Business Administration (MBA)
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The School of Business and Leadership is home to Our Lady of the Lake University’s
innovative Providence Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program. This is an
accelerated MBA program in which students complete 30 credit hours in three or four
consecutive terms in cohorts of eight to 10 students.
- No leveling courses
- No GRE/test scores required
- Meets every other Saturday
- Finish in 3 or 4 semesters
- Accredited by ACBSP
Providence MBA Program (4 Semesters)
The Providence MBA is offered in the popular face-to-face weekend setting, with classes every other Saturday, that allows busy executives a balance of work, family and school. It focuses on sharpening skills in decision-making and problem-solving behavior for professional administrators. The instructional design integrates scientific and technological advances with proven principles and best practices in accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, management and marketing. Students take lessons learned during the Saturday classes and are able to apply them in the business setting the following week. OLLU’s Business Programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
• Financial Accounting for MBAs
• Introduction to Business Analytics
• Introduction to Corporate Finance
• Introduction to Marketing
• Marketing Today
• Operations Strategy and Supply Chain Management
• Strategic Cost Management
• Business Law
• International Management
• Strategic Marketing
• Technology and Information
SECOND FALL SEMESTER
• Effectual Entrepreneurship
• Ethical leadership and Governance (or Study Tour or Business Consulting)
• Strategic Planning for Growth (Capstone)
- The instructional design integrates scientific and technological advances with proven principles and best practices in accounting, finance, management and marketing.
- The program is delivered in the weekend format with classes meeting every other Saturday.
- It is assumed that adult students, given a structured set of learning objectives and a prescribed methodology, can independently master course content.
- Instructional contact hours are less than more traditional face-to-face programs.
- The Providence MBA is for those executives seeking a benchmark to advancement.
Dual Degree Programs
Students in the MBA program can add a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership
by taking six additional classes (18 credit hours). This dual degree gives business
leaders the added skills and knowledge of the theories and practices of ethical leadership.
Students must be accepted into both programs individually.
View MBA/MS in Organizational Leadership degree plan and course descriptions.
Students in the PhD program may choose to also earn an MBA in management. This can
be accomplished by taking an additional 18 hours of coursework in the MBA program.
All students seeking to earn an MBA must meet the admission requirements for the MBA
View PhD/MBA degree plan and course descriptions
This business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education, supporting, celebrating and rewarding excellence on a diverse global scale.
Weekend Degree Program
The MBA programs are 30-credit hour programs. Classes meet every other Saturday. The weekend format enables successful managers to continue to grow professionally without interruption in their careers, thus enhancing their competitive positioning in an increasingly sophisticated economic environment. The program's instructional design integrates scientific and technological advances with proven principles of management.
The weekend degree concept was pioneered at OLLU more than 40 years ago. It was designed for busy professionals who wanted to earn a degree without putting their career on hold. The format allows students to balance work, family and school.
Instructional contact hours in the weekend degree program are fewer than more traditional programs, so that much of the work is faculty-directed outside of the classroom. Some courses require additional networking and professional development outside of class hours. The weekend program requires a commitment to an extensive educational experience as well as a considerable degree of independence and discipline.
Many of the full-time faculty members in the School of Business and Leadership have doctoral degrees and/or professional designations. Seasoned practitioners who teach specialized courses complement the full-time professors to provide students with a well-rounded experience. View School of Business Faculty.