Master of Business Administration

Thomas Edison State University

Program Description

Master of Business Administration

Thomas Edison State University

An Accelerated, Online & Career-Focused MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a relevant and rigorous graduate program that can be completed in about 15 months. All courses are offered entirely online in eight-week formats. Some courses include periodic live online participation at specific set times. All courses are offered in eight (8) week sessions, six terms per year which include January, March, May, July, September, and November (See the MBA Calendar). The MBA start/entry periods are January, May, and September.

What You Will Learn in the MBA Program

Students will learn advanced communication, analytical and leadership skills. Preparing to Become a Business Professional
The MBA program prepares students for leadership roles in a wide range of industries. Students may select from the following areas of study: Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management or Marketing. Prerequisites: All MBA candidates are required to have completed undergraduate courses in the following topics: Financial Accounting, Statistics, and Microeconomics or candidates can register for the Graduate Business Degree Preparatory Program that is scheduled prior to MBA entry terms.

Credit Distribution

I. Core Courses 21 credits A. Ethics for Managers : 3 credits
B. Marketing Management : 3 credits
C. Financial Management : 3 credits
D. Strategic Operations Management : 3 credits
E. Global Strategic Management : 3 credits
F. Organizational Research (taken 1-2 terms prior to capstone)* : 3 credits
G. Management Capstone (last course to complete degree)* : 3 credits II. Electives & Areas of Study 18 credits Students may select any combination of MBA electives or select one of the following areas of study: Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management or Marketing.
A. Entrepreneurship : 3 credits
B. Human Resource Management : 3 credits
C. Project Management : 3 credits
D. Market Research : 3 credits
E. Social Media : 3 credits
F. Investments : 3 credits
G. Financial Statement Analysis : 3 credits
H. Negotiations : 3 credits
I. Designing a Business Case for Sustainability : 3 credits Areas of Study
Students selecting an area of study must complete all course work listed under the area of study designation and have the option of satisfying a portion of the coursework in the area of study with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
A. Accounting
B. Data Analytics
C. Finance
D. Healthcare Management
E. Human Resource Management
F. Marketing Total: 39 credits *new core requirements for MBA entrants starting the program as of July 2015


The MBA Program with an area of study in Accounting emphasizes both the theoretical understanding of emerging issues as well as an advanced curriculum of financial and managerial accounting. Additionally, Accountants must ensure that not only is the financial information accurate and timely reporting, but also those appropriate accounting systems are in place and in compliance with statutory regulations. Learn more about accounting.

  • Managerial Accounting for Decision Making : 3 credits
  • Auditing and Accounting Information Systems : 3 credits
  • Financial Essentials for Accountants : 3 credits
  • Emerging Issues in Accounting : 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Data Analytics

The Data Analytics area of study prepares students to access, analyze, manage and present data to an organization’s decision makers. The focus of the program is to prepare students to use data to identify marketing trends and develop strategies and tactics based on the information. Learn more about data analytics.

  • Managerial Statistics : 3 credits
  • Business Forecasting : 3 credits
  • Predictive Analytics for Business Intelligence : 3 credits
  • Data Analytics and Visualization with Capstone : 3 credits

Total: 12 credits


The Finance area of study provides students with broad professional competence and skills that prepare them for careers at banks, financial institutions and firms in a wide variety of industry sectors. Learn more about finance.

  • Investments : 3 credits
  • Financial Statement Analysis : 3 credits
  • Entrepreneurship : 3 credits
  • Topics in Global Finance : 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Healthcare Management

The Healthcare Management area of study prepares students with management and critical thinking skills and an operational understanding of market trends, regulatory changes and financial realities currently facing the healthcare industry. Learn more about healthcare management.

  • Healthcare Delivery : 3 credits
  • Healthcare Finance : 3 credits
  • Strategic Management within a Healthcare Organization : 3 credits
  • Healthcare Law : 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Human Resource Management

An area of study focused on Human Resource Management in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program provides students with unique opportunities in the marketplace. This area of study allows students to explore the strategic value that a human resource management professional creates for an organization. Students who complete this area of study will be qualified for advanced human resource management positions and prepared to integrate complex HRM functions with the strategic initiatives of the organization resulting in increased stakeholder value. Learn more about human resource management.

  • Human Resource Management in the 21st Century Global Workplace credits 3 credits
  • Human Capital Management in Multi-Cultural Organizations : 3 credits
  • The HRM Professional and Attorney Relationship : 3 credits
  • Technology, Data and Analytics as Change Agents : 3 credits

Total: 12 credits


The Marketing area of study prepares graduates for careers in a wide variety of industry sectors, with courses focusing on generating awareness and demand for the products and services sold with an emphasis is on how media and the Internet can support such efforts. Learn more about marketing.

  • Market Research : 3 credits
  • Social Media : 3 credits
  • Global Marketing : 3 credits
  • Digital Marketing Analytics : 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

MBA Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration degree program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats
  • Identify the key issues facing a business or business subdivision
  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate and solve critical business problems
  • Integrate tools and concepts from multiple functional areas (i.e. finance, marketing, operations, etc.) to solve business problems
  • Evaluate and integrate ethical considerations when making business decisions
  • Incorporate diversity and multicultural perspectives when making business decisions
This school offers programs in:
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Last updated January 3, 2018
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