2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) 
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2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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“Walden enables me to meet my commitments and pursue an education that will expand all of my career opportunities.”

Kirlos M. Guerguis, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Student

Walden’s MBA curriculum connects students to real-world issues and trends, with coursework that emphasizes business skills and strategies to help them become more effective business communicators, successful collaborators, creative thinkers, and world-class managers who are well-equipped to work in today’s global work environments. The curriculum touches upon all facets of business and integrates career development strategies throughout the coursework, providing an opportunity to gain skills they can use to effectively manage their careers. Students can customize the MBA program by choosing a specialization or designing their own.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will:

  1. Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate with awareness of complexities, interdependencies, risks, consequences, and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  2. Make decisions within a business context that are effective, well-reasoned, ethical, and socially responsible.
  3. Formulate statements of business problems or opportunities to facilitate insightful dialogue and critical thinking.
  4. Generate solutions to complex business problems or opportunities through critical, creative, and systems thinking and applying appropriate theories, concepts, tools, skills, practices, and research.
  5. Employ business-appropriate communication skills that enable effective exchange or transfer of information, promote mutual respect, encourage healthy discourse, and display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audience.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to work with others to meet goals in diverse and complex business environments.
  7. Evaluate opportunities for business stakeholders, including oneself, to contribute to positive social change locally and globally.

Degree Requirements

  • 36 total semester credits 
  • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Note: Students who have earned a professional certification may be eligible to take an accelerated MBA program. See the specialization curriculum descriptions for more information. 


Course Sequence





WMBA 4990 - Business Essentials 


0 sem. cr.

WMBA 6000 - Dynamic Leadership♦   3 sem. cr.

WMBA 6010 - Managing People and Promoting Collaboration♦  

3 sem. cr.


WMBA 6020 - Fostering a Culture of Innovation♦  

3 sem. cr.

WMBA 6030 - Managing Business Information Systems♦  

3 sem. cr.


WMBA 6040 - Improving Business Performance♦  

3 sem. cr.

WMBA 6050 - Accounting for Management Decision Making♦  

3 sem. cr.


WMBA 6060 - Marketing for Competitiveness♦  

3 sem. cr.

WMBA 6070 - Managerial Finance♦  

3 sem. cr.


Specialization course 1

3 sem. cr.

Specialization course 2

3 sem. cr.


Specialization course 3

3 sem. cr.

WMBA 6990 - Capstone: Sustainable Business Practices and Strategies  

3 sem. cr.


Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education. 

Program Data

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