Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA)

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Reach your career goals with an MBA degree

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.

Location On-Campus Online
Washington, DC
Virginia
Chicago

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MSCHE Accredited

Our program follows best-practice standards for business education.

Real-World Practitioners

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MBA Degree Overview

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.

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MBA Courses & Curriculum

Students complete the eight courses in the core and select one of the four-course concentrations.
All courses are three credits.

24 credits
  • 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 Requirements & Outcomes

  • Translate economic events into financial information based on professional accounting standards and methodologies.
  • Analyze business information to identify the potential impact of business risks on operational performance.
  • Use ethical data collection techniques to research accounting and tax literature in order to apply professional accounting standards, rules, and interpretations.
  • Develop written business communications that convey the work performed and conclusions reached within the context of professional accounting standards and the needs of stakeholders.
  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.).
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.).
In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following:
  • An undergraduate degree in order to enroll in University of the Potomac master’s programs: four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in other countries.
  • International applicants 16 with a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted on the recommendation of the Admission Committee which will be based on students’ preparation.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from individuals who may be a direct supervisor or university faculty member. *This requirement may be waived for those students with Master level transfer credits*.
  • One required essay, in MSWord document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the graduate program.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA, 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. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA, but is recommended.

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Masters in Business Administration Jobs & Opportunities

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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MBA Concentrations

Accounting Concentration Courses

  • ACC500 Financial Accounting
  • ACC502 Accounting Information System
  • ACC504 Advanced Auditing
  • ACC580 Advanced Federal Taxation

Computer Informatics Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 500 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • CBSC 510 Cloud Computing from the Ground Up
  • CBSC 520 Data Analysis
  • CBSC530 Cyber Crime and Homeland Security

Finance Concentration Courses

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

Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS580 Geospatial Intelligence
  • GIS581 Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
  • GIS583 Geospatial Web and Mobile Programming
  • GIS585 GSI Applications in IT, Business, Management, Health & Government operation

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 Resources Management Concentration Courses

  • BUS 670 Foundations of Human Resource Management
  • BUS 680 Human Resource Law MGMT
  • MGMT 675 Human Capital Management MGMT
  • 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

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

Master in Business Administration Frequently Asked Questions

A Master’s in Business Administration is one of the master’s programs that UOTP offers. This program provides you with core management knowledge, allowing you to understand business across disciplines such as marketing, finance, and accounting, all while honing your soft skills and leadership abilities.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning an MBA will typically take you two years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your MBA degree by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

With an MBA, future leaders for the next step in their professions, whether moving up the corporate ladder or changing careers entirely. The roles can vary from entry-level to senior-level positions. An MBA will equip students with skills for various career paths, which could lead to high incomes and greater work prospects.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online MBA program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to get an MBA. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.