Master of Science in Business Administration ( MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program enables students to contribute to the business profession and fosters independent learning. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Evaluate an organization’s financial position through financial statement analysis and/or forecasting.
  • Summarize and discuss the ethical and legal responsibilities of organizations.
  • Apply selected methods of quantitative analysis to enhance business decisions.
  • Compare economic environments and markets and their impact on business.

Through a conceptual understanding, students will apply managerial leadership skills, marketing strategies and/or international business concepts, theory, and research to critically analyze and solve problems in unpredictable environments.

The Master of Business Administration offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world. The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the business profession. MBA student’s complete general coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and business research methods. Graduates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and critically analyze and solve problems based on applied research methods. There are four concentrations in the Master of Science program.

Program Breakdown by Course

Course Number Course Name Semester Credits
HIU 1002

HIU 1002 Mastering eLearning (Non-credit)

This course is non-credit and a prerequisite to starting any degree at HIU. This course helps students to get acquainted with the university and to acquire the essential academic skills related to the online platform and course organization such as online behavior, time management, evaluation process and online ethics that will allow them to enhance their academic integration and success at HIU.

Mastering eLearning – (Pre-requisite for Distance Education Programs) Non-credit
Core Courses (31 credits)
MBA 5001

Decision Making and Problem Solving

This course examines the decision - making and problem - solving role of the ma nager/facilitator/leader in light of personal, organizational, and societal needs judged by standards of effectiveness and ethic cs . Decision making and problem - solving processes in organizations, utilizing logical and creative problem - solving techniques. A pplication of theory is provided by experiential activities such as small group discussions, case studies, and the use of other managerial decision aids.

Decision Making and Problem Solving 3.0
MBA 5002

International Finance

This course offers a study of the international dimension s of finance on both developed and underdeveloped nations, the role of multinational corporations, foreign exchange rates and markets, international sources of funds, the cost of capital, financial structure, and capital budgeting for foreign projects.

International Finance 3.0
MBA 5003

Project Management

This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skills and abilities to solve problems, organize and prese nt projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on en trepreneurship. This course focuses on creating high performance teams and develop ing the leadership of Project Managers.

Project Management 3.0
MBA 5004

Managerial Accounting

This course examines the corporate dimension of financial reporting and analysis. It pro vides an in - depth look at the enterprise and the preparation and presentation of financial statements. Topics covered include corporate taxation, transfer pricing, foreign currency translation, financial disclosure, and accounting harmonization. The c ourse promotes the quantitative skills and the understanding of accounting and financial management in the complex situation.

Managerial Accounting 3.0
MBA 5005

Management Information Systems

This course explores the use of technologies both to build innovative systems to gain competitive advantage and also to optimize operations for competitive advantage, particularly through the use of enterprise systems. The implementation and use of these systems to build strategic partnerships and customer relationships are also discus sed .

Management Information Systems 3.0
MBA 5006

Competitive Intelligence

This course pays fundamental attention to the understanding of CI, its resources and scope. Special attention is given to the identification of the kind of problems that CI can solve, the methods to do i t and the ethical constraints of this discipline. The course has a practical approach, with a particular focus on the utilization of CI resources by any organization.

Competitive Intelligence 3.0
MBA 5007

Human Resources and Knowledge Management

This course prepares Huma n Resources Managers to participate in the organizational knowledge management efforts and facilitate s management of knowledge. The course using case studies of many organizations shows the various aspects of Knowledge Management and how the three aspects, Strategy, T echnology and HRM need to be aligned together to manage knowledge management.

Human Resources and Knowledge Management 3.0
MBA 5008

Business Perspectives

This course provides a general outline of the nature of business, including ownership, management, and organization. Bus iness operations such as finance and decision - making controls are emphasized . The legal and regulatory environment in which business operates are examined .

Business Perspectives 3.0
MBA 5009

Tools for Business Statistic

This course analyzes statistics as the science o f learning from data to support decision making. The objective of this course is to explore and apply statistical concepts and procedures that are used to collect, analyze, summarize and report data in typical business situations. The main content emphasiz es descriptive and inferential statistics, and hypothesis testing and probability.

Tools for Business Statistics 3.0
MBA 6019

Executive MBA Capstone

This Capstone course is the culminating course/event for all the other courses and content a student has undertaken to achieve the MBA degree. In this course the students will bring to bear all the learning and knowledge from the previous courses to show competence in the field of Business Administration. Specifically, we expect students to submit a comprehensive work, developing a Business Plan, Proposal (for Project, Program, Proce ss, etc.), or any other comparable work.

Executive MBA Capstone 4.0
International Business Concentration (9 credits)
MBA 6011

International Competitiveness

This course is a special study of international competitiveness with an emphasis on cultural diversity and an overview of cultural similarities and differences among developing and developed countries. The course develops a global orientation and assesses situations and devices solutions.

