2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration - Canada

This MBA program provides a cutting-edge framework of the emerging skills, knowledge and tools demanded of  today’s business enterprises. The program was developed in partnership with business leaders from key industries who provided valuable input regarding what graduate business professionals need to cultivate and master within themselves and an organization. Courses provide focus on emerging business challenges such as  utilizing self-cultivation for management, design thinking for innovation, law and governing the modern business, leadership, influence, currency of trust, digital marketing and analytics, financial control and  reporting, data-driven decision making, ethics and social impact, and entrepreneurship and the art of creative  thinking.

This program will be available 4/1/2021.

Program Outcomes

This program will prepare students to:

Utilize design thinking frameworks to provide human-centered solutions to complex business problems.

Implement change management and project plans.

Leverage technology and data-driven processes to effectively pursue an organization's strategic goals.

Use accounting fundamentals to conduct financial analysis in supporting business decisions.

Demonstrate professional communication and disposition.

Demonstrate courageous leadership and ethical action for strategic improvement.

Develop comprehensive marketing strategies and plans using sound research techniques.

Lead diverse teams using cultural and emotional intelligence.

Identify business risk and create solutions to meet organizational needs.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate programs, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, applicants to this program should hold a bachelor degree in a business-related field. Those that do not must complete the pre-requisite course MBA 11 Common Professional Components.

 

 

Total Required Credits (36-57)

Foundations (3 Credits)

Students who do not hold a bachelor degree in a business-related field must complete this co-requisite course.

MBA 11MBA Common Professional Components

3

Business Core (36 credits)

MBA 512Self-Cultivation for Management

3

MBA 514Leadership, Influence, and Currency of Trust

3

MBA 521Law and Governing the Modern Business

3

MBA 523Design Thinking for Innovation

3

MBA 532Operations and Technology Management

3

MBA 534Digital Marketing and Analytics

3

MBA 541Global Political Economy

3

MBA 543Data-Driven Decision Making

3

MBA 548Financial Reporting and Control

3

MBA 549Ethics and Social Impact

3

MBA 551Entrepreneurship and the Art of Creative Thinking

3

MBA 559Emerging Issues in Strategic Decision Making

3

Emphasis Areas

In addition to the Business Core, students may elect to complete one or more of the emphasis areas listed below.

Data Analytics (12-15 Credits)

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. The courses will prepare students to sit for the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Exam https://www.certifiedanalytics.org/.

DA 550Analytic Problem Definition

3

DA 555Data and Methodology

3

DA 560Model Building and Deployment

3

DA 565Data Lifecycle Management

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Finance (12-15 credits)

As an aspiring or practicing financial professional, the MBA in Finance, will provide you the knowledge and skills to thrive in a highly competitive industry. The courses are designed to equip you with expertise and real-world skills in financial analysis including quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, corporate finance, equity investments, derivatives, ethics and professional standards, and portfolio management that will help to advance your career in asset and wealth management, investment banking, commercial banking, and consulting, alongside a diverse range of career paths in-and-outside the industry. The courses will prepare students to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/exam-support.

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

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Management Accounting (12-15 credits)

The management accounting emphasis is aligned with the certified management accountant (CMA), which is a globally-recognized accounting certification held by professionals in more than 100 countries. This emphasis prepares students to become experts in decision support, planning, data analysis, and critical thinking. CMAs bring the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the era of AI, Blockchain, and other technology advances. Students will gain knowledge and skills needed to advance to strategic roles in accounting and finance such as Chief Financial Officers.

ISEC 500Cybersecurity Overview

3

AC 540Auditing Techniques

3

AC 501Applied Management Accounting Concepts I

3

AC 502Applied Management Accounting Concepts II

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Marketing (12-15 Credits)

Recognizing that only the best content stands out in a cluttered marketing world, this program will teach you to leverage the components of digital-marketing, content marketing, and marketing management to navigate modern marketing challenges, grow your skills and knowledge across a broad spectrum of marketing topics, and advance your career as a member of a team, leader of a department, or entrepreneur. These courses prepare students to sit for the Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) exam: https://www.ama.org/certifications/.

MK 526Strategic Brand Creation & Management

3

MK 527Consumer Behavior

3

MK 528Marketing Metrics

3

MK 529Marketing Communications

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Project Management (15-18 Credits)

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’s project management programs are accredited through the Project Management Institute (PMI). The MBA in project management, will qualify you for project and program management roles in a wide variety of organizations. Courses will prepare you to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® exams: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/certification-resources/process

PM 501Introduction to Project Management

3

PM 504Project Planning and Control

3

PM 507Project Financial Management

3

PM 511Measuring Project Performance for Success

3

PM 514Project Integration

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3