2020-2021 Catalog

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration

The MBA provides the skills, insights and perspectives required of today’s business leaders. The program was developed in partnership with representatives from key industries who provided valuable input regarding what successful business leaders need to understand, master, and apply within an organization. Courses provide focus on everyday business challenges such as interpersonal skills, decision making, critical analysis, cultural awareness, technology, sustainability, business planning and innovative thinking. Students will emerge with the leadership and analytical abilities required to manage a business unit or organization.

The Master of Business Administration will prepare students to:

  • Apply a broad range of comprehensive business theories, disciplines, and technology.
  • Apply socially responsible and sustainable business practices to an organization.
  • Critically use information and results to identify problems, solutions and opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate clear, concise and persuasive communication skills that enable them to lead, manage, and participate in diverse organizations.
  • Envision, create, and implement strategies that promote and establish a strong social response and connection to a company, product, idea or service.
  • Identify and develop positive personal traits and ethical awareness.
  • Leverage managerial effectiveness through recognition of individual strengths, values and leadership strategies.
  • Plan, strategize, and capitalize on business trends and opportunities in a rapidly changing global environment.
  • Recognize the diversity in global business and cultural practices and respond in a socially appropriate manner.

 

City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (48 - 54 Credits)

Foundations (3 Credits)

MBA 11MBA Common Professional Components

3

Business Core Required Courses (36 Credits)

MBA 500Essentials of Business Management

3

MBA 501Global Business Communication and Research

3

MBA 511Law for Global Business

3

MBA 515Project Management and Prioritization

3

MBA 520Managing with Technology

3

MBA 525Applied Marketing

3

MBA 531Applied Managerial Economics

3

MBA 535Managerial Accounting

3

MBA 540Strategic Financial Management

3

MBA 545People and Systems in Organizations

3

MBA 550Business Operations

3

MBA 555Business Strategy

3

Emphasis Area or Electives (12-15 Credits)

Choose one of the emphasis areas listed below:

Master of Business Administration (with electives)

This Master of Business Administration option allows students the flexibility of taking 12 quarter credit electives at the graduate level from approved offerings and/or transferring in graduate work from another school that meets transferability requirements.

Public Accounting Emphasis

The MBA with a public accounting emphasis prepares students for the professional challenges of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Diploma will note emphasis in Public Accounting. Completion provides the depth and breadth of knowledge required to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination that will enable students to function productively in a CPA firm.

Emphasis Courses:
AC 530CPA Review - Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)

3

AC 531CPA Review - Regulation (REG)

3

AC 532CPA Review - Auditing & Attestation (AUD)

3

AC 533CPA Review - Business Environment & Concepts (BEC)

3

Optional Course:
AC 625Accounting Internship

3

Change Leadership Emphasis

Developing a competitive advantage in today’s business climate requires leaders who adapt quickly and effectively to internal and external market influences. An MBA combined with an emphasis in Change Leadership is specifically designed to help you become an effective change agent within your organization. The Change Leadership emphasis explores adaptive leadership; thought leadership and creativity; leading change in diverse organizational cultures; and social and environmental change.

MAL 535Leading Change in Diverse Organizational Cultures

3

Choose a minimum of three courses from the list below:
MAL 530Adaptive Leadership

3

MAL 532Thought Leadership and Creativity

3

MAL 538Social and Environmental Change

3

MAL 625Change Leadership Internship

3

Data Analytics Emphasis

The MBA emphasis in Data Analytics follows a commonly accepted data analytics lifecycle beginning by showing students how to frame business problems, establish analysis plans, and acquire and process data sets.  Students will learn how to organize data projects to meet organizational and/or stakeholder needs by effectively utilizing resources and expertise.  Students will also learn how to build, deploy and report on appropriate data models to track their performance over the long-term thereby ensuring ongoing stake holder satisfaction. 

DA 550Analytic Problem Definition

3

DA 555Data and Methodology

3

DA 560Model Building and Deployment

3

DA 565Data Lifecycle Management

3

Optional Course:
DA 625Data Analytics Internship

3

Entrepreneurship Emphasis

This Emphasis prepares students for the dynamic world of entrepreneurship or to compete in a rapidly changing marketplace of employers looking for practical innovators. This emphasis area will enable students to gain knowledge on various aspects of starting a business including funding, vetting the concept, business plan development and presentation, startup marketing, everyday financial issues, risk management, registration of new business, and exit strategies.

Choose a minimum of four courses from the list below:
ENT 610Innovation Strategy

3

ENT 620Economics of Entrepreneurship

3

ENT 630Start-up Plan Development

3

ENT 640New Venture Implementation

3

ENT 625Entrepreneurship Internship

3

Finance Emphasis

For students seeking a career or greater opportunities with a large financial organization such as an insurance company, bank or brokerage house or work in an area managed by a corporate treasurer, the MBA with an emphasis in finance will provide the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish your goals. This emphasis is specifically designed to help the student understand the ins and outs of capital formation and corporate management; how the markets in securities and capital investments work; the role of banking in business development; and the importance of financial management in public and not-for-profit organizations.

