MBA Online/On Campus

Program Requirements

Each student must complete the following required six (6) courses: Master of Business Administration

The coursework required to complete the MBA program comprises two categories: Prerequisite Courses and Required Courses.

Prerequisite Courses: Each student must satisfy the following prerequisites:

ACC 121 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 221 Management Accounting
MGT 300 Principles of Management*
FIN 315 Business Finance
MKT 331 Principles of Marketing*
ECO 223 Principles of Micro-Economics
ECO 225 Business Statistics

*Either is acceptable.

Those students who have not completed one or more of the prerequisite courses may do so by completing undergraduate coursework at Quincy University or another accredited institution with a grade of at least "C."

Organizational Leadership Track

Organizational leadership refers to the process of influencing individuals in firms and in effectively planning, initiating, and guiding change. In order to be successful, leaders must effectively manage the interface between internal production and service delivery processes, market forces, and social dynamics that exist within firms. Leaders must possess the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization's hierarchy, must be well versed in all functional areas of business, must be able to make key decisions under conditions of both ambiguity and uncertainty, and, at all times, must ensure that the highest standards of integrity are maintained throughout the workplace. Effective leaders establish clear vision for organizations, communicate that vision in an effective manner, instill support and enthusiasm for the vision, and ensure that appropriate actions are undertaken in support of realizing that vision. Effective leaders are trusted, supported, and respected by those that they lead. An MBA in the area of Organizational Leadership prepares individuals for a multitude of mid-level and upper-level managerial positions within all types of organizations. For individuals who have limited professional experience, the degree may serve as a key to opening the door to mid-level management opportunities within organizations. Individuals who already occupy mid-level management positions may utilize the degree as a path to advancement to upper-level positions within organizations or as a means to enter new professional career tracks.

Operations Management Track

Operations Management is about managing the processes of an enterprise to produce goods or services and to satisfy customer needs. It includes delivering goods/services to customers using the least cost transportations. Managers in other functions such as marketing or finance, also manage processes. In fact, organizations are built around processes that supply customers. This is why all managers should be familiar with the principles of effective operations and process management. The purpose of this Operations Management track is to develop an understanding of the issues which are appropriate to middle and senior managers, so that they can understand the principles and techniques which are the foundation of successfully managing operations. The principles and concepts studied in this track are applicable equally to product and service based operations, to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in business, government, health care, education, and many other areas. The track develops a strategic perspective of operations management's contribution to the organizations long-term success.

General MBA Track

If students are interested in a combination of courses in Organizational Leadership track and Operations Management track, then students can take the General MBA Track.

Core Courses Required for all tracks:
• MBA501. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy
• MBA503. Accounting for Decision Making and Strategy Implementation
• MBA507. Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions
• MBA509. Product Strategies, Customer Relationship Management and Outbound Logistics
• MBA519. Competitive Advantage and Strategic Choice in a Global Economy
• MBA540. Quantitative Techniques for Managers

Courses Required for Organizational Leadership Track:
• MBA505. Leadership in Organizations
• MBA513. Current Trends in Business, Government and Society
• MBA530. Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Change Management
• MBA535. Organizational Communication

Courses Required for Operations Management Track:
• MBA511. Operations Management and Strategy
• MBA515. Information Systems
• MBA545. Transportation Systems and Environmental Impact
• MBA550. Supply Chain Strategies

Courses Required for General MBA Track:
Students must select four (4) courses from the following eight (8) courses:
• MBA 505 Leadership in Organizations
• MBA 511 Operations Management and Strategy
• MBA 513 Current Trends in Business, Government and Society
• MBA 515 Information Systems
• MBA 530 Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Change Management
• MBA 535 Organizational Communication
• MBA 545 Transportation Systems and Environmental Impact
• MBA 550 Supply Chain Strategies

Special Notice for CPA Candidates:
The American Institute of Public Accountants has formulated a policy under which a total of 150 credit hours will be required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. These requirements have been accepted by the State of Illinois. The MBA degree provides the student with a degree beyond the Bachelor in Accounting Degree and at the same time fulfills the new state requirements. For those students desiring to sit for the CPA examination and pursue a Master's Degree to fulfill the 150-hour requirement, the following two courses are strongly recommended.

• MBA 525 Advanced Financial Management
• MBA 526 Financial Managements Topics