MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Concentrations

MBA Concentrations

Welcome to Avila’s new flexible MBA!  Our convenient format will include online, blended, and on-campus courses offered in eight-week sessions.   Finish with a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours in as few as 12-18 months without sacrificing quality. All classes are taught by a combination of full-time and professionally qualified professors. 

Dr. Wendy Acker
Chair, School of Business
Director, Graduate Business Development

Finance MBA, Project Management MBA, an MBA Healthcare Management and Six Other MBA Concentrations

This concentration is designed for students to further their accounting education and careers. Advanced classwork in theory, tax and cost accounting, and auditing are included in this concentration. An individual’s course of study may include classwork that will satisfy state requirements to sit for the CPA.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
AC 652 Advanced Tax Accounting
AC 655 Advanced Cost Accounting
AC 670 Fraud Examination & Auditing

 

 

Avila’s Finance MBA concentration prepares students for advanced work in areas related to financial management. While directly applicable to those working in the finance industry, the finance MBA concentration is also valuable to those responsible for financial decision making in any business. Electives available include advanced work in advanced financial management, financial markets and instruments, and international finance.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
FI 637 International Finance
FI XXX Financial Risk Mgmt (New)
FI 638 Financial Markets & Instruments

 

 

The Health Care Administration MBA is specifically designed to give health care professionals the tools to manage and lead their organizations. In addition to business fundamentals, a wide range of management issues unique to the health care industry are studied.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
HA 671 Health Care Systems
HA 673 Special Problems in HC
HA 674 Current Issues in HC

 

 

A project management concentration prepares you to be a vital team player with career opportunities from the government to global business, construction to creative endeavors, healthcare to internet technology. The faculty are proven professionals who are well versed in the latest project management tools, trends, and practices.

Avila’s management program is a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
PM 672 The Practice of Project Management
PM 673 Tools & Technology of Project Management
PM 674 Case Study & Application of Project Management
PM 677 Six Sigma

 

The Avila International Business MBA program in Kansas City prepares students for administrative responsibilities in the global market place. In addition to learning international business fundamentals, students in this concentration focus on economics, finance, and marketing from an international perspective.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
MK 611 International Marketing
EC 682 International Economics
FI 637 International Finance

 

 

The Management MBA program allows students to choose their elective courses from any offered in the MBA program. The purpose of this flexibility is to provide one concentration (Management MBA) that can be tailored more closely to the personal and professional goals of an individual student that cannot logically be met via the other more focused concentrations.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
Graduate Business Elective*
Graduate Business Elective*
Graduate Business Elective*

 

 

Avila’s MBA in Marketing prepares students for advanced work in managing the entire marketing process. MBA Marketing programs may include marketing research, promotion, marketing strategic planning, and international marketing. Plus, students will learn from and have access to a wide variety of marketing professionals in the Kansas City area.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
MK 611 International Marketing
MK 613 Promotion
MK617 Marketing Analysis

 

 

The executive leadership concentration is designed to expose you to the skills, the new technologies, best practices, and leadership methods needed to thrive in today’s business and non-profit climate.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
OD 650 Strategic Communication
OD 655 Innovation & Creativity
OD 678 Conflict Management Systems
OD 675 Team Dev. and Facilitation

 

The strategic human resources concentration prepares you to make an immediate impact on the talent management of any organization. This concentration focuses on workforce planning, training and development, leveraging talent to meet organizational goals, and managing employee reward and recognition systems while decreasing risk.

Course Requirements

Note: 30 credit hours – for students with undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs

Undergraduate Prerequisites
Students without undergraduate business degrees from accredited programs may contact us for personalized options.

CORE COURSES

Course # Course Description Credits
MK615 Marketing Strategy 3
FI635 Financial Management II 3
BU601 Business Government & Society 3
AC650 Managerial Accounting 3
EC612 Applied Microeconomic Decision-making 3
MG698 Strategic Management 3
BU699 MBA Capstone* 3

CONCENTRATION COURSES
Take three of the five courses:
OD 662 Strategic HR Management
OD 664 Workforce Planning & Employment
OD 667 Total Rewards & Risk Management
OD 678 Employee and Labor Relations

 

Graduate Business Certificates

Avila University offers Graduate Business Certificates for professionals seeking to increase their knowledge in a specific business area.

All classes are part of Avila’s MBA program, one of the oldest and most prestigious MBA programs in the Kansas City area. Anyone who has received a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution is eligible to enroll in the Graduate Business Certificate Program at Avila University. Some course work may be waived if equivalent work has been satisfactorily completed at either the undergraduate or graduate level. 

Each program can be completed by taking three to seven 3-hour classes depending on the program and your previous business course work. Avila’s 11-week classes meet one night per week. Classes may be taken in any sequence as long as course prerequisites are satisfied. Your instructors will be full-time professors and working professionals with advanced degrees in their business disciplines. They will draw on their academic and real-world experience to give you the best foundation for your career development and future success.

The Avila Graduate Certificate program is an ideal way to advance your career opportunities or add specific certification to your MBA. Certification is available in five graduate areas:

The accounting certificate requires 24 hours of undergraduate accounting including:

Accounting I & II, Intermediate Accounting I & II, Tax Accounting, Cost Accounting, Auditing, and Advanced Accounting. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required. Graduate Business Certificate course work, in conjunction with accounting prerequisites, help satisfy education requirements to sit for the CPA exam in both Kansas and Missouri.

AC 652 Advanced Tax Accounting
AC 655 Advanced Cost Accounting
AC 670 Fraud Examination & Auditing
AC 675 Advanced Accounting Theory

College Algebra with a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all certificate programs.

Courses marked with ** may be waived from the certificate program if comparable course work has been successfully completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better at the graduate or undergraduate level. All other courses listed will be required for certificate completion.

 

AC 501 Financial Accounting **
EC 501 Economic Concepts **
EC 540 Statistical Analysis **
FI 630 Financial Management I **
FI 635 Financial Management II
FI 638 Financial Markets and Instruments
FI 637 International Finance (will be included only if FI 630 is waived)

College Algebra with a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all certificate programs.

Courses marked with ** may be waived from the certificate program if comparable course work has been successfully completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better at the graduate or undergraduate level. All other courses listed will be required for certificate completion.

 

AC 501 Financial Accounting **
EC 501 Economic Concepts **
HA 671 Health Care Systems
HA 673 Special Problems in Health Care Management
HA 674 Current Issues in Health Care Administration

College Algebra with a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all certificate programs.

Courses marked with ** may be waived from the certificate program if comparable course work has been successfully completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better at the graduate or undergraduate level. All other courses listed will be required for certificate completion.

 

MK 610 Marketing Management **
MK 613 Promotion Management OR
MK 611 International Marketing
MK 615 Marketing Strategy
MK 617 Marketing Analysis

College Algebra with a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all certificate programs.

Courses marked with ** may be waived from the certificate program if comparable course work has been successfully completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better at the graduate or undergraduate level. All other courses listed will be required for certificate completion.

 

Talk with a graduate advisor for details.

Certificate Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive a Graduate Business Certificate from Avila University, you must have accomplished the following:

  1. Completed all the requirements of one of the seven graduate business certificate programs (minimum of 9 hours).
  2. Maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 with no individual class grades lower than a ‘C’.

Graduate Business Certificate course work may be transferred to Avila’s MBA degree program with the satisfactory completion of MBA admission requirements including the GMAT.

Graduate Business Certificate Enrollment

We have designed our Graduate Business Certificate Program enrollment as a one-step process. You can be advised and registered for your first course in a single meeting. For more information please contact: MBA Admissions Advisor 816.501.2955

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