Master of Business Administration (Concordia University)

The Concordia University Chicago MBA offers you the advanced degree needed to move your career forward or switch career paths. You will gain the managerial and analytical skills required to be a confident leader in today’s changing, global business environment.

Programme Aims

Students learn from our nationally esteemed faculty, who share their business experiences and professional networks during and after the Program. You will enjoy a practical curriculum grounded in an ethical context that will differentiate you in a competitive marketplace. And, you will thrive from a cohort format establishing bonds with peers and lasting networking relationships.

Learning Outcomes
  • Synthesize concepts from various business disciplines to develop business strategies
  • Develop a leadership framework to evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Analyze organizational and business challenges using critical and creative thinking to develop innovative business outcomes
  • Select appropriate information technologies to develop business solutions and improve organizational performance
  • Apply professional communication skills to facilitate business relationships
  • Integrate a global interconnectedness perspective into a business philosophy and practice
Mode of Delivery

Lecturer/Seminar/Workshop

Course Duration

Full Time: 12 Months
Part Time: 24 Months

For full-time and part-time each semester would be of 8 weeks duration, full-time students would have 3 hours of scheduled class per day.  Part-time students would have 2 sessions per week, with 3 hours of classes, and 3 hours self-study.  

Course Intakes

Full time/ Part Time: Every 2 months

Full-time

  • Feb, April, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
     

Part-time

  • Feb, April, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Entry Requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:
Bachelors degree from a recognised university

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:
Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level; or
Equivalent qualification e.g. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (iBT 72)

Minimum Age:
20 years or above

Module Synopsis

Global Marketing in a Digital Era
This module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the global marketing environment through key marketing concepts, digital marketing tools and global marketing strategy. The module challenges you to think critically about the global marketplace. Students will hone their approach to global marketing decisions, policies and strategies. Students will learn to formulate and evaluate a global marketing plan through the use of digital marketing tools and techniques.  

Economics for Management
This module examines key economic concepts critical to managerial decision-making within today’s business environment with an emphasis on national and global, real-world applications. The module incorporates both microeconomic and macroeconomic principles.

Managing and Leading Effective Organisations
This module is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to facilitate innovative leadership and management within different types of organizations. This module focuses on the impact of leadership and management on organizational effectiveness. Students will hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students will learn attributes of successful leaders and managers, the challenges they face in in a global society, and how they build relationships and impact culture for organizational sustainability and innovations. 

Ethics, Law and Communications in Decision Making
This module introduces the legal and ethical obligations in business. Knowledge of law and ethics must be included into managerial decisions. Students will learn to apply and communicate ethical frameworks to business decisions, with a lens on social responsibility. Proactive and effective communication can provide a competitive edge to organizations, reducing risk and liability.      

Organizational Behavior
This module focuses on providing students with cutting edge thinking about the topics that are germane to organizational behavior. It is the people within an organization who create, innovate, and are responsible for keeping a competitive advantage. Knowing how to motivate and mobilize an organization’s human capital is critical to organizational performance. This module will assist students in developing a systematic understanding of why people behave the way they do and understand how to translate that knowledge into organizational applications.

Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This module challenges students to think about how they can create, build, or change an organization through sound leadership and management theories, personal relationships, creative and critical thinking, as well as how design thinking and innovation principles can be used to create value.

Accounting for Decision Making
This module provides students with an understanding of accounting information critical in planning, control and decision making to achieve stated goals within an organization.  It will incorporate the use of cases that focus on accounting data in directing the decisions and strategy of businesses. The module will provide students with the skills to analyse financial information through the use of appropriate accounting software in order to make sound managerial decisions.

Managing Human Capital
Organizational managers and leaders must understand how changing technologies, demographics, mergers and acquisitions, and globalization influence the potential of human capital to create and maintain strategic competitive advantage. This module will focus on how expanding the leadership and talent pool by having a sound diversity strategy can create competitive advantage. Issues such as immigration, diversity laws, work-life balance, equal opportunity, ageism, and the multigenerational workforce are discussed.

Statistics Applied to Managerial Problems
This module provides students with an understanding of statistical data for the primary purpose of managerial problem solving and decision making. Topics include probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, quality control and regression analysis. Applications of statistical techniques to issues in marketing, investment analysis and manufacturing are discussed. 

Financial Management
This module provides students with the financial skills and critical thinking necessary to analyze and evaluate financial policy decisions in a global economy. The module focuses on financial statement analysis for decision making and includes time value of money; the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, capital markets, and multinational financial management. This module also addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes.

Global Management
This module focuses on how globalization has opened the world to organizations and provides students the skills and knowledge to perform effectively as a leader within a company with global presence. Topics covered the broader themes about globalization and its implications, as well as multinational business strategies, from exporting to foreign direct investment, as well as economic, political, and cultural influences on the international marketplace.

Capstone Course
This Capstone course requires candidates to integrate and synthesize core course concepts learned throughout the MBA. Students will be challenged to complete case studies and a final project that relate to MBA program outcomes and the College’s Pillars of Knowledge, demonstrating skills needed to be an effective leader in today’s global workplace. The singular purpose of the MBA capstone is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their competency in applying the knowledge, concepts, and tools developed during their MBA program through an integrative experience. This is the last opportunity for faculty to assess student competency. 

Attendance Requirements

STP holders - 90%
Non-STP holders - 75%

Assessment and Graduation

Formative feedback will be provided in seminars and tutorials in addition to that provided through assignment and guided learning. In-course assignments and oral presentations will be based around essays and reports with presentations providing opportunities for both formative and summative feedback. Formal examinations based around case studies and technical questions where appropriate.

The choice of assessment methods is closely related to the module outcomes.  Examinations are used sparingly but are appropriate in topic areas where technical competence must be demonstrated. 

Graduating Requirements
Students must complete all modules they do not have advanced standing against.

Teacher-Student Ratio

1 Teacher: 60 Students

Final semester transfer option to main campus in USA
Some students opt to transfer to CUC in USA for various inspirations – to have a transnational learning journey or for a more collaborative study experience. Whatever your reason, if you’ve met with the University’s conditions, you may be eligible.

We’ll help make sure that you transfer all applicable credits*, so you can avoid repeating courses and be placed appropriately.

Approach your education consultant for the necessary processes & information.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. LSBF in Singapore and CUC offers no guarantee on placement.

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