International Competitiveness 3.0
MBA 6013

Global Business Law

This course provides a survey of internati onal laws and regulations affecting the international business arena. A special emphasis will be placed on the evolving changes in international regulation and its impact on multinational companies. This course promotes a solid business judgment and desire to tackle complex business problems, and a creative/conceptual way of thinking.

Global Business Law 3.0
MBA 6014

Global Business Environments

This course offers an integrative , interdisciplinary view for more specialized courses and self - directed learning. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international, providing students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross - border business. Glo balization is considered as the process by which national economies are becoming more integrated. International dimensions of business functions and operations are offered, with consideration of their global interactions.

Global Business Environments 3.0
Marketing Concentration (9 Credits)
MBA 6016

Global Marketing: Case Analysis

This course lays the foundation to gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace by providing a hands - on understanding of the competitive implications affecting global marketing strategies, as well as covers the factors that govern the decision to enter export marketing and analyzes planning, organizing, and managing an international business marketing strategy. Topics include foreign market surveys; understanding trade barriers, pricing, distribution channels, and cultural d ifferences that affect marketing strategies; and how to create a global marketing strategy. Students should leave the course with a comprehensive understanding of global competitive marketing core concepts and how global marketing strategies can affect a company's future performance.

Global Marketing Case Analysis 3.0
MBA 6022

Marketing Research and Analysis

This course provides the study of research procedures and techniques for problem solving in marketing. Concepts are explored , and the incorporation of informati on resources into the management function demonstrated. Promote coordination/project management skills, presentation skills, ability to recognize key factors in extensive data.

Marketing Research and Analysis 3.0
MBA 6024

Marketing Strategy and Planning

This course discusses t he process of creating a marketing plan including analyzing the environment, establishing marketing objectives, and developing customer and marketing mix strategies. The c ourse promotes the ability to motivate others, strategic thinking, multi - functional team experience and creativity.

Marketing Strategy and Planning 3.0
Entrepreneurship Concentration (9 Credits)
MBA 6030

International Trade for Entrepreneurs

This course provides graduates with key concepts and skills to identify international opportunities/threats, analyze their impact, formulate appropriate strategies and implement applicable action plans to achieve company goals. It will help graduates to understand today's competitive global environment, marketing, finance, and policy. The course also examines legal, logistical, organizational and cultural issues.

International Trade for Entrepreneurs 3.0
MBA 6031

International Entrepreneurship: Case Studies

This course provides students the knowledge to st art and manag e a new business understating that it is a risky albeit potentially rewarding undertaking. The complexity and challenges (as well as the potential payoffs) facing entrepreneurs and business managers vary across different countries and are even greater when their business ventures are international in scope. This course addresses the issues specific to international venturing includi ng search and identification of opportunities in foreign markets, logistics of international business expansion, cross - cultural business communication, and international sourcing, international deal - making and networking.

International Entrepreneurship: Case Studies 3.0
MBA 6032

Creating New Ventures

This course provide s students the knowledge to master today's most effective corporate finance tools and techniques for successful entrepreneurial ventures. Creating New Ventures course follows a "life cycle of the firm" as it introduces the the ories, knowledge, and financial tools any entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful business venture. Students will focus on sound financial management practices, such as how and where to obtain financial capital, the stages o f financing, business cash flow models, and strategic positioning. Also, students even will gain important insights into effectively interacting with the financial institutions and regulatory agencies that are central to financing ventures. The course prov ides the knowledge and insights needed for entrepreneurial success .

Creating New Ventures 3.0
Leadership Concentration (9 Credits)
LMS 5002

Leadership Theories and Practices

This course introduces students to the major theories of leadership and their application in personal and professional settings. Students will engage in self - reflective and applied learning activities that allow them to draw upon their personal characteristics and experiences to make connections between class work and their leadership roles in their communities. Emphasis is placed on identifying work behaviors aligned with relating to people, thinking styles, and emoti onal intelligence that is necessary to become successful in any organization. It emphasizes career development, cultural fit and interpersonal savvy. Contemporary literature, case studies and work styles assessment will be used to support learning.

Leadership Theories and Practices 3.0
LMS 6010

Cross - Cultural Human Relations and Negotiation

This course is designed to promote effective leadership competencies for managerial level positions and to enhance interpersonal skills for effective communicati on and productivity. This course explains potential differences in the negotiation styles of counterparts from other cultures. This course will allow students to develop negotiation skills experientially and understand negotiation in useful analytical fram eworks. Considerable emphasis will be placed on negotiation exercises and role - playing in class, followed by group discussion, lecture and individual analysis.

Cross-Cultural Human Relations and Negotiation 3.0
LMS 5003

Creating and Leading in Effective Organizations

This is a course that combines a step - by - step content to build a business plan with the leadership and ethical practices required to succeed. Effective leadership and time management are requ ired to build an ethical organization that incorporates social responsibility with the community.

Creating and Leading in Effective Organizations 3.0

40

CREDITS

Credential Awarded
Master of Science

18

MONTHS

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