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Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Credits: 36 (program code: 0328)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business Analytics - Credits: 36 (program code: 0829)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Entrepreneurship - Credits: 36 (program code: 0827)

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management - Credits: 36 (program code: 0821)

Master of Business Administration in Nursing Administration and Leadership - Credits: 36 (program code: 0828)

Certificate - Business Analytics - Credits: 15 (program code: 0329)

Mission

It is the mission of the Department of Business and Economics to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the business disciplines that actively engages students in the learning process, combines contemporary academic theory with relevant applications and experiential learning and offers the global perspective necessary for today’s business professionals.

We achieve our mission through our distinctive programs, a high level of student-faculty interaction, highly qualified faculty committed to scholarly activity and professional development and with the assistance of a network of alumni and community partners. We prepare students with the skills needed for today and for a future that will require life-long learning.

Vision

The Department of Business and Economics will be a leader in business education, engaging pedagogy, applied research and community engagement by building on our strengths and leveraging partnerships with students; alumni; faculty from other disciplines; and industry and community leaders.

Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides advanced study in business theory and practice designed for those who want to advance their careers in management.  Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from across the business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and quantitative methods. The goal of the program is to develop business professionals who are equipped with modern decision-making tools to achieve an organization’s strategic goals.

Prerequisites 

Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree with a business major may also be required to take one or more of these foundation courses:

  • ACC 200: Financial Accounting
  • ECO 201: Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO 100: Elements of Economics
  • MAT 225: Business Statistics OR MAT 215: Statistics

Students in the Nursing Administration and Leadership concentration may use MAT 205: Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences to fulfill the Statistics foundation requirement.

Delivery Mode

Two options are offered:

  • Traditional (a combination of face-to-face delivery and online courses) - MBA
  • Global Online (100 percent online delivery) - Four options: MBA Business Analytics, MBA Entrepreneurship, MBA in Nursing Administration and Leadership, MBA in Healthcare Management

Awards

Achievement is recognized in several ways. Membership is open to qualified successful students in Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics; and Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration and the Student Accounting Association. 

The M. Arshad Chawdhry Memorial Leadership Award is given each year to a student completing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and scholarly accomplishment in the MBA program.

Accreditation

Programs in the Department of Business and Economics are accredited by ACBSP.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.

Additional Requirements

All students entering the program are required to satisfactorily pass a department-approved academic writing tutorial within their first semester of graduate study.

To successfully complete the program, students are required to pass a comprehensive exam.

Curriculum - Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Credits
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis  3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance  3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management  3
MKT 711  Marketing Management 3
Electives* (4) 12
Total 36

Electives: Any four of the 3-credit graduate courses from the following areas: ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS, MKT

Foundation Courses:

Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree with a business major may also be required to take one or more of these foundation courses:

  • ACC 200  Financial Accounting
  • ECO 201  Intro Microeconomics
  • MAT 225/215  Business Statistics/Statistics

Curriculum - Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business Analytics

Course Credits
Core Courses  
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis 3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance 3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management 3
MKT 711  Marketing Management  3
   
Concentration Courses  
BUS 782  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
MGT 783  Business Analytics for Big Data 3
MGT 784  Decision Support Systems  3
   
Electives (choose 3 credits)  
MAT 603  Big Data Tools 3
MAT 604  Big Data Analytics  3
PSA 671  Advanced Multivariate Statistics 3
PSA 715  Advanced Time Series and Stochastic Process 3
PSA 725  Data Mining and Simulation Modeling  3
Total 36

Curriculum - Master of Business Administration (MBA) Entrepreneurship

Course Credits
Core Courses  
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis 3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance 3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management 3
MKT 711  Marketing Management  3
   
Concentration Courses  
ENP 701  Entrepreneurship 3
ENP 705  Entrepreneurial Finance 3
   
Electives (choose 6 credits)  
6 credits of graduate-level elective courses from the following areas: ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MIS, MGT, MKT 6
Total 36

Curriculum - Master of Business Administration (MBA) Healthcare Management

Course Credits
Core Courses  
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis 3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance 3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management 3
MKT 711  Marketing Management  3
   
Concentration Courses  
ECO 765  Health Economics & Policy 3
MGT 761  U.S. Health Care Policy 3
MGT 763  Health Systems Management 3
MIS 766  Health Information Systems 3
Total 36

Curriculum - Master of Business Administration (MBA) Nursing Administration and Leadership

Course Credits
Core Courses  
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis 3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance 3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management 3
MKT 711  Marketing Management  3
   
Concentration Courses  
NUR 602  Health Policy in Nursing 3
NUR 603  Information Systems for Nurses in Health Care Organizations 3
NUR 714  Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration 3
NUR 715  Financial Management in Non-profit Health Care Organizations 3
Total 36

MBA Foundation Courses:

  • ACC 200  Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ECO 100 or ECO 201  Elements of Economics or Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

Curriculum - Certificate: Business Analytics 

Course Credits
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 782  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
MGT 783  Business and Analytics for Big Data 3
MGT 784  Decision Support Systems 3
   
Elective (choose one)  
MAT 603  Big Data Tools 3
MAT 604  Big Data Analytics 3
PSA 671  Advanced Multivariate Statistics 3
PSA 715  Advanced Time Series and Stochastic Processes 3
PSA 725  Data Mining & Simulation Modeling 3
Total 15

Prerequisite Course (if required): MAT 225 Business Statistics (3 credits)

Advisement

Students in the business program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned an academic adviser when accepted into the program of study.

Program Website

https://www.calu.edu/academics/graduate/masters/mba/mba.aspx 

Additional Information

Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Adam,  D.B.A. (Northcentral University), M.S. (La Roche College), B.A. (Mercyhurst College), Associate Professor

Email: adam@calu.edu  
Phone: 724-938-5631

Program Faculty

Ahmet Akgun, Ph.D., M.S. (Wichita State University), B.S. (Dumlupinar University, Turkey), Associate Professor

Adnan Chawdhry, D.Sc. (Robert Morris University), M.S. (University of Pittsburgh), M.B.A. (California University of Pennsylvania), B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor

Joshua Chicarelli, D.B.A. (Anderson University), M.Acc. West Virginia University, B.B.A. Marshall University, Associate Professor

Paul L. Hettler, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Pittsburgh), B.A. (Pennsylvania State University), Professor

Richard J. LaRosa, Ph.D. (Cleveland State University), MBA, B.S. (Drexel University), Assistant Professor

Shirley A. Lazorchak, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), M.S. (Robert Morris University), B.S. (West Virginia University), Professor

Mark Lennon, Ph.D. (University of Rhode Island), MBA (Northeastern University, Boston, MA), B.A. Williams College, Associate Professor

Nan Li, Ph.D. (City University of New York), M.A., B.A. (Zhongshan University, China), Associate Professor

Edmund Matecki, Ph.D. (Wayne State University), MBA (Grand Valley State University), B.A. (University of Oklahoma), Assistant Professor

John Michaels, D.B.A. (George Washington University), MBA, B.S. (American University), Associate Professor

Clyde A. Roberts, D.B.A. (University of Kentucky), MBA, B.S. (Marshall University), Professor

Joseph J. Schwerha IV, J.D. (University of Pittsburgh), M.S., B.S. (Carnegie Mellon University), Associate Professor

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/