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Online Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The Master in Business Administration is 36-credits and can be completed in one year as a full-time student.

Core Requirements (27 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course explores contemporary communications platforms, including Twitter, blogs, emails, professional abstracts, new business proposals, and executive summaries. Students practice fundamentals of business writing augmented with essential Information Technology tools including the Microsoft Office suite.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides an insight into the nature and assumptions of marketing research conducted by corporations and companies in today’s ever-changing global economy. It also provides knowledge and experience in the areas of ethical standards, and the planning and implementing of effective marketing research. The scope of this course covers the basics of marketing research through the more difficult and contemporary trends faced by companies today. Specifically, this course also covers marketing research as a business management tool; survey research and questionnaire design; scientific marketing research design and planning; data collection; attitude measurement, scaling, basic statistics and statistical tools for research analysis; hypothesis testing, and report writing and communication of research results.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course surveys cultural influences on organizations and its people. Emphasis is on learning how to examine cultural differences and similarities at the national and organizational level and how to manage organizations successfully, despite cultural differences. Students gain exposure to cultures in a variety of different regions, nations, and organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth approach to ethical, legal, and social responsibility topics and issues, which influence managerial decision-making. Readings and case studies will stimulate critical thinking and collaborative group discussions that address various current issues/topics for the 21st century leader.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course focuses on developing and applying accounting information for managerial and organizational decision-making, including essential financial analysis tools.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of current financial theory and principles in order to develop the student’s ability to analyze financial information and make sound financial decisions.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is concerned with understanding and setting a firm’s mission, vision, and goals, and then establishing a strategy to help the firm achieve those goals.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course explores organizational behavior through the theoretical lenses of micro, meso, and macro levels, and their associated influences of organizational culture, psychology, and sociology. Students will apply these theories as they relate to individuals, teams, and groups within organizations as well as explore organizational processes.

Credits

3

Course Description

The Capstone Course is the final course in the MBA degree program. The capstone is intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to integrate all facets of business study by applying what has been learned to a real-world project.

Credits

3

Accounting Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today’s auditors, and preparing students to perform the Integrated Audit with a necessary understanding of enterprise risk management and professional judgment as the future of the auditing profession.

Credits

3

Course Description

Financial Statement Analysis prepares users to succeed as future business managers. The course demonstrates how to use financial statements to diagnose firm problems or strengths and to make loan, investment, acquisition, employment, and political decisions. Users learn practical skills to make smart financial strategy decisions.

Credits

3

Course Description

Advanced Accounting studies the accounting principles for partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations, including the worksheet analysis of consolidation principles.

Credits

3

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This introductory course guides students through the evolution of key AI technologies for the Business Manager, and how AI technologies have developed and transformed industry and business. From the managerial perspective, students will learn about collective intelligence, business strategy implications, societal impacts of AI, potential use of AI in organizations, and future presence of AI.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students will explore the core concepts of machine learning and robots in the business environment. Students also examine how machine learning is designed, how computer applications learn from experience, and how AI technologies such as Machine Learning and Robots can be integrated into business functions. Other topics include how AI technology benefits an organization and the associated implication on the organization from a managerial perspective. Students will apply lessons learned in a real world assignment that addresses Machine Learning and Robots to a business function of choice.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students utilize a case-based approach to provide AI implementation strategies across a variety of industries and organizations. Special emphasis is on student conducted research to develop Artificial Intelligence special projects in business from a managerial perspective.

Credits

3

Cybersecurity Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

In this course, students learn the basics of IT infrastructure and services, their associated vulnerabilities along with the size and complexity of security threats found within organizations. Special topics include principles of cybersecurity that include but not limited to availability, confidentiality, integrity, and governance. Students will learn the basics of cybersecurity infrastructures, along with other critical areas managers need to develop security practices, policies, and compliance programs. Subsequently, students will view cybersecurity management through the lens of legal and regulatory perspectives in the context of assurance and security. The course will address the role of the cybersecurity manager regarding access and authentication, data confidentiality and integrity, data availability, networking and routing.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students essentials concerning fundamental data protection techniques utilized to protect data at rest, data in motion, and as well as data in processing. Students will examine techniques of data protection and learn the fundamentals of cryptology, encryption, protection schemas and systems vital to cybersecurity managers. Special topics include access controls, availability, authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and non-repudiation. Students receive an overview of are covered as well as an overview of defenses against Digital Denial of Service (DDoS) and other types of data attacks. Students will also review concepts relevant to foundations of data protection to include but not limited to networking and routing, security by diversity and security in depth.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students will examine compliance and legal areas for the cybersecurity manager in organizations. Students will learn about the role of the cybersecurity manager in addressing complexities associated with compliance and legal obligations starting through the examinations of foundational laws and industry standards required in most organizations. Special topics include customer information safeguards and vertical industry analysis relevant to cybersecurity. Students will receive an overview of law enforcement and civil investigation of digital crimes.

