What is a Master of Business Administration?
A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate level degree awarded to students with an advanced knowledge of business. MBA's cultivate skills in leadership with a focus on courses such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing and more.
Start Your Master of Business Administration with No GMAT Required
In any business-related career field, the MBA degree is highly sought after. The Master of Business Administration program at GCU enhances a broad range of marketable skills that can give job applicants an edge. Many working professionals want to get started on an MBA program online but lack the time to study for the GMAT. The Colangelo College of Business addresses this issue by inviting you to apply for the MBA program, with no GMAT required.
Future business leaders and executives will focus on leadership development, operations management and organizational growth. GCU filters these content areas through the lens of ethical decision-making and critical thinking with a Christian worldview. GCU is a regionally accredited, private university. The core programs from the Colangelo College of Business are approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The Benefits of Having an MBA
The online MBA with no GMAT required offers a path for deepening your understanding of the business knowledge, skills and processes that fuel success. In this MBA program, you will enhance these skills:
- Transformational leadership
- Effective communication
- Ethical decision-making
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Productive networking
This master’s in business administration program is designed with a broad range of business fields in mind. As an MBA candidate, you will develop transferable skills that can apply to any industry.
Master of Business Administration Courses and Topics
GCU is a modern school that embraces a 21st century style of learning. With our online MBA program, you do not have to choose between your career and your education. Take courses online and take part in small group discussions in a diverse, online classroom. This degree requires a total of 46 credits. Most of the MBA online classes are eight weeks long.
The core program courses include:
- Leadership and Organizations
- Accounting Practices
- Finance Principles
- Applied Business Probability and Statistics
- Marketing Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Operations Management
You will also study quantitative tools and techniques, managerial finance, strategic management and economics. The coursework includes individual and group projects, case studies, theories and applications. Some of the core ideas you will examine include:
- Sustainability in the global marketplace
- Behaviors and techniques of efficient operations
- The use of economic data for smart decision-making
- Asset evaluation
The program explores the management of working capital and the raising of funds in capital markets, as well as financial forecasting.
Job Opportunities with an MBA
The MBA is a respected degree that increases the capabilities and credibility of job applicants. You may decide to pursue your MBA shortly after graduating from a bachelor’s program. Or, you may apply when it becomes apparent that having an MBA may be a path toward pursuing a career as an executive or manager.
Some examples of career paths that can stem from an MBA degree may include:
- Chief executive officer
- Vice president of operations
- Director of operations
Business leaders are often expected to have an MBA. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 79 percent of all employers surveyed expected to hire MBA graduates in 2017. A Master of Business Administration program can also open doors to future executives who are pursuing networking opportunities. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, of all companies surveyed that implement internship programs, 66 percent planned to offer these opportunities to MBA students in 2017.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.