Master of Business Administration

MBA

Preparing Ethical Business Leaders

The Master of Business Administration degree program prepares ethical and effective business and management leaders to live out your calling in an increasingly complex, globalized society. This includes our commitment to:

  • Prepare you to be a strong and dynamic leader within your organization based on industry best practices.

  • Provide instructors who not only bring a wealth of industry experience, but also excel at combining that experience, universal business concepts, and current industry practice into a package that they can successfully deliver to you as part of your foundation for business leadership. 

  • Develop you to be effective in making sound business decisions, strong communications in both oral and written contexts and an effective leader in all levels of management. 

  • Provide you with an advanced foundation of knowledge across the business disciplines and to make ethical decisions that will lead to your organization’s success. 

Graduate Business Certificates

MBA Core

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    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    3
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
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    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    3
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
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    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    3
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
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    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    3
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
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    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    3
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
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    MBA 560 Managerial Economics
    3
    This course focuses on the application of relevant economic theories and utilization of tools of analysis from decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions, given the constraints it faces. Topics covered include demand, production, economic behavior, cost, pricing, market structure, and government regulations.
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    MBA 610 Human Resources Management
    3
    This course introduces and examines the major functions and processes of managing human resources. Theoretical and current issues will be addressed through class discussion and case analysis utilizing organization and managerial examples. Topics will include assessment of resource need, job description development, hiring practices, training program development, compensation and benefit plan structure, and termination procedures.
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    MBA 551 Operations Management
    3
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
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    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    3
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
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    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    3
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.
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    MBA 660 Entrepreneur Development
    3
    This course is required for Concordia University MBA Students who are participating in the MBA Organization Development Clinic where a client of the clinic is an Entrepreneur who is requesting assistance in the development of a Business Plan to submit to potential investors. This is an eight-week course where the Entrepreneur client meets with the students enrolled in this course during the Week One class session to discuss the idea for the potential business, the reasoning behind the idea, and objectives for the students to meet in the course. Each student spends 100 documented hours working for the Entrepreneur client under the guidance of both the MBA Instructor assigned to that course and the Entrepreneur Client. During the final class session, the students will submit a written document to the Entrepreneur Client that addresses the objectives provided and will conduct an oral presentation to the Entrepreneur Client.
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    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    3
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

Human Resources Management Certificate

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    MBA 617 Compensation Package Development and Administration
    3
    This course focuses on how organizations integrate pay and benefits into compensation systems that can be used as strategic tools for improving the effectiveness of an organization. The factors impacting the ability to manage compensation packages will be examined including external competition, contributions by employees and consistency within the organization. Topics relating to pay systems will include constructing pay structures and pay for performance. Topics relating to benefits administration will cover both legally required programs and voluntary programs. Legally required programs topics will include worker compensation, unemployment, and social security. Voluntary programs topics will include administration of health and disability insurance and retirement plan administration.
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    MBA 618 Legal Issues In Human Resources
    3
    The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a comprehensive overview of the employment and labor laws that impact the human resources function. Emphasis is placed on applying employment and labor laws to develop programs that enable organizations to be proactive in meeting the needs of their employees and the organization by exploring alternative means to resolve workplace disputes, preventing litigation, and implementing and administering personnel policies in compliance with applicable laws. Employment Law topics will include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ADA, OSHA and related laws that impact areas of the employment relationship including recruitment, accommodation, and evaluation. Labor Law topics will include the steps that lead to union formation, collective bargaining, work stoppage, many other facets of the National Labor Relations Act. Students will also gain formal experience in negotiation.
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    MBA 619 Employee Training, Development, and Retention
    3
    This course will explore the methods and connection of the training, development and retention of employees to an organization’s success. Training and Development topics will include connecting needs analyses with business objectives, designing of training programs using a variety of modalities to meet employee learning needs, and the delivery and assessment of training programs to assure the employees gain the skills and knowledge necessary to benefit the organization and their own professional growth. Retention topics will include the development of total reward strategies and designing a process to address employee professional and personal needs.

Leadership & Managing Teams through Change Certificate

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    MBA 629 Creating and Leading Effective Teams
    3
    This course provides students with the skills needed to successfully lead teams to achieve goals and objectives by fostering team cohesiveness, collaboration, and effective communication. Topics include the internal and external factors that impact team performance, including proper assessment of individual strengths, efficient team structure, identification of cultural and language issues, problem solving, and the development of a team culture that promotes high performance and innovation.
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    MBA 631 Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    3
    This course exposes students to the strategies and theories behind the art of negotiation and conflict resolution in the business environment. Topics will include assessing client and opponent goals, strategy development, the use of third parties to resolve conflicts, provide mediation, and to overcome external forces such as time, pressure, racism, and sexism that can negatively impact conflict resolution efforts.
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    MBA 632 Cross Cultural Management
    3
    Students will be provided with the tools needed to manage a diverse team through development of an understanding of the variety of aspects of culture and how to use culture to create a competitive advantage. Topics will include understanding verbal and nonverbal communication, analysis of common barriers to communication across cultures, and methods to foster cross cultural communication amongst diverse team members.

Project Management Certificate

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    MBA 651 Introduction to Business Analytics
    3
    Business analytics uses data sources and statistical techniques to generate valuable information used in business decision making and project management. This course provides an overview of business analytics processes. Students develop an understanding of the role of analytics in project management, business strategy, information management, and big data technology. Privacy, ethics, and data governance issues are also addressed.
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    MBA 614 Business Analysis and Modeling Using Financial Statements
    3
    This course provides a framework for project management when utlizing financial statements to evaluate the current and future financial health of an organization. Topics include estimating funds requirements, debt policy and long-term financing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and valuing investment opportunities. Pro forma models will be built to help decision-making.
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    MBA 527 Project Management
    3
    This course asks students to optimize and address projects in a modern business environment from a practical point of view. This course emphasizes the need for controlled decision-making processes for management of project portfolios, stages of project production, and implementation of control systems using case-studies. Topics also include risk analysis and management, cost estimation and reporting, leadership and negotiation, planning and scheduling, as well as procurement of projects.

MBA Student and Alumni Reviews

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