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Master of Business Administration in Management Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12-18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,300

Overview


The Master of Business Administration in Management online program prepares you to better understand employee recruitment, training and development, retention and more. You will become equipped to evaluate processes and efficiencies, and to develop effective management strategies.

This program gives you the essential tools for communicating across all levels of an organization, along with adaptable decision-making tools and problem-solving techniques. An online MBA from Northwest gives you the diverse business background you need to advance your career in organizations throughout the evolving global business arena.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration in Management online, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

To see the full list of our MBA in Management courses online, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration in Management online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, 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 and writing sample.

To learn more about our MBA in Management online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Master of Business Administration in 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 MBA in Management online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Business Administration in 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 MBA in Management online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Business Administration in Management, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

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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

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 choose three of the following courses.

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

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.

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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 Management online program, along with information on required documentation.

Master of Business Administration in Management Online Requirements

To apply to the Master of Business Administration in 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.

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

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Management online. The 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 Management Online $400 $1,200 $12,300*

*Important Refund Information:
First day of class- Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
Second day of class- Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
Third day of class- Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
Fourth day of class- Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

Required Fees:
Required fee per course: $30
Total required fees: $300

*Per Program cost includes $300 for all required fees.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring 1 1/15/2020 1/2/2020 1/6/2020 1/8/2020 1/10/2020 3/6/2020
Spring 2 3/16/2020 3/2/2020 3/6/2020 3/9/2020 3/11/2020 5/1/2020
Summer 1 5/12/2020 4/27/2020 5/4/2020 5/5/2020 5/7/2020 6/26/2020
Summer 2 6/29/2020 6/15/2020 6/19/2020 6/22/2020 6/24/2020 8/14/2020
2020 Sessions Payment Scheduale
Session Payment
Due
Drop for
Non-payment
Financial Aid
Disbursement
Last Day
100%
refund
Last Day
75%
refund
Last Day
50%
refund
Last Day
25%
refund
2020 Spring 1 1/10/2020 1/13/2020 1/22/2020 1/15/2020 1/16/2020 1/17/2020 1/21/2020
2020 Spring 2 3/11/2020 3/12/2020 3/23/2020 3/16/2020 3/17/2020 3/18/2020 3/19/2020
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