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.
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.
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.
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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What is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree?
AIU’s Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) is tailored to help develop strong business leaders who understand business decisions, ethics, economics, quality management, and continuous improvement. Students study how to create plans to improve business operations, communicate effectively, and apply quantitative and qualitative research principles to business projects. The in-depth, industry-relevant business knowledge learned in this program can help graduates pursue additional responsibility in the field.
What will I study in this MBA degree program?
In this Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program, students study program core courses, including but not limited to, Operations Management for Competitive Advantage, Economics for the Global Manager, and Strategic Management. This business administration degree program is designed to teach students how to strategically address business needs through analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, negotiate business initiatives through effective, persuasive, and professional communications, and foster teamwork and organizational performance through collaborative leadership practices.
When and where can I begin my business administration master’s degree classes
The MBA degree program is offered online or in person at AIU’s Houston and Atlanta campuses. It starts every 5 weeks. Completion of the AIU admissions process will depend on how quickly you complete the steps in the AIU application process. You may speak to an Admissions Advisor over the phone (1-855-377-1888) or request information online. Once you’ve completed the online request, you may hear from an advisor within 24 hours to discuss the next steps toward starting your degree program.
How many credits are required to graduate from the master’s degree program?
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree requires a total of 45 credit hours. You may be eligible for transfer credit with provided official transcripts. AIU accepts up to 18 quarter hours (3 Courses) of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree*.
* Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
Why should I pursue a Master of Business Administration degree at AIU?
Deciding to pursue an MBA at AIU is a big step. This program is designed to fit a busy lifestyle with the option to pursue a degree as a part-time or full-time student. Students can complete an online master's degree in business administration in as little as 12 months or accelerate their degree pace to potentially graduate in less than one year. AIU's virtual resources are equipped with an online library and 24/7 tech support. Students also have the opportunity to study with active professionals in the industry who can help them build skills through hands-on, experiential projects. In addition, no GRE/GMAT is required to enroll in AIU’s graduate degree programs—and the business programs at American InterContinental University are Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited.
This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree:
- Scholarships & Grants – AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
- Military Tuition Rate – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
- Transfer Credit – AIU’s graduate transfer policy lets you transfer in up to 12 quarter hours of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree*
- Scholarships and Grants Guide – Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
* Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis and all graduate credit is subject to approval by Academic Affairs. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
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