Master of Business Administration
Matt Dwyer, M.B. A., Director
Olivet's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was created to enhance the professional skills of business managers and executives. The program is 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 program is 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 in the MBA program is on strengthening leadership skills needed by business managers to achieve success in the professional world. The core curriculum is 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 program offers 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 program, learners' experiences are drawn upon to focus issues and to integrate academic coursework with practical applications.
The MBA program is 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.
BSNS 612 Graduate Strategies for Success
618 Advanced Managerial Accounting
619 Advanced Marketing Management
620 Organizational Communication
621 Personal and Professional Development
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
BSNS 612 must be successfully completed with a grade of B before continuing in the program. In addition, only two C grades are allowed in the curriculum. Additional C grades or a C- grade would require a repeat of the course. Capstone courses (BSNS 634, 635) must be completed with minimum grade of B-.
Online Tutorial Courses
Learners who are admitted without appropriate undergraduate credit in the areas of statistics, accounting, finance, and microeconomics are required to successfully complete online tutorial courses prior to taking the corresponding graduate courses.
Those without comparable course preparation on a transcript but with demonstrated competence via work experience or other means may petition to take a proficiency test to demonstrate general level of ability. A grade of 70 percent or above on this exam satisfies the prerequisite requirement and waives the need to take a particular tutorial course. A proficiency exam may be taken only one time.