Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead an organization as you move into positions with more authority and responsibility. Juniata’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for professionals aspiring to do well in leadership roles. Like traditional MBA programs, Juniata’s curriculum focuses on developing technical expertise in the functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, economics, human resource management, and operations. But, we also go a step beyond, inspiring you to be an innovative leader by providing meaningful international study, project management and consulting experience, and executive mentors who will help you on your journey.
Formats offered: Online (January 2019 Pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education) on campus (August 2019).
What’s different about Juniata’s MBA?
International Study: The demand for Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees is strong and growing, and the MBA program market is a crowded space. Yet, many MBA programs lack an international experience of substance. Juniata’s MBA program offers an international focus and study tours course designed to engage the students in learning about the target country’s economic, political, social, and cultural contexts. (China, Taiwan, Europe).
Project Management and Consulting Experience: A Project Management and Consulting course designed to help student teams address complex business challenges for real clients. Teams will complete a thorough analysis of relevant data and market context before delivering final recommendations for the client to implement. This course mirrors professional situations the students will likely encounter after graduation and serves as the culminating or capstone experience bringing together the business functions and skills learned throughout the program. Teams will utilize Juniata’s Sill Business Incubator and Juniata Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and have industry mentors assigned to them.
Experienced Mentors: Juniata alumni have earned and thrived at prestigious leadership positions in Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Together with our Juniata Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Board and the Accounting, Business, and Economics Advisory Board, these executives are ready to mentor you—both as you complete the project management and consulting experience and throughout your graduate study at Juniata.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Curriculum
|Course||MBA course #||Credits|
|21st Century Leadership||MBA 502||3|
|Marketing in the Information Age||MBA 522||3|
|Social Entrepreneurship||MBA 540||3|
|Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods||MBA 511||3|
|Organizational Behavior||MBA 512||3|
|Professional Ethics & Social Responsibility||MBA 531||3|
|Strategic Human Resource Management and People Analytics||MBA 571||3|
|Project Management and Consulting (capstone)||MBA 580-581||3-6|
|International Business Strategy||MBA 590||3|
|Managerial Economics||MBA 523||3|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis||MBA 532||3|
|Operations & Information Management||MBA 541||3|
|Financial Markets & Institutions||4|
|Financial Theory & Analysis||4|
Total credit hours = 36
Core = 24
Italics = new courses
Over time, the MBA will add concentrations in areas to include Business Analytics, Health Care Administration, and others.
Prerequisites include an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and the completion of accounting, microeconomics, statistics, and marketing courses.