Become an effective leader with knowledge in business operations.
The online MBA program at Our Lady of the Lake University is comprised of 36 credits hours, of which 15 consist of specialization courses.
Students with a non-business undergraduate degree may be required to complete some or all of the following leveling courses. Leveling courses are non-credit hour courses that students can complete online in a self-paced format before beginning the MBA program or prior to taking the required MBA core course:
Principles of Marketing
Managerial Accounting (optional/recommended)
The core studies include an education on the financial, planning, and economic strategies required to maintain a successful organization. Courses also look at world financial markets and how the global economy has an effect on enterprise strategy. Complete the program with a comprehensive knowledge of business ethics and strategies to oversee a company.
With an Online MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, graduates are prepared to lead enterprise operations and take on high-level managerial roles. The program expands career opportunities and refines business leadership skills. Seasoned professionals are able to align their career goals with challenging curriculum that catapults them to success.
*For more information on the leveling courses, please request information.
MBA Core Courses
MGMT 8334Management Theory and Decision-Making Practices
This course examines the complex role of the manager in strategic planning, leadership, power, communication, motivation and decision-making.Learn More About This Course »
ACCT 8310Managerial Control Systems
Examine control issues of complex organizations in this course, which includes strategic planning, implementation, coordination of accounting into the planning process, design and control of responsibility centers, development of budgetary models, generally accepted accounting principles, performance measurements, price and costly models, and internal controls. (This is a 15 week course.)Learn More About This Course »
MKTG 8305Marketing Strategies and Policies
In this class, students explore strategic planning for domestic and international market problems, as well as effective direction and control of marketing operations and strategies of the firm. Emphasis is placed on managing the marketing function within the organizational structure.Learn More About This Course »
CISS 8319Information Systems for Management
Look at management information as a corporate resource to effect strategic advantage in this course, which includes Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) resources for managerial decision-making, information literacy for managers, and IT-related legal, ethical, and social issues. Students are exposed to current and developing IS/IT trends and techniques to support business best practices within cultural, political, and business environments.Learn More About This Course »
MGMT 8347Supply Chain and Operations Management
This course provides an overview and case study of issues and problems in management of the operations function along the supply chain. Topics include strategy, quality management, just-in-time process improvement management, customer and supplier relations, forecasting, and supply chain measurement and benchmarking.Learn More About This Course »
ECON 8305The Economics of Global Business Conditions
Analyze the global economy in which business operates today in this course. Attention centers on the key policy issues and major economic forces that affect business activity and the tools necessary to evaluate them. The course also explores the role played by the U.S. and world financial markets in influencing domestic and global economic environments.Learn More About This Course »
MGMT 8351Strategic Management Concepts and Processes – Capstone Course
This is an integrated capstone course to be taken in the final term. The class examines the role of top management in creating a vision for the enterprise and integrating resources to achieve a competitive advantage in carrying out its mission. Focus is on total enterprise objectives with societal values in a global economy. Prerequisite: BLAW 8301 or HCMG 7320 (Healthcare Management Specialization only), MGMT 8334, ACCT 8310, FINC 8329 or HCMG 7361 (Healthcare Management Specialization only), MKTG 8305, CISS 8319, MGMT 8347, ECON 8305, and enrollment in final term of the MBA Program.Learn More About This Course »
BLAW 8301Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Global Decision-making
In this course, students will undertake a legal and ethical study of business. This includes its origins and developing impact on society, the judicial system, cost of litigation vs. alternative dispute resolution techniques, and current issues at the federal and state level in areas such as contract, torts, product liability, deceptive trade, property, business enterprises, electronic commerce, employment and international law. The class focuses on ethical dilemmas faced in today's business environment.Learn More About This Course »
FINC 8329Corporate Finance
This course emphasizes the development of skills necessary for sound financial decision-making within a firm. Topics covered include financial ratio analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return analysis and financial forecasting.Learn More About This Course »
Management Specialization Courses
BADM 8318Strategic Human Resources Management: Policies and Practices
This course covers the development of human resource policies in organizations, including case studies on legal and ethical concerns, as well as competition in the diverse, multicultural global workplace.Learn More About This Course »
This course focuses on the key concepts and methods relevant for entrepreneurs, covering the elements of new venture initiation, as well as strategies for small and growing organizations. Students prepare a business plan for an entrepreneurial venture of their choice.Learn More About This Course »
MGMT 8320International Business Strategy
Focus is on multinational business firms and the strategies employed to gain competitive advantage in international markets in this course. The class also includes discussion of ethics and social responsibility in a global economy, drawing from readings, cases, and current business periodicals.Learn More About This Course »
Healthcare Management Specialization Courses
HCMG 7304Management of Healthcare Institutions
This course covers the organization of healthcare delivery systems in the United States, including hospitals, ambulatory care, intermediate and long-term care, cyber-care, and other contemporary trends. It includes analysis of demographic trends related to the aging U.S. population, early intervention programs for preventive and wellness care, basic epidemiological techniques for analyzing local healthcare needs, delivery systems in other countries, and implications on the emerging U.S. market.Learn More About This Course »
HCMG 7325Healthcare Planning and Policy
In this course, students analyze the political, social, and economic dimensions of U.S. healthcare policy at the national, state, and local levels and their implications for current and future healthcare organizations across the spectrum of care. The class applies the theory by tracking healthcare legislation in progress, analyzes trends in policy-making to forecast future legislative initiatives, considers how to influence policy development, and applies concepts and techniques that can affect planning in health services delivery systems.Learn More About This Course »
HCMG 7380Managed Care for Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid Populations
This course analyzes factors impacting emerging managed care product lines and competing alternative delivery systems. It examines managed care market penetration and the strategic responses of hospitals, healthcare providers, and integrated delivery systems. Content from previous courses is integrated to enhance the potential for successfully managing the delivery of health services in the future.Learn More About This Course »