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Master in Business Administration | Graduate Degree Program

Master in Business Administration

Online Master of Business Administration

Ottawa University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program provides students with high-quality professional advanced study in business. Courses incorporate personal values and professional ethics. For maximum flexibility, OU’s MBA courses are 100% online and designed to help working adults attend school while juggling their busy lives.

The Master of Business Administration at OU will help you gain the real-world education and problem-solving skills you need to impact your organization’s outlook in a leadership or expert role. From large corporations to small businesses, superior management skills are always in demand. In addition, nonprofit organizations look for leaders with good management and business skills. Through OU’s online MBA program, students can qualify for jobs in the private sector, the public sector, and in academics.

MBA Concentrations

The core curriculum of OU's online MBA emphasizes a global perspective on business, communication skills and direct application to your current and future career goals. In addition, Ottawa offers eight MBA concentrations to help you personalize your graduate education and work toward the career that best fits your goals and skill set. Tailor your MBA degree with one of the following concentrations:

With working professionals in mind, the three-module, 36-hour master degree program can be completed 100% online. Like all of the graduate programs offered by OU, the MBA is fast-tracked with flexible eight-week terms - six terms per year - allowing you to take courses at your pace and with the ability to take more than one course per term.

For curriculum and course descriptions, please download an MBA program overview.

Why Earn an MBA?

“What is really needed in business, the church, government, education, arts, or any other type of organization is a group of more enlightened, competent leader-managers who appreciate and understand the disciplines and interconnectedness of the world around them – who lead people with a shared sense of purpose and enthusiasm for the myriad challenges that confront them.” - Dr. Kevin C. Eichner, Ottawa University Chancellor

To learn more about our online MBA program, contact us today!

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Business Administration is offered at the following locations.

  • Ottawa, KS (Residential Campus)
  • Surprise, AZ (Residential Campus)
  • Overland Park, Kansas
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Online

MBA Education and Qualifications

Those who are interested in becoming administrative services managers should have good leadership and communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people, ranging from managers, supervisors and professionals, to clerks and other workers. They must be able to coordinate several activities at once, quickly analyze and resolve specific problems, and cope with deadlines. A graduate degree in business is an important factor in reaching senior management ranks within most companies.

Career Outlook for the MBA Major

Courses in our MBA degree program will prepare you to become a leader within your current organization or to pursue new leadership opportunities in fields such as accounting, financial management, sales and marketing, corporate affairs, and education. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for management occupations is expected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. The average salary for management occupations was $109,760 in May of 2020, which was the highest wage of all occupations. Upon completion of your MBA degree, you will be qualified for several careers.

Careers Related to Business Administration

  • Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Business operations manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Health center manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Investment banker
  • IT manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations research analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Product manager
  • Project manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Sales manager

Master of Business Administration Courses

(36 credit hours)

Module 1 - Business Behavioral Courses

(6 credit hours)

Organizational Behavior and Theory | BUS 7000 (3 credit hours) 
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.

Value Systems and Professional Ethics | BUS 7200 (3 credit hours) 
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 2 - Business Core Courses

(15 credit hours)

Strategic Marketing | BUS 7450 (3 credit hours) 
Covers the identification and selection of marketing opportunities, target markets and design, and implementation and evaluation of marketing programs.

Managerial Economics | BUS 7500 (3 credit hours)
Application of economic theory to managerial. Emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.

Managerial Finance | BUS 7600 (3 credit hours)  
Application of the theories and tools used in financial decision making. Topics include present value and capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, market efficiency and capital structure.

Management Information Systems | BUS 7700 (3 credit hours)
Examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision-making. Explores current trends and emerging technologies.

Management Accounting | BUS 7800 (3 credit hours) 
Explore use and application of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics include: cost analysis and allocation, budgeting and behavioral aspects of accounting systems.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 3 - Business Capstone Courses

(3 credit hours)

Graduate Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy |  BUS 8500 (3 credit hours)   
Capstone course in which participants develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs and policies in a current organization. Draws from and utilizes concepts, theories, and skills developed in previous courses.

Two courses from selected concentration.

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University Accreditation

Ottawa University, as a whole, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Specific degree programs within our institution have also been accredited by relevant bodies within the field:

We are proudly recognized for our commitment to student excellence by the following designations:

Why Choose Ottawa
Almost all courses in Ottawa University’s programs are available online and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms in order to reduce your time to completion. These are just a few of the reasons why we are proud to be the best, fastest, and most affordable option locally in the Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Phoenix areas, as well as serving students nationally through our online degrees.

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