an MBA in Luxury Management? Simply put, completion of this program awards you with a Masters in Business Administration degree that will provide you with opportunities for a career in the luxury sector. The courses cover a wide range of topics, including knowledge of luxury products, marketing trends and brand management.

The program will help you learn, experience and allow you to excel in the luxury Business. The benefits of earning an MBA in the luxury sector extend far beyond your paycheck. This degree will create opportunities to work in locations around the world, as well as with international co-workers and companies. This degree will increase your knowledge of luxury brands and your own creativity as well.

Management Information Systems (CIP Code 11.0101)

The MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) combines an MBA core with a specialization in information systems management. Students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for business administration management as well as advanced knowledge pertaining to information systems. In addition to the theoretical instruction, the business analytics courses have a hands-on component using SAP, Quickbooks, and databases, which will allow you to gain real-world experience as well as demonstrate to employers that you know how to apply your classroom learning in the field. This concentration is non-quantitative and does not require a computer science background. *Must have a Microsoft Windows OS PC or laptop to install SQL. Software provided.

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