MBA, Global Continuous Improvement

Exclusively designed for Walmart associates


JBU's MBA program with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement is offered in partnership with Walmart and is exclusively designed for Walmart associates who have completed Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification as well as the final applied project through Walmart's Office of Global Continuous Improvement. Applicants to this program must have been enrolled in the Walmart Six Sigma Black Belt training prior to January 1, 2013.

Courses for this program can be taken at the JBU Rogers Center, the JBU Little Rock Center and the JBU Fort Smith Center. Each of the requirements for the MBA with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement can also be accomplished online.

Like the other MBA programs offered at JBU, the MBA with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement provides excellent business training through the application of strategic business concepts, basic biblical principles and ethical decision making to current organizational and industry issues. The strong set of business skills and ethics you will receive by obtaining an MBA from JBU will set you apart.

Those who do not have a bachelor's degree can apply the 12 hours of Six Sigma training toward a degree in Organizational Management or Business Administration through JBU's Degree Completion Program. Credits will apply toward only one degree program and cannot be used for both graduate and undergraduate credit.

Course requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement are listed below.

Business Administration Core – 24-27 hours

  • BUS7013 - Managerial Accounting
  • BUS7113 - Marketing Strategies
  • BUS8003 - Managerial Finance
  • BUS8993 - Designing and Executing Strategies
  • LDR8033 - Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders

Select one of the following:

  • BUS7223 - Managerial Economics
  • BUS7233 - Game Theory

Select one of the following:

  • BUS8113 - Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS8263 - International Business Practicum

Select one of the following:

  • BUS8266 - Comprehensive International Business and Culture Practicum
  • LDR8003 - Ethical Decisions in Organizations

Global Continuous Improvement Emphasis – 12 hours

  • BUS7414 - Continuous Improvement I
  • BUS7424 - Continuous Improvement II
  • BUS7434 - Applied Continuous Improvement Project

Minimum semester hours – 36

Some of the above courses have prerequisites.View Graduate Business prerequisites for more information.

Class Locations

Classes are offered at JBU's educational centers in Fort Smith, Rogers and Little Rock, as well as online. Some courses are offered at the Sam M. Walton Development Center in Bentonville.

Class Schedule

Face-to-face classes meet from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., one night per week for eight weeks. Online courses are also eight weeks in duration.

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