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Online Masters Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program

Business Administration


Program Description

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration Degree is to prepare students for management positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions to contemporary business problems. Students will acquire the critical knowledge and skills needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts to develop strategies to improve short-, medium-, and long-term organizational performance.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:

  1. Analyze the external and internal influences on business institutions and practices.
  2. Identify the structures in business organizations that can be managed for productivity.
  3. Differentiate the roles and tasks of business leaders and professionals in business, industry and non-profit organizations.
  4. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen business field.
  5. Make effective business decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes.
  6. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in business practices and institutions.
  7. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business environment.

What’s Unique about the ALU MBA Program?

MBA – Power Generation Management Concentration provides a graduate business degree curriculum with a concentration in Power Generation. This concentration supplements any engineer or manager looking for an MBA with the option to focus along lines of current practice.

Certificate – Power Generation Management provides courses that broadly review Power Generation and can be taken as electives, allowing the student to earn a certificate in Power Generation while working on a degree or stand along certificate.

The MBA program has a number of coaching courses. These provide students with the leadership skills expected in today’s business environment. 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. Here is a sampling of the electives that the student can take:

COH510 Coaching in the Workplace: Coaching in the Workplace introduces students to the basic concepts, principles, methods and procedures underlying the coaching process and leadership skills. It covers the nature and scope and function of methods specifically developed and proven in business. Students will learn what it takes to be a coach, how to use the core coaching methods and how to apply these to common scenarios. The course includes a section on how to develop a flexible style of influence and how to change the student’s conversational style to reach mutually beneficial outcomes. This course equips students with the fundamentals of coaching and prepares them for other coaching courses in the degree program.

COH515 Personal Coaching: The course introduces a personal approach to the development and use of coaching. Topics are packed with all the information, tools, and techniques students need to take personal coaching to another level. These include building rapport, different levels of listening, using intuition, behavioral barriers, identifying goals The course will guide students through the entire process from the first meeting with a client to when coaching ends.

COH520 Coaching Teams: This course covers agile teams coaching and presents tools and techniques to apply and mindsets to change in order to coach agile teams to higher performance. It teaches students how to be an agile coach and transform to the next level of coaching by challenging them to perform to the best of their role. The course presents simple, practical ways for agile coaches to achieve their goals.

COH525 Executive Coaching: This Executive Coaching course exposes students to the wide variety of topics involved in being a leader and coach. The material includes effective leadership behavior, leading change, participative leadership, contingency theories, power & influence tactics, dyadic relations, and cross-cultural leadership. Students will be equipped to become ethical transformational leaders.

COH530 Group Theory & Skills: This course introduces students to the theory and research needed for successful group dynamics. It addresses the various theories of experiential learning, group goals, interpersonal communication, leadership, power, decision making, controversy, creativity, and conflict management. In addition, students will practice skills on valuing diversity, cooperative learning, leading counseling groups, team development and training in group discourses. The class will examine the importance of interpersonal and intrapersonal leadership skills for a strong cohort of team leaders.

COH540 Project Management Coaching: This course supplies the student with skills and knowledge to be a coach for business projects. It covers the common management challenges and how to start off in the right direction on projects. The project management processes are explained and the student is encouraged to develop process skills. The student develops discernment about which activities are essential, which are optional and which are rarely needed. The course equips the student to deal with the realities of managing projects.





BUS630 Power Generation: This course provides a general overview of the core concepts that comprise Power Generation. This first course includes electrical power topics stemming from generation, transmission, and distribution to consumption. The intent of this curriculum is to provide an overview of what has to be managed in a Power Generation environment with exploration of implications for management in this area.

BUS632 Power Transmission & Distribution: This course provides a general overview of the core concepts that comprise Power Transmission and Distribution. This course includes the generation of electrical power topics stemming from Power Sequence Plant to Home, Transformers and Substations, Power Lines, High Voltage Transmission, Community Level Distribution to Homes and Businesses.

BUS635 Power Operations & Grid Systems: This course provides a general overview of the core concepts that comprise Power Operations and GRID Systems. This course includes topics stemming from Power Operation Basics to Monitoring and Communication Systems, Quality Control, Basic GRID Concepts and Operations, Smart GRIDS, Operations Management, and the Future of Electrical Distribution. The intent of this curriculum is to provide an overview of areas within a Power Generation environment with exploration of implications for management in this area.

BUS637 The GRID: This course provides a more in-depth overview of the core concepts that comprise The GRID. Topics range from Smart GRID and Electric Sales, Supply Side Challenges, Business Models, The New Utility Industry, Integrated Regulated or Public Cooperative Structure, De-integrated Deregulated Generation and Regulated GRID, Vertical Integration, Competition to Smart Integration. The intent of this curriculum is to provide the opportunity for discussion about systems thinking in conjunction with these elements of the GRID and how systems thinking can impact the future of Power Generation.

BUS640 The Power Market: This course provides a general overview of the core concepts that comprise The Power Market through discussion, beginning with an overview of how markets work, moving through competition in the market, deregulation and politics, market competitors, generators, owners, and concluding with Federal and State policy, supply and demand, pricing and environmental issues. The intent of this curriculum is to provide the opportunity for discussion about change management and economics in conjunction with elements of the Power Market and how change management and economics can impact the future of Power Generation.


Degree Plan for Master of Business Administration Degree

SemesterCourse #Course Name Credit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationReq. Elective
1 ORT100Orientation 0 000
BUS560Business Ethics 3 300
MGT500Management 3 300
MGT530Marketing Management 3 300
BUS/MGTElective 3  00 3
Semester Credit Hours 12  90 3
2 BUS510Managerial Accounting 3 300
BUS540Managerial Economics 3 300
BUS580Strategies for Change 3 300
BUS/MGTElective 3 003
Semester Credit Hours 12  90 3
3 MGT590Advanced Organizational Behav. 3 300
BUS/MGTElective 3  00 3
BUS/MGTElective 3  00 3
BUS799Graduate Capstone 3 300
Semester Credit Hours 12  60 6
Total for Semesters 1-3 36  240 12
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