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.

Accounting
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.
Finance
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.
Economics
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
This 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.
Negotiations
MGT 5402
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This class enhances critical thinking skills, particularly in the context of group interactions and negotiation. It focuses on understanding the theory and practice of negotiation in a variety of settings. Students learn to develop skills experientially and analogically and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks.
Business Statistics
QBA 5435
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Statistical theories and techniques are applied to business situations. The use of theory and case studies enables students to develop technical skills in planning, analysis, and assessment of data to adapt to an organization’s changing needs.
Ethical Leadership
BUS 5421
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This course explores the causes of unethical behavior and expands students’ understandings of the ethical challenges and responsibilities in today’s diverse, interconnected, and global society. Students will reflect upon and utilize their faith principles, values, and relevant research as they learn practical techniques for promoting ethical behavior.
Fundamentals of Applied Finance
FIN 5460
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
An introductory course in the theory and principles of finance, which include planning and controlling functions (time value of money, pro forma budgeting, ratio analysis), balance sheet management (working capital budgeting, debt & equity financing), and cost management (cost classification allocation, break even & variance analysis), among other topics. This is an applied course that focuses less on the theoretical (textbook) concepts and more on practical tools that will be useful in the student’s professional endeavors.
Economics for Managers
ECO 5415
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This course helps students understand and apply a wide range of economics-related theories, concepts, and facts to managerial decision-making. Four areas of economics are considered: (i) managerial economics, with a focus on how to determine what prices a firm should charge for its products; (ii) game theory, with a focus on how issues of strategic interaction arise in business settings and what kinds of decisions in various circumstances are likely to lead to the most favorable outcomes; (iii) macroeconomics, with a focus on applying theories and information about the national economic environment in which firms operate to enhance managerial effectiveness; and (iv) international economics.
Managerial Accounting
ACC 5420
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Student examine the role of accounting in the information flow of an organization while focusing on measurement of decision-making and performance. Topics include budgetings, cost volume profit analysis, activity costing, planning, forecasting, performance evaluation, and ethics. Participants learn to use accounting information effectively in their decisionmaking process.
Operations Management
MGT 5420
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This course develops skills in describing and understanding operating processes and measuring and analyzing those processes, and the ability to develop and evaluate plans for positively changing those operating processes within the context of the entire organization and in harmony with the firm’s strategic mission.
Managing for Higher Performance
MGT 5410
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This course teaches students to connect organizational behavior theory with current management practice to implement improved management skills in current and future careers.
Strategic Marketing Planning
MKT 5410
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This MBA marketing strategy course provides participants the opportunity to develop a better understanding of marketing strategy and its role in today’s complex business environment. The course covers the decisions in a well-integrated marketing program, demonstrates the importance of marketing strategy and the interrelationships between the marketing unit and other functional units, covers the essential elements of marketing analysis, and emphasizes the major components of a marketing plan.
Strategic Management and Business Policy
MGT 5485
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This course provides students with an opportunity to understand strategic management in organizations in a variety of industries by studying competition, resources, capabilities, innovation, alliances, mergers, acquisitions, and company structures.
Strategic Communication
BUS 5490
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
Students cultivate principles, enhance skills, and develop winning strategies to communicate effectively in a business setting.
Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
MIS 5450
Credit hours: 4 Hours  |  Course Length: 7 Weeks
This course deepens student’s understanding and appreciation of the strategic role that information technology plays in organizations and provides key concepts for effectively planning, building, deploying, and managing information resources in enterprise environments. The course is relevant for students seeking career opportunities in IT management or consulting and individuals aspiring to a career in general (non-IT) management.