The MBA Curriculum
Students must complete between 33 and 48 credits (plus any or all of the Basic Skills courses) to complete the MBA degree at La Salle University. The total number of credits required depends upon the student’s academic and professional background.
In order to succeed in business, individuals must first possess three basic skills: communication, computer, and quantitative abilities. Since La Salle’s MBA Program attracts individuals with a wide variety of academic backgrounds and professional experiences, the following three courses (1 credit each) may be required:
MBA 501 The Executive Communicator: Presentation Module
MBA 502 Computer Literacy for the Contemporary Business Environment
MBA 503 Mathematical Methods Module
The purpose of the Foundation area is to provide students with a functional knowledge of business theory in the context of decision-making and leadership skills. The following five courses (3 credits each) are required but may be waived based on a student’s academic and professional background.
MBA 610 Business Economics
MBA 615 Financial Accounting: A Customer Focus
MBA 620 Statistical Thinking for Managers
MBA 625 Effective and Efficient Management of Operations
MBA 630 Financial Markets
The following courses (3 credits each) provide students with practical applications for business leaders in the areas of marketing, accounting, and financial management. Applying our analytical, problem-solving approach to business education, the courses in this area ensure comprehensiveness
in the program of studies, expose the student to these areas at a more sophisticated level than most traditional MBA programs, and supply a conceptual framework for the analysis of management decision making.
MBA 690 Creating Customers Through Effective Marketing Management
MBA 691 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making, Planning, and Control
MBA 692 Financial Management
All students will select a specialization and are required to complete three 700-level courses in the specialization area, plus one 3-credit elective course in the 700 level. Not all specialization options are offered at all locations. Specialization offerings are determined by student interest at each location. Students should contact the MBA office for more information as to what is offered at each location.
Business Systems and Analytics
General Business Administration
Human Resource Management
The following courses (three credits each) provide students with a greater understanding of what it means to lead ideas and people in an organization. Topics include assessing and developing one’s leadership skills, learning how to use technology for managing the vast array of information sources available, making appropriate decisions, and understanding how the financial outlook of an organization might be affected by such decisions.
MBA 810 Self-Assessment for Leadership
MBA 820 Information Technology for Decision Making
MBA 830 Financial Statement Analysis
The following two-course sequence (3 credits each) is taken the final year of the program. These two courses are completed as a cohort group of students and provide the opportunity to integrate what has been learned in the Core, Specialization, and Executive Perspective areas while adding
a global perspective and the ethical dimension necessary to succeed in the global business arena.
MBA 901 Competing in a Global Market: Analysis of the Business Environment
MBA 902 Competing in a Global Market: Analysis and Implementation of Strategy