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Make the executive decisions that move business forward with an online MBA

They say the only thing certain in business is change. Never has there been more proof than today. At the forefront of today's business landscape are leaders willing to tackle the unknown and navigate the uncertain. These are the pioneers of disruptive business models, the visionaries of market opportunities, and the catalysts of competitive advantage. Further your capabilities and become that kind of leader with help from Franklin University’s accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

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Program Overview

Stand out from the crowd with our globally recognized MBA program

With an MBA degree from Franklin, you’ll stand out by earning your degree from a top-ranked program that’s been globally recognized for excellence. Our MBA program recently received a “Best Value in Regionally Accredited Online MBAs” by Plus, our MBA, which is offered in the U.S. and in countries around the world, was awarded the European Medal and the "Highest Degree of Internationalization" ranking by Poland's Home and Market magazine.

And, Franklin's online MBA program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the leader in outcomes-based accreditation in business, so you know you're earning a respected degree with value in the workplace.

Complete your MBA degree in as few as 14 months

You can complete our transfer-friendly MBA program and reap the rewards of your degree in as few as 14 months. If you’re looking to enroll right away, there’s no GMAT or GRE requirement if you meet certain standards.

Our innovative MBA degree curriculum will help you develop leadership foresight while gaining a management perspective of each functional area. And with our small, interactive classes you will engage in discussions with peers from richly diverse ages and backgrounds, providing a collaborative environment that adds depth to important concepts and helps you grow your personal and professional network.

Grow your leadership skills with hands-on learning

Through our MBA program, you’ll experience practical, hands-on curriculum and real-world projects. In one of our projects, you’ll participate in a unique global business simulation competition. Your challenge is to craft and execute a competitive strategy as part of a team, resulting in a respected brand image that keeps your company in contention for global market leadership, and produces good financial performance as measured by earnings-per-share (EPS), return on investment (ROI), stock price appreciation, and credit rating.

This global competition stretches your skills, abilities, and thought leadership potential, and could put you in contention for the next global award. Recently, a Franklin team finished first, winning the World Champions distinction from among 491 teams representing 51 colleges and universities around the globe.

Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults

Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

36 Semester Hours
Course Sequence (36 hours)
More than ever before, the ability to understand and be understood is critical for success in the corporate world. Communication is no longer limited by the narrow definitions of the past. Achieving a business leadership position today means not only being adept at both oral and written communication, but also understanding communication from a strategic point of view and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes. In this course, you will develop and refine these capabilities. What you gain from this course will be of value throughout your MBA program, as well as in the workplace.
This course systematically explores the external environment in which businesses operate - legal and regulatory, macroeconomic, cultural, political, technological, and natural. Additionally, the course will examine the critical opportunities and threats that arise from an analysis of external business conditions. Students will apply scenario planning to a selected industry and synthesize trends in the external environment in the presence of risk and uncertainty.
This course surveys the fundamental concepts and methods of economic analysis for managers. Real-world decision making is emphasized. Application of key economic concepts such as market demand, market supply, market equilibrium, marginal analysis, production, costs, revenue, profit, and market structure constitute the core material of the course.
In today's business world, success can often be attributed more to the genius of a company's marketing efforts than to the genius of its products or services. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for anyone who wishes to achieve a position of leadership. You will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. You will come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as you explore research-based insights into consumer behavior. As your final course assignment, you will prepare and present a marketing plan of your own.
Effective leadership in today's complex and highly regulated business environment demands more than a working knowledge of basic accounting practices. Managers must fully grasp sophisticated financial and managerial accounting concepts and be able to apply them with ease in handling day-to-day responsibilities. Managers must also be well versed in the intricacies of corporate governance and asset protection. In this course, students will develop a clear understanding of these critical functions and issues. Students will study the foundational aspects of financial accounting, including professional structure, the interrelationships of financial statements, and multiple forms of financial analysis. Additionally, the functional aspects of managerial accounting will be covered, including planning, decision making, and performance evaluation.
Organizations are composed of groups of people who work together to achieve defined outcomes. Experience has proven time and again that the key factor which differentiates successful companies from those who struggle to survive is people who make up the employee base. While the human resources function is given the specific task of planning for and resolving many employee-related issues and needs, individual managers have direct responsibility and accountability for motivating and leading employees to achieve sustained organizational success. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with human resources to enhance the contributions of all employees to organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about the elements which drive business success, theories of motivation, and methods for creating a plan for maximizing the human capital of an organization.
In today's business environment, the success of organizations depends on the effective and efficient management of operations. Methods to select, plan, and improve organizational processes will be examined. The application of optimal capacity decisions in supply chains, development production, and inventory plans and schedules will be performed. The student will learn quality management and improvement process to increase the efficiency of a process.
Financial decisions made at the higher levels of a business organization can have far-reaching effects. Intended to achieve firm operating goals and create shareholder value, they must be made judiciously, with a thorough understanding of all the factors involved. In this course, you will learn to apply the analytical techniques required for developing effective and workable financial solutions at the executive level. You will gain an overall understanding of the workings of the U.S. financial system. In addition, you will study the concepts of financial risk, return, and the valuation of bonds, common and preferred stock, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and the evaluation of investment opportunities.
One of the keys to success for today's organizations is their ability to develop, implement, and accurately evaluate effective business strategies. In this course, you will integrate the knowledge you have gained from your prior MBA courses to develop and sharpen your skills for formulating, deploying, and assessing an organization's strategy for achieving competitive advantage in the marketplace. This course will enable you to merge your knowledge of all of these individual disciplines into a comprehensive and meaningful whole.

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Employment Outlook


From 2015-2025 jobs in Business Administration are expected to increase by 12%

All Occupations

5,200,000 jobs
5,824,000 jobs
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Chief Executives

5,337 jobs
5,537 jobs

General and Operations Managers

83,437 jobs
93,825 jobs

Sales Managers

13,026 jobs
14,366 jobs

Administrative Services Managers

9,067 jobs
10,236 jobs

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

3,493 jobs
3,834 jobs

Social and Community Service Managers

5,801 jobs
6,784 jobs


11,931 jobs
12,922 jobs

Cost Estimators

9,878 jobs
11,340 jobs

Management Analysts

20,459 jobs
24,146 jobs

First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers

5,095 jobs
5,750 jobs

Gaming Supervisors

932 jobs
971 jobs

First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers

6,570 jobs
7,688 jobs

Industrial Production Managers

4,134 jobs
4,229 jobs

Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016

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