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Online Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration

Michael Anthos, MBA, Class of 2013 Alumni of the Year

South University’s 12-course online MBA program will give you a firm grounding in economics, decision-making, behavioral sciences, and business strategy - all areas that will be imperative to your professional success. As an online MBA student, you’ll examine diverse business models and study ethical and global perspectives in long- and short-term decision-making. Beyond that, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to influence others using leadership, communication, and management best practices. The dedicated faculty leading your interactive online MBA courses will push you to build competencies in business analysis, critical thinking, systems thinking, change management, and more.

By the end of the program, you can have a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to efficiently manage the delivery of goods and services while satisfying customers and organizational stakeholders. This online MBA is designed to take as few as 16 months to complete.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Online Programs, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org).

Course Requirements

Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration: 48 Credits
Foundation: 20 Credits
MBA5001 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5004 Managerial Economics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5005 Law and Ethics for Managers, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5008 Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5009 Managerial Environment, 4 Credit Hours
Core: 12 Credits
MBA6010 Managerial Finance, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6011 Strategic Marketing, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6012 Operations and Supply Chain Management, 4 Credit Hours
Major Curriculum: 12 Credits
LEA5125 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6710 Entrepreneurial Organizations and Small Businesses, 4 Credit Hours

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PMC6601 Foundations of Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

** Students at the High Point Learning Site will take ACC5005 Financial Accounting and Reporting in place of MBA6710.

Capstone: 4 Credits
MBA6999 Strategic Development and Implementation, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

*South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

After completing South University’s online Master of Business Administration program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ethical perspective as you assess decision-making processes, conflict, and other key macro and micro characteristics of organizations in diverse, global environments.
  • Influence individuals and organizations using effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Create sustained, coherent and persuasive arguments, explanations, and reflections.
  • Critically examine both qualitative and quantitative data, then synthesize and evaluate the information to recognize and solve problems.
  • Determine and assess the information needed, evaluate information and its sources, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, and access and use information ethically and legally.

Online Classroom

Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. 

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.

Read more about online requirements here

Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our business and technology alumni and the difference they make. 

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Erika Wiggins Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I'm recognizing more about what I'm really capable of at South University. When you have education, you have a foundation, and you have something that will propel you to growth and strength in the world.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

La'Sondrick Bridges 2011
La'Sondrick Bridges Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Master of Business Administration

“After talking it through, I realized I could go to school and work full time as well They really care about you and want you to succeed.”

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Leah N. Williams Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Master of Business Administration

“A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take my career to the next level and realized that an MBA would allow me to achieve that goal. When I first showed interest in South University, I met my admissions officer, Shakeara Hudson. She made the application process as easy as possible, and then she checked on me continuously while I was a student just to make sure I was on track to complete my MBA. She even attended my graduation ceremony and spoke with me afterwards.”

Tom Andrew 2012
Tom Andrew Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

“What has helped me the most at South University has been the flexibility. I've taken classes online and on campus. I will complete my last class in the spring and graduate in June 2012.”

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