Master of Business Administration
Baker’s 30-credit-hour Master of Business Administration graduates are prepared for leadership roles in traditional organizations and in emerging fields to meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace.
The program combines the data analysis and quantitative skills with the written and oral communication skills that support leadership and organizational effectiveness.
Four concentrations allow you to focus on the skills and knowledge that will help you reach your personal career goals:
Students complete 18 credit hours of foundational and core courses and 12 credit hours of concentration courses.
The finance concentration develops leaders who manage company finances, assess financial risks, and ensure business sustainability in a changing market.
- Assess the emerging financial challenges that are transforming the business administration landscape.
- Apply economic, finance, risk management, and quality assessments
MBA-FIN Concentration Courses
- FIN 510 Investments and Portfolio Management
- FIN 520 Advanced International Finance
- FIN 540 Strategic Corporate Finance
- FIN 550 Integrated Financial Planning
The human resources concentration prepares you to oversee staffing, employee compensation and benefits, recruitment, and development and retention.
- Assess the organizational landscape to ensure staffing needs are met.
- Assess that human resource management practices align with legal regulations and organizational policies, procedures, and practices.
- Develop ethical human resource management plans for ensuring that business sustainability and staffing needs are met.
MBA-HRM Concentration Courses
- HRM 510 Advanced Employment Law
- HRM 525 Managing Generational Differences
- HRM 540 International Human Resource Management
- HRM 550 Transformative Employee Relations
Health Care Administration
The health care administration concentration develops leaders who employ technical, analytical, and decision-making skills to solve complex organizational challenges in the American health care industry.
- Assess the components of health care services in the United States and analyze the current issues, trends, and limitations of health care administration.
- Understand the fundamentals of health care system information management, including electronic health records.
- Discuss the principles of public health practices, the role of the public health department, and the tools needed to effectively manage a typical health department.
MBA-HCA Concentration Courses
- HCA 520 Advanced Concepts of Health Care Administration
- HCA 540 Integrating Ethics in Health Care
- HCA 550 Managing Health Care Information Systems
- HCA 560 Hospital Management
The strategic management concentration prepares you for the issues and challenges you will face in a leadership position in today’s dynamic business environment.
- Assess the emerging challenges that are transforming the business administration landscape.
- Discuss how an organization’s ability to create, capture, and maintain value is fundamental for a sustainable competitive advantage.
- Formulate a strategic ethical plan that motivates a workforce and inspires others to follow.
MBA-STGM Concentration Courses
- STMG 515 Advanced Business Law
- STMG 525 Business Global Environment
- STMG 535 Managing and Developing Human Resources
- STMG 595 Advanced Organization Management
Pre-MBA Pathway for Students Who Don’t Have a Bachelor’s in Business
Don’t have an undergraduate degree in business? No worries. Baker is committed to supporting student success. If you have not earned a bachelor’s degree in business, you may apply to enter the MBA program by completing the Pre-MBA Pathway courses with a grade of at least a B: MBA500 Fundamentals of Business Administration, MBA542 Business Data and Analysis.
You Can Do This.
You can fit college courses into your existing schedule by taking classes online or take the core and foundational courses via Zoom. Classes are held year-round, and new classes start every seven weeks.
Immediately Use What You Learn
Baker students consistently report that the knowledge they gained in class was immediately transferable to their daily professional lives. Students learn from both their instructors and classmates who come from diverse professional backgrounds.
Learn From Business Professionals
Instructors in Baker University’s MBA program are working professionals from diverse disciplines. As experts in their respective fields, they will share their experiences and knowledge with you while challenging you to reflect and critically examine the world in which you live.
Baker Builds Business Leaders
A degree from Baker commands respect in the business community—particularly in the Kansas City market. It signifies that you have met Baker’s rigorous standards and have acquired the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.
Demand for MBAs is rising.
Companies and organizations of all sizes and in nearly every industry seek professionals with an up-to-date business education to lead their growth.
MBA graduates become leaders in these areas of their company:
- Executive offices
- Human resources
- Research and product development
- Data analytics
- Business development
- Information technology
- In-house counsel
Lauren | MBA ’16
Course Work & Requirements
Types of Admission
4+1 Bachelor’s to MBA Dual Degree Program
Students who earn an undergraduate business degree from Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies or College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City can earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years. This program is open to current students and graduates.
Baker participants who meet program requirements will not be required to take the 9 hours of MBA foundation courses. 4+1 students will be required to complete the 9 hours of MBA core courses and the 12 hours of concentration courses. To complete the remaining 21 MBA credits within a year, 4+1 students must take one at least one course each term for seven terms.
- Complete 60 Baker undergraduate credit hours toward an SPGS or CAS business baccalaureate degree.
- Satisfy the graduation requirements for the undergraduate program.
- Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Earn a Baker cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.