MBA Course Requirements

I. Required Core Courses * 

  Course #   Course Title   Units
  BA 301   Managerial Economics    3
  BA 304   Marketing Management   3
  BA 306   Business Research Methodology   3
  BA 307   Operations Management   3
  BA 320   Organization Behavior and Administration   3
  BA 340   Managerial Accounting and Financial Control   3
  BA 380   Business Strategy and Decision-Making   3
Total MBA Core Courses: ...................................................................   21

* One or two of these courses may be substituted by the Program Director for a cohort group pursuing a specific concentration. 

II. MBA Concentrations 

          Students should choose a concentration to complete the requirements for the MBA degree. The University offers five (5) concentrations: International Business, Finance Management and Investment Banking, General Business, Human Resource Management, and Management Information Systems.  A personal concentration may be created for a student or a cohort group of students with the permission of the Program Director. 

A. International Business (12 units) 

The International Business (IB) concentration is designed to train students in the fields most relevant to international managers. Students should choose four (4) of the following courses:

  Course #   Course Title   Units
  BA 310   International Economics   3
  BA 313   International Marketing   3
  BA 314   International Finance   3
  BA 315   International Business and Investment Strategy   3
  BA 316   International Management   3
  BA 317   Political and Legal Aspects of International Business   3
  BA 318   Import-Export Management   3
  BA 343   International Banking   3
  BA 344   International Securities and Foreign Exchange   3
  BA 370   Communications in Leadership and Negotiations   3
  BA 391   Graduate Internship in International Business   3

B. Finance Management and Investment Banking (12 units)

The Finance Management and Investment Banking (FM/IB) concentration emphasizes various aspects of American and international finances.  Stress is placed on the use of finance as a management tool. 

  Course #   Course Title   Units
  BA 303   Finance Management   3
and students should select three (3) courses from the following:
  BA 314   International Finance   3
  BA 315   International Business and Investment Strategy   3
  BA 344   International Securities and Foreign Exchange   3
  BA 345   Commercial Banking and Lending   3
  BA 360   Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance Management   3
  BA 363   Investment Science   3
  BA 364   Investments (Real Estate)   3
  BA 365   Investments (The Stock Market)   3
  BA 366   Econometrics   3
  BA 392   Graduate Internship in Finance Management and Investment Banking   3

 

C. General Business (12 units) 

The General Business (GB) concentration provides courses in small business and general business in both human and quantitative aspects, suitable for the future general manager.

  Course #   Course Title   Units  
  BA 302   Principles of Management   3  
  BA 303   Finance Management   3  
and students select two (2) courses from the following:
  BA 305   Project Management   3  
  BA 308   Human Resources Management   3  
  BA 309   Ethics of Business Management   3  
  BA 323   Organizational Development   3  
  BA 330   Entrepreneurship   3  
  BA 331   Social Environment of Business   3  
  BA 360   Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance Management   3  
  BA 364   Investments (Real Estate)    3  
  BA 393   Graduate Internship in General Business   3  

 

D. Human Resources Management (12 units) 

The Human Resources Management (HRM) concentration provides courses in human and psychological aspects, which are important for the future human resource managers.

  Course #   Course Title   Units  
  BA 302   Principles of Management   3
  BA 308   Human Resources Management   3
and students select two (2) courses from the following:
  BA 309   Ethics of Business Management   3
  BA 316   International Management   3
  BA 323   Organizational Development   3
  BA 324   Leadership Development   3
  BA 331   Social Environment of Business   3
  BA 336   Human Factors in Small Businesses   3
  BA 337   Personnel Law   3
  BA 370   Communications in Leadership and Negotiations   3
  BA 394   Graduate Internship in Human Resources Management   3

 

E. Management Information Systems(12 units) 

The Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration emphasizes management, design, development, and operation of information systems.

Prerequisite courses (included in foundation courses if necessary): 
  Course #   Course Title   Units  
  CS 10   Introduction to Computer Science   3  
  BA 146   Applications Software   3  
Graduate level concentration courses (12 units): 
  Course #   Course Title   Units  
  BA 350   Management Information Systems    3  
and students should select three (3) courses from the following:
  BA 352   Advanced Systems Anaysis and Design   3  
  BA 353   Information Systems Database Management   3  
  BA 354   E-Commerce   3  
  BA 355   Special Topics in Management Information Systems   3  
  BA 395   Graduate Internship in Management Information Systems   3  

III. MBA Research Project, MBA Internship Report, or Comprehensive Examination (CE) 

An MBA candidate may complete the program by writing an MBA research project (a minimum GPA of 3.2 or the Program Director permission is required for this option) or a report of a graduate internship assignment. These activities result in a project defense or an oral presentation of the report in front of a graduate committee. The project’s topic and the choice of employment for the internship must be related to the student’s area of concentration and be approved by an advisor and the Program Director. An MBA candidate may choose to complete the program with a Comprehensive Examination (description is given below) in front of a graduate committee in lieu of the project or internship report. Students not qualifying for the research or internship options (GPA below 3.2 or no relevant employment and no permission from the Program Director for BA 399) are required to take an extra three (3)-unit elective graduate course and the Comprehensive Examination. The MBA program is completed with one of the following: 

  BA 398    MBA Internship Report    3  
  BA 399   MBA Research Project   3  
  --    --   Elective Graduate Course and Comprehensive Examination   3  
Total Required for the MBA Degree: .............................................................   36 Units
Required for the MBA Degree with a Foundation or an Internship: .........  up to 54 Units

 

MBA COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION DESCRIPTION

In order to take the Lincoln University MBA Comprehensive Examination, students are required to successfully complete 36 graduate credit units (12 courses) with a GPA of at least 3.0 (B).  The Examination will be arranged twice every semester during the first week and the week of finals.

- The comprehensive exam is oral in nature with the duration of 60 minutes: 30 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for the answers.

- An exam committee consists of at least 3 members selected from the Lincoln University administration and faculty including at least one from the field related to the student's concentration.

- Students will receive 17 questions one month before the examination, including 5 questions from the subject material of their concentration and 12 questions from the subjects of 7 core courses.

- During the exam, each candidate will randomly draw two (2) straws with core courses' questions, one (1) of which he/she selects to address in his/her response and one (1) straw with a question from his/her concentration.

- Students will then have 30 minutes to prepare the answer for the questions.  Use of books or notes or any other materials are not allowed during the preparation for the exam.

- Following 30 minutes of preparation, the candidate will answer the selected questions in front of the examination committee and may be asked additional questions.

- The exam committee will evaluate the student's performance, coming to a consensus on the examination evaluation with grades "CR" (passing) or "NC" (failure).

- In case of failure (no credit result) or a student's absence without proper reasons, the test should be retaken.  A fee for one graduate unit must be paid for the additional or rearranged exam.