Program Options: Concentrations, MBA Elective Courses
(3 courses; 9 credits)
Students may choose from the following pathways:
- Choose a concentration that consists of three courses that are unique to the concentration and that are focused on a particular profession or industry.
- Create a grouping of three courses drawing from any of the MBA Elective Courses listed. Note the suggested areas of study listed below (7B0).
- Choose from any of the MBA Elective Courses to complement up to six transfer credits (see above).
1. Profession or Industry Focused Concentration
Health Sector Management (7B8): HS500, HS512, HS515
No work experience in the healthcare field; no previous academic studies and no special admission requirements are necessary to pursue this concentration.
2. Suggested Custom Focused Course Groupings (7B0)
Suggested course groupings offer a focused study path that allows students to choose elective courses that align with their needs and interests. Note that some groupings are interdisciplinary, drawing from business, accounting, education, health administration and theology. Suggestions for course groupings are as follows:
Financial Management: MB510, MB641, AC620, AC640,
Training & Development: HR525, ED540, ED650, ED662, ED650, ED662, MB520, MB560,
Accounting: AC540, AC520, AC550, AC630; All accounting courses are available to MBA students with indicated preparatory and prerequisite coursework completed.
Ethics in Business: MB530, AC520, AC550
Intercultural / Crosscultural Studies: ED560, MB650, **TH572
Quality & Continuous Improvement: MB560, MB641, ED650, HS715
Human Resources: HR525, HR535, MB651
Sport Administration: *SE500
3. MBA Elective Courses
Please speak to an Admissions Counselor or Advisor about elective and course equivalency options and availabilty.
AC 520 – Legal Environment / Business Law (Ethics)
AC 530 – Research for Accounting Professionals
AC 540 – Accounting Information Systems
AC 550 – Leadership & Relationship Management (for accountants)
AC 600 – Taxation (Business)
AC 610 – Audit (Risk Management & Assurance Services)
AC 620 – Advanced Topics in Disclosure & Financial Reporting
AC 620 – Advanced Management Accounting
AC 640 – (Applied) Corporate Financial Management
AC 650 – International Accounting
HR 525 – HRM-Leading People, Managing Change
ED 505 – Curriculum Design, Development & Assessment
ED 524 – Digital Strategies for 21st Century Learning
ED 540 – Adult Education & Self-Directed Learning
ED 560 – Intercultural Communications & Learning
ED 650 – Theories & Principles in Adult Education & Training
ED 662 – Technology in Adult Education & Training
HR 525 - Managing People Through Change
HS 500 - Healthcare in the US
HS 515 - Health Services Management
MB 560 – Quality Leadership
MB 641 - Statistical Thinking
MB 650 - Cross-Cultural Leadership
MB 651 - Strategic Leadership of Human Capital
*SE 500 - Sport Facility & Event Management
SE 505 - Legal Strategies in Sport Administration
SE 600 - Leadership in Sport Administration
**TH 541 - Church Management & Leadership
**TH 550 - Foundations of Catholic Theology
**TH 572 - Ministry in the Intercultural Church of America
**TH 617 - Pastoral Leadership Among Latino Catholics
*Undergraduate Course Equivalencies
If a student successfully completes the undergraduate courses of Sport Facilities Management (SE 318) and Sport Facility and Event Planning (SE 300) with a B or better, and subsequently completes a one credit independent study research project, the study to require selection of a faculty advisor and application approval by the Graduate Coordinator, said student will upon completion qualify for a three credit graduate waiver of (SE 500) Sport Facility & Event Management.
**Courses offered in the twelve week term format may not be compatible without scheduling adjustments.
Matriculates in the MBA program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
No employment experience required.
Successful completion (B- / 2.7 GPA or better) or other evidence of competency in of each of the following prior to graduate course (500 level and above) enrollment is required. *In some cases, professional experience will be considered. Students with undergraduate degrees who have not yet completed any or all of these courses may do so through our online offerings prior to enrolling in 500 level courses. SJC courses are indicated in parentheses and include both on campus and online courses.
- Macroeconomics (EC 203, or, BA202)
- Financial Accounting (AC 210)
- Managerial Accounting (AC 211)
- Business Finance (FI 301)
*Applicants must also submit a resume or work history to supplement their application and allow for a comprehensive evaluation that takes professional credentials into consideration.
Scheduling of Preparatory Courses Suggested pairings for students who must take two courses per term:
Bachelor degreed applicants who meet all of the admission and preparatory requirements who elect to take two courses in each of the five ten week terms can complete the program in one year!
Applicants must submit the following two items for evaluation of preparedness for success in the program:
The essay synthesizes the applicant’s reflections on their personal beliefs and life experiences and why they believe that the MBA program suits their values, ethics, professional goals and aspirations. This self-assessment essay should explain what the applicant believes is the gap between where they perceive their current business and leadership skills to be and where they would like those skills to be upon completion of the MBA program.
To this end, there are two areas of self-assessment and reflection that the essay must address:
1. Who are you as a person? Who do you aspire to become?
Example questions that might be considered for critical introspection include: Who am I? What do I care about? What matters to me most? What lessons have my life taught me? What kind of person do I aspire to be? How do I hope others will be influenced by my example?
2. What do you hope to accomplish from your studies in the MBA program?
This portion of the essay should explain why you believe that the MBA program aligns with your personal and professional goals and how you plan to be successful in the program.
- The essay must not be a biographical accounting of the applicant’s accomplishments and skills, but rather an in depth self-analysis of the person who he/she is.
- Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to speak directly to the two required areas of self-assessment and reflection, as this is a required ability for success throughout the program.
- The essay will be evaluated for clarity and quality of expression.