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Program Goals and Outcomes

The Master of Business Administration program plays an important role in implementing Concordia University’s mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society – an increasingly globalized society in need of ethical and effective leaders for business and management. Through the five specializations–General Management, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Environmental Management, and Global Business Management– Concordia MBA students are encouraged to appreciate diversity and develop a multicultural management perspective. They are challenged to find and follow their passion, forge meaningful connections, and apply their talents to benefit their organizations, their communities, and the natural environment.

General Management Program Objectives

  • Elevate critical thinking and develop analytical and decision making skills
  • Refine each student’s management and leadership skills
  • Develop the ability to drive and foster change and innovation
  • Hone each student’s sense of ethical standards, and develop a desire to live a life of service

Finance Program Objectives

  • Develop each student’s financial analytical skills
  • Provide real-world opportunities to learn how to apply capital budgeting techniques
  • Learn about the function of financial markets and the role of ethics in their function
  • Equip students with the tools to build and establish skills in innovative financial techniques
  • Prepare each online MBA candidate with the ability to grasp the financial implications of organizational change

Global Business Management Program Objectives

  • Through foreign travel, field research, and interaction with foreign nationals, students learn to integrate theory and practices
  • Conduct primary and secondary international business research
  • Develop the ability to foster diversity and multicultural perspective in business
  • Acquire skills to identify factors associated with the economic decline or development of foreign markets
  • Gain levels of international awareness, and demonstrate a strong understanding of the factors affecting globalization, international trade, and global citizenry

Healthcare Administration Program Objectives

  • Identify the role of the financial manager in strategic planning for healthcare facilities
  • Help students learn and master theories of various healthcare financing and reimbursement mechanisms
  • Create an environment where students can demonstrate an understanding of ways of financing working capital such as collections and receivables management, inventory management, productivity management, and short-term financing
  • Prepare MBA candidates to analyze and evaluate ways of financing capital expenditures, including the certificate of need process
  • Identify and discuss the questions of basic values and their ethical implications in providing healthcare, and explore how these questions interface with Christian as well as other religious and philosophic traditions

Environmental Management Program Objectives

  • Create environments in which students learn the ability to drive and foster change and innovation
  • Help students learn about the impact of environmental and natural resource financial and economic factors affecting businesses and their ability to comply with environmental regulations
  • Explore major schools of leadership thought, translating an understanding of multiple approaches into a synthesis of organizational leadership theory
  • Acquire skills in alternatives-based problem solving. This should be beneficial with cost-benefit analysis and natural resource valuation
  • Develop skills to analyze situations from a moral, ethical, and faith-based perspective