2021-2022 Catalog

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration

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.

Program Outcomes

This program will prepare students to:

Lead the creation of human-centered solutions to complex problems.

Demonstrate leadership that fosters innovation, diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Effectively manage business operations, applying best practices in finance, accounting, data, technology, risk-management, and digital transformation.

Formulate effective strategies and implementation plans for global business.

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's degree in a business-related field. Those that do not must complete the co-requisite course MBA 11 Common Professional Components.

 

 

Total Required Credits (48-54)

Foundations (3 Credits)

Students who do not hold a bachelor's degree in a business-related field must complete this co-requisite course. MBA 11 is a co-requisite course to MBA 512 (or other first MBA core course taken).

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 will complete one or more of the emphasis areas listed below.

Change Leadership (12-15 Credits)

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

MAL 530Adaptive Leadership

3

MAL 532Thought Leadership and Creativity

3

MAL 538Social and Environmental Change

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

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. 

These courses will prepare students to sit for the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Exam https://www.certifiedanalytics.org/. In order to apply for the CAP® certification, individuals must pass the CAP® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including, but not limited to, experience and ethics). For more information see: 

Certified Analytics Professional Program 
Attn: Certification Manager 
5521 Research Park Drive, Suite 200 
Catonsville, MD 21228 
Phone: 443-757-3538 
https://www.certifiedanalytics.org/index.php  

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

Entrepreneurship (12-15 Credits)

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.

ENT 610Innovation Strategy

3

ENT 620Economics of Entrepreneurship

3

ENT 630Start-up Plan Development

3

ENT 640New Venture Implementation

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.

These courses will prepare students to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/exam-support. In order to apply for the CFP® certification, individuals must pass the CFP® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including, but not limited to, experience and ethics). For more information see: 

CFP Board 
1425 K Street NW #800 
Washington, D.C.  
Phone:800-487-1497 
Fax: 202-379-2299 
www.cfp.net  
https://www.cfp.net/get-certified/certification-process 

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

Global Management (12-15 Credits)

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.

MBA 585International Human Resource Management

3

MBA 573International Business

3

PM 506Leading Domestic and Global Teams

3

ISEC 500Cybersecurity Overview

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Human Resource Management (12-15 Credits)

The MBA with an emphasis in HR management will provide students with a broad and comprehensive knowledge base of the HR subject areas. 

These courses will help prepare students to sit for the PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification exams offered by the HR Certification Institute. In order to apply for these certifications, individuals must meet the eligibility requirements and pass the HRCI exams. For more information see:

HR Certification Institute
1725 Duke Street
Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone (US Toll Free): 1-866-898-4724 
Phone (Toll): 1-571-555-6700
https://www.hrci.org/our-programs/our-certifications

 

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

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.

In order to apply for the CMA® certification, individuals must pass the CMA® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including but not limited to education, experience and ethics). For more information see: 

Institute of Management Accountants 
10 Paragon Drive, Suite 1 
Montvale, New Jersey 07645-1760 
Phone:800-638-4427 
www.imanet.org  
https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification/getting-started?ssopc=1

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/. In order to apply for PCM certification, individuals must pass the PCM exam and also must satisfy all other requirements. For more information see: 

American Marketing Association
Phone: 1-800-AMA-1150
https://www.ama.org/marketing-management-certification/

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).

These courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® exams. In order to apply for the PMP® certification, individuals must pass the PMP® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including but not limited to education and experience). For more information see:

Project Management Institute
14 Campus Blvd.
Newton Square, PA 19073-3299
Phone:610-915-2273 
www.pmi.org
https://www.pmi.org/certifications 

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

Public Accounting (12-38 Credits)

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. 

CPA licensing requirements vary by state. It is recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate state board of accountancy in your home state before taking coursework. A complete list of state licensing boards is located at state-professional-credential-licensure-contact-information.pdf (cityu.edu)

Students without a background in accounting may be required to take one or more of the Foundations/Pre-Requisites courses listed below in addition to the Emphasis Area courses.

Foundations/Pre-Requisites

AC 215Fundamentals of Accounting

5

AC 301Intermediate Accounting I

5

AC 302Intermediate Accounting II

5

AC 303Intermediate Accounting III

5

AC 550Auditing Theory and Practice

3

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

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Specialized Study (12 Credits)

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.

Supply Chain Management (12-15 Credits)

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

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Technology Management (12-15 Credits)

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

CS 519Cloud Computing Overview

3

DS 515Data Science Overview

3

DS 520Data Mining

3

Optional Course

MBA 625Business Administration Internship

3

Master of Business Administration with Electives (12-15 Credits)

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.