Degree At A Glance
- Credits: 36
- Tuition per Credit: $775
- Online and in-person classes
- Rolling admissions
- 8 week courses
- Earn your MBA in as little as one year. Part-time students can earn an MBA in two years.
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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. Fulltime students can complete the program in one year.
A Distinct Experience
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As an MBA student you will have opportunities to interact with:
- Faculty with a wide range of professional and academic experience
- A strong alumni network of ambitious professionals committed to helping fellow Juniatians
- Seasoned business leaders through the Glaeser Executive-in-Residence program, the Business Advisory Board, and entrepreneur mentors
- Corporate clients through the project management and consulting course
- Fellow students from the U.S. and abroad with experience in a variety of industries
Juniata’s business faculty have an extraordinary amount of professional experience. Our faculty have previously served as chief financial and chief marketing officers for international corporations, worked for the largest accounting and management consulting firms in the world (KPMG, PwC, Aon, etc.), consulted with hundreds of startups, and worked with venture capital firms. This professional experience brings with it access to large professional networks for our students and the practical expertise students need to enhance their own careers.
One-hundred percent of Juniata’s business faculty hold the terminal degree in their field. They hold PhDs and professional licenses and certifications (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Management Accountant, etc.). Our faculty regularly publish and present their research and some faculty have done successful research with students. Learn more about alumnus Gabe Castro here: https://think.juniata.edu/stories/article/making-connections.php
The Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (JCEL), housed in the Bob & Eileen Sill Business Incubator, is an experiential learning program for students that encourages entrepreneurial thought and action.
JCEL offers all of the necessary elements to help students develop their ideas for a new product, service, intellectual property, or enterprise and turn them into reality. These newly found business ventures could lead to securing a patent or copyright, starting a business, or forming a non-profit project/organization that addresses a social problem.
JCEL is a unique resource of funding, expertise, and space for viable student business ideas. Through our NextStep and seed capital programs, you can use the Bob & Eileen Sill Business Incubator for business planning, research, technology, light manufacturing, conferences, meetings, and other business needs.
In addition to learning from faculty who have a broad variety of experiences, students receive insight and mentoring from business leaders through Juniata’s Glaeser Executive-In-Residence program.
Executives offer a public presentation; participate in classes; offer advice on interviewing, resume preparation and career progression; work with Juniata’s business professors to hold workshops; and host one-on-one sessions with students. Both executives and students report the individual attention is the highlight of the executive-in-residence experience.
The Glaeser Executive-In-Residence program was made possible by an endowment from Carl ‘77 and Nancy ‘76 Glaeser. The program invites business professionals who have achieved uncommon success in the business world to work in residence at the college.
Previous Executives-in-Residence include:
- Tom Wynn - CEO, Peerless Industrial Group
- Mike Appleby - Senior Vice President, QVC
- Fred Mason - Managing Director, Caterpillar
- Jack Makdad – CEO, Makdad Industrial Supply
- Lisa Giles - CEO, Optivara, Inc.
- Tracy Grajewski – Senior Vice President Human Resources, Highmark
- Carl Glaeser - Managing Partner at Palladian Capital Partners
- Todd Kulp - CFO of Ecopetrol America
- Charles “Bud” Wise – Vice President Human Resources, PPG Industries
- Carol McFate - Chief Investment Officer, Xerox
- Robert McDowell - Managing Partner, CHM Partners International
- George Meyer – Vice President Operations, Irvine Company
- Kurt Shreiner – Executive Vice President & Founder, Atlantic Capital Bank
Juniata College has a long tradition of strength in international education. That same strength extends to our graduate programs. The curriculum recognizes the importance of international economic issues and intercultural competence. Many of our faculty have lived and worked outside the U.S. and share their perspectives on international business. MBA students also have opportunities to participate in international study trips, work on consulting projects for international companies, and interact with students who have lived and worked outside of the U.S.
International trips are an optional part of the International Business Strategy course. These trips are generally panned for twice per year and
- Include visits to local companies, governmental offices, and partner colleges and universities
- Feature tours of cultural and historical sites
- Include business workshops and seminars focused on international business
- Enhance students’ understanding of another culture though immersion
- Allow students to expand their professional network
- Enhance students’ global expertise and broaden their management perspective
For example, during a recent trip to China, Juniata students met with corporate leaders from Coca-Cola and GM in Shanghai and with Foxconn management in Chengdu. Students also collaborated with students from several of our partner universities and discussed a wide range of issues related to U.S. – China trade. Students also had the opportunity to visit The Great Wall, the Palace Museum, and the Bird Nest Olympic Park among other cultural and historic sites.
Please note: Additional fees apply for international trips.
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.
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).
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Curriculum
MBA-502 21st Century Leadership
This graduate level course is designed to strengthen students' leadership abilities by exploring leadership concepts, theories and student's experiences of leading. The role and function of leaders looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Leaders must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of partners, stakeholders and constituents.
Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits
NP-522 Marketing in Info Age
This course examines traditional marketing and how it has adjusted as a result of the challenges and opportunities of marketing in the Information Age. Information technology as manifested in the Internet and other enabling technologies creates a valuable marketing opportunity, and a great peril. As customers and competitors learn the power of real-time information, companies must learn to compete in a world where location and other long-held advantages may be less important.
NP-540 Social Entrepreneurship
The goal of the class is to expose students to the field of social entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on understanding how social entrepreneurs effect positive social change. The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of social entrepreneurship, understand what makes it distinctive from traditional entrepreneurship, and identify and understand the framework needed to start and grow a sustainable social venture. The course will explore the assessment of the variations of social entrepreneurship, from the creation of an organization aimed at creating positive social change, to social responsibility initiatives within the concept of corporate social entrepreneurship.
MBA-511 Quantitative Analysis & Research Methods
Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods will examine some of the principle analytical tools for decision-making in business and investigation in the social sciences.
MBA-512 Organizational Behavior
In this graduate level course students will understand and interpret the theories and professional practices as related to organizational behavior. This will help students to acquire and use vital business knowledge and skills, and will invite students to think critically. Students will be able to explain relevant business, organizational, and leadership terms, facts, and processes. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, and will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making. Students will analyze information to inform organizational decisions. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making, will force students to think critically, and will help students to recognize and evaluate the broad effects of business decisions. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills. This will assist students, as they move forward into their lives and careers, to communicate professionally. Students, working in teams, will propose solutions to a business or organizational case. This will provide students with the benefit of learning to work as members of teams.
Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits
MBA-531 Professional Ethics & Social Responsibility
This graduate level course examines the responsibilities of management and senior executives as they lead organizations. The course will focus on stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility, ethics and morality, sustainable development. Students will learn to analyze, question critically, challenge and change ethical and moral standards, priorities, points of trade-off and compromise to be applied to business and professional behavior.
Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits
MBA-571 Strategic HR Management & People Analytics
This graduate level course examines the fundamental issues behind current theory, techniques and practices encountered in human resource management.
MBA-580 Project Management and Cntg
MBA 580 is the Capstone Course in the MBA program that examines the challenges of providing project management in the information age of global and cultural contexts. Project management as manifested in today's workplace provides both opportunity and great responsibility. The role and function of project managers looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Project managers must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of team members.
MBA-590 International Business Strategy
MBA 590 is an advanced level international business strategy course that focuses on the development of skills to understand a variety of business issues that professional managers face when managing organizations in international markets. Students will first develop an understanding of the conceptual frameworks that are the cornerstones for establishing global businesses. Specifically, the course will explore matters related to politics, laws, economics, cultures, ethics and norms that will affect how business professionals operate organizations in a global market. Students will be expected to learn tools relevant to international trade and investment that are critical to multinational enterprises (MNEs). Some of the key topics we will explore in this course includes entry mode choice, organizational architecture design, internal control and incentive mechanisms; and assessing the challenges of global citizenship, ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility for international business.
Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits
MBA-523 Managerial Economics
Microeconomics is crucial to understanding the environment in which a manager operates, and as such facilitates better decisions under uncertainty. The main goal of this graduate level course is to employ microeconomic models to guide business decisions and to analyze industries. Undergirding this goal is crystallizing one's understanding of the ethical tradition of the mainstream Neoclassical economic framework and other ethical traditions that critique the Neoclassical tradition.
MBA-532 Financial Reporting
The course examines current practices in corporate financial reporting and fundamental issues related to asset valuation and income determination. The emphasis is on financial statement analysis and interpretation of financial disclosures to help improve risk assessment, forecasting, and decision-making.
MBA-541 Operations & Information Management
Operations and Information Management is designed to expose you to many of the widely accepted quantitative and qualitative methods for solving a wide range of business problems.
AC-537 Cost Accounting
An analysis of the use of cost accounting systems to accumulate and allocate costs to support decision-making and managerial control. Emphasis is on solving real business problems. We will also explore socio-economic theories of the firm so that you may better understand the reasons/rationale for the many cost management techniques and procedures used to aid in making business decisions.
AC-563 Financial Markets & institutions
Financial Markets and Institutions is a graduate level economics course. Students develop a deeper understanding of the purpose of financial markets, what is required for them to operate well and why they sometimes fail, and also the important role of monetary policy in the economy.
SpringOdd Years3 Credits Prerequisites: EB222 and graduate status.
AC-564 Financial Theory & Analysis
AC564 Financial Theory & Analysis develops the skills and knowledge you need to effectively evaluate investment choices and put together an appropriate investment portfolio for an individual or an institution.
SpringVariable3 Credits Prerequisites: EB361 and EB211 or ND.SS214
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.
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