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Master of Business Administration - ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

Overview

Are you having a hard time moving up in your organization? Take control of your career by earning an online MBA from the University of the Virgin Islands. This program will give you career relevant, real world, and executive level skills to help you excel in the business world.

  • WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM?
    In this program, you will learn about marketing, organizational behavior, qualitative analysis, macroeconomics and microeconomics, human resource management, managerial accounting and information management.
  • WHAT CAREERS CAN I PURSUE WITH AN ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE?
    As a graduate of the Master of Business Administration program, you will have a path into management and senior leadership .
  • HOW LONG WILL THE ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM TAKE TO COMPLETE?
    Master of Business Administration online degree program from start to finish is designed to be completed in 24 months however, it could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term. The total program credit hours are 37.
  • HOW MUCH WILL THE ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM COST?
    The undergraduate rate is $735 per credit hour, no additional institutional fees. UVI also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When Can I Start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are. Contact us at online@uvi.edu to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing UVI’s 100% online Master of Business Administration program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze accounting problems in the foundational areas of business
  • Analyze knowledge, techniques, skills and tools of past, present and future business models
  • Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of all foundational business areas
  • Integrate theory and practice for the purpose of strategic analysis and planning
  • Utilize communication skills
  • Evaluate professional, ethical and social responsibilities in business management and a team setting
  • Employ quantitative analysis in business

curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
GSS 5000 Graduate Student Success 1
  This course is designed to provide the students the opportunity to learn and improve strategies and skills that are essential for academic success at the graduate level. Through activities, application, and reflection, the material covered in this course should support and assist students in completion of their graduate program. Students should develop confidence in their ability to succeed as a graduate student.
ACC 5100 Accounting 3
  The uses and limitations of accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics include profit planning systems design, variance analysis, capital budgeting, inventory planning and control, cost behavior patterns, and decision models.
BUS 5600 Business Ethics 3
 

This course embraces ethical theory and applies ethical practice in the field of business through the exploration of contemporary case studies. Concepts covered include ethical issues, decision-making, cultural factors, social responsibility, designing and managing ethical programs, and the practice of ethical decision making. A collection of relevant cases, provocative discussions, and papers serve as the basis for mastering the content.

BUS 5990 Capstone Project 3
  The purpose of this individualized learning experience is to enable you as a graduate student to develop an original business plan on a topic of professional or personal interest. The Capstone Project course enables you to research and develop a substantial original applied project of your own authorship. This project encourages the application of theories, principles, and processes that you have studied in the graduate courses to a management problem or issue of interest and relevance to you in your professional activities. This course is designed to encourage you to draw upon knowledge and experience that you have gained over the course of your studies and other related educational or professional development activities. Projects should be understandable, applied, and pragmatic, with valuable outcomes and findings of your research connected with your own organizational situation or personal interest to explore entrepreneurial opportunities.
DSC 5200 Quantitative Analysis 3
  This Quantitative Analysis (QA) course addresses managerial decision analysis using quantitative tools. Topics include a general framework for decision analysis, decision tables and trees, forecasting, inventory control, linear programming, transportation and assignment, networks, project time management, waiting lines (queuing) and simulation. After the course, the student should be able to use a broad array of powerful analytical tools to make business decisions.
FIN 5500 Finance 3
  The responsibilities of finance managers, money, banking and monetary policy of government serve as broad review background for public finance, risk analysis, working capital policy, leverage, valuation, long and short term financial markets, domestic and international problems, ownership and leasing, cash management the tax environment and bankruptcy.
IST 5150 Management of Information Systems 3
  A study of systems analysis and design. The student is led to view a business as an information system and to be aware of the skills and tools of systems analysis. Systems analysis is the profession of effective application of computers to business management.
BUS 5600 Business Ethics 3
 

This course embraces ethical theory and applies ethical practice in the field of business through the exploration of contemporary case studies. Concepts covered include ethical issues, decision-making, cultural factors, social responsibility, designing and managing ethical programs, and the practice of ethical decision making. A collection of relevant cases, provocative discussions, and papers serve as the basis for mastering the content.

MGT 5800 Strategies for Change 3
  The course provides students with an understanding of organizational change theories and practice, and helps them to identify and develop personal qualities, skills and experience in support of becoming effective agents of change. The course explores the attitudes, behaviors, and strategies that help students effectively communicate about change, collaborate, and resolve differences. A systematic approach to leading organizational change is covered by envisioning why change is needed, how it is to be implemented, and what the anticipated results should look like. Students will also identify the sources of resistance to change and how to successfully mitigate and/or leverage those forces.
MGT 5900 Organizational Behavior 3
  This course focuses on the application of key behavioral concepts and theories related to organizational leadership. Each unit in this course covers a topic that contributes to enhancing students’ understanding of organizational processes and interpersonal relationships. Topics covered include effective communication, hiring, negotiation, performance management, politics, change management.
MKT 5240 Marketing Management 3
  Management functions incurred in product planning and promotion, market analysis, marketing research, pricing and price policies, planning marketing activities and control of marketing activities.

Program Snap Shot

 
Program Core 28  
Program Electives 9  
Total Program Credits 37  

 

career outlook

The business administration courses in your University of the Virgin Islands MBA online program can prepare you for higher management opportunities in private business or in the public sector.

Potential career paths and positions include:

The median wage in 2016 for sales managers was $117,960. 1

The median wage in 2016 for administrative service managers was $90,050.2

The median wage in 2016 for management analysts was $81,330.3

1 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-2022.00#WagesEmployment

2 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3011.00#WagesEmployment

3 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1111.00#WagesEmployment

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal