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.
Upon completion of the following eight requirements, students will be awarded the MBA degree:
- The degree candidacy admission standard.
- Phase I - Foundation Course requirements.
- Phase II - Core Course requirements.
- Phase III - Functional Areas of Concentration Course requirements.
- Phase IV - Elective Course requirements.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Satisfaction of all financial obligations to Lewis University.
- An Application for Graduation completed and submitted to the Registrar’s office.
Degree Offered: MBA
Total credit hours required: 36-54
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.
II. Core Courses (24)
III. Concentration (9)
Healthcare Informatics (9)
|INSY-67500||Introduction to Healthcare Informatics||
|INSY-67600||Healthcare Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality||
|INSY-67700||Healthcare Data Analysis and Design||
|INSY-67900||Business Intelligence & Data Analysis||
|INSY-55600||Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning||
Healthcare Management (9)
Human Resources Management (9)
Information Security (9)
Information Technology Management (9)
International Business (9)
Social Media Marketing (9)
Operations Management (9)
Project Management (9)
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.