The MBA at Lincoln University is a professional degree. It is designed to develop broad managerial competence to enable graduates to cope with a wide variety of business situations appropriate to their diverse backgrounds. The Lincoln University MBA program upholds a strong international focus. In order to fulfill the overall mission, the emphasis is placed throughout the program on the development of the individual through the concentration on basic disciplines and skills as well as specific subject areas. The following objectives have been identified and judged appropriate:
- use of analytical tools from the quantitative and behavioral sciences;
- coverage of the basic functional areas of business with stress on their inter-relationships;
- the building of flexible adaptability to changing environments;
- the development of the student's ability to evaluate social, political, and economic values;
- advancement of skills in group cooperation and decision-making;
- development of communication skills;
- development of a sense of professional responsibility;
- the multinational aspects as related to all the subject areas.
MBA GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The MBA is designed for those who have the motivation to pursue graduate-level work in business administration, regardless of the areas of their previous studies. The required courses are limited to the traditional "foundation" and "core" areas in order to permit students the widest possible electives choice to tailor the program to individual needs. This approach is consistent with the previously stated educational objectives. The availability of a representative selection of courses in related areas of computer science, economics, social science, and humanities extends the opportunities for matching the curriculum with individual background and interests.
MBA COURSE COMPOSITION
The Lincoln University MBA is a structured degree program requiring a minimum of 36 graduate credits for the graduation. This includes credits for 7 core courses; 12 elective concentration courses; and a research project or internship report or an elective course and the comprehensive examination.
- One or two of these courses may be substituted by the Program Director to satisfy a specific academic interest of a student.
** Students specializing in Marketing Management concentration should take BA 311 “Marketing Research” course instead of BA 306. BA 311 may substitute BA 306 for students in International Business, General Business, and Management Information System concentrations by their choice.
II. MBA Concentrations
Management Information Systems (12 units)
The Management Information Systems concentration emphasizes management, design, development, and operation of information systems. Required is
III. MBA Research Project, MBA Internship Report, or Comprehensive Examination (CE)
An MBA candidate may complete the program by writing an MBA research project (a minimum GPA of 3.2 or the Program Director’s permission is required for this option) or an analytical report of a graduate internship assignment. Both the project and the report require defenses in form of oral presentations in front of a graduate committee. The project’s topic and the choice of employment for the internship must be related to the student’s area of concentration and be approved by an advisor and the Program Director.
Students not qualifying for the research or internship options are required to take an extra three (3) unit elective graduate course and the Comprehensive Examination (description is given below). The program is completed with one of the following:
Academic Progress Requirements
Students enrolled in the MBA program are expected to maintain their grades corresponding to the policy of satisfactory progress described in the University’s academic catalog and the following chart. The chart specifies the criteria for achieving satisfactory academic progress for full-time students (no transfers) in the University MBA degree program based on the allowable maximum number of semester credit hours attempted (part-time students are evaluated proportionally to the taken part of a program; students who changed their program will be evaluated on all courses are taken).
- Units attempted means courses’ units for which the students have incurred a financial obligation or for which any university scholarship funds have been disbursed.
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