Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Prepare to Lead

Take the lead with Avila’s Master of Business Administration program and you’ll graduate with the business and leadership skills you want, backed by the University’s value-centric education mission and values. We’re proud to count generations of Avila MBA graduates in leadership roles across Kansas City’s business community, and they’re proud to pave the way for future leaders like you.

Throw in our faculty’s decades of successful business experience and Avila’s MBA will give you access to hard-earned knowledge and a network with strong ties across sectors in the metro area. With six concentrations and Avila’s flexible course offerings—available online, in-person or a hybrid model—Avila will help you tailor your MBA to your needs.

Talk with an admission representative today to find out how an Avila MBA can help you advance to the next level.

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BECOME A LEADER: An Avila MBA shows employers you have the expertise for the boardroom and decision making rooted in the values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Program Highlights

  • Lower tuition than area competitors
  • Streamlined admissions
  • Flexible scheduling (online, on-campus, hybrid)
  • Convenient eight-week terms

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MBA Concentration

Accounting

Designed for students to further their accounting education and career, the Accounting concentration features coursework in theory, tax and cost accounting, plus additional auditing classes. The concentration can include work that will satisfy state requirements to sit for the CPA.

MBA Concentration

Finance

Designed to prepare students for advanced work in areas related to financial management, the Finance concentration is a deep dive into financial markets and instruments, management and international finance. While the concentration is designed for those working in finance, it is also valuable to a financial decision maker at any business or organization.

MBA Concentration

Health Care Administration

Designed to provide health care professionals with the tools to manage and lead their organizations, the Health Care Administration concentration gives students a rigorous grounding in applicable business fundamentals.

MBA Concentration

International Business

Designed for graduates seeking leading administrative roles in the global marketplace, the International Business concentration focuses on international business fundamentals. Learn about economics, finance and marketing with a global lens and help your company or organization capitalize on previously untapped markets.

MBA Concentration

Management

Our most flexible option, the Management concentration is designed to allow students choose their elective courses from any other concentration. Tailor your degree to your personal and professional goals and take the next step to leadership today.

MBA Concentration

Marketing

Designed to help you lead your company’s entire marketing process, the Marketing concentration is a thorough preparation in many outreach tactical approaches. Marketing research, promotion, strategic planning and international marketing are all key concepts you’ll gain an advanced understanding of when you graduate.

Concentrations & Certificates

CONCENTRATIONS

Avila’s student-centric approach means we want your degree to fit your needs. With strategically designed concentrations in five key administrative capacities plus our highly flexible Management concentration, we’re confident you’ll find the degree that works for you.

  • EC 612 Managerial Economics OR EC 611 Aggregate Income Analysis
  • AC 675 Advanced Accounting Theory
  • AC 652 Advanced Tax Accounting
  • AC 655 Advanced Cost Accounting
  • AC 670 Fraud Examination & Auditing
  • IM 661 Management Information Systems
  • BU 699 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • EC 612 Managerial Economics OR EC 611 Aggregate Income Analysis
  • AC 650 Managerial Accounting
  • HA 671 Health Care Systems
  • HA 673 Special Problems in HC
  • HA 674 Current Issues in HC
  • BU 699 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • * A minimum of two graduate business electives are required in the Management concentration. They can be any of the other concentration courses, assuming pre-requisites courses have been completed.
  • EC 612 Managerial Economics OR EC 611 Aggregate Income Analysis
  • AC 650 Managerial Accounting
  • Graduate Business Elective*
  • Graduate Business Elective*
  • BU 699 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • PM 672 The Practice of Project Management
  • PM 673 Tools & Technology of Project Management
  • PM 674 Case Study & Application of Project Management
  • EC 612 Managerial Economics OR EC 611 Aggregate Income Analysis
  • AC 650 Managerial Accounting
  • FI 637 International Finance
  • FI 638 Financial Markets & Instruments
  • BU 699 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • EC 612 Managerial Economics OR EC 611 Aggregate Income Analysis
  • AC 650 Managerial Accounting
  • MK 611 International Marketing
  • FI 637 International Finance
  • EC 682 International Economics
  • BU 699 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • Six credit hours from:
  • MK 611 – International Marketing (3)
  • MK 613 – Promotion Management (3)
  • MK 617 – Marketing Analysis (3)
  • OD 650 Strategic Communication
  • OD 655 Innovation & Creativity
  • OD678 Conflict Management Systems

