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Program Outline

Today’s increasingly complicated business environments demand existing and future professionals to have a comprehensive knowledge of the economic climate in the modern workforce.

The Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Management is designed to develop strong business leaders who understand the legal aspects of business decisions, ethics, economics, quality management and continuous improvement. Students can be challenged to explore a variety of issues such as employment, international trade and investment, licensing property, commercial transactions and conflict resolution strategies.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
  • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership, and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
  • Develop plans to improve business operations.
  • Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
  • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
  • Use critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
  • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
  • Communicate effectively in business situations.
  • Form an international operations strategy for a given scenario.
  • Use a systematic approach to the structure, implementation and analysis of marketing research.
  • Produce effective marketing research.
  • Evaluate marketing strategies of multinational corporations.
  • Create a marketing plan to introduce a product or service into a foreign country.


Business Core

FIN 630Global Financial Management


MGT 600Business Research for Decision Making


MKT 640A Managerial Approach to Marketing


MGT 680Strategic Management


Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 48



BUS 610Economics for the Global Manager


MGT 615Leadership and Ethics for Managers


MGT 625Legal Aspects of Business Decisions


MGT 656Quality Management and Continuous Improvement


Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Strategic Management

The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.

Leadership and Ethics for Managers

In this course, students explore the interaction between leaders, followers and situations. The course involves the consideration of opportunities and ethical challenges of leadership.

Economics for the Global Manager

In this course students will apply the theory and tools of micro and macroeconomics and research to the formation of business decisions in the global environment.

Quality Management and Continuous Improvement

In this course students will explore the philosophy and tools for quality management and continuous improvement of products and processes. Using data collection and problem-solving techniques, students will examine the design of quality practices.

A Managerial Approach to Marketing

This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.

Business Research for Decision Making

In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.

Global Financial Management

Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the making of standard financial management decisions.

Legal Aspects of Business Decisions

This course covers the current legal issues facing corporations operating in the global economy. Students will explore a variety of issues such as employment, international trade and investment, licensing property, commercial transactions, and conflict resolution strategies.

Career Paths

An MBA in Management can prepare business professionals for leadership positions and more advanced roles—and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a master's degree earn 18% more per week than those with a bachelor's degree. 1

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, business management jobs will increase steadily for the next decade. For example, sales management jobs are expected to grow by 5% through 20242, in line with the national average job growth. With a strong job outlook and a growing need for employees with advanced knowledge of team leadership, management strategies, personnel policies and group behavior, a career in management could be right for you. Potential business management careers include:

Compensation and Benefits Management

Planning, directing and coordinating how an organization pays its employees. Benefits managers do the same for retirement plans, health insurance and other benefits.

Administrative-Services Management

Planning, directing and coordinating supportive services of an organization. Tasks may include buying and distributing supplies, supervising clerical and administrative personnel, and recommend changes to policies and procedures.

Medical and Health-Services Management

Planning, directing and coordinating medical services, including managing facilities, clinical departments or medical practices.

Sales Management

Directing sales teams. Tasks can include setting sales-team goals, analyzing performance data and developing training programs for employees.


2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Sales Managers, on the Internet at (visited June 29, 2016).

Related Degrees

Still not sure which specialization is right for you? Consider the specializations below:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Operations Management

The MBA with a specialization in Operations Management blends advanced business knowledge with the operations know-how needed to produce goods and services for today’s global market.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Technology Management

Today’s fast-paced, ever changing business environment requires leaders to have a firm grasp of technology. With an MBA degree with a specialization in Technology Management from AIU, you can learn to analyze, develop and deploy business solutions in even the most technology-driven environments.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Project Management

Master the ins and outs of determining scope, scheduling, cost control and communication. The MBA in Project Management can teach students to lead project management departments and prepare for industry certification.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Human Resource Management

Advance your business knowledge while also learning how to leverage your organization’s greatest assets—its employees. Learn where human resource management and business strategy intersect in order to help companies profit by acquiring, developing and retaining a talented workforce.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in International Business

Explore a world of business opportunities with a graduate degree specialization in International Business. You can learn to manage both international and multinational organizations, expand trade across borders and understand how to market to global audiences.


AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education meaningful in the marketplace.

12-Month MBA

Move forward with AIU’s 12-month online MBA program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited MBA program can be completed in less than 12 months. That means you can pursue your degree and still balance a full-time career and busy life. Our 12-month online MBA program lets you learn anywhere, anytime with a wide range of practical and accessible support tools:

  • Intellipath™ - This personalized learning platform helps support student success by allowing you to skip what you already know and get support where you need it most. You can also retake tests to improve your overall grade
  • Technical Support – AIU offers 24/7 support, whether it’s by phone, email or live chat
  • AIU Online Library – Our library provides access to carefully selected articles, books and websites that can help you get the answers. Also, research guides and tutorials, APA resources, even a staff of professional librarians to assist you

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Classes Start November 21, 2016