MBA

School of Business
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The ideal preparation for the dynamic business world of today and tomorrow, the Master of Business Administration program (MBA) is a systems approach designed to produce effective managers who understand the linkages between their organizational domain and the larger corporate environment. This distinctive program is directed to working middle managers from small enterprises and nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 corporations.

Curriculum & Length

The length of the program is flexible, generally between two and four years at the student's discretion. The format includes 11 core courses, three specialty track courses and up to two foundation courses, if necessary.

EVENING PROGRAM

Core courses are either two or three credits, and students generally take between three to seven credits per semester. In this evening program, the core courses run one evening per week, three hours and ten minutes duration. Three credit courses are 12 weeks in duration and two credit courses are eight weeks in duration.

SATURDAY PROGRAM

The MBA in management Saturday program offers the same curriculum taught by the same faculty as the traditional evening management MBA program. Classes meet alternating Saturdays (eight Saturdays per semester) and students have the option of choosing a fixed two-year cohort program or a fixed four-year cohort program. An independent applied project is included in the two-year cohort plan, whereas an additional class is assigned in the four-year cohort. The Saturday MBA is offered in Berea.

HYBRID (ONLINE) PROGRAM

The hybrid MBA is designed for students whose work schedules or other commitments do not permit consistent weekly attendance or who live a distance from the BW campus. This program uses the same curriculum as the MBA in management, but it is delivered in a combination of online and classroom environments. This fixed two-year cohort program is designed to provide the personalization of a classroom with the flexibility of an online program. An applied project is included. Students come to campus for seven weekend sessions over the two-year period; the rest of the work is done online.

U.S. News & World Report ranks BW's hybrid MBA among the top programs in the nation on the basis of student engagement, selectivity, peer reputation and student services and technology.

SELECT AN OPTION THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

The Baldwin Wallace MBA in management includes a three-course specialized track so that a student can personalize the program to meet his/her goals and interests.

Management Track

The management track is designed from a general management perspective and is applicable across functions and industries. Coursework in this track includes financial management, project management and an elective class that can be chosen from any of the MBA tracks. This track is available in Berea and at BW at Corporate College East. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

Business Analytics Track

The business analytics track enhances the broad MBA curriculum with specialized training in analytical techniques that can be applied immediately to solving business problems and decision making. The student completing this track will be well equipped to tackle a range of problems in the business world. Coursework in this track includes two business analytics classes and an applied marketing analytics class. This track is available in Berea. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

Entrepreneurship Track

The entrepreneurship track offers interested students the opportunity to develop, nurture and pursue their passion through critical thinking and problem solving, leading to new venture creation (internal or external the corporation). Entrepreneurs, by nature, live to challenge the status quo, creating opportunities for themselves and others. Because all businesses (large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit) start with an idea, this track presents students with a framework for strategy in entrepreneurial organizations — a framework that incorporates new venture emergence, early growth, reinvigoration and innovation in established companies. The track is organized in three distinct classes covering strategy, sustainable growth, finance and biomimicry. This track is available in Berea. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

Human Resources Track

The human resources track provides students with fundamental managerial and leadership skills that will enable them to understand strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations. The track gives participants the opportunity to study and learn with other HR professionals and to interact with managers from other business disciplines when taking courses covering key general business topics. Included is coursework related to compensation systems, employment law, and staffing and development. This track is available in Berea. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

International Track

The international track provides students the global perspective to understand customers, markets and financial operations. This track teaches the management skills needed to succeed in the culturally and ethnically diverse environments inherent in multinational corporations. International marketing, international finance and international logistics courses are all provided in this MBA track. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

Sustainability Track

Businesses are embracing the challenge of sustainability to develop innovative solutions that better the environment, improve public health and increase profits. The concepts of sustainability have been incorporated in product design and manufacture, supply-chain relationships, marketing, customer relationships and operational efficiencies, such as reducing energy consumption, water use and waste production. The broad concept of sustainability has become a preeminent concern in the 21st century. The sustainability track focuses on the key areas that help to prepare students for the challenge of successfully implementing sustainable practices in the business world. This track is available in Berea. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

CURRICULUM

MBA Core

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-501Systems Management3
BUS-509Organizational Behavior3
BUS-503Human Capital2
BUS-548Accounting for Managers3
BUS-544Financial Management2
BUS-551Strategic Marketing3
BUS-581Managerial Economics3
BUS-590Corporate Citizenship2
BUS-526Operations Analysis3
BUS-591Global Business2
BUS-670Strategic Management3
 TOTAL29

Management Track

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-644Financial Management II3
BUS-645Project Management3
 Elective3
 TOTAL9

Entrepreneurship Track

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-635Intro Entrepreneur Strategy3
BUS-636Entr Strategies Sustain Growth3
BUS-637Immersion/Finance/Biomimicry3
 TOTAL9

Human Resources Track

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-611Compensation3
BUS-612Employment Law3
BUS-613Staffing & Development3
 TOTAL9

Business Analytics Track

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-626Business Analytics I3
BUS-628Applied Mktg Analytics3
BUS-627Business Analytics II3
 TOTAL9

International Track

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-630International Marketing3
BUS-650International Finance3
BUS-652International Logistics3
 TOTAL9

Sustainability Track

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS-653Intro to Sustainability3
BUS-654Environmental Sci & Regs3
BUS-662New Products & Services3
 TOTAL9