Our Part-Time Hybrid MBA Program enables students to develop and strengthen the leadership skills and functional knowledge necessary for the advancement of their careers and life goals. The program attracts experienced people from diverse professional backgrounds who are seeking a contemporary classroom setting to integrate their broad range of professional experience with theoretical knowledge. Many students will pursue the CMA, CFA, or CPA during or after their MBA degree program.
Our Part-Time Hybrid MBA program meets the needs of working, busy adults by offering a flexible format that blends online and in-person classes. The format is highly interactive and reflects the ways in which companies operate today. Students acquire skills and experience that can be applied immediately in the workplace.
This course provides graduate students with exposure to current issues in accounting that are not covered in other courses, or which have developed recently and are affecting the profession in practice.
The course is a conceptual study of the audit process with applied aspects of the discipline. It relates and compares the role and responsibility of management to that of the independent certified public accountant. It presents generally accepted auditing standards, basic audit methodology, and procedures with an emphasis on the study and evaluation of internal control. The course culminates with an in-depth analysis of the auditor’s opinion.
This course introduces students to the growing field of business analytics. Business analytics is the use of data, information technology, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods and models to support effective organizational problem solving and informed decision making. The course includes methods, tools, and techniques for summarizing and visualizing historical data, which is relevant to descriptive analytics — the use of data to find out what has happened in the past or is currently happening; methods, tools, and techniques for extracting information from existing data in order to determine patterns, which is relevant to predictive analytics — the use of data to find out what will happen in the future; and methods, tools, and techniques for optimization, which is relevant to prescriptive analytics – the use of data to determine the best course of action in the future.
Faculty in the Hybrid MBA program stress the interaction of theoretical knowledge with practical experience and shared ideas, which supports the application of learning to the workplace. Professors are accessible, focusing on the individual, and contributing to a sense of community.
Many of our students pursuing the Hybrid MBA are working full time to advance their careers in the traditional fields of finance, accounting, and marketing. Other students are employed in such diverse fields as pharmaceuticals, engineering, and social work.
La Salle School of Business is accredited by the AACSB, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.