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4 Online MBA Options at Emporia State

The AACSB-accredited School of Business at Emporia State University (ESU) is meeting the needs of working professionals and businesses alike with four accelerated online Master of Business Administration programs.

Emporia State University offers a general Master of Business Administration, as well as three specialized MBA programs. The focused concentrations blend a core business management curriculum with specialized training to prepare students to enter and excel in high-demand, high-growth fields.

Each of these 100-percent-online programs offers an accelerated curriculum with seven-week courses taught by our on-campus faculty. Students can complete the coursework and earn any of these degree in as few as 12 months. There are 36 credit hours for each program, and the tuition is an affordable $12,600, regardless of the option you choose.

  1. General MBA

    The Master of Business Administration online program provides students with a thorough understanding of the best practices in business management. The program is built on a foundation of case study-driven coursework that enables students to begin applying concepts immediately in the workplace.

    The online MBA program focuses on the fundamentals of managerial economics, financial management and marketing, as well as the use of information systems and technology to inform effective bottom-line decision-making.

    In addition to core coursework, the ESU MBA program includes 12 hours of elective courses. Students choose from eight courses including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Systems Analysis and Design, Marketing Analytics, Electronic Marketing, and Consumer Behavior. These options allow students to customize coursework based on professional interests and objectives.

    The capstone course offers the opportunity to integrate all aspects of learning, while also demonstrating an understanding of the managerial role in policy formulation and strategic development.

  2. Accounting Concentration

    The online Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration program is designed to help accounting professionals move ahead into management and executive-level positions. Through a case study-driven approach, this program hones the leadership abilities, essential business knowledge, and advanced accounting expertise demanded by top employers.

    This MBA is especially valuable if you are planning to manage financial professionals or get deeply involved in corporate financial decision-making, as it blends a powerful combination of core courses in business practice and management with more accounting courses than most similar MBA programs.

    The specialized accounting courses prepare graduates to competently navigate areas of financial management and reporting. Areas of focus include advanced accounting and issues, accounting theory, taxation implications for types of fiduciary entities, and tax planning.

  3. Information Systems Concentration

    The Master of Business Administration with Information Systems Concentration online program trains students in the leadership abilities, business management knowledge, and technical expertise in IT needed to develop technology-driven business solutions that add organizational value.

    In addition to the core MBA coursework, students gain relevant knowledge and expertise to effectively manage IT projects and assess an organization's IT capabilities. Coursework emphasizes real-world business challenges with a focus on IT project management techniques for software development projects.

    The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) emphasizes the tools and techniques that project leaders and systems analysts use to analyze, design, and document information systems. Program electives enable students to develop specialized knowledge in areas such as IT Project Management, Business Analytics, Commerce Law, Electronic Marketing, and ERP Foundations.

  4. Marketing Concentration

    The Master of Business Administration with Marketing Concentration online program prepares students for higher-level marketing roles in business with the confidence and analytical skills to operate effectively within an increasingly digital marketplace.

    This program provides extensive study of decision models and strategic metrics that form the cornerstone of marketing analytics. Students learn to predict the outcome of marketing plans to boost return on marketing investment (ROMI) using market sizing, forecasting and positioning, promotional budget allocation, profit maximization, and data-driven presentations.

    The emerging models for internet marketing in B2B and B2C environments, as well as insights into organizational strategies that affect consumers' decisions, are deeply explored.

Each of these programs is taught by an esteemed faculty with real-world experience, and each delivers academic excellence, recognized by top employers, at an exceptional value.

Learn more about Emporia State University's online MBA programs.


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