Graduate catalog: 2024/25

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Today’s global economy requires leaders who excel as collaborators and innovators. UoPeople’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers students comprehensive knowledge, theories and models used in the corporate world, and provides students the opportunity to further develop business training techniques and strategies. With a focus on preparing its graduates to operate in today’s dynamic organizational contexts, the MBA program moves students from application to practice, providing a deep knowledge of business functions, processes and products and a comprehensive understanding of today’s technology-driven environment.

Coursework emphasizes seven strategic managerial competencies – creating and maintaining domestic and international competitiveness; presenting and persuading for decision making; financing; hiring, motivating and managing; ethics and behavior; innovation; and managing processes. Grounded in the cross-cutting dimensions of globality, diversity and cross-cultural awareness; training in tools, techniques and strategies; and application to practice, it prepares graduates to operate in today’s dynamic organizational contexts.

Admitting students from all parts of the globe, socioeconomic strata, and cultural and social backgrounds, creating a student body that mirrors today’s diverse society, MBA students’ study with highly motivated students from around the world, sharing a desire for a quality education grounded in diverse perspectives, focused on cutting-edge theory and practical application.

A total of 36 credit hours are required to complete the UoPeople MBA-Management degree. Students must complete a minimum of 12 courses. Each course is 9 weeks in length, and students earn 3 credits per course.

Program Learning Outcomes

PLO 1: Students will be able to differentiate the key sociological, psychological, and organizational concepts and theories necessary for effective leadership and management.

PLO 2: Students will be able to formulate the knowledge and skills needed to plan, structure, manage, and monitor organizations.

PLO 3: Students will be able to apply distinguished methods for improving productivity, responsiveness, quality, and customer/client satisfaction.

PLO 4: Students will be able to develop in-depth knowledge of operational areas and their functions, processes, and interrelationships.

PLO 5: Students will be able to develop cross-cultural awareness and appraise today’s global economy.

PLO 6: Students will be able to develop creativity and problem-solving strategies to formulate positive change.

PLO 7: Students will be able to explain the importance of legal and ethical behavior on the part of the organization and its members.

PLO 9: Students will be able to construct clear, well-organized arguments supported by credible research-based evidence.