Master of Business Administration

Develop your capacity for leadership, collaboration, and fresh thinking in a global marketplace.

Our Master of Business Administration programs take your ideas – and your expertise – to the next level. Whether you are advancing through the ranks of an international corporation or re-entering the workplace, your Park MBA is the edge you need to succeed in business.

Locations & Learning Options

You can earn your Park MBA degree entirely through face-to-face learning, entirely online or through a combination of the two.

Our online courses afford flexibility without sacrificing academic excellence. You may earn your degree through a combination of eight-week and four-week sessions, which can be completed in as few as 15 months.

Our traditional MBA program is available at the following locations:

  • Online
  • Downtown Kansas City, MO
  • Parkville, MO
  • Oceanside, CA – Camp Pendleton
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Austin, TX
  • El Paso, TX

Our general MBA program offers the flexibility to tailor electives to your professional interests. A broad range of choices allows you to generalize or choose a focus. Alternatively, you may select one of the following formal areas of concentration:

  • Disaster Emergency Management
  • Finance
  • Global Executive
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management

Required Courses – 33 Hours, 3.0 GPA

Core. . . . . . . 21 cr.

MBA 515 Accounting for Management Decisions. . . .  . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 522 Organization Behavior and Leadership . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 524 Business Law and Ethics . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 576 Operations Management. . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 615 Managerial Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 630 Strategic Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 695 Strategic Management. . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

General (No Concentration). . . . . . . 12 cr.

Electives (choose four) . . .  . . . 12 cr.

ACC 510 Accounting Research and Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

ACC 613 Understanding Auditing and Control Mechanisms. . . . . .  . . . 3 cr.

ACC 617 Advanced Managerial Accounting Issues. . .  . . . . 3 cr.

ACC 626 Management Accounting Leadership – Role of the Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 621 Advanced Corporate Finance. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 625 International Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 640 Investment Management . . .  . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 641 Fixed Income Securities. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 642 Financial Derivatives. .  . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 643 Entrepreneurial Finance. . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 644 Financial Markets and Institutions. . . .  . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 634 Planning and Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 635 Training Development and Evaluation . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 636 Change Management and Conflict Resolution . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 637 Compensation Management. . . .  . . . . . . . 3 cr.

IB 525 Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy.  . . . . . 3 cr.

IB 610 Advanced Seminar in International Marketing. . . . . . . .3 cr.

IB 660 Strategic Global Business Management. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 507 International Economics. . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 509 Economic Development . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 520 Entrepreneurial Project Management. . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 575 Marketing Research Strategies. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 611 Green Marketing. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 616 Advanced Managerial Accounting. . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 620 Leadership in Organizations . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 633 Human Resource Management. . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 655 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. . . . . . .  . . . 3 cr.

MBA 670 Special Topics in Business . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MBA 675 Entrepreneurship Seminar. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MIS 605 Management Information Systems . . . . .  . 3 cr.

MIS 606 Strategic Information Systems. . . . . .  . . . . 3 cr.

MIS 607 Systems Analysis and Design. . . . . . .  . . . . 3 cr.

MIS 608 Topics in Information Systems. . . . . . . . . .3 cr.

MIS 609 Database Management Systems. . . . 3 cr.

PM 690 Integration, Scope, and Quality Management. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PM 691 Time and Cost Management. . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PM 692 Communications, Risk, and Stakeholder Management. . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PM 693 Human Resource and Procurement Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

QM 684 Principles of Quality Management . . .  . . . 3 cr.

QM 685 Innovative Techniques in Quality Management. . . .  . . . 3 cr.

QM 686 Innovative Project Management . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

QM 687 Collaborative Innovative Strategies . . . . . . . 3 cr.

All students complete all core courses to provide a common foundation; therefore, the program’s policy is not to waive any of the core courses.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S., or from an accredited foreign institution of higher learning.
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission. Submission of additional documentation may be requested by the Program Director.

Admission to Park University’s Master of Business Administration program is open to graduates of all fields of undergraduate study.

Types of Admission

Students will be admitted to the MBA program with one of the following admission statuses:

  1. Full Admission – Applicants who meet all admission requirements and the Graduate Admissions office has received all necessary documents, are granted full admission.
  2. Provisional Admission – Students may be admitted to a program on a provisional basis. The provisional status will be removed when applicants submit test scores or other required documents. Students accepted provisionally must submit complete and satisfactory records before completing 12 credit hours in the graduate program.
  3. Conditional Admission – In certain exceptional cases, a student who does not meet the minimum grade point average requirement, but who presents other evidence of ability to succeed in a graduate program, may be granted provisional admission by the director of the graduate program in which the applicant is applying, in concurrence with the dean or designee. The probationary status may be removed after the student has demonstrated academic ability by maintaining a “B” average for the first six credit hours of graduate courses, with no grade lower than a “B”.

Mission

The mission of the College of Management’s graduate programs in administration is to prepare business leaders as entrepreneurial thinkers who enhance competitiveness in a global environment.

Vision

The vision of College of Management’s graduate programs in administration is to use a student centered learning environment to produce responsible, innovative leaders in an ever-changing global environment.

Core Objectives

  • Foster integrity of effort
  • Promote ethics, honesty and fairness
  • Support diversity
  • Understand business theory and application
  • Develop strong written and oral communication skills
  • Integrate the changing global environment

Park’s MBA curriculum is ideal for working professionals. You’ll collaborate on team assignments and gain hands-on knowledge through projects and case study analyses.

Careers

  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Production Operations Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Information Technology Director
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Program Highlights

Accredited. Innovative. Personalized.

Our MBA program is a student-centered learning environment designed to train responsible, innovative business leaders and entrepreneurial thinkers. We’ll teach you to apply the latest knowledge and techniques to make smart, savvy business decisions. Our classes feature low student to faculty ratio – on average, 18:1, ensuring you’ll get personalized attention.

Program highlights

  • Our online M.B.A. program constantly is in the top 150 nationwide U.S. News and World Report ranking.
  • We offer highly qualified faculty possesses a combination of business expertise and academic scholarship. Instructors have both real-world professional and teaching experience, including online instruction.
  • Park is a modern educational community strengthened by diversity and more than a century of commitment to quality education.
  • Our graduate programs gives students opportunities to network with prospective employers.
  • Coursework promotes entrepreneurship and practical training via case studies and real-life experiences.
  • The interdisciplinary approach of our graduate program make for well-rounded graduates who are highly productive in the workforce and highly valuable to employers.

Faculty

Our esteemed MBA faculty members have diverse professional backgrounds and real-world expertise, as well as a strong commitment to your academic growth.


 

Dr. Greg Moore

Assistant Professor of Finance
gmoore@park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.