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Master of Business Administration in General Management Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12-18 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $13,530

Overview


The Master of Business Administration in General Management online program gives you the skills to advance your career in a variety of management positions, along with adaptable decision-making tools and problem-solving techniques.

All of our courses are taught by caring, highly qualified professors with professional credentials who are eager to develop management skills with relevant, real-world applications. An online MBA from Northwest gives you the diverse business background to advance your career in organizations throughout the evolving global business arena.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration in General Management Online, students must complete 11 courses (33 credit hours), including 24 hours of core courses and 9 hours of advisor-approved general management concentration courses.

To see the full list of Master of Business Administration in General Management courses online, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration in General Management online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, with transcripts verifying an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5. GMAT/GRE requirements may be waived under certain circumstances, including the submission of a resume.

To learn more about the Master of Business Administration in General Management online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Master of Business Administration in General Management online degree program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Costs are the same for students in Missouri or from outside the state.

To learn more about our Master of Business Administration in General Management online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Business Administration in General Management online degree program is convenient and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Master of Business Administration in General Management online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Business Administration in General Management Online, the curriculum is comprised of 11 courses covering 33 credit hours, including 24 hours of core requirements and 9 hours of advisor-approved general management concentration courses.

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Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the accounting concepts that are useful in making managerial decisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of aggregate economic variables and their relation to business management and decision-making. Macroeconomic models, business fluctuations, and macroeconomic policies will be studied, available empirical data will be analyzed, and their relevance to business decision-making will be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines federal and state employment laws. Emphasis is on how federal laws influence most state and local employment laws and impact private sector employees. The course focuses on how workers' rights (in reference to recruitment, selection, placement and retention) are protected by federal and state laws.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course includes financial statement analysis, financial planning, capital budgeting, and valuation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The application of mathematical and statistical methods to business decision-making in the various fields of business. Topics cover a number of subjects, including quality management, linear programming and queuing problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A consideration of various behavioral concepts which are found in organizational settings and which have implications for management personnel. Emphasis is on practical application of various topics such as teamwork, leadership, motivation, organizational change and development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of contemporary business practices utilized by successful organizations. Emphasis is placed on understanding current issues faced by senior management. Can be taken only during the last trimester of enrollment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of contemporary marketing practices built around the strategic marketing process. The central focus is on becoming a customer-focused organization. Areas such as understanding customer satisfaction and customer value, as well as delivery and applied measurement issues, are explored.

Students must take three advisor-approved courses from the following:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the process of entrepreneurship from identification and evaluation of opportunities to methods for exploiting these opportunities. General approaches to developing and commercializing innovative opportunities are presented in conjunction with the feasibility of these opportunities. Special attention is provided to the pursuit of funding for the exploitation of these opportunities and exit strategies for the venture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Student masters the techniques and concepts used in industry to improve processes in manufacturing, service and administration. Explores concepts of six sigma, cause and effect diagrams, scatter diagrams, process flow mapping, failure mode analysis, control charts, Pareto charts, histograms, tolerance control, Kaizen, and process capability study.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on current theories and quality strategies used by leaders in industry. Nomenclature and quality expert views will be examined and analyzed. Explores concepts of history of quality management, various quality experts' views of quality, theories of quality, TQM, quality in the supply chain, contemporary perspectives of quality, effective large group behavior and group dynamics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of current problems and theory relating to the structure and operations of international business, structured around the overarching themes of globalization, privatization and liberalization. Course material ranges from historical background to strategic choices made by international managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers one of the four components of a traditional marketing mix that is a critical component of marketing strategy. Otherwise known as promotion, this course focuses on how marketers inform, persuade and remind potential buyers of a product in order to influence an opinion or elicit responses that are essential for its long-term viability. Students will be exposed to basic components of marketing communications, such as personal selling, sales promotion, advertising and public relations. Topics of customer relationship management (CRM), integrated marketing communication (IMC), social media marketing, and other contemporary strategies and tactics in marketing communications will also be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course examines marketing practices in the global context, specifically focusing on global environment analysis, development of competitive strategy, development of global marketing strategy, global marketing strategy execution, and global marketing ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An overview of human resource management with concentration on areas of special interest to managers, including recruitment, selection, training/development and compensation. Special emphasis on legal and ethical concerns.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In the 21st century global economy, managers are challenged to rethink traditional approaches to designing compensation packages to attract suitable employees. This course examines the design of compensation and benefit plans intended to appeal to qualified and suitable employees. Emphasis is on how successful compensation packages can enhance recruitment, quality of employee work life, higher productivity, higher morale, and reduce employee absenteeism and turnover.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a solid background on the fundamentals of training and development for complex organizations in the 21st century. It focuses on needs assessment, transfer of training, learning environment design, methods and evaluation and examines the models that enhance the best training and development practices suitable for rapidly changing environments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines a comprehensive staffing model in organizations. It emphasizes in-depth applications of staffing support systems, core staffing systems, and staffing system and retention management. Topics include recruitment, staffing models, policies, selection, development, retention and employment decision-making.

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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration in General Management online program, along with information on required documentation.

MBA in General Management Online Requirements

To apply to the Master of Business Administration in General Management online degree program without submission of a GMAT or GRE score, you must have a bachelor's degree* with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university, and one of the following:

  • Three years of continuous, full-time professional work experience
  • Three years of continuous, full-time United States enlisted or commissioned military service
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A score in the 70th percentile or above on the Business Major Field Test

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may apply if you have a bachelor's degree* with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university, and one of the following:

  • A GMAT score of 440 or above
  • A GRE score of 285 or above
  • An admission index of 1,100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • An admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)

*Applicants to the MBA program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business are required to successfully complete the MBA Business Foundation course, which is designed specifically for students who are new to business curriculum.

Required Documentation

To successfully complete the application process, you'll need to:

  • Complete the online application for Graduate Studies online application
  • Submit the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Submit final official transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework taken from the accredited college or university attended. The transcript must document proof of degree(s) earned. Official transcripts must be sent directly to Northwest Missouri State University from the granting institutions. Official transcripts can be emailed to: ONLINEGD@nwmissouri.edu
  • Submit a current resume, with start and end dates for each position held. Also include any accomplishments and skills earned as well as managerial experience.
  • Submit official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, if required.

Applicants to the MBA program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business are required to successfully complete the MBA Business Foundation course, which is designed specifically for students who are new to business curriculum.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Amber Duis, Graduate Record Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Have a question? Call us at 844-890-9304.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in General Management Online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit hour Course Per Program
MBA in General Management Online $400 $1,200 $13,530*

Required Fees:
Required fee per course: $30
Total required fees: $330

*Per Program cost includes $330 for all required fees.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring 1 January 8, 2018 December 18, 2017 December 21, 2017 January 4, 2018 February 23, 2018
Spring 2 March 5, 2018 February 19, 2018 February 23, 2018 March 1, 2018 April 27, 2018
Summer 1 May 7, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 27, 2018 May 3, 2018 June 22, 2018
Summer 2 July 2, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 22, 2018 June 28, 2018 August 17, 2018
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