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You’re unique, so why settle for the same MBA program as everyone else? At University of the Southwest, we give you options. You can choose from one of our already created areas of emphasis. If those do not suit your needs, you can build your own program of study—designed by you to fit your specific needs. No matter which path you choose, your program will be delivered 100% online.
 

Marketing
Our marketing program is designed for students pursuing an exciting career in marketing, sales, advertising, or promotion.
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Finance
The program is designed for individuals seeking their CFP certification, securities license, and/or a career in the financial services sector.
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Accounting
The program is designed for individuals seeking their CPA certification and a career in accountancy.
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Research Track
The Research Track MBA is designed for students with a strong desire to participate in academic research and scholarly writing/publication.
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Strategic Management
The program is designed for entrepreneurs and executives charged with developing strategic plans within their organization.
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Law Enforcement & Corrections
This program is designed to help law enforcement and correctional officers budget finances, manage officers, and become strong, well-rounded leaders.
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Healthcare Administration
This specialization in healthcare administration will allow students to advance their leadership, policy analysis, and strategic planning skills for an
ever-changing healthcare environment.
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The self-designed MBA is a 36 credit hour program that students can complete in as little as 12 months. The program is designed to provide students with a customized, versatile specialization that is directly relevant to their existing or intended career path. Students can tailor their course preferences to suit their own needs. Students can choose up to twelve credit hours from the emphasis area course list to create a specialization that meets their career objectives.
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Sports Management
Now students can apply their love of sports and fitness to the world of business with an MBA in Sports Management and Recreation degree. This degree is designed to enhance sports management and leadership skills while deepening business knowledge in this industry.
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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 com- petitive 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

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.

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

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.

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.