Credits

3

Finance Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

Budgeting provides the student with an in-depth understanding of operations and capital budgeting processes, the underlying theories, and the tools to understand and perform these critical activities.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course examines capital market efficiency, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, competing theories of asset pricing, asset allocation, and an overview of various investment instruments, including equities, bonds, and derivatives.

Credits

3

Course Description

Global Finance explores managing international business and global competition with an understanding of international financial instruments, markets, and institutions.

Credits

3

Global Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course explores international business and its influence in a global society. A variety of topics are examined to Include international business strategies, trade, marketing, political, economic, legal, and ethical issues.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students with an overview of management consulting from a global perspective. Students will explore the consulting process within the U.S. and abroad in areas such as the consulting process, viability, productivity and improvement, and strategic consulting.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides a global perspective of management and leadership strategies in a myriad of business settings. Students explore implications of history, politics, culture, and technology in the decision making process to create competitive advantages in multinational organizations.

Credits

3

Health Administration Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course provides an analysis and synthesis of all aspects of the health care delivery system emphasizing improvement of health care delivery and access. It examines the complex organizational dynamics and structures that predicate the interaction among major components of the U.S. health care system, including service provider settings in which care is provided. The course surveys the funding systems and regulatory structures for financing health care delivery and resource management in health services organizations. Issues regarding reimbursement, capitation and resource management are addressed.

Credits

3

Course Description

Investigates legal and ethical issues and problems encountered by administrators of health care facilities and programs. Topics discussed include government regulation of health care providers; patient consent to and refusal of treatment; reproduction issues; privacy and confidentiality; and mental health issues. Students analyze legislation, ethicists’ commentary, and case law in medicine and healthcare through research and class participation.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course focuses on the effects of sophisticated quality and health outcome measures as used by individuals, employers and insurers to compare the results of various providers. The course will cover the forces of the customers and internal pressures to justify costs, continuous quality improvement, risk management, and changes demanding creative health care marketing techniques. Course content will include JCAHO an NCQA accreditation standards and processes, life safety and fire code requirements, and handling of biohazards such as blood borne pathogens.

Credits

3

Human Resources Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course provides an overview of Human Resources Management (HRM) theory and HR managers’ contributions to accomplish organization goals through employee performance and satisfaction. A variety of topics that influence HR Management are addressed, which include legal/ethical principles, staffing, pay, training and development, empowerment, health and safety, and conflict resolution.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students analyze potential legal implications within the common workplace, and evaluate current trends and concerns in employment law. Through case analyses and research, students will create plans to effectively manage risk in the employment relationship.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students conduct research in a project that addresses a contemporary issue in Human Resource Management. Students utilize basic skills to build a research project that synthesizes the impact of demographics, technology, and global integration of HRM in an organization.

Credits

3

Marketing Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course evaluates the components of an integrated marketing communications (IMC) program and how to create a reliable approach to an organization’s marketing strategies to develop IMC effectiveness. In addition, students learn how to develop marketing strategies and execute diverse communication tactics critical to an organization. Through case study analysis, students explore best practices and determine strategic objectives, target markets and messages, and apply multiple marketing tactics. Special topics include advertising, public relations, personal selling, sales promotion, direct marketing, and social media.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive treatment of marketing principles and market analysis for the practicing manager, so as to understand contemporary marketing practices and develop sound marketing strategies.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students with a broad approach to the history, theory, technology, impact, and strategic uses of social media. An understanding of modern push technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest are explored for both marketing opportunities and challenges encountered within various organizations. Students apply and adapt basic and advanced marketing strategies to construct and critically evaluate social media texts, impact, and practical use in organizations.

