The University of the Potomac is devoted to providing high-quality MBA education and learning opportunities to enhance students’ career options and work fulfillment. It is important to note that our online MBA program fulfills all the same requirements and rigor as our on-campus program.
Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will be able to:
Analyze and interpret statistical data and economic models relating to an organization’s activities.
Evaluate community responsibilities in organizations and society, and propose innovative solutions to complex ethical issues faced by organizations.
Solve business problems through analysis and decision-making techniques using vehicles such as case studies and consulting.
Analyze and evaluate complex issues in the political, economic, legal, and regulatory context of business.
Communicate ideas and propose solutions to complex issues effectively in both an oral and written context both individually and as part of a team.
Demonstrate the capacity to apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of the relevant academic disciplines.
Analyze and interpret financial data and determine the value of an organization using various techniques.
Demonstrate knowledge of the social, ethical, and multicultural issues and trends affecting business.
What You Will Learn
Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will be competent in the functional areas of business: accounting and finance, management, marketing, and operations. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to U.S. and foreign businesses and to artfully respond to these challenges. In addition, graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as managers in U.S. business organizations, non-governmental organizations, and international entities.
BUS 501 Managerial Accounting
BUS 502 Managerial Economics
BUS 503 Managerial Finance
BUS 510 Strategic Management
BUS 520 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
BUS 530 Marketing Management
BUS 560 Management and Information Systems
BUS 570 Business Ethics
Accounting Concentration Courses
ACC500 Financial Accounting
ACC502 Accounting Information System
ACC504 Advanced Auditing
ACC580 Advanced Federal Taxation
Finance Concentration Courses
FIN 610 Financial Strategy
FIN 620 Financial Risk Management
FIN 630 Mergers and Acquisitions
FIN 640 Valuation and Value Creation
Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses
GIS580 Geospatial Intelligence
GIS581 Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
GIS583 Geospatial Web and Mobile Programming
GIS585 GSI Applications in IT, Business, Management, Health & Government operation
Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses
HLTH 500 Healthcare Systems
HLTH 510 Managing Healthcare Organizations
HLTH 520 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics
HLTH 530 Decision Analysis for Healthcare Managers
Hospitality and Tourism Management Concentration Courses
HOTO 610 Hospitality and Tourism Management
HOTO 620 Marketing and Advertising in Hospitality and Tourism
HOTO 630 Financial Management and Planning in Hospitality and Tourism
HOTO 640 Applications of Technology in Hospitality and Tourism
Optional additional course for students who are not working in the industry: HOTO 690 MBA Internship in Hospitality and Tourism
Human Resource Management Concentration Courses
BUS 670 Foundations of Human Resource Management
BUS 680 Human Resource Law MGMT
MGMT 675 Human Capital Management MGMT
MGMT 680 Organizational Training and Development
Information Technology Management Concentration Courses
MCAP 520 Enterprise Data Management and Administration
CBSC 620 Cyber Law and Policy
COMP 610 Strategic IT: Best Practices for Executives
COMP 630 Technology Entrepreneurship
International Business Concentration Courses
BUS 640 International Business Law
BUS 650 Global Leadership
MGMT 650 Asia-Pacific Rim Management
MGMT 660 Global Negotiations
Management Concentration Courses
MGMT 610 Executive Leadership
MGMT 620 Legal Aspects of Management
MGMT 630 Managing Organizational Diversity
MGMT 640 Managing Change
Marketing Concentration Courses
MRKT 610 Strategic Marketing MRKT
620 Marketing Research MRKT
630 Multinational Marketing MRKT
640 Digital Marketing Strategy
Project Management Concentration Courses
MPM 610 Project Management Structure and Culture
MPM 620 Project Management and the Enterprise Communication Plan
MPM 630 Project Risk and Management
MPM 640 International Project Management
Public Policy Concentration Courses
MLS 620 Intergovernmental Relations
MPP 610 Governmental Theory
MPP 620 Grant Writing and Administration
MPP 630 Public Budgeting and Finance
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analysts supervise financial reports, guide investment activities, and initiate cash management tactics. In addition, the median annual wage for a financial manager in 2011 was $99,330. Projected growth for 2010-2020 is 9%. Those who seek employment in this field may work in a bank, loan, credit, or financial institution. As a top executive, financial managers can plan on having a lot of responsibility and working long hours to earn a high salary.
Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026 adding about 2.4 million new jobs – much faster than the average for all occupations. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, which leads to a greater demand for healthcare services.
The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $64,770 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $37,690.
Human Resource Management
The employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth depends largely on the performance and growth of individual companies. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources managers to oversee and administer their programs.
Human resources managers will be needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing and complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans. The median annual wage for human resources managers was $110,120 in May 2017.
Information Technology Management
Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $84,580 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.
Management analysts are being sought to help companies maintain their competitive edge in a challenging economy. Controlling inventory, downsizing, and overall strategizing are possible elements of job descriptions for MBA graduates. While highly competitive, this field is growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median salary to be $78,490. Projected growth for 2010-2020 is faster than average at 20% to 28%.
Overall employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.
Advertising, promotional, and marketing campaigns are expected to continue to be essential as organizations seek to maintain and expand their market share. Advertising and promotions managers will be needed to plan, direct, and coordinate advertising and promotional campaigns, as well as to introduce new products into the marketplace.
This median annual wage for marketing subgroup occupations was $129,380 in May 2017.
The employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Administrative tasks, including facility management and records and information management, will remain important in a wide range of industries.
A continuing focus on the environmental impact and energy efficiency of buildings will keep facility managers in demand. Improving energy efficiency can reduce costs and often is required by regulation. For example, building codes typically ensure that buildings meet environmental standards. Facility managers will be needed to oversee these improvements in a wide range of areas, from heating and air-conditioning systems to roofing. In addition, facility managers will be needed to plan for natural disasters, ensuring that any damage to a building will be minimal and that the organization can get back to work quickly. The median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $94,020 in May 2017.
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Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:
General Admissions Requirements
Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion. Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Homeschooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
Submit a completed application
Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
Graduate Admissions Requirements
In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following:
An undergraduate degree in order to enroll in University of the Potomac master’s programs: four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent in other countries.
International applicants 16 with a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted on the recommendation of the Admission Committee which will be based on students’ preparation.
Two Letters of recommendation from individuals who may be a direct supervisor or university faculty member. *This requirement may be waived for those students with Master level transfer credits*.
One required essay, in MSWord document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the graduate program.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance, and economics. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA but is recommended.
Cost & Fees
Domestic Tuition: $17,550 total program cost
International Tuition: $21,800 total program cost
Book Costs: Estimate $1,000 per semester
Application Fee: $30 (waived for Military and ESL new students)
Registration Fee: $100
Proficiency Examination: $100
Portfolio Fee: $100
Graduation Fee: $100
Transcript Fee (Individual Request): $10
Transcript Fee (Individual Expedited): $15
Additional Transcript Copies: $10
Returned Check Fee: $25
Late fees (apply when using payment plans) $100-$300