Through seven 6-week courses in Franklin’s MBA program, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), you’ll learn to apply business theory to real-world scenarios. These required classes provide knowledge that’s essential for success as a leader or manager, including how to communicate with various stakeholders and improve your presentation skills.
Through course assignments that emphasize real-world decision making, you’ll survey fundamental economic concepts, including supply and demand, as well as elasticity. You’ll gain a working knowledge of marketing theory and grasp effective marketing practices. You’ll develop a clear understanding of the financial and managerial accounting concepts that are routinely used in the management of daily operations. You’ll be able to describe major drivers of organizational effectiveness and acquire strategies to work with HR to attract, develop and retain employees. Lastly, you’ll merge your learnings in all disciplines to formulate a comprehensive strategy to create competitive advantage.
Three additional 12-week courses in project management, information assurance and database management comprise the IT specialization that complements the core MBA curriculum.
Apply database knowledge to solve business problems
Learn data fundamentals via hands-on assignments that include designing a relational database system for a business scenario, optimizing database designs through normalization processes, and conducting data analysis using UML, SQL and MySQL for descriptive and diagnostic purposes.
Additionally, you will explore data warehousing techniques through exercises that require you to analyze and demonstrate your understanding of how to integrate and transform data from diverse sources into a centralized repository.
Gain a strategic understanding of project management
Learn the science of project management by studying topics related to IT management including: strategic planning, assessment, organizing technology resources, prioritizing and selecting information technology, staffing and personnel management.
You’ll be able to define project management, understand its importance, describe the purpose behind it and apply the concepts of project management to projects.
Use real-world scenarios to master information security fundamentals
Become well versed in information assurance concepts including risks and vulnerabilities, threat modeling, policy formation, controls and protection methods, encryption and authentication technologies, network security, cryptography, personnel and physical security issues, as well as ethical and legal issues.
You’ll develop new skills by performing a comprehensive information security risk analysis based on a real-world case. You will configure a firewall, crack wireless passwords, perform SQL injection attacks against a vulnerable web application, create a hardening procedure for the Linux operating system and create a data backup using Windows Server Backup software.
Learn from in-field experts in instructor-led online sessions
If you’re looking for the flexibility of online learning alongside personalized attention from faculty, you’ll find it at Franklin. Online synchronous meetings provide the opportunity to ask questions, dig into assignments, work through problems, and discuss course topics with the instructor as a class. While the interactive sessions are regularly scheduled in advance, they are optional and are recorded for students to access at a later time if they choose to. In addition to accessible faculty, who are in-field practitioners, some courses include industry experts as guest speakers.