Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) aims to provide the student an opportunity to further enhance their business acumen by tying academic concepts to practical applications relevant to current real-world business challenges. The combination of analytical, quantitative, and strategic skills gained through the program provide a foundation from which multiple professional opportunities can be pursued. The program is designed to serve the needs of both fully employed and full-time students.
- Agribusiness (CIP Code 01.0102)
- Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism (CIP Code 52.0901)
- Logistics Management (CIP Code 52.0203)
- Luxury Brand Management (CIP Code 552.1902)
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)
Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to:
- Develop mastery of functional components of business.
- Demonstrate mastery of critical thinking and managerial decision-making.
- Master the conventions of written and oral communication.
- Demonstrate mastery of quantitative literacy in improving and sustaining strategic business initiatives.
- Demonstrate mastery of ethical reasoning with regard to how Christian teachings, ethical principles, and core personal values are involved in business decision-making.
PROGRAM MODE OF INSTRUCTION
Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.
Agribusiness (CIP Code 01.0102)
Agribusiness is the study of food consumers, retailers, marketers, processors and primary producers, with a focus on profitably managing the producer-to-consumer chain. This program gives students opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills and practice; develop their careers; and be able to deliver more profitable outcomes for agribusiness. Students learn to locate, analyze, interpret, synthesize and apply information to agribusiness problems and opportunities. Graduates demonstrate specialized knowledge of agribusiness management, and business and communication skills associated with their selected areas of study.
This program is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in agribusiness who wish to upgrade their management skills; those wishing to redirect their careers into agribusiness; and new graduates in either business or agricultural/rural science wishing to enhance their employment prospects or work towards a research-based higher degree.
Agribusiness professionals find employment with commodity traders, financial institutions, agribusiness companies and company run farms, government instrumentalities and regional and community development agencies.
Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism (CIP Code 52.0901)
The MBA with a concentration in Hospitality Travel Tourism program teaches the students with relevant management skills necessary for business administration management as well as advanced knowledge pertaining to the Travel & Tourism industry. The Travel & Tourism industry makes up about 10% of global GDP and people employed around the world. With the growth in the middle and upper-middle class in countries like China, India and many other countries, there are hundreds of millions of people who have stepped out of their cities or countries to experience many other cultures, countries, and places of history. Graduates of this specialization, work in hotels, hospitality and catering industry, international and national food chains, food-craft institutes.
Logistics Management (CIP Code 52.0203)
The MBA with a concentration in Logistics Management can help students understand the ins-and-outs of many parts of business operations. At its core, logistics management involves the movement of resources: whether it be goods, services, or people. Businesses in many different fields need logistics managers to optimize this flow and make it efficient. An MBA degree in Logistics can lead to a number of careers, including logistics manager, operations manager, logistics analyst, and more.
Luxury Brand Management (CIP Code 552.1902)
The MBA with a concentration in Luxury Brand Management enables you to develop and enhance the ability to successfully manage a luxury brand, product or services. Like many future students, you may be Wondering, what is an MBA in Luxury Management? Simply put, completion of this program awards you with a Masters in Business Administration degree that will provide you with opportunities for a career in the luxury sector. The courses cover a wide range of topics, including knowledge of luxury products, marketing trends and brand management.
The program will help you learn, experience and allow you to excel in the luxury Business. The benefits of earning an MBA in the luxury sector extend far beyond your paycheck. This degree will create opportunities to work in locations around the world, as well as with international co-workers and companies. This degree will increase your knowledge of luxury brands and your own creativity as well.
Education: IAU requires evidence of an earned bachelor degree in business, management, or administration. All degrees must be earned at an appropriately accredited institution or foreign equivalent. IAU understands the differing rigor of schools and grading scales around the world, and IAU evaluates prior academic credentials within their own context. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Professional Experience: IAU recommends 3 years of full-time professional experience, including, but not limited to, private, public, for-profit, non-profit, start-ups, or established corporate organizations.
Information Technology: IAU requires students to possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU’s pedagogical model and conduct research at the undergraduate level.
Evidence of English Proficiency: IAU requires writing skills at the appropriate level. Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is essential to your success at IAU. If English is not the applicant’s native language, or if an applicant has not had their secondary education taught in English, they will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency. Since classes are taught in English, an applicant must demonstrate their ability to read, write and speak English.
Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 6 units:
- Transfer Credit (TRC): 6 credits
- Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 0 credits
|MBA Program Requirements||Units|
|BUS 530 Management Information Systems||3|
|BUS 540 Business Law for Managers||3|
|BUS 590 Business Strategy||3|
|ECN 500 Managerial Economics||3|
|FIN 500 Financial Management||3|
|MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership||3|
|MGT 510 Human Resource Management||3|
|MKT 500 Marketing Management||3|
|Elective/Concentration Module |
|Any graduate/concentration course code 500-999.||3|
|Any graduate/concentration course code 500-999.||3|
|Any graduate/concentration course code 500-999.||3|
|BUS 700 MBA Capstone: Strategy & Competition||3|
|MBA Total Units||36|
Complete the courses below to add a concentration to your MBA degree.
|AGR 500 Agricultural Management||3|
|AGR 520 Agricultural and Food Policy||3|
|MGT 620 Operations and Supply Chain||3|
|Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism||Courses Required||Units|
|HTT 500 Global Hospitality & Tourism||3|
|HTT 510 Restaurant & Culinary Management||3|
|Logistics Management||Courses Required||Units|
|MGT 605 Materials Management||3|
|MGT 620 Operations Management and Supply Chain||3|
|MGT 630 Quality Management in the Supply Chain||3|
|Luxury Brand Management ||Courses Required||Units|
|MKT 560 Marketing & Consumer Behavior||3|
|MKT 580 Luxury Brand Management||3|
|MKT 590 Social Media and Digital Marketing||3|
|MKT 595 Event Management||3|
For the course descriptions, click here.