Take three of the five courses:

  • OD 662 Strategic HR Management
  • OD 664 Workforce Planning & Employment
  • OD 667 Total Rewards & Risk Management
  • OD 679 Training & Development

Certificates

The Avila Graduate Business Certificate program is an ideal way to expand your undergraduate course work or add additional certification to your MBA. Open to anyone who has received a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, the certificate program will help you professionally apply your new skills in the workplace.

All certificates require the prerequisite of College Algebra with a minimum grade of “C.”  Courses marked with a ** may be waived if equivalent work has been satisfactorily completed at either the undergraduate or graduate level with a “B” or better. All other courses listed will be required for certificate completion. 

  • Minimum 9 credit hours – maximum 18 credit hours required of the following courses:
    • AC 652 – Advanced Tax Accounting (3)
    • AC 655 – Advanced Cost Accounting (3)
    • AC 670 – Fraud Examination & Auditing (3)
    • AC 675 – Advanced Accounting Theory (3)
    • IM 661 – Management Information Systems (3) **
  • Minimum 9 credit hours – maximum 18 credit hours required of the following courses:
    • AC 652 – Advanced Tax Accounting (3)
    • AC 655 – Advanced Cost Accounting (3)
    • AC 670 – Fraud Examination & Auditing (3)
    • AC 675 – Advanced Accounting Theory (3)
    • IM 661 – Management Information Systems (3) **
  • Minimum 9 credit hours – maximum 18 credit hours required of the following courses:
    • AC 652 – Advanced Tax Accounting (3)
    • AC 655 – Advanced Cost Accounting (3)
    • AC 670 – Fraud Examination & Auditing (3)
    • AC 675 – Advanced Accounting Theory (3)
    • IM 661 – Management Information Systems (3) **
  • Minimum 9 credit hours – maximum 18 credit hours required of the following courses:
    • AC 652 – Advanced Tax Accounting (3)
    • AC 655 – Advanced Cost Accounting (3)
    • AC 670 – Fraud Examination & Auditing (3)
    • AC 675 – Advanced Accounting Theory (3)
    • IM 661 – Management Information Systems (3) **
  • Minimum 9 credit hours – maximum 18 credit hours required of the following courses:
    • AC 652 – Advanced Tax Accounting (3)
    • AC 655 – Advanced Cost Accounting (3)
    • AC 670 – Fraud Examination & Auditing (3)
    • AC 675 – Advanced Accounting Theory (3)
    • IM 661 – Management Information Systems (3) **
Interested in an MBA?

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“Avila University’s program was the best choice for me for two specific reasons: small classes where you are able to create long-lasting academic and personal relationships, and great Graduate Assistant positions to help finance my studies.”

Ada Castro-Madrid, M.B.A. ’20 / Accounting & Finance Specialist, ChickenNPickle
Contact for More Information
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Ann Stuart Dorrell

Academic Advisor, Avila Institute for Professional Studies Phone 816-501-2945 Email Ann.Dorrell@avila.edu
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Steve Iliff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Phone 816-501-3763 Email steve.iliff@avila.edu

Tamela Schroer

Office Manager – Institute for Professional Studies Phone 816-501-3737 Email Tamela.Schroer@avila.edu
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Sarah Sullivan

Director of Advising & Retention-Avila Advantage Phone 816-501-0429 Email Sarah.Sullivan@avila.edu

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