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The curriculum for the Master of Business Administration at Ohio Dominican covers a range of business, finance, leadership and ethics topics. The courses for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration certificate are drawn from MBA courses focused on government organizations and public policy.

Master in Business Administration

  • Graduation Requirements
    • Students must complete all required courses (36 - 40 semester hours depending upon the need for the foundation courses).
    • Students must have a 3.000 or higher grade point average.
    • Students must complete their program within seven (7) years.
    • Students must complete an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
    • Students must make satisfactory payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines and other financial obligations.
  • Foundation Knowledge Requirements
    Foundation knowledge in four content areas - accounting, finance, statistics, and economics - is required for the Master of Business Administration program. 

    Students who can demonstrate foundation knowledge through completion of courses in each area do not need to take the foundation course sequence. Students who cannot demonstrate completion of foundation courses in each area as determined by the Program Director must earn a B or better in each foundation course prior to enrolling in more than 9 credit hours in the program.

    These students will be automatically enrolled during their first 16 weeks at ODU in the required foundation courses in addition to MBA 510, the first course of the program.

    Failure to successfully complete the necessary foundation courses and MBA 510 will prevent students from continuing in the MBA program.

    Foundation Knowledge Courses
    (taken in first 16 weeks)
    Credits
    MBA 502 Survey of Business Statistics  1
    MBA 503 Survey of Economics  1
    MBA 504 Survey of Accounting    1
    MBA 505 Survey of Finance  1
  • Course Requirements
    The degree program consists of 36 credit hour including core courses and an optional concentration. Foundational knowledge courses may also be required.
    Required Core Courses  Credits
    MBA 510 Management Skills Portfolio 
    3
    MBA 540 Management of Information Systems   3
    MBA 550 Global Business Enterprise & Trade Issues 
    3
    MBA 570 Quantitative Business Analysis  3
    MBA 620 Marketing Management 
    3
    MBA 640 Managerial Economics
    3
    MBA 660 Ethics & Social Responsibility 
    MBA 690 MBA Capstone Learning Experience
    3
    Select one course from the following depending upon concentration:
       MBA 630 Accounting for Managers
       MBA 635 Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Organization (if completing the Public Administration Concentration)
    Select one course from the following depending upon concentration:
        MBA 650 Managerial Finance
        MBA 655 Public Budgeting & Finance (if completing the Public Administration Concentration)
    3
    Select one concentration or 6 additional credits (see next drop down for concentrations)   6
    Total Credits Required 36 
  • MBA Concentrations
    You may select one of four concentrations, but you do not need to select a concentration it earn a general MBA. Instead, you will take any two additional courses (6 credit hours).
    Accounting Concentration

    The Accounting Concentration in the MBA Program can help give students a professional advantage in one of today’s fastest-growing business fields. Whether students are looking for a way to enter the world of accounting or are currently an accounting professional seeking to open doors to new career options and enhance their skill set, the concentration will help make credentials stand out. This concentration focuses on skills and knowledge directly relevant to the workplace and the courses are taught by faculty with demonstrated professional expertise and leadership in accounting.

    This program was developed for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting, although non-accounting majors could benefit from the concentration.

    Courses Credits
    Select six credits from the following courses:
    • MBA 635 Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Organizations
    • MBA 636 Financial Statement Analysis
    • MBA 638 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 
     6
    Finance Concentration

    The Finance Concentration in the MBA Program is designed to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge in areas such as: financial modeling, investments, and the role of global financial markets and institutions and their effect on the global economy.

    This concentration is designed to benefit any student with an undergraduate degree in business, accounting, or finance.

    Courses Credits
    Select six credits from the following courses:
    • MBA 645 Behavioral Finance
    • MBA 648 Financial Modeling
    • MBA 662 International Financial Management
    • MBA 665 Investment Analysis
     6
    Leadership Concentration

    The Leadership Concentration in the MBA Program is designed to enhance the learner’s leadership effectiveness. Students will study leadership concepts, analyze leadership situations, and assess their own skill set to develop a professional development plan in the area of leadership.

    The concentration is formatted to allow the student to select courses that address contemporary topics in leadership with the focus on building and growing their skill set in the areas of critical thinking, analysis, reasoning, judgment and application of the concepts studied.

    Courses Credits
    Select six credits from the following courses:
    • MBA 622 Conflict Management & Negotiation Strategies for Leaders
    • MBA 624 Advanced Readings & Practices in Leadership
    • MBA 625 Project Management
    • MBA 680 Leadership & Change Management
     6
    Public Administration Concentration

    The Public Administration Concentration in the MBA Program is designed to support the effective development of aspiring governmental managers and senior governmental leaders. The concentration focuses on strategic management and leadership as well as management issues related to improving organizational performance.

    The concentration retains the strong MBA core course sequence while substituting four courses specifically designed for those wishing to expand their capacity to practicing public administrators as well as those seeking entry into public administration.

    Courses Credits
    MBA 635 Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Organization 3
    MBA 655 Public Budgeting & Finance 3
    Select six credits from the following courses:
    • MBA 554 Public Administration
    • MBA 657 Public Policy
    6
    Note: Students cannot complete both the MBA with a Public Administration concentration and the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

  • Graduation Requirements
    • Students must complete all 6 required courses.
    • Students must have a 3.000 or higher grade point average.
  • Course Requirements

    The graduate certificate in Public Administration consists of 18 credit hours.

    Required Courses Credits
    MBA 544 Public Administration 
    MBA 635 Accounting for Government & Nonprofit Organizations
    3
    MBA 640 Managerial Economics
    3
    MBA 655 Public Budgeting & Finance 
    MBA 657 Public Policy 
    3
    MBA 660 Ethics & Social Responsibility  
    Total Credits Required 18 
    Note: Students cannot complete both the MBA with a Public Administration concentration and the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.