Avila University Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Online

Our management concentration is one of the most flexible and versatile degree paths, preparing you for a rewarding leadership position in virtually any industry.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/3/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Why our MBA program online stands out

This 100% online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management program is for emerging leaders who want to qualify for a broad range of roles. You will complete core MBA courses to build an impressive business foundation and customize the degree through a selection of electives that reflect your interests. Develop real-world acumen in areas such as finance, international business, healthcare administration, project management, and HR.

This affordable and accessible IACBE-accredited online MBA program gives you the expertise that high-touch talent development teams seek, making you a valuable hire for any organization, from the nonprofit sector to large, multinational corporations. Faculty offers one-on-one guidance and empowers your professional aspirations.

Career opportunities:

  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • General Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • General Manager

$18,000* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30* Credit Hours
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Tuition

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How Avila makes an online MBA program affordable

The MBA in Management online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-by-the-course rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition. Financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000* Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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When to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due

Ideal for working professionals, the MBA in Management online program features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 1 20231/3/2312/21/2212/21/2212/31/221/2/232/25/238 weeks
Spring 2 20232/27/232/17/232/22/232/24/232/26/234/22/238 weeks
Summer 1 20234/24/234/14/234/19/234/21/234/23/236/17/238 weeks
Summer 2 20236/20/236/10/236/15/236/17/236/19/238/12/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/21/22 Apply Date
1/3/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

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Being admitted to our MBA degree online program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online MBA in Management below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GMAT or GRE required

In order to be eligible to receive an MBA degree from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: MBA Admissions
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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The degree plan for our MBA in Management online program

In order to earn the MBA in Management online, you will complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required. Students who have not taken a statistics course in previous coursework will be required to take EC604 Statistical Analysis, increasing the total program credit hours to 33.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for organizational decision-making.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course has three purposes: 1) understanding and managing individual and group behavior in organizations; 2) stress-management and well-being; and 3) recognition and management of ethical responsibilities of business.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course integrates learning from the earlier functional course areas as well as MG 698 through a series of simulation-based exercises. Students will sharpen their decision-making by analyzing, formulating and testing their strategies in a competitive environment. Prerequisite MG 698
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of microeconomic analysis and models relevant to a broad cross section of decisions within the business firm. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of Microeconomic Theory to make sound management decisions using both traditional and behavioral economic concepts.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of the economy, the financial markets, and financial management including security valuation, capital budgeting process, capital structure, and working capital management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course aims to provide a framework to gain a competitive advantage in a global environment. Topics covered include industry analysis, resource-based view of the firm, business strategy, innovation, diversification, and multinational strategies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of marketing including product, pricing, promotion, distribution/logistics, segmentation and marketing research with special emphasis on global marketing and ethics.
Student can choose 3 of the following courses:
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of accounting concepts as applied in manufacturing and merchandising firms emphasizing analysis of financial statements and managerial use of cost data for decision-making.

Course objectives:

  • Use deductive/inductive reasoning to solve business problems (CVP Analysis, Differential Analysis)
  • Identify, measure, summarize, and analyze financial and tax data (identify and trace cost flows using a job order cost accounting system; break mixed costs into their fixed and variable components for control and planning purposes, variance analysis)
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    Course objectives:

  • Make managerial use of cost data for control, planning, evaluation, and forecasting
  • Evaluate business segments through ROI and residual income analysis, recognizing the possible effect of each evaluation method upon managerial behavior
  • Determine appropriate transfer pricing methods under a variety of circumstances, explaining the potential impact for each method upon a firm’s profit
  • Identify and analyze relevant costs in capital budgeting decisions, explaining the effect of non-quantitative factors upon such decisions
  • Communicate professionally in an organizational setting via written, oral and technological means
  • Use deductive and inductive reasoning to solve business problems
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasis is given to techniques used in arriving at audit decisions and the practical implementation of such audit decisions.

    Course objectives:

  • The required consideration of fraud in a financial statement audit
  • The different types of fraud
  • The design and implementation of controls to prevent, deter, and detect fraud
  • Auditing techniques to identify fraud
  • Contemporary topics in fraud examination and auditing
  • Auditing and fraud examination ethics
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    A case study course that prepares entrepreneurs and managers with innovating financial management techniques and skills, with emphasis on data analysis and financial decision-making. Spreadsheet skills are recommended.

