A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Relevant. Global. Innovative.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered in collaboration with LCC International University, our partner school in Lithuania. Students start on a MA in International Management degree through LCC International University and then transfer into the MBA program through Taylor University. This innovative partnership focuses on the key enterprise-level decisions and implementation strategies required in today’s dynamic business and economic climate, rather than on the mid-management skills of traditional programs. The program emphasizes the importance of community and relationships and is committed to changing lives through shared experiences. This is a strong tradition of Taylor University and one that sets this program apart. The delivery method is based on several residencies as well as incorporating elements of online learning into each course.

Students and professors will complete applied case studies, projects, and business research with local employers which are meaningful and rewarding for both businesses and graduate students.

Some Benefits of the Program Include:

  • Taylor University’s long history and national reputation for quality Christian liberal arts education
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
  • Timely and relevant course content
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Small class cohorts that study together for the duration of the program
  • An innovative format incorporating international travel/study, Internet delivery, supervised research, and applied learning experiences

The Master of Business Administration degree requires 36 hours, of which 18 hours are transferred in from LCC International University.

Core Requirements through LCC International University
FIN 610 3 Financial Management and Performance
MGT 510 3 Organizational Design and Change
MGT 515 3 Ethics and Decision Making
MGT 575 3 Research and Analytics
MGT 610 3 Management and Strategy
MKT 510 3 Global Marketing and Business Cultures
Core Requirements through Taylor University
ACC 510 3 Managerial Accounting
ECO 510 3 Global Economic Environment
ITB 515 3 Global Study Tour
MGT 535 3 Business Creativity and Innovation
MGT 680 3 Human Resource Development
MGT 692 3 Directed Research - LCC

ACC510 Managerial Accounting

A review of both traditional and contemporary systems for providing timely and relevant information for decision-making. Emphasis is on recent and emerging accounting strategies developed to support management in implementing world class concepts such as value chain analysis, activity based management, just-in-time management, life cycle cost management, costs of quality, and productivity measurement and control. Qualitative as well as quantitative measures and techniques are examined.

ECO510 Global Economic Environment

Survey of corporate financial management and the global economic environment. Primary course topics emphasize sophisticated pricing policies, managing under uncertainty, global competition considerations, global financial markets, corporate finance policies, and the various impacts of government policy. This course provides a basis for analyzing financial and economic decisions based on modern financial and economic theory.

FIN610 Financial Management and Performance

This course will examine the critical financial issues and decisions facing organizations. Students will gain exposure navigating and analyzing financial statements to better understand and position organizations, including the budgeting process. A particular focus will be placed on generating and managing cash flow. Identifying and attracting a variety of funding sources is also addressed. Lastly, an examination of the means by which organizations can enhance their value and the requisite financial mechanisms to do so is undertaken.

ITB515 Global Study Tour

Students experience the variations in operations and industry sectors and cultural differences first-hand by visiting other global markets. Tours include a combination of industry meetings with visits to historic sites and the unique communities of selected countries. Particular emphasis is given to identifying cultural differences in values, customs, attitudes, and behaviors that impact the marketplace and organizational environments. Students are encouraged to explore and examine particular areas of interest during the study tour and while completing course requirements. This course may be repeated as an elective with permission of MBA program chair/director. Requires international travel.

MGT510 Organizational Design and Change

The behavior of groups and individuals in organizations is examined using current management theory and research. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating, and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include organizational structure, culture, power, diversity, performance, resistance, and communication, particularly related to the rapid pace of organizational growth and change.

MGT515 Ethics and Decision Making

This course seeks to foster the practice of robust Christian ethics in organizational settings, especially as it relates to decisions. The foundation for effectiveness in leadership is built on Christian character and virtue as well as understanding of a Christian worldview and how it relates to and differs from other ethical worldviews. The leader is prepared for ethical decision-making and for strength of character by which to execute those decisions. The course draws first from the Bible and then from philosophy, psychology, history, literature, and current events for its principles, exemplars, and case studies.

MGT535 Business Creativity and Innovation

Processes that are used to develop new ideas and opportunities are covered from a managerial perspective, including how to stimulate creativity and imagination in employees and associates. Challenges to innovation management, new product development, collaborative efforts, and the learning organization are examined through theory and application. Course includes both individual and group processes used to strengthen organizational creativity.

MGT575 Research and Analytics

Study of the research process and techniques. Students will learn and utilize specific steps and methods within the research process within their organizations to tackle issues as they arise and produce quantitative analysis to be used in their decision-making. Students will also learn the process of developing meaningful analytics to drive performance within their organizations, with a heavy emphasis on performance metrics.

MGT610 Management and Strategy

Current and historical perspectives related to the organization and strategy foundational to top management development, including organizational analysis that leads to strategy formulation and implementation. This course emphasizes the examination of present and historical management theory and practice, as well as current trends in literature and numerous industry applications.

MGT680 Human Resource Development

Rapid changes in technology and job design, along with the increasing importance of learning- and knowledge-based organizations, makes human resource development, with a focus on performance, an increasingly important topic. This course is a study of current trends in human resource development in organizations with a focus on how individuals and groups learn and interact, including motivation, group dynamics, system theory, organizational culture, learning and change. Specifically students will learn how to identify development needs through assessments, job analysis, identifying and developing a variety of development activities, including training and coaching, and evaluating development programs.

MGT692 Directed Research

Investigative learning involving closely directed research using data, scientific literature, and research tools. In this course students demonstrate advanced research methods in both an extensive review of literature and original research on a significant topic in the field of international management. The requirements for completing directed research include the following components: the problem and its setting, the literature review, data collection methods, summary of results, conclusions, and recommendations for further research. The student works with a personal advisor, with the final approval being given by the Thesis Committee. The thesis must be presented at a public oral defense.

MKT510 Global Marketing and Business Cultures

Study and application of the current challenges confronting marketing organizations in today’s global marketing environment. Critical success factors essential to effective and efficient marketing efforts are developed through numerous industry applications. Individual, organizational, and industry factors that impact market-oriented planning, global market development, effective channels management, integrated marketing communications, and attention to competitive advantages are examined. Marketing leadership skills are emphasized, including intercultural communication, cultural sensitivity, acculturation, collaboration, and cultural synergy. The examination of competitive strategy, positioning, advantages, and opportunities are analyzed and discussed.