Master of Business Administration in Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Time of day and term options for completing this degree:
- Courses are available during the evening
- Courses are available online
- Courses are accelerated (8 week) terms
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The modern business enterprise is constantly transforming as it responds to technological innovations linking local communities with the global marketplace. The Lynn University M.B.A., delivered on ground and online, is an advanced degree designed to prepare and equip managers with the knowledge and competencies needed to administer controllable forces within their organizations in order to successfully adapt to variables and changes in an uncontrollable environment. Practitioners develop skills for deciphering and forecasting external forces and in the process become effective leader managers in the increasingly multicultural, multinational environment of the 21st century.
Located at the crossroads of world trade, Lynn University offers an unparalleled laboratory for learning. The university’s expert faculty challenge graduate students, many with international backgrounds, to examine a broad spectrum of issues confronting modern business managers.
The 36-credit M.B.A. program comprises 12 three-credit courses, of which seven are foundation courses (21 credits) for the Business Administration major, three specialization courses (9 credits) and two electives. Specializations are available in Aviation Management, Mass Communication and Media Management, Hospitality Management, Financial Valuation and Investment Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sports and Athletics Administration. Students also may choose to participate in an optional internship.
The Lynn University M.B.A. Program is designed to prepare qualified students for middle and upper-level management leadership responsibilities in business, not-for-profit and governmental organizations. Using a general management focus and strategic approach, students demonstrate: (1) broad and integrated knowledge of business functions; (2) knowledge of ethical and legal considerations and the social responsiveness to resolve corporate and public issues; (3) analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills and use of technology related to business decision-making; (4) communication and interpersonal skills to lead groups and business organizations; (5) foundations and tools to make and implement strategy;and (6) the depth and critical importance of the dynamic and global environment as they influence organizations, decisions and operations.
Graduate Admission Standards for M.B.A. Program
Students are required to meet the following prerequisites for admission to the program:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Undergraduate GPA 2.5 or higher.
- Official undergraduate transcripts.
- A résumé and personal statement (which is a writing sample demonstrating capacity to perform at the graduate level).
- A writing sample demonstrating the capacity to perform at the graduate level.
- Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources. At least one of these must be academic.
- For international students who have not graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States, a satisfactory TOEFL score (550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based) along with an International Transcript Evaluation and a course equivalency report must be provided.
Prerequisites for Those Without an Undergraduate Business Degree
Undergraduate transcripts from M.B.A. applicants are reviewed to determine whether the applicant has completed prerequisite course work in financial accounting, macroeconomics and statistics.
Proficiency in the use of computer applications such as Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint is essential.
While not required for admission, students who have not taken a course in accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics and/or who lack proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) may be required to take prerequisite courses in each: MBA 504 Survey of Accounting and Finance; MBA 502 Managerial Economics; and a computer information systems course, respectively, before taking the foundation courses in the MBA program.
M.B.A. Degree Completion Requirements
- Complete any necessary prerequisites.
- Complete the degree in four calendar years from the date on a student’s initial registration or may be held to any new degree requirements.
- Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Complete 12 three-credit courses, including seven to nine foundation courses (21 credits), three specialization courses (9 credits) and two electives. Students are required to choose a specialization.
- Develop and successfully demonstrate a range of critical thinking skills to complete an oral and written presentation reflecting the integration and application of theory to practice in MBA 690 Strategic Management Seminar.
M.B.A. Foundation Courses
|MBA 600||Leadership and Management of Business Organizations||3|
|MBA 605||Managing Human Resources||3|
|MBA 610||Legal, Ethical and Social Issues of Business||3|
|MBA 620||Marketing Management in a Global Economy||3|
|MBA 640||Managing for Financial Accountability||3|
|MBA 645||Managing for Financial Performance||3|
|MBA 690||Strategic Management Seminar||3|
|HA 525||Food Service Administration||3|
|HA 530||Resort Development and Management||3|
|HA 575||Service Management||3|
Additional Course Offerings
International Study Opportunity
|MBA 660||International Business Studies Abroad||3|
|MBA 697||Independent Study (Non-Degree Credit Hours)||1-3|
|MBA 698||Business Administration Internship (Non-Degree Credit Hours)||1-2|