Master of Business Administration

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Vision

The Milgard MBA develops visionary leaders who have the knowledge and managerial capabilities to promote organizational success and sustainability in ways that emphasize accountability to diverse stakeholders in a complex and interdependent world.

Program Overview

The Milgard School of Business operates on a quarter system. The master of business administration (MBA) degree at the Milgard School of Business is a 64-credit graduate degree designed to provide experienced professionals and managers with new tools for responding to the challenges of change. The program encourages managers to develop the integrated base of knowledge and skills needed to lead organizations facing an increasing pace of change. The Milgard School of Business MBA is a comprehensive degree that builds capabilities across the full range of business disciplines.

The primary goal of the MBA is to provide current and future managers with the knowledge necessary to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. Students develop a strong mix of leadership, financial, analytical, operational, relational, and communication skills. We offer a high quality program that is immediately relevant to practicing managers.

Educational Objectives

The curriculum develops well-rounded managers who can:

  • Develop, articulate, and implement an organization’s strategy
  • Analyze data using quantitative and statistical tools or relevant technologies so that they can make informed business decisions
  • Evaluate and manage formal and informal processes that facilitate the meeting of organizational objectives
  • Understand how to motivate, develop, and manage people and teams in ways that foster organizational success
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills that support and enhance managerial effectiveness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organizational systems including interdependencies and relations among and between functional departments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of market dynamics and financial theories that can influence organizational actions and outcomes
  • Assess the global, social, political, economic, ethical, and environmental consequences of management decisions
  • Use analytical tools to diagnose organizational problems and identify appropriate solutions
  • Understand how to launch and assess organizational change initiatives