MBA Course Content

The Lincoln University MBA is a structured degree program requiring a minimum of 36 graduate credits for the graduation. This includes credits for 7 core courses; 12 elective concentration courses; and a case study or a research project or an internship report or an elective course and the comprehensive examination.

I. Core Courses * 

  BA 301   Managerial Economics    3
  BA 304   Marketing Management   3
  BA 307   Operations Management   3
  BA 312   Business Research Methodology   3
  BA 320   Organization Behavior and Administration   3
  BA 340   Managerial Accounting and Financial Control   3
  BA 390   Business Strategy and Decision-Making   3
Total MBA Core Courses:   21 Units

* The Provost or President may substitute one or two of these courses to satisfy a specific academic interest of a student.

II. MBA Concentrations 

Students should choose a concentration to complete the requirements for the MBA degree. The University offers seven concentrations: International Business (IB), Finance Management and Investments (FMI), General Business (GB), Human Resources Management (HRM), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing Management (MM) and Executive (EMBA). A personal concentration may be created for a cohort group of students with the permission of the Provost.

A. International Business (IB)** - 12 units

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

  BA 309   Ethics of Business Management   3
  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 IB   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 381   Graduate Internship in IB   3

** BA 311 may substitute core course BA 312 for students in IB concentration by their choice.

B. Finance Management and Investments (FMI) - 12 units

The Finance Management and Investments concentration emphasizes various aspects of American and international finances. Stress is on the use of finance as a management tool. Required is 

  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 FM   3
  BA 363   Investment Science   3
  BA 364   Investments (Real Estate)   3
  BA 365   Investments (Stock Market)   3
  BA 366   Econometrics   3
  BA 367   Credit Risk Management   3
  BA 382   Graduate Internship in FMI   3

C. General Business (GB)** - 12 units 

The General Business concentration provides courses in small and general business in both human and quantitative aspects, suitable for the future business owners and/or general managers. Required are

  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 330   Entrepreneurship   3  
  BA 331   Social Environment of Business   3  
  BA 360   Quantitative Methods for Business and FM   3  
  BA 361   Supply Chain Management   3  
  BA 364   Investments (Real Estate)    3  
  BA 383   Graduate Internship in GB   3  

** BA 311 may substitute core course BA 312 for students in GB concentration by their choice.

D. Human Resources Management (HRM) - 12 units 

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

  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 384   Graduate Internship in HRM   3

E. Management Information Systems (MIS)** - 12 units 

The Management Information Systems concentration emphasizes management, design, development, and operation of information systems. Required is

  BA 350   Management Information Systems    3  
and students should select three (3) courses from the following:
  BA 305   Project Management   3  
  BA 351   Digital Marketing   3  
  BA 352   Advanced Systems Analysis and Design   3  
  BA 353   Information Systems Database Management   3  
  BA 354   E-Commerce   3  
  BA 355   Special Topics in MIS   3  
  BA 385   Graduate Internship in MIS   3  

** BA 311 may substitute core course BA 312 for students in MIS concentration by their choice.

F. Marketing Management (MM) - 3 special core and 12 concentration units

The Marketing Management concentration provides marketing courses for different business areas. Also covers consumer behavior, sales and supply chain management, with special attention to marketing research methods. BA 311 is the required special core courses instead of BA 312.

  BA 311   Marketing Research   3  
and students should select four (4) courses from the following:
  BA 313   International Marketing   3  
  BA 330   Entrepreneurship   3  
  BA 351   Digital Marketing   3  
  BA 354   E-Commerce   3  
  BA 370   Communications in Leadership and Negotiations   3  
  BA 372   Consumer Research   3  
  BA 373   Pricing   3  
  BA 374   Sales Management   3  
  BA 375   Service Marketing   3  
  BA 386   Graduate Internship in MM   3  

G. Executive (EMBA) - 12 units (Three years of managerial work experience is required)

The Executive concentration provides courses important for leaders in larger companies allowing broad understanding of a business management and development. Required are

  BA 303   Finance Management   3  
  BA 308   Human Resources Management   3  
  BA 309   Ethics of Business Management   3  
and students should select one (1) courses from the following:
  BA 305   Project Management   3  
  BA 315   International Business and Investment Strategy   3  
  BA 324   Leadership Development   3  
  BA 330   Entrepreneurship   3  
  BA 350   Management Information Systems   3  
  BA 370   Communications in Leadership and Negotiations   3  

NOTE: BA 380 "MBA Special Topics in Business Administration" a 3-unit course can substitute a course in any concentration above if the course topic matches the field of the concentration.

III. MBA Case Study/ Internship Report/ Research Project or Comprehensive Examination

An MBA candidate may complete the program by writing an MBA research project (a minimum GPA of 3.2 or the Provost's permission is required for this option) or an analytical report of a graduate internship assignment or case study of a previous employment. All, the project and the reports require defenses in form of oral presentations in front of a graduate committee. The project's topic and the choice of new or previous employment for the reports should be approved by an advisor and the Provost.

Students not qualifying for the research / internship / case study options are required to take an extra three (3) units of elective graduate course and the Comprehensive Examination. The program is completed with one of the following:

  BA 397    MBA Case Study Report***    3  
  BA 398   MBA Internship Report   3  
  BA 399   MBA Research Project   3  
  BA  ---   Elective Graduate Course and Comprehensive Examination   3  
Total (minimum) Required for the MBA Degree:   36 Units
***BA 397 is required for students specializing in EMBA concentration.