Master of Business Administration Online

Master of Business Administration
Complete Coursework: 12-16 Months  |  Credit Hours: 48-60*
Tuition: $51,264 - $60,624 *

Benefits of an MBA Online

Baylor's MBA online degree provides the tools of principled leadership that will enable you to command admiration and to deliver results. Through engaging conversations with your professors and classmates, you will learn to communicate professionally, work in teams, and approach complex business situation with faith-based integrity. The accelerated MBA online program supports your aspirations to leverage your graduate education and professional experience to further your success while continuing your full-time profession.

Each course is taught with the proven Baylor MBA framework for desired learning outcomes. The Baylor MBA Learning Goals are:

  • To understand and apply theoretical knowledge in integrated fundamental areas of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, organization behavior, quantitative business analysis, and strategic management.
  • To think critically, to solve problems effectively, and make decisions strategically across functional areas.
  • To work collaboratively with others in cross-functional teams, and to motivate, lead, and mentor others.
  • To articulate ideas and information effectively and persuasively in every business context.
  • To apply core ethical values of integrity, accountability, and service in all circumstances.

Why choose the Baylor MBA?

  • Accelerated MBA program online can be completed in 12-16 months
  • Dedicated, nationally-acclaimed faculty who are readily accessible to students
  • Career Management resources can help you identify employment objectives
  • A powerful Baylor Business Network of 25,000 alumni offering you opportunities to connect
  • Optional participation with Baylor EMBA students in domestic and international experiences

*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 core courses per term, completing 48 credit hours at a total cost of $51,264.

Students whose undergraduate degree is not in business or not a business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution can earn the MBA degree online in 16 months by taking two core courses per term plus additional business foundation courses, completing 60 credit hours at a total program cost of $60,624. Business foundation courses (statistics, accounting, economics, finance, and business law) are taken pass/fail and do not count toward the student's grade point average. Successful completion confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript and must be completed before the student can take a core course.

Eric Davis

Eric Davis

"Each course had some level of applicability to my daily operations — anything from marketing and how to go about segmenting to ethics training and ways to look at things from different perspectives to finance accounting."
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Online 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 the CBK business foundation courses. Subjects in these foundation courses, include statistics, accounting, economics, finance, and business law. These courses are taken Credit/No Credit 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 and must be completed before taking core courses.

Students who already have an undergraduate business degree can choose to take the additional foundation courses as an option to facilitate a smooth transition into the MBA program. Students with a business undergraduate degree from a non AACSB accredited university are required to take the foundation courses.

Students will register for each course individually. It is recommended to take accounting and statistics alone in a term but the two can be taken together. Business Law and Finance must be taken together to equal 3 hours of registration and part-time status.

ACC 5301
Credit hours: n/a  |  Course Length:
Offered Fall 1, Spring 1. Financial accounting provides a mechanism for recording and reporting an organization's financial transactions. This role of communicating financial results to interested parties has earned accounting the designation as "the language of business." This course is designed to familiarize you with the basics of financial accounting so that you can understand how to create, read, and evaluate a set of financial statements. It is not intended to prepare you to be an accountant.
Mathematics for Decision Making
QBA 5302
Credit hours: n/a  |  Course Length: 7 weeks
Offered Fall 1, Spring 2. The course will prepare students for the core business statistics course in the Baylor MBA program and also for other relevant parts of the MBA curriculum. The course will teach methods to describe data, basic probability rules, random variables, and probability distributions. We will use our knowledge of probability as we explore inferential statistics. Our topics will include learning confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation, and linear regression analysis. We will conclude the course by discussing topics: the CPI, forecasting, and Excel financial functions. We will use Excel and Jmp throughout the course.
FIN 5203
Credit hours: n/a  |  Course Length:
Offered Fall 2 and Summer 1. This class introduces students that have no prior background in finance to the basic tools of financial analysis. The objective of the course is to prepare students to make meaningful contributions to discussions involving the financial consequences of the business decisions. In short, the learning goal of this course is to prepare students to "take a seat at the table" when financial matters are being discussed. Must be taken with BL5104.
Business Law
BL 5104
Credit hours: n/a  |  Course Length:
Offered Fall 2 and Summer 1. This course will cover a wide scope of legal concepts in a short amount of time. Your goals in this course should be to continue to learn basic legal concepts that commonly arise in business and to continue developing your abilities to communicate, analyze, and ultimately identify situations in which you will need legal counsel. These skills will be essential to your career and the success of your business. Must be taken with FIN 5203.
ECO 5305
Credit hours: n/a  |  Course Length:
Offered Fall 2 and Summer 1. Businesses produce goods and services and sell them in markets. The purpose of this course is to help students understand the market environment in which businesses operate. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for the core economics course in the Baylor MBA and/or MSIS programs.
Program Courses
Strategic Brand Management
MKT 5440
Credit hours: 4  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
MBA marketing course provides participants the opportunity to develop a better understanding of branding strategy and its role in today's complex business environment. The course covers the leading theories, models, and other tools to make better branding decisions, and how to plan and evaluate branding strategies. It also provides a forum for students to apply these principles.
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.