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Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration
Matt Dwyer, M.B.A., Director
Olivet’s Master of Business Administration and Executive Master of Business Administration programs were created to enhance the professional skills of business managers and executives. The programs are designed for adult professionals who seek to build upon their business education foundations and work experiences in order to further their personal and professional career objectives through the acquisition of additional knowledge and skills in the area of business management.
The programs are intended to develop individuals’ ability to comprehend internal and external social, legal, political, and economic forces as they affect decision making processes within organizations. The emphasis is on strengthening leadership skills needed by business managers to achieve success in the professional world.
The MBA and Executive MBA curricula are designed to provide learners with an integrated educational experience consisting of a foundation of basic business administration courses; values education related to the mission of the institution, and the application of a value system to the individuals’ professional and personal situations; and a vertical sequencing of business/management courses that enables graduates to deal effectively with an increasingly complex business environment.
The programs offer a curriculum that examines the ethical and legal aspects of business operation within a community environment, thereby providing a philosophy and way of conducting business that emphasizes long term corporate accountability, as well as profitability. Throughout the programs, learners’ experiences are drawn upon to focus issues and to integrate academic coursework with practical applications.
Both programs are designed to provide the business professional with a graduate education that helps him/her link state of the art business theory with actual practice; develop the skills necessary to become a more effective manager; prepare to assume greater responsibility and meet new challenges; and evaluate the ethical and legal implications of business decisions.
Master of Business Administration
The MBA program is geared toward students who have had academic success, but who have not had the opportunity for significant leadership experience in the professional world. On occasion, learners may be admitted without appropriate undergraduate credit in the areas of statistics, accounting, finance, and microeconomics. These probationary students are required to successfully complete online tutorial courses prior to taking the corresponding graduate courses (refer to "Admission to Master of Business Administration" under Admission Policies section).
BSNS 612 – Graduate Strategies for Success
618 – Advanced Managerial Accounting
619 – Advanced Marketing Management
620 – Organizational Communication
624 – Management and Leadership
625 – Managerial Statistics
626 – Managerial Decision-Making
628 – Managerial Finance
629 – Managerial Economics
633 – International Business
634 – Strategic Business Policy I
635 – Strategic Business Policy II
A student must have a gpa of 3.0 after the program's first two (2) classes (BSNS 612 and BSNS 620). Students who do not have a GPA of 3.0 will be put on academic probation. Failure to raise a student GPA to 3.0 after an additional two (2) classes will result in removal from the program.
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
BSNS 600 - Executive Strategies for Success (weekend seminar)
615 - Understanding and Creating Successful Programs
636 - Global Business Strategy and Economics (online)
637 - Seminar in Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
641 - Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
642 - Data Acquisition, Analysis and Presentation (online)
645 - Ethics and Leadership (online)
654 - International Accounting Standards
658 - Forensic Accounting
664 - Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
668 - Communicating & Leading Across Boundaries (online)
692 - Internship
694 - CPA Exam Preparation Course
Executive Master of Business Administration track
The Executive MBA track is geared toward the professional who has at least five years of leadership experience. Presented in a blended format, this program offers the convenience and flexibility of online learning combined with five residential weekend sessions. The 16 month program intentionally focuses on the ethical elements of leadership, alongside traditional business studies. It is designed to build knowledge and skills, balance personal and professional growth, and provide dynamic leadership training.
BSNS 600 – Executive Strategies for Success
615 – Understanding and Creating Successful Programs
636 – Global Business Strategy and Economics
642 – Data Acquisition, Analysis and Presentation
645 – Ethics and Leadership
652 – Sustainable Business Practices
655 – Managing Growth and Risk
656 – Non-Profit Growth and Development
660 – Strategy and Execution
665 – Entrepreneurship and Value Creation
668 – Communicating and Leading Across Boundaries
670 – Strategies for a Networked Economy
675 – Brand Management
685A/B/C/D – Leadership Coaching Experience I–IV
BSNS 600 must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of B- before continuing in the program. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.