2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

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Walden’s M.B.A. curriculum connects students to real-world issues and trends, with coursework that emphasizes skills to help them become more effective business communicators, successful collaborators, creative thinkers, and world-class managers prepared to work in the United States or abroad. Students have the opportunity to enhance their ethical decision-making skills with learning experiences designed to help them articulate their leadership styles. They can customize the M.B.A. degree by choosing a specialization or designing their own.

 Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program:

1. Students will have an extensive and practical knowledge-base of theory, tools, skills, practices, and research related to business and be able to apply these to the problems and opportunities that are encountered in the 21st-century business environment.
2. Students will demonstrate effective professional and interpersonal practices essential in business.
3. Students will develop a range of professional strategies that promote their effectiveness in a business environment.
4. Students will demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behavior and explain the broader role that business has in society and their own responsibilities as a member of the business community and citizens in society.


Note: Courses in specializations must be taken in the sequence specified. Students should refer to course descriptions for more information on prerequisite requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • 36–37 total semester credit hours (depending on specialization)*
  • Foundation courses (3 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (21 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (8 or 9 sem. cr., depending on specialization)
  • Capstone course (4 sem. cr.)

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



Core Curriculum

Course Sequence

Semester Course
1 MMBA 6501 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach
MMBA 6510 Leading People
2 MMBA 6520 Business Operations in the U.S. and Abroad
MMBA 6530 Marketing
3 MMBA 6540 Innovation and Technology
MMBA 6550 Accounting for Business Management
4 MMBA 6560 Financial Management
MMBA 6570 Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage
5 Specialization course 1
Specialization course 2
6 MMBA 6780 Capstone: Becoming a World-Class Manager


Program Data

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