THE GRADUATE SCHOOL: BUSINESS

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS

Organizations—and the people who lead them—shape our future. People who are committed to developing excellent business, management, and leadership skills have the greatest potential to achieve higher levels of success and make a positive, sustainable impact in our communities and upon the world. The purpose of the John Brown University MBA program is to help students develop a portfolio of business and management skills and leadership strengths that will enable them to excel in their areas of calling, enable and empower their colleagues, and be "light and salt" in the world. With JBU's culture of training the head, heart, and hand infused into its programs, JBU MBA graduates are uniquely prepared to offer leadership with character, competence, and conscience.

Through interaction with faculty and practitioners, students of the MBA program learn to analyze diverse business situations, analyze complex problems, and provide strategic leadership to organizations. Students will strengthen their management skills in accounting, marketing, economics, and finance, and they will develop leadership skills in the area of team building, innovation, and organizational change.

As part of the program, students may select an emphasis in Leadership and Ethics or International Business. Wal-Mart associates who complete the Wal-Mart Global Continuous Improvement Program have the unique opportunity to earn an MBA degree with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement.

Residence requirement: A minimum of three credit hours must be completed in an on-ground format at John Brown University. This may include graduate business courses, seminars, and international studies programs.

 

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with emphasis in Leadership and Ethics


1. Business Administration Core Requirements - 24 hours

BUS 7013 Managerial Accounting
BUS 7113 Marketing Strategies
BUS 7223 Managerial Economics
BUS 8003 Managerial Finance
BUS 8013 Research Methods
BUS 8993 Designing and Executing Strategies
LDR 7113 Foundations of Leadership
LDR 8033 Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders


2. Emphasis in Leadership and Ethics - 12 hours

     Nine hours from the following:

LDR 7223 Mission, Vision, and Values
LDR 7343 Corporate Governance and Ethics
LDR 7993 Building Teams
LDR 8003 Ethical Decisions in Organizations
LDR 8113 Leading Change
LDR 8243 Emotional Health in Organizations
LDR 8333 Global Leadership and Ethics

     Three hours from the following:

BUS 7503 Contemporary Topic Seminar
BUS 8263 International Business Practicum
LDR 7503 Executive Leadership Seminar

Minimum semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

 

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with emphasis in International Business


1. Business Administration Core Requirements - 24 hours

BUS 7013 Managerial Accounting
BUS 7113 Marketing Strategies
BUS 7223 Managerial Economics
BUS 8003 Managerial Finance
BUS 8013 Research Methods
BUS 8993 Designing and Executing Strategies
LDR 8033 Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders

Three hours from the following:

LDR 7113 Foundations of Leadership
LDR 7503 Executive Leadership Seminar

2. Emphasis in International Business - 12 hours

BUS 8263 International Business Practicum

Nine hours from the following:

BUS 8113 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
BUS 8243 Cross-Cultural Business Management
BUS 8253 Survey of Global Business Practice
LDR 8333 Global Leadership and Ethics

Minimum semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

 

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement


This program is offered in partnership with the Office of Global Continuous Improvement of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It is open to Wal-Mart associates who have completed Six Sigma "Black Belt" training and certification and completed the final applied project.

1. Business Administration Core Requirements - 24 hours

BUS 7013 Managerial Accounting
BUS 7113 Marketing Strategies
BUS 7223 Managerial Economics
BUS 8003 Managerial Finance
BUS 8993 Designing and Executing Strategies
LDR 7113 Foundations of Leadership
LDR 8033 Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders

Three hours from the following:

BUS 8113 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
BUS 8263 International Business Practicum
LDR 8003 Ethical Decisions in Organizations

2. Emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement - 12 hours

BUS 7414 Continuous Improvement I
BUS 7424 Continuous Improvement II
BUS 7434 Applied Continuous Improvement Project

Minimum semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36