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Master of Science in Business Administration

Next Term Start: June 29, 2024

Master of Science in Business Administration

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Program Overview

A Master of Science in Business Administration is an advanced graduate degree program meticulously designed to cultivate heightened business and management proficiency among professionals aspiring to elevate their careers across diverse industries. This comprehensive program encompasses pivotal business domains such as finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and strategic management.

Students engage in a multifaceted learning experience, delving into coursework, case studies, group projects, and, on occasion, internships or experiential learning opportunities. The overarching goal is to empower graduates with the expertise needed to make well-informed decisions, lead teams effectively, analyze business trends astutely, and devise innovative strategies for organizational success.

The Master of Science in Business Administration degree lays a robust foundation for individuals aiming for leadership roles, entrepreneurial endeavors, or advanced positions within a broad spectrum of industries.

Program Objectives
  • Apply industry-recognized best practices to resolve complex business issues effectively.
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in quantitative analysis and communicate findings effectively through written forms of communication.
  • Acquire and implement essential management and leadership skills.
  • Identify and leverage key marketing, accounting, and behavioral skills for strategic decision-making.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to develop actionable strategies and make informed decisions to resolve management challenges.
  • Integrate theoretical frameworks with practical applications for comprehensive strategic analyses.
  • Exhibit mastery of verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Graduates Job Outlook

Upon completion, our graduates enjoy a promising job outlook, with significant growth in management positions, job creation, and potential chief-suite roles. The positive employment landscape underscores the demand for skilled managers across diverse industries, offering competitive salaries, transferable skills, and continuous opportunities for learning and growth.

Annual Tuition and Affordability

The Continents States University prioritizes affordability through its unique annual membership fee-based tuition model. Charging a nominal $5000 ensures high-quality education at a fraction of traditional costs. Corporate partners play a pivotal role in this approach, supporting the university’s mission of providing accessible education globally, eliminating financial barriers, and promoting equal opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

Core Courses (5 Courses)

Business management involves the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of all aspects of a company’s operations. It is a broad field that encompasses various areas such as human resources, marketing, finance, operations, and strategy. Effective business management requires a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of business, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Business managers are responsible for setting goals and determining the best ways to achieve them, as well as managing resources to ensure that the organization operates efficiently and effectively. They must also keep up with the latest trends and technological developments in their industry to remain competitive. With the right education, skills, and experience, business managers can lead their organizations to success in today’s rapidly changing business world.
Corporate communication is a strategic process whereby organizations build and maintain relationships with stakeholders through effective communication. It involves a range of activities, including public relations, marketing communication, internal communication, investor relations, and crisis communication. The aim of corporate communication is to create a positive image and reputation for the organization, building brand awareness, promoting customer engagement, and ensuring that stakeholders receive clear and consistent messages. To achieve this, corporate communication must be transparent, honest, and ethical, and should reflect the values and goals of the organization. Effective corporate communication is essential for organizations in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment, were stakeholders demand transparency and accountability. It requires the ability to understand and analyze the needs of various stakeholder groups, craft appropriate messages, and use a range of communication tools to deliver them effectively across multiple channels.
Business Law and Ethics is an essential course for any student aspiring to be a successful business leader. The course covers topics such as contracts, torts, intellectual property law, securities law, and regulatory compliance. It also explores the ethical considerations that business leaders need to take into account when making decisions and dealing with various stakeholders, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and the community at large. The course helps students develop critical thinking and analytical skills that they can use to identify ethical dilemmas and navigate complex legal and regulatory frameworks. By the end of the course, students will be able to apply legal and ethical principles to real-world business scenarios and make informed decisions that prioritize the interests of all stakeholders involved.
Human resources management is a course that deals with managing the most valuable asset of any organization – its people. The course covers a wide range of topics such as human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and legal compliance. Students will learn how to create a positive workplace culture, maximize employee productivity, reduce employee turnover, and manage conflicts in the workplace. Additionally, the course provides insights into how to develop and implement human resource policies and procedures that align with the organization’s mission and goals. By the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational success.
Strategic Management is an essential course that provides students with an in-depth understanding of how to develop and execute effective strategies to achieve organizational goals and objectives. The course covers topics such as strategic analysis, competitive positioning, strategic planning, resource allocation, and performance measurement. Students will learn how to conduct strategic analyses, identify key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and develop strategies that leverage the organization’s resources and capabilities. The course also explores the importance of strategic alignment across different levels of an organization and the role of leadership in driving strategic change and enabling organizational agility. Upon completing the course, students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to the development of practical, effective strategic plans, execute strategies that drive organizational success, and effectively manage change and uncertainty to improve business outcomes and drive growth.

Major Courses (3 Courses)

