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Learning Flexibility
We understand the challenges of meeting your professional commitments while committing to an advanced degree. You may choose from our MBA courses offered on the campus or online. Both formats emphasize interaction with faculty and other students and provide intellectual challenges to ensure that you meet your goal to be a Master of Business Administration.

The MBA Program
Our 30-credit-hour program (10-courses) offers two tracks and can be completed in one year, but you are allowed 5 years to fulfill the degree requirements.

The program is available online and on campus and are offered during the fall, winter, spring and summer, with 10-week courses each term. To accommodate busy schedules, courses offered on campus meet only once a week for 3.5 hours.

Organizational Leadership Track
Organizational leadership refers to the process of influencing individuals in firms and in effectively planning, initiating, and guiding change.

Operations Management Track
Operations Management is about managing the processes and delivery of an enterprise to produce and distribute goods or services.

General MBA Track
If students are interested in a combination of courses in Organizational Leadership track and Operations Management track, then students can take the General MBA Track.

An MBA in either track prepares individuals for a multitude of mid-level and upper-level managerial positions within all types of organizations. A general MBA curriculum is also available.

It's Your Move!
The MBA degree remains the degree of choice among many employers across a multitude of industries.

The next step is to contact the Office of Admissions. Our advisors will assist you in applying and will help make the transition to graduate studies as smooth as possible. Applications are accepted year round allowing you to start the program during any term. Why not apply today?

A bachelor's degree and a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) are minimum requirements. Evidence of success in undergraduate business coursework is required. Because each applicant brings to graduate study a unique history of achievement, your advisor will work with you to devise an individualized plan for completing any other outstanding pre-requisites.

How to Apply
• Submit a completed Quincy University Graduate Studies application with a $25 non-refundable application fee.
• Provide official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions.*
• Write a 300-500 word autobiographical statement outlining academic and work experience as well as your career goals.
• Provide two letters of recommendation.
• Submit official results of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a satisfactory score.
* One transcript must include verification of the conferral of a bachelor's degree. Students who have attended school overseas may be required to submit an analysis of their transcripts by the Office of International Educational Services. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required.

You can review and retrieve application materials and information here. Contact the Office of Admissions at 217-228-5210 with any questions.

Contact Us

For more information about the Business Administration program, feel free to contact:

Dr. Cynthia Haliemun, Dean
Director of MBA Program/Associate Professor of Economics
217-228-5432 ext. 3067
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Courses

MBA 501. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy.
Credit hours: 3
This course introduces the microeconomic theory and analysis useful in managerial decision making and policy formation. It applies economic principles to the analysis of production, marketing, and financial issues and the development of general operating strategies. Prerequisites: ECO 223 (Principles of Microeconomics), ECO 225 (Business Statistics) and graduate standing.

MBA 503. Accounting for Decision Making and Strategy Implementation
Credit hours: 3
Study of accounting as related to problems of making business decisions. Topics include cost behavior, full cost, ABC costing, product costing, short-term decision- making, budgeting, strategic planning and control.

MBA 505. Leadership in Organizations
Credit hours: 3
An in-depth study of the impact of behavioral psychology and sociology within organizations and upon individuals. The theory and application of techniques which will enhance the manager's effectiveness and ability to affect change in an organization.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Management and graduate standing.

MBA 507. Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions
Credit hours: 3

This course is the study of the role of corporate investment and financing decisions in creating competitive advantage. The course begins with strategy and capital budgeting: next examines how managers may corporate investment decisions; then proceeds to risk management, and ends with the estimation of a firms cost of capital Prerequisite(s): Principles of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and graduate standing.

MBA 509. Product Strategies, Customer Relationship Management and Outbound Logistics
Credit hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of customers in the marketplace and the constant dynamics of market change

MBA 511. Operations Management and Strategy
Credit hours: 3
Conceptual foundations of the operations of all types of organizations and the application of analytical and quantitative techniques used to assure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

MBA 513. Current Trends in Business, Government and Society
Credit hours: 3
This course covers selected topics and problems of current interest, with particular attention to the roles of social responsibility and business ethics, environmental scanning as it relates to economic and social trends, and organizing for social responsiveness.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Management or Marketing and graduate standing.

MBA 515. Information Systems.
Credit hours: 3
The study of systems development life cycle from initial problem analysis to systems maintenance, with particular attention to the analysis of existing system, analysis and design of replacement systems, cost analysis of the components, including software development, and the implementation of new systems. Students will participate in group projects involving the study of existing computer-based systems and develop proposals to modernize those systems.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Management or Marketing and graduate standing.

MBA 519. Competitive Advantage and Strategic Choice in a Global Economy
Credit hours: 3
This course assesses the sequence of formulating, implementing, and controlling business strategies. Multi-business and single business strategies are explored.

MBA 535. Organizational Communication
Credit hours: 3
This graduate course will focus on managerial and corporate communication and the way organizational culture influences the communication processes within business organizations.

