Master of Business Administration
Earn Prestige without Pretention
College of Business
Location: Lincoln, Online
Degree Type: Graduate
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is highly valued by the market in which employers need strong managers, decision-makers, and thought leaders who are equipped with the knowledge and resources to contribute to their organization's overall business objectives. Typically, individuals pursue an MBA to learn managerial skills in all aspects of business and situations from managing people who may be working from home to working with international alliances and partnerships. Students with an MBA often earn higher salaries and hold senior-level positions in their organizations because employers recognize, rewards, and value their business acumen. In addition to advancing your career, an MBA can also help you switch roles, industries, or locations as well as help you become an entrepreneur and start your own business.
Our MBA program in the College of Business trains students to think differently and for some students, this can be an eye-opening or life-changing experience. The Doane MBA will develop your knowledge in advanced management practices in eight core areas of business including accounting, business ethics, data analytics, finance, international business, marketing, and strategy. The degree requires satisfactory completion of the 24 credit hours of the core MBA curriculum and 6 credit hours of graduate electives, largely focused on leadership, for a total of 30 credit hours.
We have experienced faculty who bring in both theories and real-world applications into the classroom. You will have an opportunity to build valuable relationships with your peers, who may be leaders located in a different part of the world. We offer students flexibility to take our MBA classes in the evenings on the Lincoln campus or asynchronously online. We have advanced elective courses in leadership that will enhance your ability to learn about yourself as a leader as well as help you lead a team or organization. We offer a regular MBA for working professionals that can be completed in two years or less, and we also offer an accelerated MBA program that can be completed in 9 months. Above all, in our MBA program, we strive to give students a personalized experience.
MBA Mission Statement
The mission of the MBA program is to prepare and equip our graduate business students with the skills and tools to make complex decisions in global and competitive environments.
MBA Program Outcomes
- Employ advanced skills in making rational and ethical decisions through critical thinking and problem-solving
- Equipping our students with data analytic tools and models to make sound financial decisions under uncertainty
- Develop business strategies and policies in global and competitive environments
Human Resources Manager
2018 Median Pay: $113,300 per year
Job Outlook: 9% from 2016-2026
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.
2016 Median Pay: $108,200
Job Outlook: 6% by 2024
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.
Social and Community Service Manager
2018 Median Pay: $65,320 per year
Job Outlook: 18% from 2016-2026
Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.
2018 Median Pay: $74,600 per year
Job Outlook: 7% from 2016-2026
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.
2018 Median Pay: $83,610 per year
Job Outlook: 14% from 2016-2026
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.
Training and Development Specialist
2018 Median Pay: $60,870 per year
Job Outlook: 11% from 2016-2026
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
2018 Median Pay: $127,990 per year
Job Outlook: 19% from 2016-2026
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
Medical and Health Services Manager
2018 Median Pay: $99,730 per year
Job Outlook: 20% from 2016-2026
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.
A total of 30 credit hours is required to complete a Master of Business Administration. The required core courses are:
BUS 601 - International Business and Economics (3)
BUS 604 - Advanced Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 612 - Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 614 - Financial Management (3)
BUS 621 - Business Law and Ethics (3)
BUS 640 - Analytics and Decision Sciences (3)
BUS 641 - Strategic Marketing (3)
BUS 642 - Administrative Strategy and Policy (3)
The Doane Difference
Business decisions are made every day that affect not only you, but the world around you. Your choices determine your reputation and reflect true character. At Doane, we teach you to navigate business with a moral compass.
Create a Culture
Being a business leader means knowing people. Knowing how to show empathy, how to be a voice of reason and how to make people feel valued defines a true leader. At Doane, we teach leaders to create a culture of good.
Most MBAs are all about the numbers – but you can’t manage a business with only formulas and projections. We give our students the perfect blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, because in business, you can’t succeed without both.