Be an Influential Leader with a Master in Business Administration Online Degree
Today’s global economy is dynamic and evolving, creating new opportunities for highly skilled business and management professionals. Take a bold step toward becoming an effective business leader with an ACBSP accredited online MBA degree at Cornerstone University. Lead and manage organizations with confidence and purpose in corporate, non-profit, entrepreneurial, or ministry sectors, equipped with effective, data-driven business skills.
Understand and learn how to apply core business principles of marketing, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, economics and statistics from a leadership decision-making perspective. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview by faculty who are experienced business professionals dedicated to helping you excel as a skilled character-driven leader and inspiring you to grow in your faith. Why start your MBA now with Cornerstone University?
- 92 percent of corporate recruiters say they expect to hire MBAs in the future, along with 95 percent of staffing firms (Graduate Management Admission Council, 2022 Survey).
- Courses are offered 100% online or on campus to fit your busy life.
- Choose from 3 in-demand concentrations to customize your MBA including: Project Management, Finance and Health Care.
- One of the country’s most affordable private, non-profit online MBA’s.
- No GRE or GMAT required.
BUS-505 Research Methods
An examination of research methods available for the 21st century organization and statistical concepts useful for data-driven decision making. Focus is placed on the systematic process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting research articles and data to answer a specific research question. The course will also introduce students to basic descriptive and inferential statistical tools within the context of a business related problem.
BUS-503 Ethics, Values and Social Responsibility
A theoretical and practical overview of ethics theory, values formation and ethical decision making within the context of management and leadership. Ethics and values are presented from a Judeo-Christian perspective with emphasis on workable models for ethical decision making and social responsibility at both the professional and personal level.
BUS-507 Quantitative Analysis
A study of quantitative techniques useful in business decision-making. Topics include exploratory analysis, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics: t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression and chi-square analysis.
MGT-531 Organizational Behavior and Change
The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include organizational structure, understanding culture, power, diversity, leadership and communication within the organization.
ACC-525 Accounting for Decision-Making
An examination of contemporary accounting issues for managers, such as principles, techniques and uses of accounting in the planning and decision making of organizations. The use of information technology plays a key role in this course. Areas of emphasis include the budgetary process, performance evaluation techniques, product costing methods, constraint management and ethics.
FIN-643 Managerial Finance
A study of essential concepts of financial management including working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structures, planning, time value of money and dividend policy. Prerequisite: ACC-525.
MKT-651 Marketing Strategies
A case-method course using real marketing issues as a means to learn how to synthesize marketing fundamentals into effective and practical solutions.
A study of the decision-making skills necessary for managers and entrepreneurs in the context of the macroeconomic environment and the application of microeconomic price theory as it pertains to human capital issues. Readings include essays by several Nobel prize-winning economists. Further, the course challenges students to develop a Christ-centered worldview regarding economic issues pertinent to managers.
MGT-539 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
A focused study of the tools needed in identifying and capitalizing on entrepreneurial business opportunities, methods for managing those opportunities and critical thinking skills needed for innovation and growth. Students work with a team to design an entrepreneurial venture. Additional topics include stimulating new ideas, managing innovative ideas, adapting to change and individual and group roles in the creative process.
Prepare for a career in a variety of financial institutions and finance-related industries. Discover advanced methods and analytics techniques to positively impact financial decision-making and financial planning. Learn cash management, capitalization issues, risk management, and ethical and legal issues related to effective financial outcomes.
FIN-645 Advanced Managerial Finance
An exploration of advanced methods and techniques important to the financial success of an organization. Topics include cash management, capitalization issues, risk management, ethical and legal issues in financial decision-making and approaches to financial planning. Students learn to assess the financial operations and positions of an organization using various analysis methods. Prerequisite: FIN-643.
FIN-646 Global Finance
A study of crucial concepts and tools to strategically manage international financial activities. Students will develop an understanding of policy issues affecting international trade and finance. Other topics covered include the role and impact of international trade policies on the global economy and financial markets, currency markets, international financial systems and management and macroeconomic policies. Prerequisite: FIN-645.