MBA 540. Quantitative Techniques for Managers
Credit hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of various quantitative approaches to understand the data and statistical techniques towards problem solving and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to interpret the results of simple inferential statistics such as confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, including tests for differences between two populations. Also, this course is designed to use the concept of mathematical modeling to be able to understand and interpret the results of regression models. Finally, at the end of this course students will have an appreciation of the difficulties inherent in time series data and simple forecasting techniques.

MBA 545. Transportation Systems and Environmental Impact
Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of strategies, for business logistics and International Supply Chain Management, related to transferring goods and services across national boundaries. The coverage includes the impact of economic globalization on supply chain strategies, the design of global logistic networks, managerial processes and systems for international production and distribution, role of ports and airports in international product movement, transportation network sustainability, and security and risk management for international logistics.

MBA 550. Supply Chain Strategies
Credit hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally. Emphasis is placed on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students develop the ability to apply concepts and models important in supply chain with emphasis on key tradeoffs. They assess to key tactics such as integrated planning collaboration, risk pooling and inventory placement, and information sharing.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

Program Requirements

Each student must complete the following required six (6) courses: Master of Business Administration

The coursework required to complete the MBA program comprises two categories: Prerequisite Courses and Required Courses.

Prerequisite Courses: Each student must satisfy the following prerequisites:

ACC 121 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 221 Management Accounting
MGT 300 Principles of Management*
FIN 315 Business Finance
MKT 331 Principles of Marketing*
ECO 223 Principles of Micro-Economics
ECO 225 Business Statistics

*Either is acceptable.

Those students who have not completed one or more of the prerequisite courses may do so by completing undergraduate coursework at Quincy University or another accredited institution with a grade of at least "C."

Organizational Leadership Track

Organizational leadership refers to the process of influencing individuals in firms and in effectively planning, initiating, and guiding change. In order to be successful, leaders must effectively manage the interface between internal production and service delivery processes, market forces, and social dynamics that exist within firms. Leaders must possess the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization's hierarchy, must be well versed in all functional areas of business, must be able to make key decisions under conditions of both ambiguity and uncertainty, and, at all times, must ensure that the highest standards of integrity are maintained throughout the workplace. Effective leaders establish clear vision for organizations, communicate that vision in an effective manner, instill support and enthusiasm for the vision, and ensure that appropriate actions are undertaken in support of realizing that vision. Effective leaders are trusted, supported, and respected by those that they lead. An MBA in the area of Organizational Leadership prepares individuals for a multitude of mid-level and upper-level managerial positions within all types of organizations. For individuals who have limited professional experience, the degree may serve as a key to opening the door to mid-level management opportunities within organizations. Individuals who already occupy mid-level management positions may utilize the degree as a path to advancement to upper-level positions within organizations or as a means to enter new professional career tracks.

Operations Management Track

Operations Management is about managing the processes of an enterprise to produce goods or services and to satisfy customer needs. It includes delivering goods/services to customers using the least cost transportations. Managers in other functions such as marketing or finance, also manage processes. In fact, organizations are built around processes that supply customers. This is why all managers should be familiar with the principles of effective operations and process management. The purpose of this Operations Management track is to develop an understanding of the issues which are appropriate to middle and senior managers, so that they can understand the principles and techniques which are the foundation of successfully managing operations. The principles and concepts studied in this track are applicable equally to product and service based operations, to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in business, government, health care, education, and many other areas. The track develops a strategic perspective of operations management's contribution to the organizations long-term success.

General MBA Track

If students are interested in a combination of courses in Organizational Leadership track and Operations Management track, then students can take the General MBA Track.

Core Courses Required for all tracks:
• MBA501. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy
• MBA503. Accounting for Decision Making and Strategy Implementation
• MBA507. Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions
• MBA509. Product Strategies, Customer Relationship Management and Outbound Logistics
• MBA519. Competitive Advantage and Strategic Choice in a Global Economy
• MBA540. Quantitative Techniques for Managers

Courses Required for Organizational Leadership Track:
• MBA505. Leadership in Organizations
• MBA513. Current Trends in Business, Government and Society
• MBA530. Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Change Management
• MBA535. Organizational Communication

Courses Required for Operations Management Track:
• MBA511. Operations Management and Strategy
• MBA515. Information Systems
• MBA545. Transportation Systems and Environmental Impact
• MBA550. Supply Chain Strategies

Courses Required for General MBA Track:
Students must select four (4) courses from the following eight (8) courses:
• MBA 505 Leadership in Organizations
• MBA 511 Operations Management and Strategy
• MBA 513 Current Trends in Business, Government and Society
• MBA 515 Information Systems
• MBA 530 Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Change Management
• MBA 535 Organizational Communication
• MBA 545 Transportation Systems and Environmental Impact
• MBA 550 Supply Chain Strategies

Special Notice for CPA Candidates:
The American Institute of Public Accountants has formulated a policy under which a total of 150 credit hours will be required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. These requirements have been accepted by the State of Illinois. The MBA degree provides the student with a degree beyond the Bachelor in Accounting Degree and at the same time fulfills the new state requirements. For those students desiring to sit for the CPA examination and pursue a Master's Degree to fulfill the 150-hour requirement, the following two courses are strongly recommended.

• MBA 525 Advanced Financial Management
• MBA 526 Financial Managements Topics

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