Marketing management is the process of planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling the activities of a business to satisfy the wants and needs of customers, while achieving the organization’s goals. Successful marketing management involves understanding consumer behavior, identifying target markets, creating and developing products and services that meet consumer demand, determining pricing strategies, and developing and implementing promotional campaigns. An important aspect of marketing management is being able to adapt to changing market conditions and continuously evaluating and modifying marketing strategies and tactics to ensure long-term success. In today’s competitive business environment, effective marketing management is more important than ever to achieve and maintain a competitive edge.
Managerial accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information to assist managers in decision-making and achieving organizational goals. It provides managers with financial data that helps them make strategic decisions about allocating resources, controlling costs, and maximizing profitability. Managerial accountants are responsible for creating budgets, analyzing financial statements, conducting cost-benefit analyses, and developing performance metrics to measure the success of various business initiatives. By providing managers with relevant and reliable financial information, managerial accounting plays a critical role in the success of any organization by ensuring that resources are allocated in the most efficient and effective way possible. The skills and knowledge required to be a successful managerial accountant include a strong understanding of financial accounting principles along with problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills.
Operations Management is an essential course designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the day-to-day operations of an organization efficiently. The course covers topics such as supply chain management, quality control, production planning, inventory management, and capacity planning. Students will learn how to analyze operational data and create strategies that optimize organizational productivity while reducing costs. The course also explores the importance of quality control and customer satisfaction, as well as the impact of technology on operations management. Upon completion of the course, students will emerge equipped with the essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to manage operations effectively, improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and drive long-term growth and profitability.
Project management is a course that focuses on the process of planning, organizing, and controlling resources to achieve specific project objectives. The course covers a wide range of topics such as project life cycle, project stakeholders, work breakdown structure, project scheduling, resource management, risk management, and project monitoring and control. Students will learn how to effectively manage time, cost, quality, scope, and risks associated with a project. Additionally, the course provides insights into how to collaborate with stakeholders and how to communicate project progress effectively. By the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of how to lead teams and manage resources to ensure successful project outcomes.

Elective Courses (1 Course)

Public Relations is an essential course designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of how to create and maintain a positive public image of an organization through effective communication strategies. The course covers topics such as media relations, crises communication, reputation management, branding, and social media management. Students will learn how to develop and implement communication strategies that align with the organization’s goals and values, as well as how to manage and respond to various communication challenges and opportunities. The course also explores the importance of ethical considerations, transparency, and accountability in promoting the organization’s public image. Upon completion of the course, students will emerge equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to lead public relations efforts, establish and maintain positive public relationships, effectively communicate organizational messages across various mediums, and manage the organization’s reputation in the public sphere, ultimately driving the organization’s overall success.

Human Communication is a course that equips students with a comprehensive understanding of how to communicate effectively in various settings, including personal, professional, and public contexts. The course covers topics such as interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, group communication, public speaking, and digital communication. Students will learn how to identify and address communication barriers, adapt communication styles to different settings and audiences, and use different communication channels effectively. The course also explores the importance of ethical considerations, cultural sensitivity, and inclusivity in promoting effective communication. By the end of the course, students will be able to apply communication theories to real-world scenarios, effectively communicate ideas, and messages, confidently present their arguments, and ultimately build strong relationships in various settings.

International trade is the exchange of goods and services across the borders of different countries. It is a key driver of globalization and has been playing a significant role in the growth of the global economy. The theory of international trade deals with the concepts of comparative advantage and specialization, and it aims to explain why countries engage in trade and how they benefit from it. It involves understanding the international trading system, trade agreements, tariffs, quotas, and other trade policies. Knowledge of international trade is essential for businesses looking to expand their operations overseas and policymakers seeking to establish trade relationships with other nations.

Leading in Customer Service is a course designed to enhance the skills of individuals in roles that require them to lead teams responsible for delivering exceptional customer service experiences. The course examines the importance of customer service, the role of leaders in driving a customer-centric culture, and the essential skills needed to manage customer relationships. Key topics covered in the course include customer experience design, effective communication, conflict resolution, customer problem-solving, and customer service trend analysis. Students will also learn how to motivate and inspire team members to deliver consistent, high-quality service and how to manage and measure customer satisfaction metrics. By completing the course, students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead teams that create and maintain exceptional customer service experiences, ultimately driving positive business outcomes.

Integrative Project (1 Course)

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired across various disciplines within the Master of Science in Business Administration master’s program. The Integrative Project challenges students to engage in a comprehensive analysis of complex issues, encouraging the application of theoretical and practical insights from different areas of study.

How do I determine the cost of attending your university?

Our university offers competitive tuition and fees, ensuring that students receive excellent value for their investment in education.
Trust our expert academic advisors to assist you in discovering your interests and talents, leading you to the ideal program fit. Additionally, our online self-assessment tool offers personalized degree and career suggestions based on your unique strengths and goals, facilitating a tailored educational journey.
At our university, we understand that each student’s journey is unique, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of student support services. From tutoring and counseling to disability accommodations and career coaching, we’re here to support you in every aspect of your academic and personal life. Our dedicated student life staff are also available to help you foster friendships and connections, ensuring that you receive the individualized support you need to succeed.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields, bringing extensive expertise and experience to the classroom. With every professor holding a PhD or the highest degree in their respective disciplines, you’ll receive the highest caliber of instruction. Their award-winning research and background at top organizations guarantee that you’ll acquire advanced skills that are highly sought after.
Many of our programs feature internships with top companies and insights from expert guest lecturers. These industry connections provide real-world learning experiences that enhance your career preparedness. Our career services staff are available to advise you on available options, helping you take full advantage of these valuable opportunities.
We understand that life can be busy, which is why our full-time online programs offer flexibility to suit your needs. Choose to complete your degree in as little as 1 year or take a more leisurely pace over 1-2 years. With options tailored to your schedule, you can achieve your academic goals while managing your other commitments effectively.
Enjoy the advantages of our university’s 10:1 students-to-professors ratio, which ensures smaller class sizes and increased accessibility to faculty members. Through personalized mentoring, collaborative research projects, and the establishment of valuable teacher-student connections, you’ll receive individualized support and opportunities for academic growth.
At The Continents States University, we’re dedicated to changing lives through high-impact education and research. Our graduates are prepared to excel in their fields and tackle real-world problems. Come and experience our university’s unique approach to education and make a difference in the world.
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Your Full Tuition Breakdown

Tuition and FeesPrice
Admission Application$75
Annual-Tuition$5,000
Scholarship (Limited Time)$2,000
Graduation Fee$400
Total Paid Cost$3,475

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