Business Administration

PBJ MBA 2015

Today’s dynamic business environment requires business professionals skilled in decision-making and equipped with a broad-based, interdisciplinary understanding of business processes from a global perspective. Such highly equipped professionals achieve bottom-line results today, while meeting the challenges of the future with creative and innovative approaches that ensure success. West's Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs provide students with solid foundations in major business areas and an understanding of how they are connected, as well as the opportunity to select one of three areas of focus. Students gain insights into the implications of technological change and of the increasingly global marketplace of business management. 

West offers the following business administration degree programs:

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Technology

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Leaders in all types of organizations must be able to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively in an ever-changing global marketplace, focused on value-added differentiation. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares graduates to excel in such fast-paced, challenging environments, equipped with the insight, foresight, and tools required to become successful, innovative, and inspirational business leaders. This unique degree offers students the opportunity to customize their learning experiences by selecting courses for their majors based on specific areas of expertise and career interests. The degree combines the solid foundation of the MBA Managerial Core with electives that can be drawn from a wide range of university graduate courses that enable the development of skills valued within a global service-oriented marketplace.

Degree Summary


58 weeks (approx. 1.2 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit


Master Degree Total Credits: 39


Total: $13,650 Books and Supplies: $0

Program Learning Outcomes

1 Formulate, conduct, and interpret research that fosters a broad and deep understanding of markets, customers, competitors, and stakeholders.
2 Employ quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods to select and support strategic decisions in an organization.
3 Establish and monitor corporate ethical policies that support business decisions, reflect high personal standards of behavior, and recognize the organization’s social and environmental responsibility.
4 Design, communicate, and deliver market-driven strategies through attention to customer needs and the customer experience.
5 Analyze key financial measures of efficiency and success and evaluate the financial implications of strategic and tactical decisions for short- and long-term planning.
6 Formulate information systems to support an effective enterprise and to drive competitive advantage.
7 Develop a viable business plan for a new or existing venture that addresses internal and external drivers of success from ideation through implementation.
8 Assess the interdependencies of an organization’s functional components and management structure in order to identify the requirements for adoption of a holistic perspective.
9 Revise strategies and tactics to incorporate national and global economic and political events that impact an organization and its markets.
10 Employ effective communication skills that enable persuasive articulation and defense of business ideas.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS


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