The MBA Curriculum
Students must complete between 33 and 45 credits to complete the MBA degree at La Salle University. The total number of credits required depends upon the student’s academic and professional background.
MBA Online Assessment Course
This course is required for students who score below the 25th percentile on the quantitative of the GMAT exam. This self-paced, online quantitative skills course is designed with 24 lessons covering basic quantitative skills in finance, accounting, economics, and spreadsheets.
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 three courses (3 credits each) are required but may be waived based on a student’s academic and professional background.
MBA 610 Applied Economic Analysis
MBA 615 Financial Accounting: A User Focus
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 Performance: Control and Measurement
MBA 693 Business Analytics for Informed and Effective Decision Making
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.
Accounting Business Systems and Analytics
Finance General Business Administration
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, understanding how the financial outlook of an organization might be affected by such decisions, and economic issues confronting individuals, groups, and organizations.
MBA 810 Self-Assessment for Leadership
MBA 820 Information Technology for Decision Making
MBA 830 Financial Statement Analysis
MBA 840 Frameworks for Socially Responsible Decision Making
The following course (3 credits each) is taken the final year of the program. This course provides 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 902 Competitive Strategy