Credits

3

Non-Profit Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course examines the theoretical, philosophical, practical and ethical perspectives related to the effective management and leadership of nonprofit organizations in the twenty-first century. Upon completion of the course, the student will possess an understanding of the historical development of the nonprofit sector; the multiple rationales for the existence of the nonprofit sector; the distinctive characteristics of nonprofit organizations; the structures, processes and complexities of organizational governance shared by volunteer board members and professional staff; the dynamic environment of the contemporary nonprofit organization; and the current issues of importance to nonprofit decision makers.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides a foundation for effective financial nonprofit decision making to promote the financial sustainability of nonprofit organizations in these challenging times. Upon completion of the course the student will: possess an understanding of financial systems as they apply to nonprofit organization; be able to analyze and evaluate the financial health of a nonprofit organization and determine its financial strengths and weaknesses; and use a variety of strategies to improve the financial condition of a nonprofit organization including “quick analysis”, budgeting and cost controls, understanding the nonprofit’s “economic engine,” and developing “unrestricted” funding streams.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course examines practical strategies and trends in marketing for nonprofit organizations. Topics include the role of marketing in nonprofits, marketing research and planning, marketing’s impact on organizational revenue, relationship between marketing and fund development, types of marketing tools and strategies, audience identification and development, and role of staff and board of directors in nonprofit marketing.

Credits

3

Physician/Health Executive Concentration (choose 3 courses) (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course provides an analysis and synthesis of all aspects of the health care delivery system emphasizing improvement of health care delivery and access. It examines the complex organizational dynamics and structures that predicate the interaction among major components of the U.S. health care system, including service provider settings in which care is provided. The course surveys the funding systems and regulatory structures for financing health care delivery and resource management in health services organizations. Issues regarding reimbursement, capitation and resource management are addressed.

Credits

3

Course Description

Investigates legal and ethical issues and problems encountered by administrators of health care facilities and programs. Topics discussed include government regulation of health care providers; patient consent to and refusal of treatment; reproduction issues; privacy and confidentiality; and mental health issues. Students analyze legislation, ethicists’ commentary, and case law in medicine and healthcare through research and class participation.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course focuses on the effects of sophisticated quality and health outcome measures as used by individuals, employers and insurers to compare the results of various providers. The course will cover the forces of the customers and internal pressures to justify costs, continuous quality improvement, risk management, and changes demanding creative health care marketing techniques. Course content will include JCAHO an NCQA accreditation standards and processes, life safety and fire code requirements, and handling of biohazards such as blood borne pathogens.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of techniques and tools necessary for physicians and/or health care professionals to manage healthcare operations efficiently while providing the highest quality services to patients/clients. Some of the major topics covered in course are: healthcare finance, leadership, healthcare policy issues, healthcare costs management, healthcare ethics and others.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course will offer students with a solid understanding of the best managerial practices needed to provide high quality healthcare in hospitals while minimizing the costs of healthcare delivery. Some of the main topics covered in this course include hospital budgeting, overview of healthcare regulations applicable to hospitals, training and staffing of specialized personnel, and contract management.

Credits

3

Information Technology Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course explores contemporary information technology systems, policies, and management issues in the organization’s information technology function. Students will examine the relationship between organizational structure, processes, and emerging technologies in business intelligence (BI) that uses tools such as online analytical processing (OLAP), data mining, business performance management (BPM), predictive and data analytics, big data, and informatics. The course is designed to highlight an organization’s competitive advantage through information system development methodologies and the impact of information technologies on the organization’s funding and human resources.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students examine strategies in information technology and innovation from a management perspective. The course introduces the process and methods of creating a strategic plan for IT organizations and aligning information technology strategy to business strategy in support of business functions. Topics include impacting IT strategy on business performance, competitive advantage, risk management, technology integration. These topics are explained through case studies and examples by using a strategic planning methodology.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course introduces project management methodologies such as Critical Path Method (CMP), Critical Chain Project Management, Lean, Six Sigma Method, Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, PRINCE2. The methodologies are useful for IT project management and project charter not limited to but including process groups and integration, scope, time management, costs, quality management, human resources, and more.

Credits

3

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Disclosure

Disclosure: Touro University Worldwide has been approved for candidacy from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the BSBA and MBA programs and is in the process of adhering to all ACBSP standards. Our goal is for both the BSBA and MBA programs to become accredited by ACBSP during Fall 2022. All new students starting Fall 2020-1 (Start Date: August 31, 2020) and forward are applying to the BSBA and/or MBA programs under the ACBSP standards. Please note the ACBSP accreditation does not change the status of the BSBA and MBA programs under the regional accreditation of WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans.

Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so speak with your human resource representative to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

The curriculum comprises nine core courses including a capstone plus three concentration courses, totaling 36 semester credits. To provide students with more depth in the area of business administration that relates to specific goals, students select one of the concentrations that best relates to their aspirations.

TUW offers 11 unique concentrations that allow professionals to target their course of study to meet their specific career goals.

Concentrations include the following:

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to attend in TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application to the University.
  2. As a non-profit organization committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.) Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.

As a non-profit institution committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.