Master of Business Administration – 39 credits

Traditional, Accelerated, Online, Blended

Overview

Program Description

The MBA is designed to provide graduates with the skills needed to function in upper-management positions, critically analyze an organization's performance, use technology in problem solving and communication, and understand and appreciate the legal and cultural realm of the workplace, as well as the global business environment.

The Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare students to pursue leadership positions in business successfully. The program builds on the strong reputation of Centenary’s undergraduate business degree program, focusing on the development and enhancement of the perspectives, knowledge, and skills required for a career in business. Students who complete the MBA program will develop the advanced skills necessary to function in an upper managerial position, acquire the necessary evaluative skills to critically analyze an organization’s performance, utilize technology skills in problem solving and communication, develop an appreciation of the legal and cultural realm of the workplace, and demonstrate an understanding of the global business environment.

Centenary University offers five concentrations within the MBA program in Management, Marketing, Finance, Health Administration, and Leadership. These areas of concentration emphasize the understanding and utilization of the latest technology as a way to evaluate performance and create management solutions. Critical thinking is vital to today’s manager, and Centenary’s MBA program strives to provide this to each student so that all graduates have the necessary evaluative skills to analyze an organization critically and understand the legal and cultural marketplace in which that organization functions.

The Centenary MBA Program is conscious of the unique learning experience that graduate level students undergo. Learning is truly a shared experience; that is why we strive to have a diverse body of business students drawn from various industries such as pharmaceutical, financial, consumer products, technology, and health care. This diverse group not only allows for cross-fertilization of ideas and practices across various industries, but also provides students with a wonderful opportunity for networking.

In order to be successful in the MBA program, students should be capable of good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to succeed in quantitatively oriented programs, including the completion of courses in Accounting, Statistics, and Economics at the undergraduate level with a grade of “B” or better.

Program Goals

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete the seven foundation courses before moving on to the next five courses, which can be taken in any order. A capstone strategy course is taken at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the following foundation courses, with a grade of B- or better in each course, students enrolled in the program will attain the status of “Candidate for the Degree of Master of Business Administration. ”Students who fail to complete these courses successfully with a grade of B- or better may be dismissed from the program.

Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree. Any MBA student who receives one grade of C (to include C+, C, and C-) must meet with the MBA Program Director and is subject to dismissal. Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of C (to include C+, C, or C-) will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student who has received a grade of C may request a determination of eligibility to repeat the course one time from the Program Director.* Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. No grades of D will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F). A grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.

*If a student repeats a course in which a grade of C has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of C will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 2.5
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • No GRE/GMAT required

Curriculum Requirements

Foundation Courses-21 credits

These seven courses (21 credits) must be taken before moving on to the final six courses (18 credits)

GBA-500Leadership

3

GBA-505Business Communication

3

GBA-510Managerial Economics

3

GBA-520Financial Accounting

3

GBA-530Management Information Systems

3

GBA-550Marketing Management

3

GBA-560Legal & Social Environment in Business

3

* Students in the Healthcare concentration will take GBA-570 Environment of Healthcare instead of GBA-510

Required for all:

Five additional courses must be taken (in any order) before proceeding to the Capstone course.

GBA-610Financial Management

3

GBA-640Quanitative Analysis

3

Traditional MBA (no concentration)

GBA-540The Global Business Environment

3

Select two:
GBA-620Human Resources Management

3

GBA-660Organizational Theory

3

GBA-670Problems in Marketing

3

Concentration Courses-9 credits

Finance*:
GBA-611International Financial Management

3

GBA-614Finance for Executives

3

GBA-616Entrepreneurial Financial Management

3

* Finance concentration courses are online only

Management:
GBA-540The Global Business Environment

3

GBA-620Human Resources Management

3

GBA-660Organizational Theory

3

Marketing*:
GBA-671International Marketing Management

3

GBA-672Product Management

3

GBA-670Problems in Marketing

3

*Marketing concentration courses are online only

Health Administration*:
GBA-650Ethics: Contemporary Health Environment & Evidence Based Management

3

GBA-651Health Organizational Design & Behavior

3

GBA-652Health Economics Policy & Population Health Management

3

*Health Administration concentration courses are online only

Leadership*:
GBA-680Leading Change & Managing Team Projects

3

GBA-681Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

3

GBA-682Leadership Strategy, Integrity, & Ethics

3

*Leadership concentration courses are online only

Capstone Course-3 credits (Final Course)

GBA-690Business Strategy & Policy

3