Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for electives or a concentration of the student’s choosing.

CTU’s MBA programs are for students who have met the foundational business requirements and are seeking specialized fields and disciplines of interest. The MBA program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and decision-making abilities in the fields of business or management. Core learning includes instruction in accounting , business decision-making, human resources management, leadership, logistics and supply chain, management , marketing, and organization and production The CTU MBA offers concentration courses in select areas of business and management to help familiarize students with theory and concepts related to their area of interest.

Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Accreditations and Alignments
The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MBA curriculum was designed in alignment with the American Management Association.

MBA prepares the student to:
  • Manage across various businesses and disciplines
  • Apply business theories, concepts, and methods to current or future positions
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value proposition of the organization

MBA Program Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment
  • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making
  • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels
  • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
  • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting

4

ECON616Applied Managerial Economics

4

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance

4

INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

4

MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making

4

HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management

4

MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing

4

Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

MGMT655Management Capstone

4

Course OptionsSelect 12 credit hours of Business and Management courses from the list below

12

Total Credit Hours:16

Courses: Concentration Choices

ACCT628Financial Reporting

4

ENTR605Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs

4

ENTR610Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership

4

FINC600Financial Statement Analysis

4

FINC610Financial Management for Multinational Enterprises

4

GL605Perspectives on International Business

4

HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization

4

HRMT655Managing Organizational Development and Change

4

IT600IT Management

4

LOG672Strategic Thinking in a Global Logistics Environment: Cultural and Legal Implications

4

MGMT604Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT647Operations Strategy

4

MKTG628Marketing in the Digital Age

4

MKTG638International Marketing

4

PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations

4

Total Credit Hours: 48

MBA Foundation Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus