Concordia University's MBA is a 37 to 39-semester-hour program. Core courses total 31 hours and must be completed in sequence. You may customize your degree with the remaining six hours through electives, a research project, a thesis, or by specializing in one of two areas: Health Care Administration or Asian Business.
Concordia University will accept up to nine semester hours of graduate work completed at other accredited institutions. These may be transferred into your elective or specialization area. Otherwise, all MBA core courses must be completed at Concordia. Review of your transcript by the registrar will help determine which of your previous courses are applicable.
Please note that transfer credits must be no more than seven years old, and only final course grades of an A or B will be accepted for credit towards degree completion.
MBA 501 - Foundations
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 502 - Financial Reporting and Control
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 503 - Ethical Leadership/Organizational Behavior
Explore what it means to manage in today's business environment and how to become an effective leader. Key topics include leader character building, business ethics, corporate culture, decision-making, group dynamics, organizational change, management development, and social responsibility.
MBA 504 - Marketing
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 505 - Innovation & Business Model Generation
This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate entrepreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.
MBA 506 - Business, Government, and International Economy
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 507 - Competition and Strategy
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 508 - Finance
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 509 - The Entrepreneurial Manager
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.
MBA 510 - Strategic Human Resource Management
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.
Professional Elective Tracks
Asian Business and Management
- MBA 587 - Asian Business: China (3)
- MBA 588 - International Consulting: China (3)
- MBA 599 - Internship (1-3)
Health Care Administration
- Healthcare Internship (6)
- SOM 551 (2)
- MBA 598 - Research Thesis (1-3)
- MBA 599 - Internship (1-3)