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Our program offerings continue to grow and as we focus on relevant business topics and giving students a competitive edge in the marketplace. All our online degree programs are built on a flexible platform to allow students to complete their classes on their own schedule.

Even our on-site classes are built around a schedule to help accommodate adult students who want to continue their education. University of the Potomac faculty and staff work individually with each of student to choose an academic pathway that best satisfies their career goals.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Overview

University of the Potomac is devoted to providing high-quality MBA education and learning opportunities to enhance students’ career options and work fulfillment. It is important to note that our online MBA program fulfills all the same requirements and rigor as our on-campus program.

MBA Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret statistical data and economic models relating to an organization’s activities.
  • Evaluate community responsibilities in organizations and society, and to propose innovative solutions to complex ethical issues faced by organizations.
  • Solve business problems through analysis and decision-making techniques using vehicles such as case studies and consulting.
  • Analyze and evaluate complex issues on the political, economic, legal and regulatory context of business.
  • Communicate ideas and propose solutions to complex issues effectively in both an oral and written context both individually and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of the relevant academic disciplines.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and determine the value of an organization using various techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the social, ethical, and multicultural issues and trends affecting business.

What You Will Learn

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will be competent in the functional areas of business: accounting and finance, management, marketing, and operations. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to U.S. and foreign businesses and to artfully respond to these challenges. In addition, graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as managers in U.S. business organizations, non-governmental organizations and international entities.

Core Courses

  • BUS 501 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 502 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 503 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 510 Strategic Management
  • BUS 520 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 530 Marketing Management
  • BUS 560 Management and Information Systems
  • BUS 570 Business Ethics

MBA Program Concentrations

Finance Concentration Courses

  • FIN 610 Financial Strategy
  • FIN 620 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 630 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 640 Valuation and Value Creation

Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses

  • HLTH 500 Healthcare Systems
  • HLTH 510 Managing Healthcare Organizations
  • HLTH 520 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics
  • HLTH 530 Decision Analysis for Healthcare Managers

Hospitality and Tourism Management Concentration Courses

  • HOTO 610 Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • HOTO 620 Marketing and Advertising in Hospitality and Tourism
  • HOTO 630 Financial Management and Planning in Hospitality and Tourism
  • HOTO 640 Applications of Technology in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Optional additional course for students who are not working in the industry: HOTO 690 MBA Internship in Hospitality and Tourism

Human Resource Management Concentration Courses

  • BUS 670 Foundations of Human Resource Management
  • BUS 680 Human Resource Law MGMT
  • 675 Human Capital Management MGMT
  • 680 Organizational Training and Development

Information Technology Management Concentration Courses

  • MCAP 520 Enterprise Data Management and Administration
  • CBSC 620 Cyber Law and Policy
  • COMP 610 Strategic IT: Best Practices for Executives
  • COMP 630 Technology Entrepreneurship

International Business Concentration Courses

  • BUS 640 International Business Law
  • BUS 650 Global Leadership
  • MGMT 650 Asia-Pacific Rim Management
  • MGMT 660 Global Negotiations

Legal Studies Concentration Courses

  • MLS 610 Planning Law
  • MLS 620 Intergovernmental Relations
  • MSL630 Administrative Law MSL
  • 640 Environmental Law and Regulatory Policy

Management Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 610 Executive Leadership
  • MGMT 620 Legal Aspects of Management
  • MGMT 630 Managing Organizational Diversity
  • MGMT 640 Managing Change

Marketing Concentration Courses

  • MRKT 610 Strategic Marketing MRKT
  • 620 Marketing Research MRKT
  • 630 Multinational Marketing MRKT
  • 640 Digital Marketing Strategy

Project Management Concentration Courses

  • MPM 610 Project Management Structure and Culture
  • MPM 620 Project Management and the Enterprise Communication Plan
  • MPM 630 Project Risk and Management
  • MPM 640 International Project Management

Public Policy Concentration Courses

  • MLS 620 Intergovernmental Relations
  • MPP 610 Governmental Theory
  • MPP 620 Grant Writing and Administration
  • MPP 630 Public Budgeting and Finance

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

General Admissions Requirements

  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Submit transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended. The College must receive official transcripts within eight weeks of a student’s start date.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examination. (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training programs or professional development.1
  • Submit transcript request forms for all colleges attended.2

1: A student may be required to register with ACE, if official transcripts are not available from his/her company, to determine appropriate credit for corporate training programs.

2: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.

MBA Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for the MBA program must provide the following:

  • Candidates must hold a completed undergraduate degree in order to enroll in our MBA program. 4-year bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in other countries. International applicants with just a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted based on Admission Committee recommendation which will be based on students’ preparation.
  • Two letters of recommendations from individuals who may be from a direct supervisor or University faculty member.
  • One required essay, in MSWord Document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the MBA program.

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance and economics.

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