Master of Business Administration Online

Master of Business Administration
Complete Coursework: 12-16 Months  |  Credit Hours: 48-60*
Tuition: $49,296 - $58,296 *

The accelerated Baylor Business MBA online provides the tools of principled leadership that will enable you to command admiration and deliver results. Through engaging, hands-on experiences, you will learn to communicate professionally, work in teams, and approach complex business situations with faith-based integrity. The program supports your aspirations with a powerful business alumni network that works for your continued success.

Each course is taught with the proven Baylor MBA "Define, Discover, and Deliver" framework for disciplined leadership:

  • Define the purpose of business, considering the stakeholders and the managing environment.
  • Discover ideas and technologies that lead to a company’s competitive advantage.
  • Deliver results for the company, and evaluate performance against objectives.

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution may also earn their Baylor MBA online by completing two additional 7-week business courses that provide a foundational understanding of key business concepts and applications. The two courses, BUS 5601 and BUS 5602, are taken pass/fail and do not count toward the student's grade point average.

Why choose the Baylor Business MBA?

  • Accelerated program can be completed in 12-16 months
  • Dedicated, nationally-acclaimed faculty who are readily accessible to students
  • 95% after-graduation employment rate in 2014**
  • Corporate alliances to land you better employment opportunities
  • A powerful Baylor Business Network to enable your career success.

*Students with an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution can complete an accelerated MBA degree online in 12 months by taking two courses per term at a total program cost of $49,296. Students without an undergraduate degree in business can earn the MBA degree online in 16 months by completing two additional, business foundation courses, for a total program cost of $58,296. These students may enter the program in Spring 2015 Term 2, Summer 2015 Term 1, Fall 2015 Term 1 or Fall 2015 Term 2.only. Additional fees apply; $50 application fee and $100 per term administrative fee.

**2014 rate at 90 days following graduation.

Courses

Business Foundation Courses

A foundational understanding of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) acquired during business studies is required before students without an undergraduate degree in business can take the core MBA courses. These students must first complete two CBK business foundation courses. Subjects in these two courses, BUS 5601 and BUS 5602, include statistics, accounting, economics, finance, and business law. These courses are taken pass/fail and do not count toward the student’s grade point average, which is based on the 12 core courses in the online MBA curriculum. Successful completion of the business foundation courses confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript.

Students who already have an undergraduate business degree can choose to take the two additional foundation courses as an option to facilitate a smooth transition into the MBA program.

Business Foundations timeline
Business Foundation 1
BUS 5601
Credit hours: 6 credit hours, pass/fail  |  Course Length: 7 weeks
This course gives students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of accounting quantitative methods and business statistics.
Business Foundation 2
BUS 5602
Credit hours: 6 credit hours, pass/fail  |  Course Length: 7 weeks
This course gives students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business a background of the concepts, processes and institutions in the financing of the business enterprise or other forms of organizations; a background of the economic and legal environment as it pertains to profit and/or nonprofit organizations along with ethical considerations and social and political influences as they affect such organizations.
Program Courses
Negotiations
MGT 5402
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Enhances individual effectiveness in the workplace and marketplace through the development of negotiating skills and advanced understanding of negotiation and persuasion. Emphasis is on practical application of theory through a variety of skill-building exercises. Topics include distributive and integrative bargaining tactics, team and multiparty negotiations, leverage, framing, and cognitive biases.
Business Statistics
QBA 5435
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Statistical techniques and their applicability to business decision making. Topical coverage includes multiple regression, analysis of variance, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and multidimensional scaling.
Ethical Leadership
BUS 5421
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
The purposes of this course are to: 1) Explore the causes of unethical behavior and learn practical techniques for promoting ethical behavior; 2) Encourage students to reflect upon and utilize their faith principles, values, and relevant research in arriving at thoughtful and defensible decisions; 3) Expand students’ understandings of the ethical challenges and responsibilities present in today’s diverse, interconnected, and global society; and 4) Enhance students’ capabilities in leading with integrity and acting virtuously.
Fundamentals of Applied Finance
FIN 5460
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
A study of how firms create value for stockholders through long term financial decisions, principally asset acquisition/divestiture decisions and debt/equity funding decisions. Specific topics include economic profit and cash flow, the time value of money, risk and return, options, agency, efficient markets, capital budgeting decision criteria, capital structure theory, and dividend policy theory.
Economics for Managers
ECO 5415
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
A seminar designed to cover aspects of micro theory that are relevant for decision making within the firm. Emphasis is placed on the decision making process. Numerous problems, cases, and examples are used to illustrate the theory.
Managerial Accounting
ACC 5420
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Students examine accounting's role in the information flow of an organization while focusing on measurement of decision-making and performance. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, direct costing, profit centers, investment centers, transfer pricing, and ethics. Participants learn to effectively use accounting information in their decision-making process.
Manufacturing and Service Operations
MGT 5420
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Examines various tools, techniques, and concepts that are linked with successful operations practices in today’s firms. Manufacturing resource planning, just in time concepts, and synchronous manufacturing philosophies for the firm are emphasized. In addition, the critical role of quality assurance for firms in both manufacturing and service industries is evaluated. Experiential and computer-based simulation exercises are employed to sharpen students’ abilities to identify and solve problems. Sharpens students’ abilities to identify and solve problems.
Managing for Higher Performance
MGT 5410
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Managing for Higher Performance is designed to enhance students' knowledge regarding behavioral science concepts relevant to the study of organizational and managerial behavior. The design of the course is active learning through developing skills as a manager, role play, and an extensive hands-on organizational analysis project with local organizations. Topics examined include, but are not limited to, leadership, motivation, teams, talent development, individual differences, global issues, ethics, and organizational change. The framework used is one of organizational development as we prepare students to effectively manage human capital.
Strategic Marketing
MKT 5410
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Role of marketing decision making in achieving corporate objectives; planning and implementing the marketing program; product research and development, distribution problems, promotional strategies, and pricing analysis. Attention will be given to the new marketing application of quantitative methods and the behavioral sciences.
Strategic Management and Business Policy
MGT 5485
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
A case problem and discussion seminar focused on developing and sustaining a competitive advantage in dynamic environments. The course examines how firms analyze external forces such as local and global trends, technological change, and competition as well as their own firm’s position to compete effectively and create value for stakeholders. Both individual and group projects are emphasized.
Strategic Communication
BUS 5490
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Examines principles and strategies of effective management communication in the areas of audience analysis, ethics, global issues, crisis, interpersonal communication, and team dynamics. Provides techniques, skills, and strategies for overcoming communication barriers; for designing and delivering executive presentations; and for preparing professional reports including research, drafting, revision, and documentation. Integrates corporate and leadership communication topics including corporate responsibility, integrity and image, communicating with the media, globalization, principle-centered leadership, and web-based communication. Features extensive application including a case competition and presentation to business professionals.
Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
MIS 5450
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Future information systems leaders focus on understanding the issues involved in managing the systems development process in organizations, the growth and assimilation of technologies, the personnel involved in the IS function, and the relationship of IS with the rest of the organization. Includes in depth analysis of the current issues in the field of information systems.