Program Overview

Earning an online MBA is becoming increasingly important for higher-level business careers and can help improve your salary potential and job opportunities. In fact, starting pay for MBA holders is approximately 50 percent higher than starting pay for those without an MBA, according to Forbes. Now, get the skills and credentials you need to advance your career with the online MBA program at Point Park University.

Curriculum Overview

Point Park’s online MBA program focuses on giving you skills you can use to advance and succeed in your career. Online MBA students will gain a deep understanding of critical business topics, including ethics, international finance and business law. Each course is taught by one of our experienced faculty members, who bring their real-world knowledge to the classroom. Thanks to our supportive learning environment, you’ll have access to all the tools you need to succeed now and in your future career endeavors.

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  • Next Start Date:January 7, 2018
  • Est. Program Length:2-3 Years
  • Credit Hours:36
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$595
 
MBA Core Curriculum (36 credits)
  • MBA 511 – Accounting for Managers
  • MBA 560 – Ethical Leadership & Sustainable Organizations
  • MBA 570 – Global Environment of Business
  • MBA 571 – Legal Environment of Business
  • MBA 572 – Marketing
  • MBA 573 – Corporate Finance
  • MBA 574 – Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 575 – Organizational Systems
  • MBA 576 – Quantitative Methods
  • MBA 577 – Strategic Planning
  • MBA 578 – Managerial Economics
  • MBA 595 – Special Topics in Management
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This course provides an overview of financial and managerial accounting, with the focus upon the use of financial information within organizations to understand and analyze activities and operations. An objective is to develop an understanding of the basic structure and substance of a company’s financial statements from a user’s perspective. In addition, the course provides an understanding of planning and budgetary control systems and basic financial performance measurements.
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This course examines how ethical leadership creates sustainable learning organizations, by helping students discover what values make a leader ethical and effective. This course exposes the student to concepts and theories of the ethical decision-making process so students can appraise the signs of an ethical dilemma in order to resolve conflict in an organization. Students will uncover how ethical leaders create trust and cooperation. Participants in this class will assess the values and principles that unite organizations to become sustainable in a global environment.
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This course introduces the global environment of multinational and transnational business operations. Topics to be discussed include the structures and processes of international business transactions as well as the impact of major economic, political, social and ecological issues. The positive and negative impacts of globalization will be assessed.
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The relationship of the business manager to the legal foundations of the business/economic system is considered through theory and case studies. The legal and regulatory climates in which businesses operate are examined. The impact of international laws such as the act of state doctrine, and the effects of U.S. legislation on multinational business operations will also be considered.
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This class will examine contemporary marketing topics. Markets and their environments, goods and services from inception to final consumption will be discussed. Product, pricing, promotion and distribution issues will be analyzed. Moreover, aspects of planning and organizing for the domestic and international marketplace will be explored.
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The class will examine discounted cash flow techniques for decision-making applications. Topics to be examined will involve operational budgeting, capital appropriation requests, investment planning, new product introductions, acquisitions, divestitures, shutdowns, and other special project decisions. The course will combine theory, cases and computer application projects. Prerequisite: MBA 511.
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This course examines human behavior in organizations at both the micro and macro levels. The interaction of human, technological and structural factors in organizations will be examined. Important issues to be considered include theories of communication, motivation and decision making. Issues of organizational politics and the challenges of conflict management will be addressed. Special attention is given to designing efficient and effective organizational structures and processes, and the application of modern organization theories to real world situations.
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This course examines systems thinking, holistic analysis, and systems dynamics. A variety of systems theories ranging from mechanistic approaches, organismic approaches, cybernetics as well as current understandings of flux and transformations will be examined. Special attention is given to practical applications to real world businessproblems.
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This course provides a general overview of statistical techniques and quantitative methods used in business and government. Probability theory and statistical decision models are covered. Forecasting, linear regression and correlation analysis leading to computer use for solutions will be the basis for a class project.
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This course will enable students to identify, comprehend, and appraise an organization’s strategies and policies. It will provide students with the methodology to formulate and implement strategy, and to analyze possible consequences of strategic and policy actions.
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Managerial Economics deals with a diversity of issues. For instance, the class will discuss ways of directing scarce resources in an efficient manner so as to attain managerial goals defined by the firm. To this end, students will learn to apply economic ideas, theories and methodologies in a strategic manner to enhance corporate performance. Students also will analyze organizational structures in order to maximize corporate behavior in the multitude of industrial and service sectors in which firms operate. Discussion of additional pertinent topics will provide students with further ways of using managerial economics tools and procedures in the modern business environment.
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Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Master of Business Administration program should complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit official transcripts. To submit your transcripts, print and complete the official transcript request form and fax it to 1-800-473-2512.
  3. Submit a 500-word statement of purpose, which addresses how your professional experience and career goals relate to graduate study.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation. Your references should be in a position to assess your potential for successful graduate study.
  5. Submit current resume.

Career Outcomes


Marketing Manager

Marketing managers oversee advertising programs for products and services. They may design budgets, plan promotional campaigns, negotiate contracts, analyze market research studies and take on other responsibilities that help their programs run successfully. These professionals may work in radio, television, print media or online formats and must be comfortable working against deadlines.

Financial Manager

Financial managers are responsible for looking after the financial well-being of a company or organization. They work heavily with numbers and often prepare financial statements and forecasts, review financial reports and ensure their legal compliance, supervise relevant employees and analyze market trends. The ultimate goal of financial managers is to work closely with top managers to help them make sound financial decisions.

Management Consultant

Management consultants work with organizations to help them improve their functioning and efficiency. These professionals may work in the public or private sector and often assist with company restructuring, cost reduction, creating new products and services, and advising management. Common sectors of employment include business, human resources, marketing and information technology.

Investment Banker

The primary role of investment bankers is to raise capital and finances for banks, companies and governments. Their work may include providing financial and investment advice, structuring acquisitions, mergers or sales, creating documentations necessary for IPOs, identifying financial risks and more. Investment bankers often work at large investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase or Deutsche Bank.

Sales Manager

Sales managers are responsible for directly overseeing the work of sales teams. Their duties may include resolving customer complaints, preparing budgets, analyzing sales statistics, planning and coordinating training programs for their staff, developing sales techniques and more. Sales managers are most often employed in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing and finance industries

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