Our Masters in Business Association provides students with the leadership skills expected in today’s business environment. Students have the opportunity to further their leadership skills by pursuing a concentration in coaching.
This concentration is for leaders who want to learn to improve morale and remain calm in heightened situations, to build trust with others, and to facilitate team-building. Students have the chance to learn and improve upon problem solving, public speaking, and listening skills. ALU’s coaching courses cover material such as coaching in a workplace environment, personal interactions, team coaching, working with executives in a coaching relationship, and the unique challenges of coaching in a project-management setting.
Once coaching courses are completed and the student gains experience in the field, the student is then eligible to take the International Coaching Federation’s certification exam.
MBA Program – General Information
The Master of Business Administration degree prepares students for management positions in public, private, and non-profit organizations.
Students will acquire the critical knowledge and skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts to develop strategies to improve short and long-term organizational performance.
Core areas include Business Ethics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Organizational Behavior, and Graduate Capstone projects with electives forming a chosen concentration.
The MBA degree consists of 36 semester units completed over three semesters. Each semester contains three eight week modules. Two courses can be taken concurrently within a module.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:
Analyze external and internal influences on business institutions and practices.
Identify the structures in business organizations that can be managed for productivity.
Differentiate the roles and tasks of business leaders and professionals in business, industry, and non-profit organizations.
Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen business field.
Make effective business decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes.
Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in business practices and institutions.
Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business environment.