MBA: Master of Business Administration

Baker University’s MBA is a 39-credit-hour program that prepares you for the issues and challenges you will face in management positions.

  • Acquire skills in collaboration and leadership.
  • Learn to apply business knowledge in today’s dynamic business environment.

Earn your MBA in 22 months. Take classes in Overland ParkTopeka, Wichita, or online.

Questions? Contact an Enrollment Recruiter

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Master's Degree Program Start Dates


You can fit college courses into your existing schedule by taking classes one night a week or online. Classes are held year-round, and new classes start every seven weeks.


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.


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.


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.


Each concentration is a collection of four courses; three of these courses may be taken concurrently with or following the MBA and MAOL core program.


  • Current enrollment in good standing, or successful completion of the MBA or MAOL program
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Access to email and Internet capabilities
  • Completion of the first course in the MBA or MAOL core program is recommended with a grade of B or better.
  • Concentration courses must be completed with grade of B or better.

The concentration focuses on financial decision-making skills in organizational systems thinking. Students will examine corporate finance, investment decision making, the role of financial institutions, and complexities of international financial markets through practical application.

MBA 554 Managerial Finance (offered within core program) 4 credit hours

MGE 5400 North America and the European Union: London, England* 3 credit hours

MGE 8720 Investments 3 credit hours

MGE 8721 International Finance* 3 credit hours

MGE 8722 Financial Institutions 3 credit hours

MGE 8723 Corporate Finance 3 credit hours

MGE 8724 Advanced Financial Planning 3 credit hours

MGE 8725 Government Finance 3 credit hours

*A course cross-listed with another concentration

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Health Care Administration

The concentration focuses on the critical role of health care administration in one of the nation’s fastest growing and most challenging industries, health care. Students will develop foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities related to leadership and management roles in the American health care industry.

MGE 8251 The American Healthcare System (required) 3 credit hours

MGE 8252 Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration (required) 3 credit hours

MGE 8254 Healthcare Policy and Politics 3 credit hours

MGE 8256 Healthcare Ethics 3 credit hours

MGE 8258 Information Systems for Healthcare Management* 3 credit hours

*A course cross-listed with another concentration

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Human Resources

The concentration offers a deep exploration of issues related to effective management of human resources in an increasingly competitive business environment. Students will examine the role of the manager through staffing, employee development and retention, employee relations, and global HR management courses.

MBA 535 Human Resources Management (offered within core program) 3 credit hours

MGE 6023 Employment Law 3 credit hours

MGE 8740 Employee Development and Retention 3 credit hours

MGE 8741 Staffing 3 credit hours

MGE 8742 Global Human Resources* 3 credit hours

MGE 8743 Employee Relations 3 credit hours

*A course cross-listed with another concentration

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Requirements & Courses

 What We Need From You

  • Completed application form
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university documented by receipt of an official transcript
  • One year of full-time work experience
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL test score of 600 on the paper-based test, a score of 250 on the computer-based test, or score of 100 on the internet-based test for international applicants, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

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Based on reasonable projections of faculty availability and appropriate curriculum considerations, the following courses can change as deemed necessary by Baker University to fulfill its role and mission. It takes approximately 22 months to fulfill the curriculum requirements. Courses must be completed in the order recommended by the university.

GRAD 510 Organizational Teams and Effective Leadership

This course makes students aware of graduate education expectations and responsibilities. It focuses on understanding individual and team requirements and resources that students need to be successful in a graduate degree program. (3 credits)

MBA 524 Principles of Organizational Management

Principles of Organizational Management develops students’ managerial skills as organizers, facilitators, communicators, and team builders. It defines specific management skills and functions, presents actions that contribute to goal achievement, and identifies attributes that enhance successful organizational performance. (3 credits)

MBA 535 Human Resource Management

This course deals with recruitment, training, evaluation, and promotion of today’s increasingly diverse employees. Students will study how to attract, secure, enable, and retain productive employees as part of a multicultural workforce. The course also covers issues related to compliance with employment laws and regulations. (3 credits) MBA 580 Executive Leadership This course focuses on the development of leadership potential to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic environment. Students learn about values alignment, knowledge, and skills that foster positive relationships and promote organizational progress. (3 credits)

MBA 542 Business Data and Analytics

This course focuses upon business analytics as an integral part of modern management by offering insights into the ways in which businesses, non-profits, and government can use data to make better decisions in operations, marketing, finance, and strategic planning among other functions. The course emphasizes the concept that business analytics is more than a theoretical discipline via the examination of real-world examples to improve the speed, reliability, and quality of decisions. Furthermore, students will examine ways that analytics can be used and misused within an organization. Course activities will invite critical analyses based on data, identification of opportunities for creating value using business analytics, and estimation of value created by doing so. (3 credits)

MBA 580 Executive Leadership

This course focuses on the development of leadership potential to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic environment. Students learn about values alignment, knowledge, and skills that foster positive relationships and promote organizational progress. (3 credits)

MBA 562 Economic Aspects of Business Decisions

Managers and aspiring managers learn to use economic concepts to make sound business decisions. The course focuses on determining product prices, minimizing organizational costs, and maximizing company profits. (3 credits)

MBA 557 Accounting Applications for Managers

This course teaches students to understand accounting principles so they can interpret financial statements. Students will learn to make proper managerial and investment decisions by getting to know revenue estimation, cost accounting, inventory valuation, depreciation, ratio analysis, and funds flow statements. (3 credits)

MBA 553 Marketing Management and Strategy

This course presents strategies for optimal marketing and distribution of products and services, and examines how marketing consequences influence the decisions marketing managers make. The course emphasizes product planning, promotion, distribution, and pricing based on theories of consumer behavior and market segmentation. (3 credits)

MBA 554 Managerial Finance

Students learn about methods for determining the optimal volume and composition of firm assets, liabilities, and equity in this course. The focus is on the theory and practice of capital budgeting and asset financing. (3 credits) Prerequisite MBA 557 Accounting Applications for Management

MBA 533 Innovative Business Thinking

Using principles of creative thinking, graduate students discover goal setting and life balance techniques to enhance professional decision making. In addition, students develop an appreciation for innovations that change the way we live, and learn how to use that knowledge to identify future world-changing innovations. (3 credits)

MBA 531 Business in Today’s Global Environment

This course provides material describing the institutions and operations involved in international businesses. Students learn to adapt managerial policies and practices to the global business environment. (3 credits)

MBA 514 Legal Environment of Business

This course examines the legal environment and its effects on business decisions. Students will study contracts, commercial law, consumer law, business regulation, and ethics. (3 credits)

MBA 595 Strategic Planning for Competitive Organizations

This capstone course teaches students to develop long-range strategies for an organization. Applying the skills and knowledge they have gained in MBA courses, students identify an organization’s competitive advantages and apply them in designing and implementing strategic plans. The course uses case studies and simulation exercises to support and illustrate the decision-making process. This course is designed to be the capstone course of the MBA core/major. (3 credits)

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of the specified Master of Business Administration curriculum
  • A 3.0 overall grade point average with no more than one course completed with a C grade
  • An MBA core grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Completion of all coursework within six years of the date of initial enrollment
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Submission of intent to graduate form six months before anticipated degree completion
  • Approval by the faculty and Board of Trustees


Tuition $670/credit hour
Concentration and graduate business certificate courses $480/credit hour
One-time nonrefundable registration deposit (applied to first-course tuition): $60
Technology fee $30/course
Graduation fee $100


Enrollment Recruiters
913.491.4432 | 800.955.7747 | Fax: 913.491.0470

7301 College Blvd., Ste. 120
Overland Park, KS 66210