The Master of Business Administration Program is offered by Hodges University to professionals seeking to advance to higher management positions in business and non-profit enterprise. The program is offered entirely in the online format thereby allowing adult learners to pursue higher education without the need to leave their jobs. The exact number of credits required to complete an MBA degree may vary depending on the number of transfer credits allowed.
Total semester hours required for graduation is from thirty-six (36) to forty-eight (48). An MBA academic program consists of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Component which are courses intended to provide foundation and preparation for advanced courses; the Business Core Component which consists of advanced business courses; the Elective Component which includes courses that provides learning in specific business and management areas; and the Concentration Component Alternative which offers alternative courses for electives. Offered concentrations include Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Students can opt for other concentrations such as Public Administration, Health Administration, and Computer Information Technology, among others, provided they take three (3) approved 5000 or 6000-level courses.
Required CBK Courses include Financial Accounting for Managers, Managerial Economics, Management Information Technology, Management Processes, Marketing Management, Statistics for Managers, and Business Administration Management Concepts and Theory. The Business Core Courses include Research Methods, Legal Environment of Business, Applied Economics, Financial Analysis for Management, Professional Ethics/Social Responsibility and Diversity, Strategic Business Management, Executive Leadership, Global Dimensions of Management, and Strategic Marketing Methods. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Tuition cost is $ 615.00 per credit hour for an estimated total cost of $ 18,450.00. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.