To complete Arcadia University’s MBA program, you will take 10 online courses. Six courses will focus on the strong foundation you need in executive-level expertise across business. The remaining four will focus on the specialization you choose in either Healthcare Finance, Financial Analysis, or Organizational Leadership.
Our expert faculty immerses you in experience-based coursework that includes group projects, simulations, life projects, and real-world applications.
With accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Arcadia’s MBA program delivers rigorous education in a flexible format. Request information today about earning your master’s degree online in as few as 19 months.
*Students pursuing (or graduating) from the CHS leadership certificate will be able to transfer all of their credits from the certificate towards an MBA in Healthcare Finance OR MBA in Organizational Leadership.
Core (18 credits / 6 courses)
BA 54X Marketing Management – 3 credits
BA 530 Global Issues of Social Responsibility and Law – 3 credits
This course is an extensive examination of the major ethical issues and challenges facing today’s global manager. With an overview of international trade law and an examination of the basic principles of business ethics, the student evaluates the legal and social responsibility issues that are encountered in the international marketplace. Specifically, the course includes the areas of contracts, intellectual property rights, product liability, employment issues, environmental concerns and unfair/predatory business practices.
BA 620 Managerial Economics – 3 credits
This course introduces the economics of the firm, including price theory, consumer behavior, concepts of elasticity, equilibrium under different market conditions, demand and supply factors of production, introduction to welfare economics and its effects on modern organizations, game theory for decision-making, forecasting technique analysis, production and cost analysis, pricing decisions, economics of capital budgeting, simulation in managerial decision making and applied agency theory in organizations.
BA 68X Corporate Finance – 3 credits
BA 640 Operations and Technology – 3 credits
The course provides students with knowledge and application of business technologies in support of operational management areas such as planning and execution. Learners are exposed to key technologies such as ERP (SAP) and latest tools/techniques for achieving increased process integration, flexibility, agility. The course utilizes management case studies along with hands-on, team-oriented exercises to enable learners to improve operational effectiveness by using emerging technologies.
BA 695 Global Strategic Management (CAPSTONE) – 3 credits
This capstone course is the culminating course in the MBA program. It focuses on the strategic management process. Students gain an understanding of strategies suitable for conducting business in both developing and developed economies by integrating earlier coursework within the framework of theories and issues in strategic management.
Concentration (12 credits / minimum 4 courses )
Students have to choose courses from at least 1 group
Concentration 1: Healthcare Finance*
BA 56X Human Resource Management – 3 credits
(Students in Healthcare Finance concentration can substitute this course for BA530 from the core.)
BA XXX Healthcare Financial Management I: Reimbursement Models – 3 credits
This course will introduce the concept of financial management in healthcare organizations. Learners will examine and discuss concepts involving health insurance, third-party and prospective payments, and managed care organizations.
BA XXX Healthcare Financial Management II: Financial Decision Making – 3 credits
This course covers healthcare revenue cycle management and how healthcare organizations collect and report financial data and use that data to make decisions. Learners will examine and discuss issues of budgeting, rate setting, reporting, and compliance.
CHS 602 Healthcare Economics and Policy – 3 credits
This course will highlight alternative payment models based on economics, policies, and past/present healthcare trends.
PBH 510 Health Care Systems and Public Health Policy: An Integrated Approach to Population Health – 3 credits
The purpose of this course is to provide an integrated perspective of population health covering both health care systems and broader public health policies. The course will familiarize students with the health care system in the U.S. and provide comparisons to health care systems internationally. Relevant understandings will include population health outcomes, spending on health, and determinants of health and disparities within and across countries as well as stimulate critical thinking about how systems can meet the challenges of cost, quality and access. This course will equally highlight the vital role of public health policies in addressing population health, including the concept of health in all policies. Students will be challenged to develop and evaluate public health policy using the PEEEL framework, which focuses on understandings of politics, economics, ethics, epidemiology/health research, and law/government.
Concentration 2: Financial Analysis
BA 580 Shareholder Value Management – 3 credits
This course is designed to help the student understand the role of managerial accounting in creating value for the organization. It shows how the internally generated accounting information is used as a basis for managerial decision making. Topics covered include the balanced scorecard, activity-based costing system, performance evaluation and cost-volume-profit analysis. The course also emphasizes how management planning and control can have behavioral (social) and ethical implications on the organization and the individuals involved.
BA 681 Securities Analysis – 3 credits
This course provides a comprehensive study of portfolio management techniques and a detailed comparison of security valuation techniques. It further analyzes the historical growth patterns and valuation models utilized in both domestic and global securities markets.
BA 682 Mergers and Acquisitions – 3 credits
This class studies the main issues of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The course takes a general management perspective. The course discusses historical and theoretical developments, focusing on recent events and taking a strategic view of business combinations. Students explore the managerial aspects encountered during an acquisition process and develop the skills to successfully integrate the process.
BA 683 Investment Banking – 3 credits
This course examines the regulation of conduct of the corporate finance function of investment banks by looking at the structure of investment banking firms and their relationship with banks and financial holding companies. The course examines the role and regulations of investment bankers in private offerings, public offerings, international offerings and mergers, acquisitions and other restructurings and the impact of securities laws on the corporate finance function of investment banks and finance principles used by investment bankers in the corporate finance process. The course considers the role and regulation of investment bankers in the Euromarkets, Japan, emerging markets and China’s Security markets.
Concentration 3: Organizational Leadership
BA 56X Human Resource Management – 3 credits
BA 600 Leadership for Effective Organizations – 3 credits
This course studies the role that leadership plays in organizational success, with a focus on the importance of emotional intelligence in inspiring and motivating others. It explores neuroscience research on the role of emotions in leadership behavior and examines different organizational structures and frameworks with a focus on how leadership adapts to be successful in different organizations. There is a significant focus on individual leadership where students identify their own leadership aspirations, behaviors, and styles
BA 602 Power and Politics – 3 credits
This course focuses on how leaders are able to use power and politics in influencing others to complete work requirements within the global and domestic corporate environments. It focuses on the skills required to influence within the organizational ranks. It explores the power and politics of ongoing interactions and negotiations and the challenges faced by leaders within domestic and multinational corporations.
BA 603 Contemporary Issues in Leadership – 3 credits
This course is an extensive examination of contemporary thinking about effective leadership and the issues facing today’s global leader. The course includes both theoretical and evidence-based understanding of the relational nature of leadership, use of individual strengths, “positive” leadership, seeing and understanding organizational systems, effective virtual and face-to-face teams, successfully leading across cultures, and the creation of desired futures.