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

AIU® offers an industry-relevant MBA program with an in-depth specialization in Management designed for students interested in developing the managerial skills and professional competencies needed to compete in increasingly global markets. Students explore a variety of issues such as employment, international trade and investment, licensing property, commercial transactions and conflict resolution strategies.

The 12-Month MBA in Management is customized for you with AIU’s innovative adaptive learning technology, intellipath™, a program that recognizes what you already know and skips to what you need to focus on, along with professor support when you need it. Learn more about how adaptive learning works and how it provides an efficient, personalized learning experience that meets the needs of today’s online MBA students.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying advanced topics in Management to complete the specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to learn a comprehensive core of business knowledge in addition to specialized knowledge and skills as they pertain to qualities like leadership, control, compliance, motivation, mentoring, coaching and innovation.

  • Next Start Date

    November 9th, 2015

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    12 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of the MBA with a specialization in Management can provide students with an advanced level of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    acbsp accredited school
    ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within AIU’s business administration degrees meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Learn more.
    • 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.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • Logo: AIU intellipath, our adaptive learning platform.The ACBSP accredited MBA with a specialization in Management includes courses taught by instructors who are specialists in their fields. The specialized curriculum is customized with AIU’s innovative adaptive learning technology, intellipath™, and has been designed for students to immerse themselves in topics like the legal aspects of business decisions, leadership and ethics, economics, quality management and continuous improvement. The experiences and firsthand perspectives our faculty members share in class can help prepare students for real-life challenges after graduation.


    • Economics for the Global Manager
    • Leadership & Ethics for Managers
    • Legal Aspects of Business Decisions
    • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement


    Download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete coursework in the Management specialization program will receive a comprehensive overview of the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary not only to succeed in various roles in corporations and businesses, but also successfully lead and take on more responsibility as business managers and administrators.

    Students will review basic professional and corporate principles and best practices and will evaluate the effectiveness of these practices in their own future careers.

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