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.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:
What’s Unique about the ALU MBA Program?
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.
Degree Plan for Master of Business Administration Degree
|Semester||Course #||Course Name||Credit Hours||Prereq.||Core/ Major||General Education||Req. Elective|
|Semester Credit Hours||12||9||0||3|
|BUS580||Strategies for Change||3||3||0||0|
|Semester Credit Hours||12||9||0||3|
|3||MGT590||Advanced organizational Behav.||3||3||0||0|
|Semester Credit Hours||12||6||0||6|
|Total for Semesters 1-3||36||24||0||12|
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