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Master of Business Administration


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The Doane University Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides graduate learners with education in rational business decision-making. A primary goal of the MBA program is to provide learners with an understanding of how business functions in the macro- and competitive environments. The Doane MBA consists of a sequence of core coursework, indicative of a traditional MBA curriculum, and the opportunity to specialize in one of a variety of disciplines. Core courses in the MBA program integrate theories from a variety of general business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, human resources management/organizational behavior, marketing, decision sciences, and strategic management. The degree requires satisfactory completion of 21 credit hours of the core MBA curriculum and 9 credit hours of graduate electives (focused emphasis or tailored electives) for a total of 30 credit hours.

The Doane University mission “is to provide an exceptional liberal arts education in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative community where faculty and staff work closely with undergraduate and graduate students preparing them for lives rooted in intellectual inquiry, ethical values, and a commitment to engage as leaders and responsible citizens in the world.” The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program aligns with this mission in that learners will experience high quality learning experiences that are rigorous and conveniently accessible. Each experience is infused with the opportunity to utilize important transferable skills such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Program Mission

The primary mission of the MBA is to provide graduate learners with education in rational business decision making and with an understanding of how business functions in the macro- and competitive environments.

The program learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Graduates wil apply economic theories and principles when solving current business and societal problems. 
  • Graduates will compare and contrast ethical theories in the practices of management.
  • Graduates will evaluate the economic, political, social and technological advances affecting global business.
  • Graduates will employ advanced problem-solving skills in order to develop innovative business strategies.
  • Graduates will develop strategies for planning policy in a global environment.
  • Graduates will communicate and critique, verbally and in writing, complex business strategies.
  • Graduates will utilize research to solve problems and make sound decisions.
  • Graduates will conduct original data analysis to evaluate business processes.

Programs

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