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Strategic Innovation Concentration | Graduate Degree Program

Strategic Innovation Concentration

The online MBA in Strategic Innovation program provides you with high-quality professional advanced study in business. Courses incorporate personal values and professional ethics. For maximum flexibility for working adults, Business Administration degree program courses are offered in the evening in a classroom setting and online.

Strategic Innovation Concentration

You’re a dreamer. A thinker. An innovator. Use those talents to advance your career with an MBA degree from Ottawa University. Our Strategic Innovation MBA track is designed to help you advance in your career to take on new responsibilities, put a stronger focus on strategic tasks, and learn to perform comprehensive strategic planning and analysis. This 36-credit-hour Master’s in Business Administration program consists of eight required core courses and four courses designed specifically for those in the Strategic Innovation MBA track:

  • The Creative Organization
  • Corporate Strategies
  • Social, Cultural, Legal, and Political Influences in Business
  • Managing in a Global Environment

Earn your MBA degree and learn what it takes to become a strategic leader in the business world by studying strategic management and innovation at Ottawa University. Contact us today to learn more about our Strategic Innovation track.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Ottawa University, accreditation of selected business programs.

For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.

Strategic Innovation is offered at the following locations.

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

MBA with Strategic Innovation Concentration (36 credit hours)

Concentration Courses (12 credit hours)

The Creative Organization | BUS 7015 (3 credit hours) 
Course covers methods for stimulating creativity and innovation, why context matters, and processes for making effective decisions with a focus on sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include practice in creative problem solving through in-class exercises and the creation of a plan to move the students' own organizations to the next level of creativity.

Corporate Strategy | BUS 7018 (3 credit hours)
Course focuses on the strategic, organizational, and leadership challenges faced by multi-business organizations.  Topics include vision formulation,resource allocation strategies, and the development and evaluation of synergistic effects using case studies.

Social, Cultural, Legal, and Political Influences of Business | BUS 7900 (3 credit hours)
Examination of social, legal, political and cultural forces affecting organizations in both domestic and
global environments. Emphasis on identification and development of strategies for dealing with threats and opportunities arising from the relationship between organizations and their operating environments.

Managing in a Global Environment | BUS 7900 (3 credit hours) 
Course provides requisite knowledge and skill sets for managing multinational corporations dealing with different cultures and leading a diverse global work force. Topics examined include negotiation, strategic policy making, and best practices in global management.

Master of Business Administration Courses

Module 1 - 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.

Module 2 - 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.

Module 3 - Capstone Course (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.

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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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