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Master of Business Administration

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Program Type:

Graduate Program, MBA, Online

Academic Division:

Business Administration
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Credit Hours: 30

Course Length: 8 weeks

Cost Per Credit Hour: $500

Transfer Credits: Up to 6

Start Date:
On-campus Two Options Per Year
Online Six Options Per Year

Estimated Program Length: 1 year

Contact

Joyce A. Banjac, Ph.D. Interim Director of the MBA
Regina, Third Floor, # 318
jbanjac@ndc.edu
216.373.6346

Mission Statement

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) emphasizes the College’s mission of educating a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Our intention is simply stated: To teach, guide, and inspire our students to collaborate and lead for the betterment of business, society and the world. Additionally, the program strives to meet the demands for diversity in management. Our mission is to prepare our students to become ethical, socially responsible business leaders of the diverse organizations and communities of tomorrow.

Introduction

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an innovative program that builds student
understanding of the traditions and foundations of business, revealing to graduate learners
the tools and technologies facing business leaders. The ten-course program offers a
myriad of benefits to students. The program advances business knowledge, sharpens
business acumen, and integrates in-demand quantitative and qualitative skills, with
content focused on leadership, ethics, and collaboration to ensure MBA graduates are
successful managing and leading diverse organizations and communities.

Notre Dame College believes in educating learners for the profession of business. We
believe in business, and its contribution to our lives. Business is continuously evolving,
changing and improving in socially responsible ways. We believe that tomorrow’s business
will be better than it is today, which is why we are committed to business management
and leadership.

The program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of business
administration, beginning with the course, Leadership, and concluding with the capstone
course, Strategy, which integrates areas of program focus and concentrates on application
of business knowledge to solve contemporary business problems, and or to seize
business opportunities. Students will examine business proposals, prepare cost-benefit
analysis, learn how to scan for rapid changes in the technological environment, prepare
themselves to align budgets with business goals, evaluate employees, and design
marketing strategies based upon analysis. Students will deploy frameworks for assessing
various functions of business from operations to human resources to finance and
accounting. The MBA program is of an interdisciplinary nature as it integrates bodies of
domain-specific knowledge from a variety of sources from psychological and sociological
theories to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and communications theory
to the exploration of strategic business models. Courses include leadership, people
(human resources), accounting, operations, communications, finance, management,
marketing, technology and strategy.

Guiding Principles

Notre Dame College believes in business, and its contribution to our lives. Business is
continuously evolving, changing, and improving in socially responsible ways. Leaders
are required to keep abreast of rapid change in business, and to serve others in the
traditions of servant leadership, with is one of our guiding principles.

Educating in a holistic program develops the hard and soft skills employers demand,
including communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

The MBA at Notre Dame Colleges teaches students how to lead times of change. Some
of the most important threads through the program are noted here:

  • Communication: Master how to convey complex ideas, orally and in writing
  • Collaboration: Master how to work as a team, resolve differences and
    compromise to get results.
  • Creativity: Master how to innovate, see situations from different
    perspectives and find solutions to difficult problems.
  • Critical Thinking: Master how to analyze situations and evaluate strategic
    alternatives to make optimal decisions.
Program Overview

The MBA consists of ten courses of 30 credit hours and is offered on campus in
classroom experiences and online. The MBA is an accelerated degree completion
program, with eight-week classes scheduled back-to-back.

The program emphasizes leadership, ethics, communication, critical and creative
thinking, collaboration and quantitative reasoning, and culminates in a capstone strategy
experience in which integrative knowledge is applied to business solving problems and
seizing business opportunities. Classes are taught by seasoned business and
communications professionals.

The MBA program integrates principles and best practices around servant leadership.
By learning how to better support colleagues and customers, you will grow personally
and professionally.

The MBA provides students with activities and lessons to practice their skills through
program assessments, case-studies and exercises. A unique feature of this program is
that students can register for either modality: on-campus classes and online classes. All
courses include the discussion of assigned readings on business, leadership and ethical
decision-making. The program culminates in a capstone course and strategic project in
which students apply the coursework to real world business problems and opportunities.
Students completing the capstone course will be evaluated in accordance with the
criteria of having satisfactorily met MBA program learning outcomes and graduate
learning outcomes.

The Campus-Based MBA Program

The campus-based MBA program holds evening classes on the College’s beautiful
South Euclid grounds, replete with state-of-the-art classrooms. Classes meet once per
week on a consistent evening during the work week. Students may take the full roster of
courses or may select a lighter load in accordance with their needs and life situation.

