Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) will enhance a student’s ability to incorporate evidence-based decision-making and systematic approaches to solve complex problems. Students will utilize a variety of business-based frameworks to decisions in today’s fast-paced, business environment. The use of proven business practitioners and leaders to teach Walsh MBA classes helps to bridge the gap between classroom theory and real-world practices.

The MBA prepares graduates for positions in mid- to upper-level management by providing a broad, general education in major areas of business study. With an emphasis on professional communication, the MBA program encompasses the study of accounting, finance, management, information technology, economics, strategy, and related disciplines.

The MBA program consists of 12-13 classes for 36-39 credits. The MBA degree requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

MBA Foundation Course

MGT 502FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

3

MBA Core Courses

ACC 510FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

BL 556BUSINESS LAW

3

COM 510LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

3

ECN 600FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

3

FIN 500PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

3

IT 520INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

MGT 600ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP

3

MGT 601DESIGN THINKING

3

MGT 621LEADING DEI CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONS

3

MGT 685STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE ENTERPRISE

3

MKT 550MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

3

QM 520BUSINESS ANALYTICS

3

MBA Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from any 500-600-level course not already required in the program.

Fast Track Option

Walsh Fast Track allows Master of Business Administration students the ability to complete a maximum of four doctoral-level courses as part of their master's degree requirements. Doctoral level courses successfully completed with a grade of “B” (3.000) or higher will be considered for advanced standing credit in the Doctor of Business Administration degree. A student must be in good standing to pursue the Fast Track program.  Completion of  doctoral level courses does not guarantee admission to doctoral level programs. 

The following doctoral level courses can be taken to replace master's level courses:

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ACC 510 ACC 732
COM 510 COM 765
ECN 600 ECN 724
MKT 550  MKT 743

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a master’s degree from Walsh:

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Earn a minimum 36 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 24 semester credit hours in residence in the MBA program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted toward graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”