    Course objectives:

  • Build stronger analytical and communication skills to analyze how real business decisions affect the value of the firm
  • Learn to make informed corporate investment and financial decisions
  • Calculate financial ratios and make business forecasts
  • Study capital budgeting decisions and resource allocation
  • Manage dividends and repurchases
  • Learn about the management of the corporate capital structure
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction of major issues in global financial management and investments. Topics covered include exchange rate determination, spot and forward markets for foreign exchange, financial and risk management of multinational corporations.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand critical international finance and business concepts
  • Understand and reflect on the diversity of international financial market environment across different countries including the bond markets, the equity market, and the money market
  • Reflect and analyze the opportunities and challenges provided by international financial markets to MNCs
  • Develop an understanding of the foreign exchange market, different theories about exchange rate determination, and different exchange rate regimes
  • Consider and evaluate the impacts of specific local or firm actions on global community
  • Examine and evaluate the development of global organizations and institutional over time and its effects upon the financial system, the economy and the society
  • Build strong analytical skills and data processing abilities to analyze real exchange rate data and understand exchange rate movement and behavior
  • Be able to carry out exchange rate forecasting using different techniques
  • Build strong analytical skills to solve real business problems faced by multinational corporations
  • Apply critical thinking to make informed decisions in the international context
  • Identify potential risk factors and learn to measure risk exposure and perform risk management in a global business setting using various approaches
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in the business setting via written, oral and technological means
  • Promote business ethics
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to global financial markets and modern investment theories and practices including financial instruments, security valuation, portfolio theory, risk management and investment performance evaluation.

    Course objectives:

  • Develop skills that enable students to understand and be able to analyze the financial system of the US and the world
  • Utilize evaluative and logical approaches in analyzing information and developing conclusions regarding finance and current business issues
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An examination of the interrelationships which exist among the various components of the health services industry and the role each plays in the delivery of healthcare services.

    Course objectives:

  • Examination of critical components of the health care system in the United States enables students to appreciate the historical context, develop an understanding of the complexities of the current health care system, and form a basis for future evaluation and effective managerial action
  • Study of the utilization, financing, provision, and oversight of health care services enables students to explore and develop a comprehensive framework for effective analyses, decision making, and implementation strategies
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An investigation of special problems associated with the management of healthcare institutions.

    Course objectives:

  • Students will develop a framework for understanding management and how it occurs in the health services environment as well as managerial tools and techniques useful in this environment
  • Students will learn and apply systematic analyses to identify, evaluate, and solve problems specific to HSOs/HSs
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analysis of special issues and trends in the field of healthcare.

    Course objectives:

  • Focus on three key elements of improving access, controlling costs, and ensuring quality
  • Emphasize the most recent developments in the field through practical and insightful examination of research and practice
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduction to the special managerial considerations associated with marketing in international environments including legal/ethical, cultural, geographical and technological opportunities and challenges.

    Students will be exposed to the international marketing management process. This will involve:

  • The ability to understand the cultural environments of global markets.
  • The ability to assess global market opportunities.
  • The ability to understand the current international market in order to develop future global marketing strategies.
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Study of advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, publicity and digital marketing/technology as they relate to managing successful brands and integrating marketing communication systems to ethically connect managers and entrepreneurs with diverse target markets.

    Course objectives:

  • To examine the role of promotion in the marketing mix
  • To study the nature of the communications process and its relationship to advertising. To provide in-depth coverage of strategic advertising budgeting choices, media planning, the advertising agency, the creative process, and the evaluation and control of advertising
  • The main objective of the course is completion of an integrated marketing communications promotion campaign. The exercise requires the student to have a firm grasp of the all the components of the integrated marketing communications system in particular and the problem-solving process in general
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analysis of the techniques, methods, and technologies utilized by managers and entrepreneurs in digital, social, and mobile marketing strategies at various stages of product/brand life cycle.

