The Master of Business Administration program is a two-year graduate degree program that trains students as professional leaders in the field of business with a solid biblical foundation. The program provides students with the academic and practical training necessary for them to become competent and influential individuals in the field of business.
In the context of Olivet University International's mission, completion of the Master of Business Administration program will enable students to:
Graduate students at Olivet University must fulfill the following Master's degree requirements for graduation:
The Master of Business Administration degree is normally fulfilled in two (2) years of study. Except under extenuating circumstances, all requirements for the degree must be completed within four (4) years of the date of enrollment. Students who have not completed the requirements within the four-year period must petition for extension every term, up to a maximum of five (5) years from the date of enrollment, to remain in the program.
Note: These two courses do not count towards degree requirements and are required of all students who have not taken at least 6 units of university level math courses before entering Olivet University.
Students are required to take the following 12 core courses of 48 units listed below:
Notes: The Business Capstone Project course (MGMT800) is a culminating experience and project development course where the student is required to develop a comprehensive business plan and present it to faculty supervisors. This course is only for the students in the last quarter to take.
Students are required to complete 8 units worth of elective courses. Current available elective courses are listed below:
The M.B.A. students are required to pass 2 quarters of PRAC020 Graduate Christian Service and 3 quarters of PRAC021 Graduate Chapel. Please refer to the Christian Service Program Handbook for more detailed information.
Studies include financial management of the firm, including capital budgets, working capital analysis, and financing policy. Prerequisite: ECON600 Macroeconomics in Global Economy, ECON610 Microeconomic Analysis
Students learn how to apply quantitative analysis to financial problems of the firm that are important to practice, including issues related to financing and investment. Prerequisite: FINC500 Finance
A course to investigate the techniques of the research process as applied to business and economics. Experience is gained in defining research problems, designing a research project, and in collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data. Also, an analysis of pertinent research literature in business and economics is conducted. Prerequisite: at least 9 units (6 semester credits) in Mathematics
This study of macroeconomics considers the worldwide economic environment within which businesses operate. Topics covered include the gross domestic product, unemployment, investment, interest rates, the supply of money, inflation, exchange rates, international trade, business cycles, and fiscal and monetary policy.
Studies about microeconomic analysis and policy under mixed capitalism. Topics covered include the economic environment and institutions, markets, consumer choice, production and resource allocation.
Course exploring marketing opportunities through product development, pricing strategies, customer communications and channel management. Prerequisite: : MGMT720 Business Law
Course covering processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services, process improvement, total quality management, product and process development, supply chain management, and the relation of operations strategy to product and service design and to business strategy. Prerequisite: ECON610 Microeconomic Analysis
The course explores the primary role of human resource professionals to effectively, systematically and strategically manage today's organizations. Key points can be human resource recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, reward and performance system, training and development system, and equal employment opportunity.
Course covering the history, art, science and practice of leadership in organizational setting. Topics include leadership history, change, visioning, coaching followership and socio-technical concerns. Prerequisite: ECON610 Microeconomic Analysis
Course focused on analyzing and diagnosing business problems as well as developing and implementing effective strategic solutions. Prerequisite: : MGMT610 Operations Management
This course explores the legal environment in which businesses operate and studies the interaction between business and the legal system. Students examine various areas of the law which are integral to operating a business enterprise. Topics include contracts, torts, agency, Uniform Commercial Code, ethical and criminal implications of business actions, property laws, and the legal aspects of different business entities.
TThe business capstone project will allow the students to bring out the skills and knowledge that they have undertaken from the previous courses to achieve MBA degree. The students are expected to submit a comprehensive work, make a business plan, proposal (for project, process, program, etc.), or any other similar work approved by the faculty mentor of this course. Additionally, the students do need to give a presentation defense. The business plan can be the strategic efforts for some current companies or the project to launch a new business venture. Prerequisite: at least 10 MBA core courses
MBA students participate in supervised internship in the companies or non-profit organizations approved by OBS. Interns must have a total 120 hours of site contact hours to receive 4 quarter units. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical business skills with the integration of Biblical values and ethics in the business world. MBA students are allowed to take Business Practicum up to two quarters.
In this experiential learning class students and their business team members will create an online retail strategy and working internet commerce site -including positioning your retail brand against target consumers, choosing category assortment, negotiating certain terms with vendors, setting prices and promotions, managing inventories, developing messaging and advertising, factoring in competition, and constructing a viable online business model.
This course examines the emergent role of business in Christian missions. Themes covered include: 1) the theology of business as missions; 2) practical issues concerning the use of business as a vehicle for cross-cultural missions, and 3) specific for-profit business models and case studies. By the end of the course the student will have a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating business and missions.
This course is offered for students who are involved in the process of creating and developing new products or services within organizations or who plan to start their own business. This integrative course directly addresses these problems and develops the fundamental business skills necessary to identify, evaluate, develop and exploit business opportunities.
Weekly involvement in the setting of churches/parachurches with satisfactory completion of student's self-evaluation form and supervisor's evaluation form as described in the Christian Service Program Handbook.
Chapel participation is required for the entire student community. Attendance will be recorded and a grade of pass or fail will be assigned. A passing grade in Chapel is mandatory for graduation.