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Degrees type: Master
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is a 36-credit program that accommodates both working students and those singularly pursuing graduate study. Students can focus in accounting, project management, health and human service administration, and non-profit management. Graduates in the accounting concentration who have earned a baccalaureate in accounting will be able to meet the 150 hour requirement for CPA licensure.
At Mount Aloysius our Business Administration program is ranked in the top 35% in the United States. The study of Business is exciting; it acknowledges the reality that instantaneous communication offers unlimited opportunity in often volatile global markets. Students here benefit from an academic approach that encourages development of personal ethics, strategic thinking, problem solving, situational analysis and much more.
- Evening and online classes
- Optional 4+1 Undergrad/MBA path
A fully accredited program
After graduation some of your career choices may include:
- Human Resource Manager
- Health Administration
- Accounting CPA Firm
- Not-for-Profit Leader
- Government or Public Sector
- Chief Operating Officer
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Sustainability Officer
- General and Operations Manager
- Investment Banker
- Sports Management Professional
- MBA 505 – Human Resources of Leaders 3 Credits
- MBA 513 – Global Business 3 Credits
- MBA 515 – Marketing Management and Planning 3 Credits
- MBA 516 – Accounting and Finance for Business Leaders 3 Credits
- MBA 518 – Managerial Economics 3 Credits
- MBA 520 – Current Topics in Business Law and Ethics 3 Credits
- MBA 522 – Information Systems and Technology 3 Credits
- MBA 600 – Strategic Management and Business Policy 3 Credits
A graduate with a business degree is able to pursue any number of career options. The demand for Human Resources Managers is expected to rise 9% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 10,800 jobs.
The average median wage for a Human Resources Manager in the state of Pennsylvania is $128,280.
Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 505,400 new jobs. Employment growth will be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which will require more workers to manage these operations.
The median annual wage for management occupations was $98,560 in May 2015, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- integrate the application of theories of management, human resource management, marketing, finance, and economics in complex business settings;
- analyze various leader, follower, cultural, and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees, co-workers, and markets in a global economy;
- analyze ethical dilemmas in business situations and make decisions respecting the roles of ethics, laws, and personal integrity;
- develop problem solving skills by utilizing facts and evidence in drawing conclusions, applying decision making theories, and adapt to varied environments;
- develop an aptitude for operating businesses in volatile regulatory environments in a global setting;
- think strategically; and
- communicate effectively in professional settings.
Learning Through Service
Business Administration students had the opportunity to learn through service projects while helping their community.
International Students Find Their Niche at MAC
James Maddison gives us an inside look at studying away from home and being a part of a team.
Broadcasting the Future
Marin Granteed spoke to business students about her work with human resources at Verizon Wireless to give them a taste of the professional world.
Internships That Count
Bryan Buzi impressed a huge IT consulting firm during his Information Technology program internship and landed a full-time career!
Student Voices & Success Stories
- Kate Wackerman, Class 2016, Human Resource Assistant at Corban OneSource, St. Petersburg, FL
- Julie Vitko, Class of 2016, Director of Case Management at UPMC Hospital
- Adam Gerycz, Class of 2012, CPA at Kotzan CPA & Associates PC, Johnstown
Faculty & Staff
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Internship Coordinator
Chairperson Business Department, Associate Professor of Business Administration, MBA Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business Administration/Coordinator of Assessment & Accreditation for the Business Department
Michael Shipman, CPA
Instructor for Accounting