    Course objectives:

  • Gain an understanding the underlying processes, opportunities, regulations, and application of marketing communication in the digital world
  • Learn the core features of digital media technologies to strategically select the ideal channels to deliver the right marketing message to the right target audience at the right time
  • Develop an understanding of the changing world of digital marketing to prepare for future opportunities and challenges
  • Understand and interpret how marketing analytics reports, guides, and informs the decision- making process
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The Practice of Project Management is a systematic examination of the core method and techniques of the project management process. This class will focus in more depth on such topics as the Project Manager and Work Styles, the Project Management Life Cycle, Teamwork and Conflict, Planning Fundamentals, Managing Risk, and Project Lessons Learned.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand the difference between the Project Management Life Cycle and the Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Articulate the specifics of project communication and forming a project team
  • Understand project manager responsibility and authority
  • Recognize project failure, success and lessons learned
  • Demonstrate PMP exam preparedness by completing a mock PMP exam
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is a survey of project management tools designed to meet the increasing need to plan, schedule, track, control, and report on every aspect of project management. In addition, the functions and applicability of the “Project Office” will be reviewed. The class will also conduct a tutorial on Microsoft Project.

    Course objectives:

  • Explain why a project office is highly valuable to project success
  • Articulate how a project office should operate. This will include benefits, structure, and operation within the business enterprise
  • Describe the scope of available tools and software available to the project manager
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on a case study with students assigned to teams and chartered to develop a detailed case study solution and supporting project plan. It incorporates the materials covered in previous course work and gives the student a real world feel for the rigors of the Project Management Process

    Course objectives:

  • Discuss the necessary requirements of an undefined project
  • Define a project management approach
  • Apply the project management life cycle to solve a business need
  • Articulate the dynamics of real project management and how to respond to changing environments
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Workforce planning and employment involves the processes of developing, implementing, and evaluating sourcing, recruitment, hiring, orientation, succession planning, retention, and organizational exit programs deemed appropriate to ensure that the workforce will meet the organization’s goals and objectives. This course will examine key legislation affecting employee rights, employee privacy, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, discrimination issues, and employee record management.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand what strategic workforce planning is: past, present, future
  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of employment laws that impact the workforce planning process
  • Identify adverse impact and disparate impact – two types of discrimination
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the succession planning process
  • Identify the quantity and quality of worker talents/outputs
  • Determine the organization’s selection process; e.g., behavioral interviews, testing, background investigation, etc.
  • Develop, administer & analyze exit interviews data for improvements/revisions to the recruitment and retention strategy
  • Understand the steps that need to be taken during a reduction in force (RIF)
  • Anticipate and proactively respond to generational differences that affect workplace performance and productivity
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The manner in which an organization manages rewards and risks has a significant impact on its ability to achieve its strategic goals and objectives. A carefully crafted compensation plan, offering an appropriate mix of direct and indirect compensation, is essential to maintaining a quality workforce. The careful and strategic management of organizational risk is equally as important. This course will focus on identifying and designing appropriate and effective compensation systems that serve to sustain a highly engaged workforce in full compliance with legal and ethical standards. Today’s HR professionals will be expected to not only understand strategic compensation and risk issues as they relate to organizations, but take a leadership role in designing, revising, and implementing current and relevant compensation and risk strategies in a quickly changing employment and legal landscape.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand the historical and contextual influences on strategic compensation and risk management practices
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traditional, incentive, and person-focused pay methods
  • Identify and apply methods for building internally consistent job structures, establishing market-competitive pay rates, and creating pay structures that recognize employee
  • Understand the appropriate use and application of employee benefits including discretionary benefits and legally required benefits
  • Identify the contemporary strategic challenges relating to compensation and risk management facing today’s organizations
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of expatriate compensation and employee benefits as well as relationship of global compensation trends and practices to US practices
  • Understand the requirements of a legally and ethically compliant compensation and HR function and the associated risks for organizations
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Employee and Labor Relations is the study of effectively managing personnel and labor relations to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Human Resource department and the organization. The field addresses the social, legal, and psychological dimensions of work and how these influence the employee/employer relationship.

