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Master of Business Administration (Human Performance Technology)

Master of Business Administration (Human Performance Technology)

Excelsior College is one of only a few accredited colleges nationwide to offer an online Master of Business Administration (Human Performance Technology).

An emerging field, human performance technology uses innovative theories and techniques to improve individual and organizational productivity. As a new field, HPT is ripe for rapid advancement. You can move quickly to the forefront of this fast-growing discipline with an MBA. And you'll enjoy all of Excelsior's traditional advantages:

  • Convenient online courses that you can fit easily into your schedule.
  • Generous credit-transfer policies that speed you toward an MBA by building on your prior education.
  • A 40-year track record as a national leader in distance learning and adult education.
  • Affordable tuition and flexible payment options that help you fit the MBA into your budget.

Get a Head Start in Human Performance Technology

Excelsior's MBA concentration in human performance technology uses a cutting-edge interdisciplinary approach that draws upon psychology, HR management, organizational behavior, and other fields of study.

Working closely with an academic advisor, you can customize the human performance technology concentration to your interests, experience, and career objectives. The program integrates:

  • Learning modules developed by the International Society for Performance Improvement.
  • Graduate-level courses from other accredited distance learning institutions.

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MBA Program Outcomes

MBA Degree Credit Requirements

The MBA requires 36 - 45 credits, depending on a student's prior learning. Students may transfer in up to 24 approved credits. The program has 3 foundation requirements that can be waived on the basis of prior upper level undergraduate study in the relevant areas. Approved undergraduate courses must be no older than 10 years, with a grade of B or better. The foundation requirements are:

  • Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis

Any waivers will be counted as part of the 24 credits allowed in transfer. See catalog for further details.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, you will be able to:

  • Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  • Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into strategic business analysis.
  • Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  • Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  • Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  • Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  • Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  • Apply project management skills to business situations.
  • Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

Educational Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, you will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of solutions for complex business problems.
  • Engage in life-long learning for professional, career, and personal development.
  • Lead and work effectively and efficiently in diverse team settings and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to various audiences in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative to ethically advance organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, leadership, mentoring skills, and management in your chosen career.

MBA Human Performance Technology Concentration Outcomes

Human Performance Technology Concentration Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Performance Technology, you will be able to:

  • Analyze employee productivity and identify barriers to improved performance.
  • Design interventions to increase organizational efficiency.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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The School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. Review the list of Excelsior business programs and degrees accredited by the IACBE.