- Complete 36 semester units of the prescribed curriculum.
- Complete a minimum of TWO internships.
- Complete all required coursework with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
- F-1 students must maintain lawful status.
|11-1021.00||General and Operations Managers|
|11-3011.00||Administrative Services Managers|
|11-3051.00||Industrial Production Managers|
|11-3071.02||Storage and Distribution Managers|
|11-9151.00||Social and Community Service Managers|
|11-9199.01||Regulatory Affairs Managers|
|11-9199.03||Investment Fund Managers|
|11-9199.04||Supply Chain Managers|
|11-9199.08||Loss Prevention Managers|
|11-9199.09||Wind Energy Operations Managers|
|11-9199.10||Wind Energy Project Managers|
|25-1011.00||Business Teachers, Postsecondary|
CAREERS BEGAN BY IAU MBA STUDENTS
Accounting Specialist (13-2011), Accountant (13-2011), Accountant Intern (13-2011), Accounting & Finance Intern (13-2011), Accounting Assistant (13-2011), Acquisition Manager (11-9199), Administrative Assistant (43-6010), Advanced Analytics Analyst (13-1111), Application Developer (15-1132), Applications Engineer (15-1132), Architectural Designer (11-9041), Assistant Account Manager (13-2011), Assistant Branch Manager (11-9199), Assistant Finance Manager (413395), Assistant Manager (11-9199), Assistant Manager -Accounting (13-2011), Assistant Media Planner (27-3099), Assistant Project Manager (13-1082), Associate Actuarial Analyst (15-2011), Audit Associate (43-3031), Audit Senior Assistant (43-3031), Benefits Specialist (13-1141), Bookkeeper (43-3031), Branding/Marketing Manager (11-9199), Business Analyst (13-1199), Business Immigration Paralegal (23-2011), Business Intelligence Analyst (13-1199), Business/Technical Analyst (13-1199), Care Assistant (29-9099), Case Manager (11-9199), Cash Management Coordinator/Accounts Payable Clerk (13-2011), Clerical Assistant (43-4121), Clinical Coordinator (19-3031), Compliance Manager (13-1041), Customer Service/Sales Associate (43-4050), Data Analyst (43-9020), Data Analyst Intern (43-9021), Data Scientist (43-9020), Design Associate (27-1020), Designer (27-1020), Digital Analyst (15-1255), Digital Marketing Coordinator (13-1161), Digital Marketing Intern (13-1161), Digital Marketing Manager (44501), E-commerce and Marketing Assistant (13-1161), E-Commerce Business Analyst-Intern (13-1199), Finance Office Assistant (13-2050), Finance/Administrative Intern (13-2099), Financial Advisor (13-2050), Financial Analyst (13-2051), HR/Operations Assistant (43-4161), Industrial Engineering Supervisor (17-2112), Intern Architect (17-1010), International Marketing Intern (13-1161), Int'l Theatrical Media Specialist(27-3099), Internet Sales (41-3099), Invoicing/Marketing Researcher (13-1161), Jr. Accountant (13-2011), Junior Designer (27-1020), Language Instructor (25-1123), Legal Assistant (23-2011), Management Intern (13-1082), Manager (11-9199), Manager Assistant (11-9199), Marketing Analyst (13-1161), Marketing Assistant Intern (13-1160), Marketing Business Manager (11-2021), Marketing Specialist (13-1161), Marketing Specialist/Coordinator (13-1161), Mulesoft/Java Developer (15-1130), Office Assistant (43-6010), Office Manager (11-1021), Operation and Administrative Support (43-1000), Operation Manager (11-1021), Operations Controller (13-1199), Package Designer Assistant (27-1020), PR/Marketing Intern (27-3031/13- 1161), Pricing/Market Analyst (13-1161), Product and Marketing Associate (13-1161), Production Assistant (27-2012), Project Designer (27-1020), Project Manager (11-9199), Project Assistant (13-1082), Public Relation / Marketing Specialist (36831), Purchasing Coordinator (13-1023), Purchasing Specialist (11-3061), Quality Assurance Engineer (15-1253), Sales & Marketing Assistant (44136), Sales & Marketing Staff Member (44136), Sales Assistant (41-0000), Sales Associate (41-3099), Sales Coordinator (41-0000), Sales Manager (11-2022), Sales Representative (41-3000), Sales/Marketing Intern (13-1021), Senior Designer (27-1020), Shipping Manager (43-5071), Social Media Marketing Assistant (27-3000), Software Engineer (15-1252), Software Engineer Intern (15-1130), Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLP-A) (29-1127), Sr. Actuarial Analyst (15-2011), Staff Accountant (13-2011), Systems Engineer (17-2061), Technical Manager (11-9199), Video Communication Specialist (27-3099).
IAU Experiences: Danusa, MBA Student