FIN-647 Entrepreneurial Finance
An introduction to current thinking in the areas of valuation, real options such as mergers and acquisitions, and the economics of contracts to a new venture decision. Topics include investment analysis, financing the entrepreneurial firm, harvesting, the role of angel investors, incubators, venture capital and financial contracts. Prerequisite: FIN-646.
Health Care Concentration
Advance your mobility in an array of health care business administrative roles by focusing on how to manage health care quality, risk management, safety and outcomes. Course topics include outcomes management, regulatory issues and a final capstone project.
MGT-534 Theory and Quality Outcomes Management
A study of lean quality management principles, theories and application to the health care environment. Focusing on managing health care quality, safety and outcomes, the course emphasizes the use of tools and techniques to manage and lead quality improvements and drive successful clinical outcomes.
BUS-504 Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues for Health Care
A study of the historical and current views of ethics and regulations of health care delivery and the impact of the regulatory environment on availability of services. Students examine principles and practical applications of ethics and laws that affect operational decisions of health care providers, health plans, third-party payers and managers. Additional topics include a discussion of the for-profit and not-for-profit delivery models.
MGT-697 Applied Health Care Project
A project-based capstone course in which the student will demonstrate the ability to integrate health care education and practical experience by selecting a problem of practice at work and implementing a plan for improvement and/or action research or a program evaluation to solve the problem or improve the issue. Prerequisites: MGT-534 and BUS-504.
Project Management Concentration
Learn how to implement organizational initiatives and strategies. Discover how to meet budget and time commitments, define the scope of a project, manage changes, and build internal trust to navigate complexity. Learn essential tools, techniques and the process required to become a certified Project Manager.
BUS-530 Fundamentals of Project Management
An exploration of the framework and fundamental methodologies of project management. Topics include foundational concepts such as requirements gathering, scope management, change control and time management, as well as an introduction to common tools, techniques and the process required to become a certified Project Manager.
BUS-531 Cost, Quality and Team Management
An exploration of a variety of project management principles necessary to manage the resources of a project. Specific topics include project budgeting, cost estimation and control, quality assurance and control, acquiring, developing, and managing a project team, conflict management and negotiation skills. Prerequisite: BUS-530.
BUS-532 Communications and Risk Management
A study of the principles of effective communication, including managing risks, issues and stakeholder expectations. Topics include the methodology for identifying, measuring and responding to risks and issues, as well as the professional and social responsibilities of project management. Prerequisite: BUS-531.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree provides leadership skills in core business principles of marketing, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, economics and statistics. Through a practical curriculum anchored in Christ-centered virtues, you’ll add value to your career and cultivate positive influence in your work and your community. With your dedication to taking your next step toward your career goals, you’ll excel as a character-driven leader that makes your teams better and sets your organization on a path toward success.
Proficiency in Terminology, Theories, Concepts, Practices and Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to business administration in the 21st-century workforce. In accomplishing this objective, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the core business disciplines of economics, accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship.
- Exhibit knowledge of a specialized disciplinary concentration within business administration.
- Analyze and resolve business issues related to the core disciplines and concentration areas of business administration.
- Use business administration language to evaluate solutions applicable for business excellence.
Competency in Applying Knowledge to Address Real-Life Problems
Students will exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life business problems through both individual and group effort. At the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate emotional intelligence and personal management skills germane to the needs of 21st-century business employers.
- Collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives of the business administration program.
- Exhibit business writing and speaking skills desired by employers in the 21st-century workplace.
- Use knowledge of empirical and theoretical research to solve 21st-century business issues, challenges and problems.
Integration of Traditional and Normative Skills
Students will demonstrate your ability to integrate traditional and normative skills expected of students in the liberal arts tradition, including analytical skills, information literacy, quantitative competency and communication fluency.
Students will demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues within the 21st-century business workplace.
Articulation of a Christ-Centered Worldview
Students will articulate a Christ-centered worldview to include its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.