MBA COURSE COMPOSITION

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 research project or internship report or an elective course and the comprehensive examination.

I. 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 to satisfy a specific academic interest of a student.

** Students specializing in Marketing Management concentration should take BA 311 “Marketing Research” course instead of BA 306. BA 311 may substitute BA 306 for students in International Business, General Business, and Management Information System concentrations by their choice.

II. MBA Concentrations 

Students should choose a concentration to complete the require¬ments for the MBA degree. The University offers six concentrations: International Business (IB), Finance Management and Investments (FMI), General Business (GB), Human Resources Management (HRM), Management Information Systems (MIS), and Marketing Management (MM). 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 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 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 Investments (FMI) concentration emphasizes various aspects of American and international finances.  Stress is 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 FM   3
  BA 363   Investment Science   3
  BA 364   Investments (Real Estate)   3
  BA 365   Investments (The Stock Market)   3
  BA 366   Econometrics   3
  BA 367   Credit Risk Management   3
  BA 392   Graduate Internship in FMI   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 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 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 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  

F. Marketing Management (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. The required special core course (instead of BA 306) is

  BA 311   Marketing Research   3  
and students should select three (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 372   Consumer Research   3  
  BA 373   Pricing   3  
  BA 374   Sales Management   3  
  BA 375   Service Marketing   3  
  BA 396   Graduate Internship in MM   3  

NOTE: BA 386 “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 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’s permission is required for this option) or an analytical report of a graduate internship assignment. Both the project and the report require defenses in form of oral presentations 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.

Students not qualifying for the research or internship options are required to take an extra three (3) unit elective graduate course and the Comprehensive Examination (description is given below). The program is completed with one of the following:

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