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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Programs (Master of Business Administration)


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The MBA program is desgined for individuals who wish to advance their careers or for those students who want to begin a career in business. The program employs a collaborative, applied concepts approach to learning regardless of the program delivery. Each course has a strong ethics component, real-time skills, and projects relevant to students’ professions. 

Faculty who have extensive experience in business and management infuse the classroom with a dynamic, hands-on approach to real-world problem solving. The global environment, the technological environment, and the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions pervade the MBA program. 

Program Goals

The MBA program seeks to:

• Provide knowledge for managing effectively in a dynamic, global environment;
• Develop problem-solving and communication skills;
• Enhance leadership skills and inspire commitment to ethically sound business practices; and
• Foster cross-cultural understanding and demonstrate its relevance in today’s business environment.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the student will be able to:


• Articulate leadership theory for professional application in the professional world
• Apply market research, company evaluations, analysis of situations, and recommendations for solutions to a consulting project
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills to articulate current management trends, including cross-cultural and global awareness
• Demonstrate knowledge of accounting processes, key financial statements and financial analysis to determine key management decisions quantitatively
• Demonstrate knowledge of key aspects of the MBA program, finance, accounting, management and leadership knowledge, research, writing and presentation skills

Program Options

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers the MBA degree in three different options: 


• The MBA for the Experienced Professional
This option is a part-time program for working professionals. The program is comprised of 42 credits, with the option of classroom, online, or a combination of both. Classroom courses usually meet in the evening, 6:00-10:00 pm, one night a week. Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format.

• The MBA for the Early Career Professional
This option is a part-time program for those who have recently entered the work force. It consists of 45 credits.

• The Full Time MBA
This option is a nine-month, daytime, full-time course of study designed for those who have just completed a Bachelor degree. This is a 36-credit program that may have certain prerequisites for some students. The full-time MBA program utilizes the cohort learning model where a group of students enter the program together, progress through as a cohesive group, and complete the program at the same time. Peer exchange and practical application are central themes of this model. Faculty who have extensive experience in business and management infuse the classroom with a dynamic, hands on approach to real world problem solving. The global environment, the technological environment and the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions pervade the MBA program. 

Program Delivery
Program requirements for the MBA may be completed using various options:

Full-Time, Intensive MBA Program:
• Meets in the classroom Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm from September to May.

Part-Time, Experienced Professional Program:
• Evening courses are offered in the classroom once a week, from 6-10pm, on a six-week rotating schedule.
• Online courses are offered in an asynchronous format, beginning Wednesday and ending Tuesday on a six-week rotating schedule.
• Choose online, in the classroom, or a combination of both delivery formats.

MBA Concentrations

Students in Endicott’s part-time MBA programs must choose a concentration in certain areas of business administration. These concentrations include: 
• Accouting
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• General Management
• Healthcare
• Homeland Security
• Hotel Management
• Human Resources Management
• International Business
• Maritime Economics
• Marketing
• Non-Profit Management
• Operations Management
• Project Management

Evaluation

All of the courses in the curriculum employ some combination of the following assignments:
• Individual oral presentation;
• Group oral presentation;
• Individual written project; and/or
• Group written projects.

The philosophy of the program is that traditional “tests” are less relevant to MBA study. To foster deeper management and business understanding, projects, cases, examples, and illustrations are used as a way to examine and learn. There are no multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank type of examinations.

Transfer Credits for MBA Programs
A maximum of six (6) credits may be transferred into a student’s MBA course of study if the student has successfully completed applicable graduate coursework, with a grade of “B” or better, within the last five (5) years from an accredited institution. An official transcript and course descriptions must be furnished. 

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