Online MBA Program

The online MBA program takes place in a fully online environment that allows you to
study when and where you have the time. You will learn from faculty members who have
a deep understanding of business theory and practice. Course materials include written
lectures, readings, assignments, exams, quizzes, and presentations which are all
contained in a Learning Management System (LMS). Login information is provided to
online students through their Notre Dame College email accounts the week prior to the
start of their program. For more information visit:
https://online.notredamecollege.edu/online-degrees/mba/

Program Outcomes

1. Distinguish how to communicate effectively to develop relationships, manage
conflicts, and work across differences with diverse groups.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use qualitative, quantitative, and ethical methods to
create business solutions.
3. Investigate how ethics, morals and values relate to leadership and business
dilemmas.
4. Integrate leadership skill, tools, and concepts from multiple functional areas (i.e.
marketing, management, operations, etc.) to solve business problems.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for well-rounded students who
demonstrate a sincere interest and desire to make a positive impact in the field of
business management. Students who meet or exceed the minimum requirements below
will be considered for admission:

  • The MBA at NDC accepts for full admittance business graduates with a minimum
    GPA of 3.0 from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning.
  • The program may accept non-business majors with the minimum GPA of 3.0,
    although non-business majors must complete, or transfer, three business
    courses in Statistics, Macroeconomics and Management Principles. Bridge
    courses are available from NDC in on-campus or ground modalities with the
    prefix BU and begin with BU 501: Statistics; BU 502 Macroeconomics; BU 503
    Management Principles.
  • Applicants with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered for provisional
    admittance, provided that the applicant provides credible documentation of his or
    her work experience, including professional references, with a minimum of three
    to five years of progressively responsible assignments and managerial-level
    positions. Students without the requisite business and managerial experience
    may be considered upon the submission of GMAT scores, with the minimum
    score of 530. Recent NDC graduates seeking provisional admittance to the
    program should contact the graduate admissions advisor.
Application Process

Complete the free graduate online application.
https://www.notredamecollege.edu/admissions/apply/

Send official transcripts of all college coursework to:
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH 44121

Submit additional documentation as listed under Admissions Requirements.

Master of Business Administration Enrollment
Brandy Viol, Assistant Dean of Enrollment (Adult & Online) Admissions
Administration Building, First Floor admissions Office
bviol@ndc.edu
216.373.6481

Master of Business Administration
The Division of Business Administration
Joyce A. Banjac, Ph.D. Interim Director of the MBA
Regina, Third Floor, # 318
jbanjac@ndc.edu
216.373.6346

Master of Business Administration
The Division of Business Administration
Natalie Strouse, Division Chair
Administration Building, Fourth Floor # 432
216.373.5298
nstrouse@ndc.edu

Transfer of Credit

No more than six graduate credits may be transferred into the Master of Business
Administration. Applicants who feel they may have eligibility for transfer credits through
ACE should contact the American Council on Education (www.acenet.edu). Only
transfer credit related to graduate business will be considered.

Notre Dame College will review and consider military credit for transfer credit. Applicants
should send their joint service transcripts to Note Dame College, Advising Department.

Requirements

To graduate with a Master of Business Administration, a student must have:
• Maintained a 3.00 cumulative grade point average
• Completed a minimum of 30 semester credits of graduate credit
• Satisfactorily completed the Capstone Strategy course and final project
• Met program learning/graduate learning outcomes

Courses

Course Requirements
MBA 500: Leadership
MBA 510: People
MBA 520: Communication
MBA 530: Operations
MBA 540: Accounting
MBA 600: Marketing
MBA 610: Finance
MBA 620: Management
MBA 630: Technology
MBA 640: Strategy (Capstone)Recommended One Year Full-Time & Two Year Part-Time Course Sequences

Full Time and Part Time Status:
In a graduate program, due to the rigorous academics, full time is considered as 8
academic credits. Students who intend to complete their course of study in one year
must enroll in 12 academic credits per semester, taken within accelerated eight-week
course terms. The program is intensive and fast-paced, and students must maintain a
3.0 GPA to stay in the program. Students who are admitted on a provisional basis will be
restricted to a course load of 6 credits per semester and must achieve a GPA of 3.0.
After the completion of one semester, provisionally-accepted students who have earned
at least a 3.0 GPA will be fully admitted.

Year Fall Entry Completion Recommended Rotation
Semester 1 D1: 500 & 510 D2: 520 & 540
Semester 2 D3: 600 & 610 D4: 530 & 620
Semester 3 D5: 630 & 640 D6: 640

Two Year Fall Entry Completion Recommended Rotation
Semester 1 D1: 500 D2: 540
Semester 2 D3: 600 D4: 530
Semester 3 D5: 630 D6: N/A
Semester 4 D1: 510 D2: 520
Semester 5 D3: 610 D4: 620
Semester 6 D5: 640 D6: 640

 

Course Descriptions

BU 501 Statistics (3 credits)
This course is one of three foundational prerequisites required for non-business
baccalaureate degree holders provisionally admitted to the MBA program. All three must
be completed prior to enrollment in MBA courses. This course is not counted toward
degree requirements, and is cross-listed with MA 221. Descriptive statistics, probability,
normal and binomial distributions, sampling concepts, sampling distribution, estimation,
hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear correlation.

