This flexible, fully online, International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) accredited, Master of Business Administration program is especially designed for executive managers driven to grow their careers in strategy, global development, operations, human resources, and digital transformation.
Excelsior’s unique set of core courses starts you off with the high-level collaborative skills and integrated strategic mindset that employers from start-ups to multi-national corporations are looking for in an MBA graduate. You’ll learn with fellow students from across disciplines to begin your graduate education building your network and expanding your worldview. Gain practical knowledge you can use today as you develop your leadership, analytical and strategic skills.
Deepen your professional expertise by completing up to three concentrations, choosing from: finance and accounting, health care management, cannabis control, human resource management, marketing, or leadership. You can also create your own personalized course of study by choosing the general business option.
Excelsior’s MBA program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
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Cannabis Control, Finance and Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Marketing
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Top jobs for MBA holders include financial analyst, marketing manager, and chief financial officer (source: payscale.com)
Nearly 40% of Fortune 500 CEOs have an MBA on their resume (source: Fortune)
This course will develop highly effective transformational leaders in their respective professions who formulate sustainable, ethically sound solutions to practical management problems encountered in a complex global environment. Students will learn how to set direction and work with multiple constituencies with divergent needs through an ethical lens that includes social responsibility and the intersections of diversity, culture, and environment.
The interdisciplinary Leadership and Talent Management course will enable students to acquire the skills necessary to strategically lead decisively across all functions in organizations, including recruitment and selection of employees, training and development, performance appraisals, health and safety, labor relations, and change management. Students will be introduced to leadership and talent management within and across disciplines and apply strategies to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This course will integrate legal, management, and social science research with an action learning-based approach to executive-level leadership education.
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to research methods and is designed to provide students with an introduction to statistical theory and practice. Students will learn how to research a current issue and interpret statistics for the fields of criminal justice, business, and public administration, assuming leadership roles in their discipline. As you progress through the course you will explore the lens through which professionals from other disciplines utilize data to make decisions. Students will learn how to make decisions and promote those decisions, based on data and statistical research.
This course explores the business need for effective Project Management and uses for information technology and the attendant opportunities, risks, and ethics. Presents contemporary major system implementations methods and uses. Examines security challenges and mitigation from a business perspective. Provides information technology planning and governance models and principles.
Find out how organizations finance investments and manage day-to-day financial activities. This course teaches you how to apply financial theory to real-life situations and make decisions as a financial manager with an incomplete data set. Learn how to work with financial statements and analyze common ratios to develop long- and short-term financial policies. Instruction also covers: the effect of interest rates on managerial decisions, the time value of money, discounted cash flow valuation, bonds and equity financing, stock valuation, present value, capital budgeting and investment, forecasting and cash flow projection, and project risk.
Deepen your understanding of marketing management, strategy, and tactics in practice. Through case studies, you examine ethical, legal, social, and environmental issues that impact marketing decision making in realistic business scenarios. For your final project, you work on a team to create a strategic marketing plan for a fictional national product or service. Learn how to segment markets, set marketing metrics, create branding and integrated marketing communication strategies, track competitor market positions, select marketing channels, and use digital marketing tactics to promote products and services.
Get hands-on experience producing a business case analysis, operations forecasting report, and process improvement plan. This course introduces manufacturing, distribution, and service operations, and their role in the organization and international business environments. Study process flow analysis; inventory management for products of steady, perishable, or frequent demand; capacity planning; logistics resource scheduling; supply chain management; quality management; prioritization; and project management.
In the MBA capstone, you acquire and demonstrate advanced knowledge of how to develop and implement effective business strategies. Gain experience evaluating complex business situations and making strategic decisions under conditions of uncertainty. You’ll explore topics including internal and external environments, business ethics and social responsibility, quantitative analysis, accounting and finance, business models, competitive rivalry, international expansion, cooperative strategy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure, change management, leadership, and policy. For your final assignment, you create an integrated business portfolio that showcases your area of expertise.
Master accounting principles and tools and learn how to prepare and evaluate financial statements and reports for corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Coursework covers financial statement analysis, corporate disclosure, and nonprofit accounting. This concentration prepares you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations.
The growing cannabis industry is going to impact all aspects of our current societal process. The regulation of cannabis spans from growing, transportation, public health, and city services to new businesses, financing, and supply chains that cross jurisdictional lines. The concentration in Cannabis Control will give you a solid foundation in compliance, risk assessment and cannabis as commerce.
The General Business concentration allows students to develop a personalized concentration area that spans multiple business concentrations. Students can tailor their concentration to their specific life and career goals, providing them with flexibility in developing their knowledge and skills. Choose three business electives that connect to your career goals.
Gain the skills to manage a diverse workforce providing health care for an increasingly heterogeneous population. This concentration also prepares you to analyze and interpret health care funding and delivery trends to provide recommendations for organizational action.
Gain the knowledge and skills required of human resource managers. Learn how to analyze legal requirements and apply resource management principles to support organizational objectives in staffing, employee development, labor relations, conflict resolution, compensation, and benefits practices.
Choose one course from each category:
Develop your skill at managing organizational changes and applying leadership strategies to manage conflicts in the workplace. This concentration prepares you to design creative solutions and impactful courses of action that support the organization’s employees and mission.
This concentration allows students to learn and apply advanced constructs in digital marketing with a focus on brand development, launch and management. The concentration traverses the private and public sector industries in the application of business-to-business and business-to-consumer centric marketing methods.
Prepare and deliver effective written and oral communications to shape organizational strategy, culture, resolve conflict, and relay information to diverse audiences and within a team-based framework.
Apply quantitative and qualitative business analysis techniques to solve problems and support management and strategic level decisions.
Apply interdisciplinary leadership practices based on evidence that promotes ethical, and collaborative sustainable change in business.
Analyze complexity, interdependency, change, and opportunities for organizations, including setting direction, aligning, recruiting and retaining talent and culture globally.
Design corporate and legal strategy, appraise risk and ethical obligations to develop entrepreneurial solutions for sustainable business management and innovation that delivers economic and social value.
Evaluate how global world economy impacts changing business practice including the ability to analyze cultural differences.
Evaluate interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving and opportunities to lead a diverse/global workforce.
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SHRM has acknowledged that Excelsior University’s concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Template. The concentration has achieved alignment renewal through 2025.
The School of Graduate Studies and the School of Undergraduate Studies at Excelsior University have received specialized accreditation for their business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. Review our IACBE accredited programs.Review the IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.
Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2017
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
All of Excelsior University’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.