WLC's 45-credit hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to teach graduates the skills to succeed as well-rounded business professionals. Students take foundational courses on business research and strategy, core business courses centered on traditional operating models, and supply chain focused courses.The program culminates in a research thesis that allows the student to do a deep exploration of a topic of interest that is academically relevant to the field.
The WLC MBA prepares students to fill business leadership roles as managers in large corporate environments. For entrepreneurs, the WLC MBA provides the necessary business acumen for successful and innovative business operations including building and leveraging supply chains for competitive advantages.
The benefits of the program include:
- Deep curriculum investigating contemporary business operating strategies, and a final independent thesis research project to develop deep expertise and tailor your academic experience based on the business areas you're most interested in.
- Faculty that includes current and former business executives, business owners, and consultants from around the world.
- Curriculum that blends substantive practical experience with the most current business theories and trends, equipping you with relevant knowledge that you can immediately apply to your work environment.
- All curriculum is based around world-class publications from publishers including Harvard Business Review, McGraw-Hill, Wiley & Sons, and many other recognized leaders in high quality materials, written by some of the most respected and well known authors and professors anywhere.
The program goals for the MBA curriculum focus on factual, conceptual, procedural, and strategic knowledge centered on foundational graduate business knowledge, core graduate level business concepts, core graduate level supply chain concepts, and culminates in research activity designed to allow a deep study of a current business area related to both the students interest and market requirements. The goals of this program are to have the student:
- Investigate and demonstrate business research methods including data collection, data analysis, and data presentation under the constructs of research ethical considerations
- Analyze external and internal influences on business institutions and business practices, linking causal events and decisions into a broader strategic canvas
- Evaluate current information technology security considerations including both risk and ethical frameworks concerning data and construct reasonable approaches to maintaining efficient operations while mitigating identified negative possibilities
- Critique and apply economic theories and practices in managing business operations effectively at both local and international levels
- Identify the structures in business organizations that can be managed for productivity and identify best-practice control schemes for those structures
- Develop and explore innovative supply chain strategies for business growth and sustainability
- Understand the concepts, theories and models for supply chain systems and effectively manage the logistics activities for organizations to build competitive advantage within these paradigms
- Make effective business decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes
- Link supply chain and demand chain concepts into value adding constructs that can be measured and managed efficiently
- Identify and analyze ethical issues that arise in business practices and institutions
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills concerning business and supply chain concepts
The WLC MBA is designed for established professionals looking to build the tools necessary to function effectively within various types of environments, as well as enhance their business skill sets and increase career opportunities. The 12-course MBA degree program blends practical and theoretical applications into a well-rounded and topical business education enhancing your ability to work closely with management teams.
MBA COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
WLC's MBA degree requirement is the equivalent of 45 Semester Credit Hours of earned credit.
- 45 total credits
- 12 courses, which includes a final program Thesis
- 3 proctored exams
Time to Complete MBA Program
- Minimum: 18 months
- Average: 36 months
- Maximum: 7 years
NOTE: Courses must be sequenced in the order shown below. Total program cost is $4,500.
Foundation Courses (2 Courses, 8 Semester Credit Hours Total) - $800
MBA500 Business Research Methods, 4 Semester Credit Hours
MBA550 Applied Strategic Management Theories & Practices, 4 Semester Credit Hours
Core Business Courses (5 Courses, 15 Semester Credit Hours Total) - $1,500
MBA610 Applied Information Technology Security Concepts, 3 Semester Credit Hours
MBA620 International Economic Theories & Practices, 3 Semester Credit Hours
MBA630 Organizational Behaviors and Ethical Practices, 3 Semester Credit Hours
MBA640 Organizational Management Finance & Accounting Concepts, 3 Semester Credit Hours
MBA650 Strategies and Concepts for the Marketing Mix & Management, 3 Semester Credit Hours
Core Operations Courses (2 Courses, 8 Semester Credit Hours) - $800
LOG600 Supply Chain & Logistical Management, 4 Semester Credit Hours
LOG610 Quantitative Methods, Data Analysis, and Decision Modeling, 4 Semester Credit Hours
Operations Elective (Select 2, 8 Semester Credit Hours Total) - $800
LOG620 International Business Law, 4 Semester Credit Hours -
LOG630 Logistical Solutions with ERP Technology, 4 Semester Credit Hours
LOG640 Project Management Techniques & Practices, 4 Semester Credit Hours
Capstone Course (1 Course, 6 Semester Credit Hours) - $600
MBA699 Graduate Thesis - Supply Chain or Logistics Industry Research Thesis, 6 Semester Credit Hours
The program requires three proctored exams in addition to end of course final exams. The proctored exams are case study exams requiring the student to read and analyze Harvard Business School case studies in a four hour time period, demonstrating a practical and applied understanding of the relevant program materials.
Students are required to pass the “Foundational Proctored Exam” within one year of program enrollment. This exam serves as the program qualifying exam. Students that do not pass this exam will not be able to continue in the program.
The “Core Business Proctored Exam” and "Supply Chain Proctored Exam” serve as the comprehensive exams for the program. Students must pass both exams prior to beginning work on the final Thesis course.
The exams are graded Pass/Fail. Students must receive a PASS grade on 4 of the 5 provided questions to receive a PASS on the examination. Student who do not pass an exam on the first try may schedule a follow-up exam no sooner than 30 days after the initial exam. Students who do not pass an exam on the second attempt may not continue in the program.
The WLC MBA is a unique program culminating in a major research activity. The courses are designed to build a library of individual research that supports the final thesis course. As such, courses must be taken in the order listed and all courses are required in support of the final research project. Courses taken in transfer should be carefully considered by the student in consultation with the WLC Chief Academic Officer. The first two courses in the program making the Foundational Courses and the final 699 Thesis course must be taken at WLC and are not open for transfer. Students may otherwise transfer in up to 20 credit hours of the program.
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