BU 502 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
This course is one of three foundational prerequisites required for non-business
baccalaureate degree holders provisionally admitted to the MBA program. All three must
be completed prior to enrollment in MBA courses. This course is not counted toward
degree requirements, and is cross-listed with EC 202. This course examines the goals of
the macro economy (full employment, domestic price stability, economic growth, and
stable international economic relations) and how they are promoted by the government’s
use of fiscal and monetary policy. The course concludes with a formal introduction to
international economics, including the micro-based topics of international trade theory
and commercial policy, as well as international finance and open-economy
macroeconomics.

BU 503 Management Principles (3 credits)
This course is one of three foundational prerequisites required for non-business
baccalaureate degree holders provisionally admitted to the MBA program. All three must
be completed prior to enrollment in MBA courses. This course is not counted toward
degree requirements, and is cross-listed with BU 240. An examination of the basic
principles, processes and functions of management, including planning, organizing,
leading and controlling. A look at contributions from key classical theorists and present
applications of these theories. Topics also include ethics, globalization and decisionmaking.
Application assignments are used to assist the development of student’s written communication skills.

MBA 500 Leadership (3 credits)
The course presents leadership and management theories/concepts that have emerged
over the past several decades. This course focuses on how skills and abilities in
leadership and management can be developed and applied by individuals in order to
make a difference in organizations, communities, or societies. This will prepare students
to focus on servant leadership, and other leadership traits and theories.

MBA 510 People (3 credits)
This course examines the role of the human resource professional as a strategic partner
in managing today’s organization. Key functions such as recruitment, selection,
development, appraisal, retention and compensation and labor relations are examined.
Implications of legal and global environments are appraised and current issues such as
diversity training, sexual harassment policies, and rising benefit costs are analyzed. Best
practices of employers of choice are considered.

MBA 520 Communications (3 credits)
The primary objective of this course is to develop students’ capability to be effective
leaders and communicators. Drawing upon the field of organizational behavior and
communication, the course examines an individual’s effectiveness on three levels:
developing the manager from the inside out, working effectively with diverse teams and
communicating effectively in organizations. The course sharpens written, oral and
listening skills to meet the demands of a successful managerial communicator.

MBA 530 Operations (3 credits)
This course analyzes the key issues in operations management in both the
manufacturing and service sectors. It will apply qualitative and quantitative analysis to
such areas as quality, facility location, product mix, supply chain design, scheduling,
inventory and quality control. Techniques may include network analysis, simulation, and
decision trees.

MBA 540 Accounting (3 credits)
This course provides students with an understanding of the purpose and use of
accounting information through the study of generally accepted accounting principles
and concepts as applied to financial statements, included in the measurement of assets,
debt and equities, determination of income, and preparation of statement of cash flows.

MBA 600 Marketing (3 credits)
Students in this course will examine the various aspects of marketing for developing
strategic marketing programs. Product planning, distribution policies, marketing
research, promotional activities, marketing planning and evaluation are included.
Emphasis is on the value added to customers and to the organization through marketing.

MBA 610 Finance (3 credits)
The concepts of financial planning, analysis, forecasting, and control are examined.
Emphasis is on the financial decision making from the perspective of the business firm.
Topics include time value of money, ratio analysis, mergers, capital budgeting, risk, cost
of capital, valuation, dividend policy, financial structure, and related financial topics.

MBA 620 Management (3 credits)
Focuses on the skills necessary to implement plans and manage projects, and to assess
the performance of those plans and projects. Stresses project management, budgeting,
quantitative performance evaluation, tactical programs, and the leadership and
communication skills vital to successful implementation processes. Additionally, this
course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial mindset. Students will be exposed to
the development and presentation of new venture business plans, integrating market
research, assessment of organizational needs and capabilities, and financial statements
to support investment into enterprises.

MBA 630 Technology
This course provides an overview of information systems and connects organizational
strategy to technology. The course topics include information systems, system analysis
and design, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and scanning for emerging
technologies. The course will also address ethical issues and considerations related to
data.

MBA 640 Strategy Capstone (3 credits)
This course pulls together principles of strategy at the business and corporate levels,
with a focus on applying those principles to real-world business problems. Topics
include industry analysis, firm resources and their implications, strategic fit, leadership
and governance, and the implementation of strategy and the ethical implications of
strategic business decisions.

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