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Master of Business Administration

Complete Coursework: 24-32 months Credit Hours: 38-48*
Tuition: $33,174 in-state / $33,774 out-of-state

The University of Cincinnati's dynamic and comprehensive online MBA program offers a mixture of academic, research-intensive learning combined with real-life learning experiences that partner you with actual companies to create solutions with real business impact. It's a chance to dive deep into the knowledge you need to develop key skills as well as an opportunity to show potential employers what you're made of.

Also available, 6 New Concentrations:

MBA with a Health Care Finance Concentration Certificate

MBA with a Health Care Administration Concentration Certificate

MBA with a Health Care Operations Concentration Certificate

MBA with a Health Care Policy Concentration Certificate

MBA with a Corporate Taxation Concentration Certificate

MBA with an Individual Taxation Concentration Certificate

In this top-ranked program, you'll gain:

  • Core skills in accounting, economics, leadership, information technology and marketing
  • Strategic leadership and decision-making skills
  • A thorough understanding of legal issues in business
  • An understanding of the important role that ethics and social responsibility play in business

* Tuition listed above is based on Fall 2013 tuition rates and reflects the 38 credit hour program designed for students with undergraduate degrees in business administration. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees are required to take an additional 10 credit hours of business foundation courses, resulting in a 48 credit hour program with a tuition price of $41,904 In-State/$42,624 Out-Of-State.

