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Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers graduate-level theory and research opportunities along with advanced business knowledge and know-how as a foundation for the corporate executive or entrepreneur. This affordable and comprehensive MBA dovetails with several university specialties so you can concentrate in areas of professional or personal interest including entrepreneurship, global business management, information technology management, accounting, finance, nonprofit management, and homeland security.

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Conduct advanced business analysis by incorporating the use of various data tools in the discovery of possible solutions for implementation.
  • Compare and contrast various organizational managerial approaches to analyze their effect on the individual, group, and organization.
  • Analyze the legal, regulatory, and compliance issues impacting managers in today’s market place, and emphasize the importance of continuing education for managers for future legal changes.
  • Evaluate and analyze advanced analysis methods and techniques to determine their user interdisciplinary applicability in order to meet current and business needs, and evaluate the need for changes in policies and procedures.
  • Distinguish and implement various analytical financial tools to conduct business analysis and to communicate possible solutions and implementation plans for business decisions.
  • Focus on various business strategies and approaches used by organizations in their mission to sustain and obtain various marketing segments in order to increase their growth potential and integrate business functions into a coherent business strategy.
  • Compare and contrast various market-driven strategies used by organizations to effectively plan for current and future needs of customers.

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Degree at a Glance


Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.



Offers insight into public, corporate, governmental, and nonprofit accounting, as well as accounting principles used in non-accounting careers and personal life. Addresses concepts, standards, and regulations in preparing, auditing, and analyzing financial statements, budgets, and financial plans. Additional topics include fraud detection, check tampering, and the Internal Revenue Service tax code.

Sample Courses

  • ACCT600 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT601 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT617 - Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ACCT615 - Individual Tax Research and Planning
  • ACCT610 - Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT620 - Forensic Accounting
  • FINC605 - Financial Accounting


Lays the groundwork to define problems, requirements, stakeholders, and resources used to round up information and break it down to reach a variety of business goals. Explores tools used to process data in various fields, including operation, finance, marketing, and management, as well as complex data models built through compiling a portfolio of templates.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN662 - Applied Advanced Analytics
  • BUSN660 - Advanced Analytics I
  • BUSN661 - Advanced Analytics II


Provides a foundation for analyzing business opportunities and formulating business strategies. Topics include articulating, executing, and managing budgets and financing, developing a comprehensive business plan, analyzing marketing strategies, and creating product and pricing strategies.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN621 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN635 - Business Plan Development
  • FINC625 - Entrepreneurship Finance


Covers a variety of financial subjects relevant to business management, commercial and investment banking, and government finance. Topics include: security markets; commercial bank management; investment valuations; portfolio management; capital budgets; and the finance theory and analytical tools used to resolve financial problems and make effective judgments.

Sample Courses

  • FINC620 - International Finance
  • FINC610 - Financial Institutions
  • FINC615 - Investment Management


This general concentration allows you to select from dozens of different concentration courses offered within this program, enabling you to create your own focused area of study. View course catalog for details.

View other concentrations in this program to see sample courses.


Global Business Management

Explores policies, practices, communications, and conflict resolution in the context of a cross-cultural, international workforce, as well as interaction between world economies and techniques used to mitigate financial risk in conducting international business. Evaluates virtual organizations and the business models and tools used to manage individuals and groups in a virtual environment.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN630 - Virtual Organizations
  • ECON610 - Global Economics
  • FINC620 - International Finance
  • MGMT610 - Cross-Cultural Management

Government Contracting and Acquisition

Addresses the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in today’s contract management industry, including government contracting within federal agencies or military and civilian defense establishments. Topics include FAR requirements, unallowable costs, new acquisition regulations, contract reforms, project management, and risk management.

Sample Courses

  • DEFM531 - Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support
  • DEFM550 - Program Manager's Skills
  • DEFM551 - Executive Program Manager's Decision Making Skills

Health Care Administration

Discusses strategies for creating efficient and effective organized delivery systems, key metrics to monitor operations, and proper techniques for gathering and analyzing health care performance measurement data. Takes an in-depth look at the financial side of healthcare, including budgets, costs, prices, and profit margins.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN651 - Healthcare Finance
  • BUSN650 - The Business of Healthcare
  • BUSN652 - Operational Quality in Healthcare

Homeland Security Resource Allocation

Evaluates direct and indirect economic losses due to disaster, as well as various functions critical to emergency management and disaster relief systems. Includes current interagency cooperation policy, shortfalls in interagency and intergovernmental efforts, effective interorganizational principles, and critical pre-emergency functions.

Sample Courses

  • EDMG530 - Economics of Disaster
  • EDMG503 - Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management
  • EDMG509 - Interagency Disaster Management

Information Technology Management

Delves into successful project management for information technology (IT) projects, including evaluation of various system development life cycle (SDLC) models (waterfall, spiral, incremental release, and prototyping) and application of corresponding methods to identify critical checkpoints and reviews. Examines technologies, policies, and practices to ensure security in information systems.

Sample Courses

  • ITMG624 - Information Technology Project Management
  • ISSC621 - Computer Forensics
  • ISSC641 - Telecommunications and Network Security
  • ISSC642 - Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling
  • ISSC660 - Information Assurance
  • ISSC680 - Information Security Management


Analyzes supply chain management, global and electronic marketing strategies, and ecommerce business opportunities. Probes the development of business, product, and pricing strategies, as well as the creation, execution, and management of business plans for successful entry into business areas. Critical evaluations of websites, web tools, promotions, advertising, selling, and communications are also explored.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN624 - Principles of E Commerce
  • MKTG601 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MKTG602 - Global Marketing Strategy

Nonprofit Management

Provides a foundation in the legal, financial, and governance structures of nonprofit organizations, the key management issues these organizations encounter, and their methods of delivering service, raising money, and promoting their missions. Topics include philanthropy and the motivations of donors, financial controls, and law and ethics.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN640 - Nonprofit Law, Governance, and Ethics
  • BUSN643 - Nonprofit Fundraising Planning and Implementation
  • BUSN641 - The Nonprofit Organization and Executive Leadership
  • BUSN642 - Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Sports Management

Illustrates managerial leadership theories and practical concepts utilized by sports industry professionals in leadership positions. Critiques sport marketing strategies and finance theory and concepts relevant to the sports, fitness, health, and wellness operations. Looks at promotions, public relations, and communications involved in the sports industry.

Sample Courses

  • LSTD601 - Sports Law
  • SPMT607 - The Sports Industry
  • SPMT609 - Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations
  • SPMT613 - Sports Entrepreneurship
  • SPMT610 - Sports Finance

Admission Requirements

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.

An AMU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or

Course Requirements

If you have a non-business-related bachelor’s degree, or you have a bachelor’s degree in a business program that is NOT accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), your required first courses here will be:

  1. BUSN601 - Global Management Perspective
  2. BUSN602 - Managerial Analysis
  3. BUSN603 - Quantitative Analysis

Note: you may enroll in the other courses only after you have completed these 3 courses.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a business program that is accredited by ACBSP, AACSB, or IACBE you are NOT required to take the courses listed above, and instead may take 3 graduate-level elective courses in their place.

All students are required to take BUSN698 as their final course, even though it does not award credit.

Graduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Transfer Credits 

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.