Emphasis Courses:
FIN 551Quantitative Methods and Economics for Finance

3

FIN 553Capital Management and Fixed Income

3

FIN 555Equity, Derivatives, and Alternatives

3

FIN 557Ethics and Portfolio Management

3

Optional Course:
FIN 625Finance Internship

3

Global Management Emphasis

The MBA with an emphasis in global management is designed to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the various types of management and leadership so that the student can become a more well-rounded manager, one who is better equipped to excel and meet the many different kinds of challenges encountered in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

MC 585International Human Resource Management

3

Choose a minimum of three courses from the list below:
MC 573International Business

3

MBA 546European Union

3

 

MAL 560Global Leadership

3

(or)

MAL 545Ethical Leadership

3

 

MC 625Global Management Internship

3

Global Marketing Emphasis

For students seeking employment or greater opportunities at an advertising agency, marketing research organization, or in the marketing department of a manufacturing or service company, the MBA with an emphasis in marketing can help achieve these goals. Topics students will explore include: strategic brand creation and management; consumer behavior; channel management; and public relations and media management.

MK 526Strategic Brand Creation & Management

3

Choose a minimum of three courses from the list below:
MK 527Consumer Behavior

3

MK 528Marketing Metrics

3

MK 529Marketing Communications

3

MK 625Marketing Internship

3

Human Resource Management Emphasis

The MBA with an emphasis in HR management will provide students with a broad and comprehensive knowledge base of the HR subject areas. This program will also help prepare students to be better equipped for the PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification exams offered by the HR Certification Institute.

Emphasis Courses:
HR 551Human Capital Strategy Management

3

HR 553Management of People

3

HR 555Workplace Management and Human Resources

3

HR 557Organization and the Human Resource Function

3

Optional Course
HR 625Human Resource Management Internship

3

Management Accounting Emphasis

The MBA with a public accounting emphasis prepares students for the professional challenges of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Diploma will note emphasis in Public Accounting. Completion provides the depth and breadth of knowledge required to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination that will enable students to function productively in a CPA firm.

Emphasis Courses:
ISEC 500Cybersecurity Overview

3

AC 540Auditing Techniques

3

AC 501Applied Management Accounting Concepts I

3

AC 502Applied Management Accounting Concepts II

3

Optional Course:
AC 625Accounting Internship

3

Project Management Emphasis

Project management is a rapidly growing career field that is recognized and relevant in a broad range of disciplines and industries around the world, including government, military, manufacturing, transportation, health care, information technology and education. City University of Seattle is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider(REP). As such, you will gain credits toward PMP certification while attending class. In addition, you will be involved in a globally recognized professional development organization that aids in the networking that is critical to support your career development. With the MBA with an emphasis in project management, you will be qualified for project and program management roles in a wide variety of organizations. (Note: Prerequisites for the following emphasis courses will be waived for MBA students.)

PM 504Project Planning and Control

3

Choose a minimum of three courses from the list below:
PM 507Project Financial Management

3

PM 511Measuring Project Performance for Success

3

PM 514Project Integration

3

PM 625Project Management Internship

3

Supply Chain Management Emphasis

The Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management is a joint program offered online with National University.

The emphasis in Supply Chain Management prepares students to advance in this exciting and evolving field of management. The emphasis area is designed to provide students with the skills to apply logistics functional expertise from planning of inventory deployment to designing transportation networks. In addition, the framing concepts of cross-functional engagement of Supply Chain Management processes will assist graduates to reinvent their organization from within, and then engage strategic partners to better align processes and mitigate operational risks.

The emphasis courses listed below are offered through National University (course descriptions may be found in the current National University Catalog at https://www.nu.edu/catalog/):

SCM 610Supply Chain Collaboration

SCM 620Strategic Supply Management

SCM 630Supply Chain Planning

Technology Management Emphasis

For students seeking a career or greater opportunities with a leading technology company or a technology-driven organization, the MBA with an emphasis in technology management will provide students with the knowledge and skills students need. This emphasis is specifically designed to teach students how to: manage technology projects; lead, coach and motivate a technology team; analyze a business process and identify opportunities for technology; and develop a business plan that integrates technology into the business enterprise.

ISEC 500Cybersecurity Overview

3

ISEC 510Human and Organization Security

3

ITMGMT 510Managing the Technology Project

3

ITMGMT 570Maintaining the Technology Infrastructure

3

ITMGMT 575Technology Implementation and Change

3

ITMGMT 625Technology Management Internship

3

Specialized Study Emphasis

The Specialized Study emphasis consists of a minimum of 12 credits taken in a specific content area. Coursework may be completed through independent study, current course offerings, or developed for a specific industry or organizational setting. The Individualized Study emphasis is proposed by the student and approved by the Program Director prior to registration.

Language-Assisted, Master of Business Administration

The M.B.A. is also offered in a language-assisted format for those students whose first language is not English. The program is designed to support students in building their English skills while taking academic courses. In addition to academic courses, students enroll in ELP courses which help advanced learners of English improve the quality of their academic and professional English abilities. Research and critical thinking skills are also emphasized. After completion of the required ELP courses students fulfill City University of Seattle’s graduate English proficiency requirements.

Note: The English proficiency requirement for the Language-Assisted MBA program is slightly lower than that of the regular MBA. However, if a student cannot meet the English proficiency requirement or would prefer a refresher course, City University of Seattle also offers a University Preparation English Language Program.