Course Listing

Program Courses
ACCT 7012
Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Duration: 14 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3
Understand how managerial decisions are made in corporations using accounting data. Special emphasis is given to cost allocation, break even analysis, ABC costing, product costing and budgeting decisions.
BA 7010
Corporate Legal and Social Responsibility
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Develops a manager's ability to exercise informed judgment with regard to the ethical and legal issues that arise in domestic and global business in the context of the employment relationship, financial decisions, environmental protections, and product development.
BANA 7012
Decision Models
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Topics include regression modeling and analysis including simple and multiple regression, decision analysis for making decisions under uncertainty, risk analysis and simulation of complex models in a spreadsheet environment, what-if models and spreadsheet engineering, optimization models and solving them with spreadsheet tools, optimization models in business applications such as marketing and finance.
ECON 7020
Managerial Economics
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to introduce students to economic tools useful in managerial decision-making. The course proceeds from describing the general demand and cost conditions faced by a firm, to its market environment characterized by few to many other firms in the market, and finally to its extended environment of potential competitors and upstream and downstream members of its supply chain. Besides the substantive aspects of the course, students will be expected to describe consumer demand and costs using spreadsheet software. Specific topics include profit and revenue maximization, consumer behavior and demand, production and cost, competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, social welfare, merger policy, limit pricing, vertical arrangements such as franchising, and game theory.
FIN 7014
Financial Management
Duration: 14 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3
The objectives of the course are twofold. First, it is intended to continue to develop facility with the tools used in making financial decisions. Second, it is intended to develop the intuition necessary to correctly apply those tools in financial decision making. The emphasis of this course is on practical decision making. Being able to make practical decisions requires both sound knowledge of financial theory and mathematical facility. Hence, significant parts of this course will be devoted to the study of financial theory and the necessary mathematical tools.
IS 7011
Information and Technology Management
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course employs the case method to discuss the managerial and strategic implications of the use of Information Systems in organizations. The course starts with a review of concepts related to Information Technology in the realm of networking, databases, application development, and architecture. Next, it examines the value of Information Technology in modern organizations. Finally, multiple cases are discussed, covering themes like Enterprise Resource Planning, Digital Convergence, e-Marketing and Social Media, Disruptive Innovations, Virtual Teams, and IT Resources and Capabilities.
MGMT 7012
Strategic Management
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course focuses on both the analytical and structural framework for competitive analysis, as well as the formulation of policy and strategic decisions, the balancing of short run and long run plans, and the evaluation and control of strategic decisions for the business corporation. The academic basis for the class will be largely industrial organization and a resource based view (as a framework for industry analysis and competitive positioning). Our discussion of competitive analysis will focus on understanding the environment the firm competes within and then developing strategies that create a sustainable advantage in that industry. Finally, corporate strategy analyses move beyond the single business arena, and address what businesses the firm should compete in and resource allocation among those units. Thus, we will concern ourselves in this course with both business level and corporate level strategy development and implementation.
MGMT 7014
Leadership and Organizations
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course focuses on concepts and applications related to organizations and the individuals who design and work within them. The goal of the course is to help you better understand and practice individual and organizational management. We will cover micro-level issues (e.g., individual differences and motivation), mid-level issues (e.g., leadership, groups and teams), and macro-level issues (e.g., organizational culture and structure). By focusing on concepts, applications and issues, you will be better able to see and understand organizational phenomena that you might now take for granted. This course will also help increase your understanding of yourself and others so that you can be more effective in the organizations in which you manage and participate.
MKTG 7011
Marketing for Managers
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course aims to describe many phenomena in marketing. As consumers we develop a surface familiarity with the activities and institutions of the market place but we need a closer look at the players, decision-making issues, processes and key lessons from the commercial trading environment. We also intend to develop an understanding of system dynamics and causal linkages in the marketplace. Why do some products fail? How can we structure productive relationships? What will happen to prices when we intensify distribution or advertising? The course takes up these questions and more.
OM 7011
Management of Operations
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Introduces basic operations principles through case studies and explores major operations problems. Areas of concentration are decisions and activities involving product and process design, the use and control of resources, scheduling and quality management, supply chain management, and project management.
BA 7012
Capstone
Duration: varies  |  Credit Hours: 2
Requirement can be met with one of select set of courses.
MGMT 7017G
Global
Duration: varies  |  Credit Hours: 2
To fulfill this course requirement, you may choose any one course with the word “international” or “global” in the title. Some of the more popular choices are: Managing Across Cultures (MGMT 7017), International Competitiveness (MGMT 7089), International Marketing (MKTG 7031), Global Entrepreneurship (ENTR 7025), Global Operations (OM 7044) and the study abroad options (INTB 8000 series).
Electives
MGMT 7017
Managing Across Cultures
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course will focus on providing students with a foundation in knowledge and analytical skills to understand management in the global business context of the 21st century. We will examine the concept of national culture as it applies to management practice and we will examine sample cultures from several key business environments. We will focus on Brazil, Russia, India and China as these four countries represent a diverse landscape of opportunities in developing economies. Moreover, many of the basic concepts and lessons (although not the specifics of the cultures) apply universally.
OM 7071
Quality and High Performance Organizations
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Provides students with knowledge of quality management and performance excellence approaches using the Baldrige criteria, as well as experience in evaluating high-performance management practices in organizations.
MKTG 7014
Innovation Tools
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course focuses on how to create value and growth through innovation in new and existing markets. Students will thoroughly understand a wide range of innovation methods, they will understand how to lead and facilitate teams in the use of innovation tools, and they will learn how to adapt and apply innovation methods to every aspect of the marketing function.
MGMT 7084
Managing Organizational Change
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course examines several key challenges associated with organizational change processes, and develops the necessary skills associated with effectively planning and implementing change in organizations.
MKTG 7035
Marketing Strategy for Managers
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Familiarizes student with concepts of market analysis and planning of direct practical relevance to the decision-making process.
BANA 6037
Data Visualization
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction as well as hands-on experience in data visualization. It introduces students to design principles for creating meaningful displays of quantitative and qualitative data to facilitate managerial decision-making.
MGMT 7073
Human Resource Management
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Central personnel concepts, functions, processes, and issues in work organizations. Some case analysis.
HCA 7001
Health Systems Administration: Organization and Delivery
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to provide the student with a systematic approach for examining and evaluating a health care system with special emphasis on selected components, features and tasks. The health care system in the United States is used to illustrate this descriptive, analytic and evaluative approach. The general approach, however, is designed to apply to other health care systems as well. The student will learn both the conceptual approaches and techniques needed to analyze the performance of a health care system and, at the same time, obtain a thorough understanding of the US health care delivery system. The course is intended to provide the future health services administrator, planner, policy analyst or researcher with the fundamentals that are necessary to be able to anticipate, within the limits of what is possible with the available tools and information, how changes in one part of the health care delivery system are likely to affect its other components. Topics include an overview of the history, organization and effectiveness of the United States health care delivery and public health systems, health system governance structures, roles and responsibilities as well as the determinants of health, health status, need, access and utilization.
HCA 7003
Managerial Economics
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to economic tools useful in managerial decision-making. The course proceeds from describing the general demand and cost conditions faced by a firm, to its market environment characterized by few to many other firms in the market, and finally to its extended environment of potential competitors and upstream and downstream members of its supply chain. Besides the substantive aspects of the course, students will be expected to describe consumer demand and costs using spreadsheet software. Specific topics include profit and revenue maximization, consumer behavior and demand, production and cost, competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, social welfare, merger policy, limit pricing, vertical arrangements such as franchising, and game theory.
Business Foundations Courses
Applicants whose undergraduate degree is in a non-business field are required to take an additional 10 hours of business foundations courses.
ACCT 7000
Foundations in Accounting
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course educates students in the fundamentals of accounting. The methods covered are used extensively throughout the MBA program. Topics include: the accounting process that results in the preparation of financial statements for external users, techniques for analyzing a basic set of financial statements, using accounting information to support management decisions, and using time value of money techniques to evaluate capital asset decisions.
BA 7000
Markets and Organizations
Duration: 14 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3
All organizations must find their purpose in serving the needs of customers and must organize their resources to meet those needs better than their competition does. This course provides an introduction to market structures and customer dynamics and develops the vocabulary and key conceptual frameworks to address market needs. The course will introduce the four functions of management and the most important concepts of organizational structure and design. The concepts of organizational culture and structure are taken up with particular reference to innovation and value creation in uncertainty by the market-oriented enterprise.
BANA 7011
Data Analysis
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
Introduction to data analysis and statistical methods with focus on practical decisions using quantitative models in a spreadsheet environment. Topics include sources of data, descriptive and graphical statistical methods, probability, distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
ECON 7000
Foundations in Economics
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of economics at the graduate level for students without previous economics coursework. Students will be exposed to the essentials of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics topics to be discussed include the supply and demand mechanism, how markets are affected by regulation and taxation, costs of production, and how market structure affects outcomes. Macroeconomic topics to be discussed include the fundamental measures of the aggregate economy, the sources of economic growth, explaining short-run fluctuations in economic activity, and how government policies can affect these fluctuations. A particular focus will be to understand how fundamental economic principles at both the micro and macro level can affect companies, investments, industries, and national economies.
FIN 7000
Foundations in Finance
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1
This course educates students in the fundamentals of Finance. A primary focus of the course is on using time value of money techniques to evaluate capital asset decisions.

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