2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
    
    Dec 01, 2021  
2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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In Walden’s MBA program students connect to real-world issues and trends through coursework that emphasizes core business skills, decision-making, and strategies. This program is designed to help students 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. This provides students with the opportunity to gain skills they need to effectively manage their careers. MBA students can choose to complete a general MBA program or add a specialization from the list below to customize their MBA program.

 

 

Note: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will:

  1. Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate.
  2. Develop well-reasoned, appropriate decisions within a business context.
  3. Generate solutions to a variety of complex business scenarios.
  4. Effectively employ business-appropriate communication skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the skills necessary to work effectively with others in diverse business environments.
  6. Evaluate how business administration knowledge and skills enable a variety of stakeholders to contribute to positive social change.

Competency-Based Education


In addition to the course-based option described below, students can choose to earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the competency-based education modality. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will earn the same Walden degree in either modality. See the Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Competency Based)  page for program details.

Course-Based Program


Degree Requirements


MBA (including Fast Track)

  • 30 total semester credits 
  • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

MBA With Specialization

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Note: Students who have earned a professional certification may be eligible to accelerate their MBA program. Speak with your enrollment specialist or student success advisor for more details.

MBA Curriculum


MBA With Specialization Curriculum


Course Sequence


The recommended course sequence is as follows:

MBA

Semester Course Credits
1    0 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
3    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
4    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
5    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.

MBA Fast Track

Semester Course Credits
1   
  
0 sem. cr.
3 sem. cr.
  
  
3 sem. cr.
3 sem. cr.
2   
  
3 sem. cr.
3 sem. cr.
  
  
3 sem. cr.
3 sem. cr.
3   
  
3 sem. cr.
3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.

Note. Fast Track students will see “B” suffix on course numbers (e.g., WMBA 6000B, WMBA 6020B).

MBA With Specialization

Semester Course Credits
1    0 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
3    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
4 Specialization Course 1 3 sem. cr.
Specialization Course 2 3 sem. cr.
5 Specialization Course 3 3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.

 

Accreditation


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.

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