Business Administration / Master of Business Administration

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The Lewis University Graduate School of Management offers an advanced program committed to traditional standards of quality and innovative methodology. The Lewis approach to executive management education is characterized by:

  • A curriculum which offers both theory and practical application.
  • Faculty members who bring formal study, research, and executive experience to the classroom.
  • A program which allows students to proceed at their own scheduling pace, keeping their professional and family requirements in proper balance.

The MBA program is designed for men and women who have the potential and motivation to excel in their individual careers and who have the background and analytical skills necessary for executive decision making. The Lewis program offers a comprehensive education in business administration as well as the opportunity to develop competencies in a specialized functional area of interest.

Specifically the program is designed to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the social, economic and political realities which impact the business environment.
  • Establish conceptual and innovative abilities in the recognition and resolution of organizational problems.
  • Strengthen analytical skills in areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, information systems, and management.
  • Enhance interpersonal and communication skills for more effective relationships with staff, teams, peers, and customers.
  • Strengthen self confidence in problem analysis and decisiveness and further interest in lifelong learning and formal education.
  • Increase long-term potential through the development of management knowledge and skills.

Lewis MBA students bring to the program rich backgrounds of undergraduate education, professional experience, multiculturalism and global perspectives. This richness of diversity lends itself to dynamic classroom discussion.

Students come from 60 public universities and private colleges. The majority of MBA students currently hold managerial, administrative, technical and professional positions in the Chicago metropolitan area. Many of our graduate students come from Fortune 500 companies, as well as various governmental and non-profit agencies.

The one common element of Lewis MBA students is their motivation toward outstanding achievement in the classroom and in their personal and professional lives.

Graduation Requirements

Upon completion of the following eight requirements, students will be awarded the MBA degree:
  1. The degree candidacy admission standard.
  2. Phase I - Foundation Course requirements.
  3. Phase II - Core Course requirements.
  4. Phase III - Functional Areas of Concentration Course requirements.
  5. Phase IV - Elective Course requirements.
  6. A minimum 3.0 GPA.
  7. Satisfaction of all financial obligations to Lewis University.
  8. An Application for Graduation completed and submitted to the Registrar’s office.

Degree Offered: MBA

Total credit hours required: 36-54

Curriculum

Program: MBA-BSAD-B

I. Foundation Courses (21)

All Lewis MBA students must satisfy Phase I course requirements. These seven required courses provide the background and essential preparation for advanced study.

Students with undergraduate degrees in business may be eligible for a waiver of some or all of the Foundation courses. The student must have earned a grade of B- or better to be eligible for a waiver. Transfer credit must have been earned prior to matriculation.

(Accounting, economics, and quantitative methods require two undergraduate classes each for waiver eligibility.) Students may also petition for Proficiency Exams for Foundation courses if they believe they have a strong background in the subject matter. Proficiency exams must be completed in the student’s first semester of study.

ACCT-50100Financial Accounting

3

ECON-50200Business Economics

3

INSY-50400Quantitative Methods of Business

3

INSY-50600Current Topics in Information Technology

3

BSAD-50800Contemporary Management Practice

3

MKTG-51000Survey of Marketing

3

FINA-51200Financing the Business Enterprise

3

II. Core Courses (24)

ACCT-55000Managerial Accounting

3

ECON-55400Managerial Economics

3

MKTG-56800Marketing Management

3

FINA-57200Managerial Finance

3

BSAD-60100Legal, Social and Ethical Foundations of Business

3

BSAD-61100Managerial Communication

3

BSAD-61500International Business and the Global Environment

3

BSAD-62000Strategic Management in the Global Environment

3

BGEN-69600Major Field Test (Non-Credit Business Assessment)

0

III. Concentration (9)

Accountancy (9)

Concentration: ACCT
ACCT-64000Accounting Ethics

3

ACCT-64200International Accounting

3

ACCT-64300Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

3

ACCT-64400Advanced Tax Topics

3

Finance (9)

Concentration: FINA
FINA-57900Investment Analysis

3

FINA-58400Derivatives 1

3

FINA-58500Financial Management Strategies

3

FINA-58600International Finance

3

FINA-59900Derivatives 2

3

FINA-60000Portfolio Management

3

FINA-60200Fixed Income Analysis

3

FINA-60300Financial Statement Analysis

3

FINA-60400Quantitative Techniques for Financial Markets

3

INSY-67900Business Intelligence & Data Analysis

3

Healthcare Informatics (9)

Concentration: HCIN
INSY-67500Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

3

INSY-67600Healthcare Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality

3

INSY-67700Healthcare Data Analysis and Design

3

INSY-67900Business Intelligence & Data Analysis

3

INSY-55700Project Management

3

INSY-55600Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning

3

Healthcare Management (9)

Concentration: HCMG
ACCT-65000Healthcare Management, Operations and Accounting

3

MKTG-66000Healthcare Marketing

3

FINA-67000Healthcare Finance and Economics

3

INSY-65500Quality Management in Healthcare

3

INSY-67900Business Intelligence & Data Analysis

3

INSY-55600Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning

3

Human Resources Management (9)

Concentration: HRMG
BSAD-55800Human Resources Management

3

BSAD-58800Employment Law

3

BSAD-63000Organizational Behavior and Development

3

Information Security (9)

Concentration: INFO
INSY-50500Introduction to Information Security

3

INSY-52300Computer Forensics

3

INSY-55100Information Security Strategies and Risk Management

3

INSY-55200IT Governance and Compliance

3

INSY-56600Ethical Hacking

3

INSY-59400Database Management

3

INSY-55600Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning

3

Information Technology Management (9)

Concentration: ITMG
INSY-55200IT Governance and Compliance

3

INSY-55700Project Management

3

INSY-59400Database Management

3

INSY-51000Data Networking

3

INSY-55600Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning

3

International Business (9)

Concentration: ITLB
ECON-54500International Economics

3

MKTG-58000International Marketing

3

FINA-58600International Finance

3

ACCT-64200International Accounting

3

Marketing (9)

Concentration: MKTG
MKTG-58000International Marketing

3

MKTG-58200Social Media Marketing

3

MKTG-58900Integrated Marketing Communications

3

MKTG-59000Marketing Research

3

INSY-67900Business Intelligence & Data Analysis

3

Social Media Marketing (9)

Concentration: SMMK
MKTG-58200Social Media Marketing

3

MKTG-60500Social Media Analytics

3

MKTG-60600Social Media Strategies

3

MKTG-60700Search Engine Optimization Methods

3

INSY-67900Business Intelligence & Data Analysis

3

Operations Management (9)

Concentration: OPMG
INSY-56000Principles of Six Sigma

3

INSY-56200Operations Management

3

INSY-56400Coordinating and Managing Supply Chains

3

Project Management (9)

Concentration: PROJ
INSY-55700Project Management

3

INSY-55900Advanced Project Management

3

INSY-56000Principles of Six Sigma

3

INSY-56100Strategic Outsourcing

3

Custom Elective Option (9-12)

Students who do not wish to select a concentration in a particular subject area will be permitted to “customize” a unique concentration (9-12 credit hours) to better reflect their professional and educational interests by selecting courses from any of the concentration courses offered in the program.

IV. Elective (3)

Students may choose any MBA concentration course offered or may take three, one-credit hour graduate seminars.

Seminars are offered each semester. Each seminar meets Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., and the following Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Students are required to complete all pre-assigned readings, attend the entire seminar, and submit a graduate-level paper/project within two weeks. Seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis.