GRADUATE PROGRAMS : UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - GRADUATE

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - GRADUATE
The University of Phoenix School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration. Although only one MBA degree may be earned, MBA students may choose to pursue the MBA or a concentration in a variety of areas.
Master of Business Administration
The following Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is approved to be offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus - Ohio. While widely available, not all programs and concentrations are available in all states and modalities. Portions of certain programs may need to be completed in an Online classroom at Online rates. Check with your local campus.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is based on current research of managerial competencies and graduate business standards as tested by existing national standardized graduate business examinations.
In addition to the University of Phoenix learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to:
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to identify and solve organizational problems using a systematic decision-making approach.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs in a global business environment.
Develop awareness of their own values and the effect of those values on organizational decision making.
Comprehend the application of a significant amount of business administration knowledge within the domains of management, business law, human capital management, organizational leadership, quantitative reasoning for business, economics, accounting, applied business research & statistics, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning & implementation.
Students can gain additional knowledge in a concentration area through the selection and completion of 15 graduate-level credits in concentration-specific courses.
Students may also complete an additional concentration. Please contact your academic representative for more information.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/mba.
Courses requiring prerequisites are identified by a ~ symbol following the course number.
MBA Program Category Requirements
Management, 3 total credits
MGT 521 3 credits
Management
Human Capital Management, 3 total credits
HRM 531 ~ 3 credits
Human Capital Management
Business Law, 3 total credits
LAW 531 ~ 3 credits
Business Law
Organizational Leadership, 3 total credits
LDR 531 ~ 3 credits
Organizational Leadership
Quantitative Reasoning for Business, 3 total credits
QRB 501 3 credits
Quantitative Reasoning for Business
Economics, 3 total credits
ECO 561 ~ 3 credits
Economics
Accounting, 3 total credits
ACC 561 ~ 3 credits
Accounting
Applied Business Research and Statistics, 3 total credits
QNT 561 ~ 3 credits
Applied Business Research & Statistics
Operations Management, 3 total credits
OPS 571 ~ 3 credits
Operations Management
Corporate Finance, 3 total credits
FIN 571 ~ 3 credits
Corporate Finance
Marketing, 3 total credits
MKT 571 ~ 3 credits
Marketing
Strategic Planning and Implementation, 3 total credits
STR 581 ~ 3 credits
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Accounting Concentration
MBA students may earn a concentration in Accounting (ACC) by satisfying all the requirements for the concentration. Students must earn a minimum of 12 unique and concentration-area specific credits beyond the standard MBA required course of study.
Students earning an ACC concentration will complete a minimum of 48 credits, which includes 36 credits from the MBA required course of study and 12 credits from the ACC concentration coursework (3 of which must include ACC 541-Accounting Theory & Research).
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/mba-acc.
ACC 541 ~ 3 credits
Accounting Theory & Research
COM 530 ~ 3 credits
Communications for Accountants
ACC 542 ~ 3 credits
Accounting Information Systems
ACC 543 ~ 3 credits
Managerial Accounting & Legal Aspects of Business
ACC 544 ~ 3 credits
Internal Control Systems
ACC 545 ~ 3 credits
Financial Reporting
ACC 546 ~ 3 credits
Auditing
ACC 547 ~ 3 credits
Taxation
ACC 548 ~ 3 credits
Not-for-Profit & Government Accounting
ACC 556 ~ 3 credits
Forensic Accounting
ACC 557 ~ 3 credits
Accounting Ethics
Students who select an Accounting Concentration may not educationally qualify to sit for the CPA exam in some states. To the extent that a student intends to sit for the CPA examination, the student should consult with the applicable board of examiners in the state or states in which the individual intends to sit for the examination to determine the precise educational and other requirements, including the acceptability of the University's Accounting Concentration.
Global Management Concentration
MBA students may earn a concentration in Global Management (GM) by completing at least 15 credit hours of course work in Global Management.
Students earning a GM concentration will complete a minimum of 51 credits, which includes 36 credits from the MBA required areas and 15 credits from the GM concentration
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/mba-gm.
