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Online MBA

Master of Business Administration

AIU's online master's degree in business administration is tailored to develop strong business leaders who understand business decisions, ethics, economics, quality management and continuous improvement. Our flexible online master's in business program lets you attend class wherever an internet connection is available.

Next Start Date:
February 22, 2023
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Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Online Master of Business Administration Program Details

Online Master’s of Business Administration

An MBA Designed to Fit A Busy Lifestyle!

An online master's degree in business is the next step in higher education after a bachelor's degree. The online MBA program at American InterContinental University accommodates students from any field of study who wish to advance their education or switch career paths. Study with professionals who are active in the industry.

At AIU, we offer a flexible online master’s in business administration program. Online MBA classes help you set your own schedule and pursue your degree as a part-time or full-time student. You could also accelerate your degree pacing to potentially graduate in less than one year.

When you enroll in AIU's online MBA degree program, you will have an opportunity to study how to create plans to improve business operations, communicate effectively, and apply quantitative and qualitative research principles to business cases. AIU's virtual resources are equipped with an online library and 24/7 tech support.

AIU's Online MBA Degree Program Benefits

  • Complete your online master's degree in business in as little as 12 months.
  • Programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Online MBA courses help you pursue your degree on your schedule from any web-enabled device.
  • Work to build your skills through hands-on, experiential projects.
  • No GRE/GMAT is required to enroll in our graduate degree programs.

The AIU MBA online program can help you learn how to:

  • Enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness by applying ACBSP key business domains of accounting, finance, statistics, economics, management, and marketing.
  • Foster teamwork and organizational performance through collaborative leadership practices.
  • Strategically address business needs through the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Promote global interdependence through multicultural opportunities across business teams and functional units.
  • Analyze ethical and legal dilemmas in business environments while respecting the organization's responsibilities and the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Negotiate business initiatives through effective, persuasive, and professional written or oral communications.

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Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for the online Master's in Business Administration Degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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Degree Requirements


Business Core
ACG 510 Accounting for Managers 4.5
BUS 510 Economics for the Global Manager 4.5
FIN 520 Financial Statement Analysis 4.5
MGT 510 Business Research and Decision Making 4.5
MGT 515 Leadership and Ethics for Managers 4.5
MGT 525 Legal Aspects of Business Decisions 4.5
MGT 536 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage 4.5
MGT 555 Employment Law 4.5
MGT 599 Strategic Management 4.5
MKT 540 A Managerial Approach to Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 45

Total Credit Hours : 45

Business Administration Master's Degree Classes Overview

The one-year MBA is designed to help students develop in-depth, industry-relevant business knowledge to pursue additional responsibility in their field. AIU's online MBA is a highly-focused degree program designed to provide students with a comprehensive core of the specialized knowledge and skills for business management.

For an Online Business Administration Master's Degree, your classes may include:

Legal Aspects of Business Decisions

This course covers the current legal obligations of corporate directors and managers under state corporate law and federal securities laws. The course also covers significant stakeholders in the governance of global public corporations, including shareholders, creditors, investment bankers, corporate lawyers, accountants, and employees. Lastly, it focuses on team performance with a wide range of influence tools to help, including: power and status, informal networks, coalitions, and persuasion.

Business Research and Decision Making

This course introduces the student to advanced business research skills necessary to acquire, process, and analyze information supporting quality business decision-making from a managerial viewpoint. The role of decision-making includes: dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to learn business research, information systems and knowledge management, business analytics, the research process, research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection methods; data analysis, and presentation communication of research results.

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. Students will also study the different aspects of ethical leadership, how to communicate expectations for ethical behavior in the workplace, and how personal and professional values can guide ethical decision making. Finally, student will work to develop the ability to recognize competing values within an organization, take disparate value propositions of various stakeholders and integrate them into a coherent strategy.

A Managerial Approach to Marketing

This course focuses on the relationships between the company and its closest external bodies. A managerial approach to marketing explains how to build and retain business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing relationships in the value chain and the importance of applying marketing concepts in a global organization through international channel distribution. Lastly, the course focuses on promotion, price, product strategies, use of social media, and e-commerce related themes in connection with new technologies.

Financial Statement Analysis

In this course, students will conduct a comprehensive financial statement analysis to assess a firm’s profitability, risk, valuation, and growth used to enable informed investment decisions. The student will complete a full financial and comparative analysis of financial statements of various companies to make sound investment decisions and forecast the future profitability of companies.

Accounting for Managers

This course covers the primary functions of accounting which measure the activities of a company and communicate those measurements to help managers make good decisions. These decisions are related to how a company finances operations, manages operating costs, minimizes risks, utilizes resources, maintains a supply chain, and generates profits for owners.

Economics for the Global Manager

This course examines the economic environments that managers face; how economic conditions affect their firm’s competitive advantage; and as a result, their business strategies, through an understanding of the market structure, competitive environment, institutions that govern global trade, and the effects of culture, custom, the political and legal environments that managers may encounter.

Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

This course covers the concept of operations management related to building competitive advantage. Concepts include operations decision-making, production quality management, lean system strategy implementation, facility location strategy implementation, implementing a job design strategy including work measurement, and implementing a sustainable supply chain.

Employment Law

This course analyzes various employment laws, the legal rights and responsibilities of employees and employers, laws concerning equal employment opportunity concerning discrimination and harassment because of sex, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability. Furthermore, the course inspects free speech -- rights at work; work-related privacy, electronic communication, and social media and classified workers in the gig economy. The class will examine diversity and Affirmative Action, the legal and regulatory environment, wage and hour, leaves of absence, hiring, termination, labor/management relations, and collective bargaining.

Strategic Management

This capstone course examines the Strategic Management of a global company by analyzing a business’s intellectual assets; team collaboration, performance, and functionality; competitive advantage, the company’s value in global markets, competitive team, and multi-cultural dynamics, and assess ethical organizational design for leadership’s goal of creating a learning organization. The course wraps up with a Strategic Plan document addressing complex business problems, leadership, multi-cultural opportunities, team practices, qualitative and quantitative analysis, legal and ethical issues, shifts in global markets, strategic direction, and strategic data to show essential improvements in a company’s operational performance.

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This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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