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Master of Business Administration
Leverage your success in obtaining your PMP certification to earn an MBA.
Career Fields and Requirements
Location: Online and on the Omaha campus
Obtaining your PMP is a professional accomplishment and signifies a certain level of experience in leading projects. Doane University allows you to leverage your PMP achievement to next earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Individuals with a PMP certification will be able to earn an MBA in one year or less.Doane's MBA Emphasis Areas
Human resource managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
Project managers plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of specific projects within a business entity. Project managers may work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as work with other departments for support.
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire lifecycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Sources: www.pmi.org and www.bls.gov
Doane’s MBA degree requires completion of 30 academic credit hours. Students can take all their courses from Doane, can transfer in up to nine graduate credit hours of coursework from other schools, or can receive credit for having obtained a PMP certification. Individuals who have received their PMP certification will have nine (9) credit hours waived and will only need to complete 21 academic credit hours.
Course description: A course that examines international business from an applications standpoint. Students learn how political, economic, and cultural differences affect the business functions and practices of management, human resources management, marketing, and finance. This course is graded.
Course description: A course providing students the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study of human behavior in organizations. It focuses on the theory underlying individual behavior in organizations and the application of that theory to managerial issues that are present in today’s organizations. Major areas of study include motivation, group processes, power and influence, and conflict [management]. This course is graded.
Course description: A course that examines how accounting information, from managerial accounting reports, is used to report managerial performance and to make business decisions. Students learn how to use managerial accounting information to plan, budget, control, conduct break-even analysis and set pricing, and to understand the impact of taxes. This course is graded.
Course description: A course that examines the fundamentals of financial management including the principles of finance; the time value of money; capital market efficiency; basic security valuation; basic capital budgeting; risk, return, and asset pricing models; the cost of capital; an introduction to the global securities markets and foreign exchange; basic derivatives, real options, agency theory, fixed income securities, the term structure, investment banking, short- and long-term financial management and planning, and corporate financial policies. This course is graded.
Course description: A course that introduces fundamental concepts and modeling tools for decision making under uncertainty. The learning approach combines business cases, probability and risk analysis within conceptual frameworks, and spreadsheet modeling of managerial decision problems. The course will also provide training to perform and interpret Monte Carlo simulation and decision tree models. Other concepts discussed will include the value of information, option value, selection bias, herd behavior, and risk aversion, among others The concepts and tools are illustrated using business applications in the areas of economics, finance, operations management, and strategic management. This course is graded.
Course description: A course that introduces students to the analytical concepts and tools of marketing management. Special emphasis is placed on the relationships between marketing and overall company strategy, the development of a customer orientation, the integration of marketing throughout the organization and the implementation of systems for planning and controlling the marketing effort. Students consider problems of consumer analysis, product planning, integrated communication, distribution and pricing. This course is graded.
Course description: A course that encourages student ability to think strategically and to provide an intellectual framework that enhances understanding of the MBA core program. The course focuses on relationships among the firm, its strategy, and its environment; why firms choose certain businesses; which business strategies are successful; and how firms can change in response to a dynamic environment. Models for strategic formulation, implementation, and control are developed that facilitate an integrated understanding of the courses that comprise the MBA curriculum. This course is graded.
The MBA is offered in parallel to Doane University’s Master of Arts in Management degree. The MBA is focused on the technical and strategic elements of managing a business both operationally and strategically. However, those interested candidates who do not bring a background or requisite coursework in business may be better suited to the Master of Arts in Management program in which they develop important transferable, “soft” skills to the art of management and leadership. The Master of Arts in Management program focuses on applied learning, which provides the practical experience students use in their professional careers and promotes the development of students as both leaders and managers.
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