    Course objectives:

  • The content of the course will cover the major systems of personnel management including the growth and changes of human resource management and labor relations
  • Among these systems the legal environment of personnel management, the structure and relative merits of different approaches to managing, and the structure and usefulness of the specialized function of the HR manager will be examined
  • Additionally, this course extends beyond the study of the profession and provides a practical approach to implementing the studied material in the workplace. A wide range of topics will be covered as can be seen from the chapter descriptions
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to the theory, structure, and policies of international trade and international financial institutions.

    Course objectives:

  • Learn basic international economic concepts
  • Study international trade using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Investigate trade theories and policies
  • Review foreign exchange, balance-of-payments and the current account
  • Analyze international aggregate supply and demand
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine fundamental questions about the role of creativity and innovation in leadership and organization development. The course links creativity and innovation to the organization development practices and human resource programs including recruiting, staffing, benefits, compensation, and organization development interventions. Students discuss the importance of creativity and innovation for individuals, teams/groups, and organizations as a whole. The course will also examine the connection of creativity and innovation to problem solving, diversity, and organizational effectiveness.

    Course objectives:

  • Students will be able to discuss the role of creativity and innovation at the individual, group and organizational level
  • Students will be able to identify ways that creativity and innovation can be used in problem solving, human resources, teams, diversity, and organizational effectiveness
  • Students will be able to identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories from the innovation and creativity course
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on conflict management programs in the workplace. It emphasizes the design and development of conflict management systems for organizations. This course applies Organizational Development theory and action research to a systems approach for handling workplace conflict. Attentions is paid to how conflict is handled in the workplace, in order to design conflict management systems that employees participate in to manage conflict at work.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand the principal theories of conflict and effects on organizations
  • Understand the organizational dynamics occurring on a systemic level and be able to develop concrete interventions that address these
  • Be able to integrate principals of conflict management systems and leadership into real organizations
  • Be able to gather and analyze evidence of conflict in organizations and identify dispute resolution options
  • Be able to evaluate organizational dynamics and develop concrete interventions
  • Be able to develop implementation plans for conflict management systems for organizations
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This is a course about leadership theory specifically in the context of management and organizations. In this course, you will survey the broad spectrum of leadership theories and the research that led toward the theoretical conclusions. You will learn to appreciate the strength of the theories but understand the limitations so that as practitioners you can apply your own set of principles based on what we do know about leadership.

    Course objectives:

  • Develop knowledge of the models for analyzing leadership behavior and leadership effectiveness
  • Be able to integrate theoretical foundations of leadership to real leadership situations
  • Be able to synthesize various theories into guiding leadership principles that are applicable in modern organizations
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the techniques, technologies and methods utilized in planning, executing, and communicating results of modern marketing research; culminates in a real-world service-learning project. Prerequisite MK 610

    Course objectives:

  • Designed to make students intelligent users of marketing research data with
  • special emphasis is given to the importance of the Internet to marketing research

  • A main objective of the course is completion of a full-scale marketing research study with data collection, analysis and reporting as a group project
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Through case analysis and simulation technology, graduate students learn to analyze opportunities and challenges associated with the development, execution, evaluation, and redirection of marketing efforts in a wide range of organizations. Culminates in a real-world service-learning project. Prerequisite MK 610

    Course objectives:

  • To analyze problems associated with the development, execution, evaluation and redirection of marketing programs, plans and strategies in a wide range of organizations. This analysis will utilize the growing importance and usage of Internet marketing. The main objective of the course is the completion of a marketing plan as a term project
  • The development of the marketing plan requires the student to have a firm grasp of all the components of the marketing system specifically and the problem-solving process in general
  • For students without any previous stats course, EC604 Statistical Analysis will be required.  Any previous stats course taken will be reviewed to determine if EC604 is required.

    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to basic statistical techniques which involve methods of collecting and analyzing data with an emphasis on inferential statistical techniques used for hypothesis testing and decision making.
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    The School of Business at Avila University has received specialized accreditation for its MBAs in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Management, and Marketing through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

    *Students who have not taken a statistics course in previous coursework will be required to take EC604 Statistical Analysis, increasing the total program credit hours to 33 and total tuition to $19,800.

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