GMGT 510 ~ 3 credits
Global Business Organization and Culture
GMGT 520 ~ 3 credits
External Environment of Global Business
GMGT 530 ~ 3 credits
Internal Environment of Global Business
GMGT 540 ~ 3 credits
Global Strategy Formulation and Implementation
CAP GM591 ~ 3 credits
Cases in Cross-Border Management
Health Care Management Concentration
MBA students may earn a concentration in Health Care Management (HCM) by completing at least 15 credit hours of course work in Health Care Management.
Students earning a HCM concentration will complete a minimum of 51credits, which includes 36 credits from the MBA required areas and 15 credits from the HCM concentration.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/mba-hcm.
HCS 531 ~ 3 credits
Health Care Organizations and Delivery Systems
HCS 533 ~ 3 credits
Health Information Systems
HCS 545 ~ 3 credits
Health Law and Ethics
HCS 588 ~ 3 credits
Measuring Performance Standards
HCS 586 ~ 3 credits
Health Care Strategic Management
Technology Management Concentration
MBA students may earn a concentration in Technology Management (TM) by completing at least 15 credit hours of course work in Technology Management.
Students earning a TM concentration will complete a minimum of 51 credits (36 credits from the MBA required areas) which includes 15 credits from concentration coursework.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/mba-tm.
COM TM541 ~ 3 credits
Communications for Managers of Technology
PM 571 ~ 3 credits
Project Management
TMGT 540 ~ 3 credits
Management of R&D and Innovation Processes
TMGT 550 ~ 3 credits
Technology Transfer in the Global Economy
TMGT 590 ~ 3 credits
Applications of Technology Management
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study. Please note that within each state, concentration availability may vary by campus location.
Additional Admission Requirements for the MBA
All applicants are expected to meet the following admissions requirements:
An undergraduate degree from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university or comparable undergraduate bachelor's degree earned at a recognized foreign institution or a graduate degree from an ABA accredited institution (i.e.- JD, LLB, LLM). If the institution became accredited while the student was attending, a minimum of 75% of the coursework taken toward the degree must have been completed while the institution was accredited or during the candidacy period.
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on the undergraduate degree posted transcript is required for admission.
Degree Requirements for the MBA
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
A minimum of 36 graduate credits must be completed to meet all areas of the required course of study.
The diploma awarded for this program will read as: Master of Business Administration and will not reflect the concentration. Concentrations are reflected on the transcript only.
Academic Progression Requirements for the MBA
QRB 501 must be satisfied prior to progressing in courses in Economics, Accounting, Applied Business Research & Statistics, Operations Management, Corporate Finance, Marketing, and Strategic Planning & Implementation.
Strategic Planning & Implementation (STR 581 or an alternative strategy course) must be taken as the last core course in the program.
Residency Requirements and Course Waivers for the MBA
The University requires that the majority of coursework in the Required Course of Study be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 30 graduate level credits at the University.
In order to waive a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course that meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed at a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university;
The course must have been completed within the past ten (10) years with a “B” (3.0) or better; and
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the University course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descriptions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Strategic Planning & Implementation (STR 581 or an alternative strategy course), which is the last core course in the program, may not be waived.
The following courses may not be waived: ACC 541, CAP GM591, EM 555, EM 595, GMGT 510, HCS 531, HCS 586, HRM 595, MGT 521, MKT 593, PM 598, QRB 501, STR 581
The School of Advanced Studies offers a bridge opportunity for master's degree students who are interested in taking doctoral courses. In the bridge program, a master's degree student would be allowed to substitute up to two graduate level courses with doctoral level courses. Students who choose this option would then be eligible to waive these courses in the doctoral program since they were already taken in the master's degree program.
All credit-bearing doctoral courses must be completed with a grade of "B-"or better. Students who earn a grade lower than a "B-"will not receive credit for the course and will not be able to use the bridge course to waive credits upon enrollment in a doctoral program
Students who have completed Meritus University graduate MBA courses may transfer all courses earned at Meritus University into the MBA program at the University of Phoenix without limitation provided that they sign an Enrollment Agreement for the University of Phoenix MBA program by March 1, 2012. Students transferring from Meritus University to University of Phoenix will still be required to satisfy all program requirements for the University of Phoenix MBA program and complete at least 3 credits at University of Phoenix in order to obtain their MBA degree from University of Phoenix.