WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Students who complete the Assumption College MBA program possess:
- ethical leadership skills that enable graduates to develop principled approaches to inspiring, influencing and guiding others;
- an in-depth understanding of the concepts and theories, as well as technical and professional skills of the “core” areas of business;
- critical thinking and communication skills that enable graduates to develop and articulate logical, coherent, and persuasive arguments; marshal supportive evidence; and distinguish fact from opinion;
- integration skills that enable graduates to make decisions based on multiple, often conflicting, perspectives;
- a global perspective that enables graduates to identify, analyze and practice how best to manage when faced with differences across countries.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
The program melds the liberal arts tradition with progressive business education. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary inquiry, honing integrations skills, acting creatively and innovatively, thinking critically and communicating clearly, and working collaboratively.
Small and highly interactive classes typically have 15 or fewer students and offer a rich learning experience.
Faculty take pride in being able to provide personal attention to students’ coursework and career planning.
Convenience and Flexibility
Technology allows us to offer “blended” courses which preserve the essence of the face-to-face classroom environment we value, while at the same time providing the convenience and flexibility of online learning to students with demanding outside schedules.
The Assumption MBA program offers several specializations for those students who are interested in pursuing an emphasis in a selected area of study:
- Human Resources
- International Business
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Professional Practice (Early Career track): the Early Career track is a fulltime, one-year intense program tailored to the needs of recent graduates of liberal arts programs (with and without a business major) who wish to launch high impact careers. In addition to covering the core disciplines of business, the early-career track offers a unique “professional practice” concentration that focuses on multiple dimensions of designing and launching a professional career.
The student may, in consultation with the Program Director, design a set of elective courses which tailors the program to meet individual needs. Contact the MBA Director for details.
COURSE OF STUDY
The part-time evening MBA consists of 36 credits (12 courses) of work at the graduate level. It is open to students from any field of academic study. All students are required to have completed eight Foundation Courses as a prerequisite for study at the graduate level. The Foundation Courses are in addition to the 36 credits required to complete the MBA degree. This requirement may be satisfied in a number of ways (see below).
MBA Foundation Courses (2 credits each)
All candidates are required to satisfy the Foundation Course requirements either by taking the courses listed below or their equivalents:
MBA550 - Foundations of Management
MBA551 - Foundations of Marketing
MBA552 - Foundations of Accounting
MBA553 - Foundations of Finance
MBA554 - Foundations of Economics
MBA555 - Foundations of Statistics
MBA556 - Foundations of Quantitative Methods
MBA557 - Foundations of Simulation
These requirements may be satisfied on the basis of:
(1) successful prior undergraduate performance (a grade of B- or better),
(2) successful completion of the equivalent course at the undergraduate level as a post-graduate,
(3) a satisfactory score on a CLEP or Challenge Exam (see below), or
(4) successful completion of the courses (MBA550-557) in the MBA program.
The MBA Director or a designee will determine which, if any, of these Foundation Course requirements will be waived based on the candidate’s prior education.
CLEP and Challenge Exams: Any student seeking waiver of a Foundation course on the basis of a CLEP or Challenge Exam must have the results of such exam reported to the MBA Director before enrolling in any MBA course requiring
the course as a prerequisite. Challenge exams are administered by the Assumption faculty (Fee - $75).
General MBA Requirements
The MBA program at Assumption consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) of work at the graduate level (in addition to satisfying the Foundation Course requirements):
Functional Core (6 courses - 3 credits each)
MBA600 - Business Ethics
MBA601 - Human and Organizational Behavior
MBA602 - Marketing Strategy Development
MBA603 - Financial Strategy Development
MBA604 - Operations Strategy Development
MBA605 - Accounting Decisions for Managers
Electives (5 courses, or 6 if not required to take MBA 605 - 3 credits each)
6 Electives — from MBA700-999 (excluding MBA800)
As an option, four of these electives may be used to satisfy the requirements for a Concentration.
Integrative Experience - Capstone (1 course) (3 credits)
MBA800 - Business Strategy