Concordia University's MBA is a 38-semester-hour program. Core courses total 29 hours and must be completed in sequence. You may customize your degree by specializing in one of following areas: General Business, Leadership and Management, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Project Management, or Professional Practice. All students complete a Capstone project that is customizable to their professional goals – from developing a business plan, to conducting an organizational assessment, building a strategic marketing plan, and more.
Students who have completed a professional degree or certification and qualify for the Professional Practice concentration will be eligible to apply nine credits from their professional degree towards the core coursework of the Concordia MBA program. This reduces the overall time to completion for eligible Professional Practice students.
MBA 501 - Foundations (4)
An introduction to case-study methodology and case discussion as fundamental concepts for graduate management education. This course enables students to perform financial analysis and interpret financial statements, analyze business problems and issues, and develop perspectives on the case issues.
MBA 503 - Leading Organizational Change (3)
This course explores the theories and practices necessary to the leadership of organizational change. Students will be equipped with tools to understand organizational behavior, assess readiness for change, and design change management initiatives.
MBA 502 - Financial Reporting and Control (3)
Gain a broad view of accounting principles, how they contribute to an organization, and how managers can make the best use of accountants, accounting information, financial statements, and measurement systems as internal resources.
MBA 515 - Research and Analytics for Business Decisions (3)
This course prepares students to be more effective users of quantitative information and better researchers and decision makers. Coursework emphasizes problem formulation, the need for information to support decision making, business research techniques, and data analysis, presentation, and interpretation.
MBA 504 - Marketing (3)
Understand the practice of marketing and theoretical frameworks in companies, explore the relationship of marketing to other functions, and learn to develop and make marketing decisions in the context of general management.
MBA 506 - Business, Government, and International Economy (3)
How does a country look when analyzed like a company? This course takes a conceptual approach to analysis of national and international economic decision-making for market entry or strategic partnerships, and looks at gains and problems from regional and global integration, international trade, foreign direct investment, portfolio capital flows, and environmental issues.
MBA 508 - Finance (3)
Examine the role of finance in marketing, production, and other functional areas of a firm, while fostering an understanding of how financial decisions themselves can create value.
MBA 507 - Competition and Strategy (3)
Develop skills for formulating strategy through in-depth, value-based analysis of industries and competitors. Particular attention is paid to topics of positioning, comparative costs, and issues such as cannibalization, network externalities, and globalization.
MBA 509 or MBA 598 - Capstone (4)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a structured capstone project or an independent capstone project. Develop the skills required to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities, manage organizations undergoing change, initiate new products or new ventures, and build a business plan from conceptual idea through competitive frameworks, ready for investors
Leadership and Management Concentration Course Descriptions
MBA 513 - Leadership (3)
This course will include a survey of popular leadership theories and models, with a focus on integrating best practices into a values-based leadership commitment that is aligned to each student's personal style and professional environment. Students will be granted an opportunity to develop their personal identity as a leader who makes values-based responses to ethical dilemmas in a business and organizational environment.
MBA 510 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
Oriented towards managers and entrepreneurs interested in learning how to manage people, this course adopts a strategic perspective and examines how firms can maximize human capital for competitive advantage. Issues include changes in the labor force, increased global competition, and public policy on work force issues.
MBA 586 - Strategic Issues International Business (3)
The course thus focuses upon the strategic implications resulting from involvement in global commerce. A broad array of topics such as the competitive advantage of nations and organizations, the globalization of labor and market, differences in political economy, innovation, supply chain management, cross-cultural communication, corporate social responsibility, and various understanding of ethics, leadership and management will be researched and discussed.
Finance Concentration Course Descriptions
MBA 572 - Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
This course examines financing options available to an entrepreneurial venture as well as the financial management, resource development and organizational structures for the emerging small or family business. ). The focus is on methods of valuation and negotiation strategies used in entrepreneurial finance. Note: Students should possess proficiency in Finance.
MBA 573 - Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance (3)
This course considers finance from a CFO's perspective. Students will be exposed to complex financial problems and situations, and discover sophisticated financial constructs, tools and techniques needed to make effective financial management decisions, minimize risk and maximize returns in spite of uncertainty and complexity.
MBA 555 - Risk Assessment (3)
This course is designed as a "hands-on" introduction to risk analysis or the systematic evaluation of decision problems involving uncertainty. It is intended to enhance the student's ability to solve complex management problems and to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, competing objectives, and complicated constraints through the use of formal modeling and quantitative analysis techniques.
Healthcare Administration Concentration Course Descriptions
MBA 581 - Managed Care Systems, Insurance and Regulations (3)
This course will explore the regulatory aspects of healthcare at the federal, state, and local levels. The course will present a detailed overview of the key elements of health insurance and managed care which has been developed to meet the needs of an ever-evolving health system. It will include a discussion of the current definitions of managed care systems and models.
MBA 511 - Health Administration Law and Ethics (3)
This course will provide insight into legal and ethical decision-making. It will present essential information that can help administrators identify, in a systems approach, potential legal and ethical problems. The course will also explore legal aspects of healthcare at the federal, state, and local levels including criminal and civil claims against healthcare providers and will address corporate and individual liability.
MBA 521 - Quality and Information Management (3)
This course will explore the essential principles and techniques of quality improvement as it relates to the management of healthcare information. Topics include fundamentals of quality management, system thinking and the development of an informatics process for monitoring. The course discusses data collection, statistical tools, reporting and organizational accountability.
Project Management Concentration Course Descriptions
MBA 512 - Managing Projects (3)
This course focuses on the management of projects, which is one of the major growth areas in the field of management. This course will provide students with a deep understanding of project management by introducing the processes and knowledge areas recommended by the Project Management Institute for effective initiation, planning, and execution, monitoring and control, and closure of projects.
MBA 522 - Managing Project Resources and Teams (3)
This course focuses on the Executing process group within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to include human resources, communication, and stakeholder management. Emphasis on the competencies required to lead projects using global teams during the execution phase. In-depth review of PMP CAPM exam requirements. Prerequisites: MBA 512.
MBA 532 - Project Monitoring and Control (3)
This course focuses on the Monitoring and Control process group within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to include scope, time cost, quality, and risk management practices. Advanced scheduling and budgeting processes, project schedule and cost control techniques, quality and risk management will also be addressed. In-depth review of PMP and CAPM exam requirements. Prerequisites: MBA 512.
The number of concentrations offered remains a function of enrollment. Concordia University maintains the right to remove any elective course or concentration if enrollment numbers associated with that course or concentration fall below a certain threshold.