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Why Choose a General Management MBA?

Students in the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Northwest Missouri State University can choose from three concentrations:

  1. General Management.
  2. Human Resource Management.
  3. Marketing.

General Management: A Strong Core of Management and Leadership Skills

Why choose the concentration in General Management? First, this concentration provides the management and leadership skills to advance your career in a variety of management positions. You will learn finance, quantitative analysis, policy formulation, global economics, business ethics and more.

While the Human Resource Management and Marketing concentrations provide the specialized knowledge and skills for those areas, the General Management concentration suits students who want to have a broader variety of roles to choose from within an organization. They will learn adaptable decision-making tools and problem-solving techniques to use in all fields.
Students in the General Management concentration are required to take the following core courses:

  1. ACCT 51646, Managerial Accounting.
  2. ECON 52651, Macroeconomics for Business Managers.
  3. FIN 53608, Employment Law.
  4. FIN 53621, Financial Management.
  5. MGMT 54611, Business Decision Analysis Tools.
  6. MGMT 54616, Organizational Behavior in Administration.
  7. MGMT 54618, Executive Seminar.
  8. MKTG 55630, Strategic Marketing.

In addition, it should be noted that the students in the General Management program can choose three concentration courses outside of these required eight core courses. The electives include human resource and marketing courses, so students can gain a deeper understanding of those subjects in addition to general business skills.

Finally, some online MBA students need time to choose their focus within business when they begin a program. The General Management concentration allows students to obtain a full grounding in business management theory and practice.

All of Northwest’s courses are taught by professors with professional backgrounds and advanced degrees. Students consult with an advisor to choose concentration courses.

A Convenient and Affordable Program

Courses in the online MBA with a General Management concentration are worth 33 credit hours: 24 hours of required core courses and nine hours of chosen electives. Each credit hour costs $400. Courses take three credit hours, so one course costs $1,200. The program cost for the entire online MBA is $13,530.

Tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students is the same, so all students benefit from the same reasonable tuition cost.

Students can complete the General Management concentration in 12 to 18 months.

An online program allows students to work and earn as they learn. They do not have to be in a specific place on campus at a specific time. They do not have to move from full-time to part-time work to attend classes. Students can complete the classes when and where it is convenient for them.

As a result, students in the MBA program at Northwest can earn a degree that will allow them to enhance their careers at a reasonable cost that will not require them to forfeit some or all of their earnings. Online students can save on any childcare costs and commuting costs while learning from the same professors as on-campus students.

Why pursue an online MBA focused on General Management? Because it is a viable choice for students who want a broad range of leadership training and business skills.

Learn more about Northwest Missouri State University’s online MBA programs.

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