Master of Business – Administration

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 :
GSS5000 Graduate Student Success 1
GSS5000 Graduate Student Success – In this course, students will gain the strategies and personal insight necessary for being successful over the course of their degree program. They will learn how to create intrinsic motivation in order to persist and achieve their personal learning goals. This course is designed to support the adult learner as they navigate the challenges of higher education alongside the challenges of daily life and their career. It introduces them to various strategies to improve the necessary skills required to be successful in both college and life.
ACC 5100 Accounting 3
ACC5100 Accounting – This course provides students with a framework for the analysis, use and design of internal accounting systems. This introduction to financial and managerial accounting prepares students to use accounting data for strategic and management purposes with an emphasis on profitability and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s accounting system. Students develop an understanding of the nature of costs, budgeting, cost allocation, standard costs and variances
DSC 5200 Quantitative Analysis 3
DSC5200 Quantitative Analysis – 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
MKT 5300 Marketing Management 3
MKT5300 Marketing Management – This course reviews marketing management within the broader context of an organization’s strategies and operations. Students explore how marketing adds value by working to support organizational strategy. Topics covered include the 4 Ps (product, price, place and promotion), different types of markets, marketing research, market segmentation and differentiation, global aspects of marketing and the implementation and control of marketing plans. Students discover the benefits of market research and analysis and develop effective marketing strategies through segmentation, targeting and positioning.
IST 5150 Management of Information Systems 3
IST5150 Management of Information Systems – In this course, students gain valuable insight into the planning, organizing and controlling of user services, as well as the management of the information systems development process. The course also examines organizational learning curves, dealing with vendors, budgeting, accounting, management reporting and legal considerations of information systems.
FIN 5500 Finance 3
FIN5500 Finance – This introduction to corporate financial management and investments provides the framework, concepts and tools for analyzing financial decisions by applying the fundamental principles of modern financial theory. Major topics include the time value of money, the economic and financial environment, an overview of financial statement analysis, the essentials of risk analysis and the valuation process, and capital budgeting.
BUS 5600 Business Ethics 3
BUS5600 Business Ethics – This course examines ethics and values in multiple contexts. It begins with an exploration of individual values and the integration of mind, body and soul. The perspective then broadens to include corporate ethics and the role of moral leadership in business. The course concludes with an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy.
MGT 5800 Strategies for Change 3
MGT5800 Strategies for Change – This course introduces students to a broad spectrum of issues related to change, including the dynamics of leadership, the failure of change, how to make planned change work and the implications of change for the 21st Century. Topics include the importance of leadership, how successful leadership can result in a more effective organization, how to implement new changes to promote a healthy organization, change in action, e-commerce, radical change and the implications of change for the 21st Century.
MGT 5900 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT5900 Organizational Behavior – This advanced course discusses how businesses run on hardware, software and human capital more than ever before. This course focuses on the people in the organization and how they work and behave in the work environment. It examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork and the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management and ways to eliminate barriers to effective communications within the workplace.
BUS 5990 Capstone Project 3
BUS5990 Capstone Project – In this course, students from a variety of graduate studies are brought together. Although you will each be working on separate projects, depending on your previous coursework, you will come together in the discussions to share your ideas from your various perspectives. This capstone project requires that students apply the reasoning, decision-making, analytical, and authorship skills previously learned in the curriculum to the work environment. The project is completed individually; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest and will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.

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