Master of Business Administration MBA
Linking current theory to practice, the Walsh University DeVille School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop and refine interpersonal and analytical skills that are essential to planning, organizing, and controlling activities of contemporary organizations. The program’s primary theme is to improve an organization’s effectiveness through organizational and personal leadership. The intention is to provide the knowledge a leader needs for productive interaction and coordination with other persons across the organization.
To this end, leadership concepts and skills concerning organizational design and personnel behavior are explored and managerial and interpersonal skills are developed on a foundation of understanding across an organization’s functional areas. The foundation includes assessing and filling client requirements, controlling cash flows, developing efficient operations, and establishing and maintaining information systems.
The intent of the Walsh MBA Program is to develop a general understanding of such models and the capacity to adapt them to a specific organization. While the program explicitly acknowledges that an understanding of these areas of expertise is vital to the effective management of an organization, the focus is on developing leadership talent able to identify and enhance cross-functional synergies, thereby improving overall organizational effectiveness.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Think critically and solve problems within organizations, supporting decisions with appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques.
- Demonstrate sustainable ethical organizational leadership capabilities.
- Demonstrate integrative professional and personal knowledge within a dynamic global business environment.
- Demonstrate advanced communication competencies within a business context.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the core areas of business.
- Graduates demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized area of business.
Areas of Specialty
The MBA Management Specialty links current theory to practice and provides the knowledge a leader needs for productive interaction with others within the organization. The coursework develops and refines the qualitative leadership, quantitative, and analytical skills needed for a leader to plan effectively, organize, lead and control the activities of an organization.
- Healthcare Management
The MBA Healthcare Management Specialty is designed to create a balance between business knowledge and the unique aspects and demands of the healthcare field. The specialty provides future leaders with a wide range of competencies and skills needed to advance or develop their careers in the rewarding field of healthcare management.
The Marketing Specialty combines the traditional area of marketing communications with e-commerce and other emerging social marketing opportunities to provide an understanding of the role and importance of the media and technology in forming a unique focus. This coursework prepares professionals to foresee changes in the marketplace and enable them to develop strategic and customer focused approaches in current and emerging businesses.
The MBA Entrepreneurship Specialty is designed to prepare current and prospective business leaders with the competencies and skills needed to aptly identify and assess problems and create viable and sustainable business opportunities within an entrepreneurial environment. The coursework fosters an entrepreneurial spirit while developing and refining the qualitative leadership and quantitative skills necessary to apply sound business practices to emerging opportunities in the business environment.