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Servant Leadership and personal initiative are core values for University of the Southwest's mission. We have incorporated these values into our online MBA program. Though the program is delivered 100% online, we still take the time to challenge each student to become an enterprising member of society. With the included iPadĀ® and eBooks, studying on the go has never been more convenient. In addition, University of the Southwest offers a wide range of technology resources to support distance education. We deliver your classes and library directly to you.
Program Advantages
  • Online courses starting every 8 weeks
  • Small class sizes
  • Complete your degree in as little as 12 months
  • Earn your MBA for under $20,000
  • All digital textbooks included in tuition
  • Receive a Google Chromebook to use in your studies
Top-Quality Courses

Our courses are created and taught by experts with years of experience in their respective fields. Each course is designed to help you advance in your career, gaining useful knowledge from your very first day. You will learn from in-depth courses on the topics of:
Leadership

Study of key leadership models and practical application. The course emphasizes the ethical impact of leadership on all stakeholders including employees, vendors, customers, owners, unions, and the community. The student will learn that a true transformational leader is aware of the ethical dilemma facing leadership to treat stakeholders as "ends" and not merely as "means to an end."

Information Technology for Managers

The course examines information technology in organizations and the strategic use of information systems. Course learning will include the ethical considerations of technical resource allocation and cross-functional input.

Business Analytics and Econometrics

This course provides a fundamental overview of the sophisticated tools and techniques used to analyze and understand the massive amounts of data that businesses have available. The class includes an in-depth look at data analysis, forecasting, and economic modeling with the primary objective of making better business decisions. Course topics include: quantitative risk management, business and economic forecasting, estimation, and generalized econometrics.

Controllership

In-depth study of issues related to the job of controller within a business organization. Financial and management reporting, accounting systems, tax reports, and accounting department organization will be highlighted. Ethical financial responsibility will be highlighted through case studies of ethical dilemmas facing finance professionals.

Marketing Concepts and Strategies

This course examines marketing functions, the institutions that perform them, and the study of marketing planning, strategy, and tactics. Includes organization, execution, and control of the marketing plan. Students learn how to implement global marketing strategy. The connection between relationship marketing and the desired outcomes of stakeholders trust and commitment are studied within the context of creating a partnership with stakeholders based on ethical considerations.

Organizational Design and Strategy

This course focuses on the development and implementation of enterprise-wide business strategies. Successful organizations and their leaders must understand the current competitive environment and be able to make predictions and forecasts about future market forces.

E-Marketing

This course focuses on electronic and internet marketing techniques and strategies, customer acquisition methodologies, and brand building in a digital environment. Students will explore the techniques for online promotion and advertising, brand/message development and communication, creation and delivery of marketing initiatives through appropriate channels, and fostering customer relationships in a virtual setting.

Transforming Business in the 21st Century

This course examines marketing functions, the institutions that perform them, and the study of marketing planning, strategy, and tactics. Includes organization, execution, and control of the marketing plan. Students learn how to implement global marketing strategy. The connection between relationship marketing and the desired outcomes of stakeholders trust and commitment are studied within the context of creating a partnership with stakeholders based on ethical considerations.

Financial Management

Survey of financial management covering financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of capital, and financial analysis. Emphasis is placed on working capital management as well as the ethical considerations of balancing the capital mix to maximize shareholder value without ignoring the consequences to other stakeholders.

Business Statistics Research Design

Quantitative and qualitative research design with emphasis on direct application to a business related setting. Techniques for locating, analyzing, and evaluating business research. Application of American Psychological Association (APA) style, rudiments of statistical concepts and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.

Information Technology for E-marketing

E-Commerce technology and business environments including E-Commerce planning and implementation, internet technologies, multimedia on the web, and web-based databases. Designing and building E-Commerce sites. It will include a module on the ethical dilemmas of managing sensitive, private information.

Human Resource Management

Examination of the principles and methodology of personnel administration with emphasis on manpower planning, selection, development, and evaluation. Study of employment laws and regulations. ethnocentric, polycentric, and geocentric global staffing issues will be explored as well as expatriation and repatriation strategies. The underpinnings of this course are based on seminal and germinal management theories and models which stress the significance of maximizing the human potential. This course is taught by highlighting the ethical significance of the human relations school of management where self-actualization, passion and commitment, and social responsibility are desired outcomes.

Sustainability Management

This course emphasizes the need for successful organizations to engage in enterprise-wide operations that create sustainable competitive advantage. doing so requires companies to transact business responsibly and align the profit motive with the purpose motive. The course encourages business students to explore the implications of business processes in terms of resource consumption, materials processing and disposal, long-term social impacts, and natural systems.