Holy Family's MBA features an engaging curriculum that implements the Harvard case study methodology

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management. The value of the MBA, however, is not limited strictly to the business world. An MBA can also be useful for those pursuing a managerial career in the public sector, government, private industry, and other areas. The MBA is currently the most popular professional degree program in the world.

Most MBA programs include a "core" curriculum of subjects, such as accounting, economics, marketing, and operations, as well as elective courses that allow participants to follow their own personal or professional interests.

Quality business schools generally require candidates to have at least a few years of professional work experience before starting an MBA program, and Holy Family University is no exception. However, if you do not currently possess professional or supervisory experience, please review our New Professionals MBA program.

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Class Breakdown

The traditional program consists of 10 three-credit courses, totaling 30 credits. There are seven core courses (21 credits), and either 3 courses (9 credits) in Management as part of the general track, or in a concentration in Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management or Criminal Justice. New Professionals will take two extra courses in Business. Following is a more in-depth look at the MBA curriculum:

New Professionals


BUS 500
Environment of Business


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Environment of Business

An examination of the philosophical, historical, social, and moral underpinnings of typical business structures and their reason for existence.

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New Professionals


BUS 501
Themes for Success


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Themes for Success

An examination of the management and leadership skills necessary to be successful in the business environment developing in the twenty-first century.

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Core Course


BUS 502
Foundations of Business


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Foundations of Business

The course examines the functions and processes within a business enterprise and key factors affecting productivity. The course reviews the dynamics of the business operating environment, both internal and external, factors affecting competition, and considerations for global operations.

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Core Course


MGT 500
Case Studies in Management


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Case Studies in Management

An examination of contemporary theories and trends in business management, using the latest in relevant case studies. Topics will vary to include current management situations.

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Core Course


MGT 511
Financial Decision Making


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Financial Decision Making

An examination of the use of financial theories and techniques in making financial decisions under conditions of uncertainty.

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Core Course


MGT 521
Marketing Management


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Marketing Management

An exploration, through case studies, of the application of marketing principles to the basic products and services decisions of a firm.

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Core Course


MGT 531
Legal and Ethical Environment


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Legal and Ethical Environment

An examination of the social and governmental structure within which businesses operate. A focus on the effective and ethical strategies for addressing issues of public concern.

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Core Course


MGT 541
Leadership and Change Management


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Leadership and Change Management

The development of an understanding of the difference between management and leadership and the skills necessary for affecting organizational change in a complex organizational structure.

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Core Course


MGT 591
Capstone


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Capstone

An individualized research project, chosen in an area of a student's interest, designed to integrate the knowledge learned throughout the program. This project will result in a written paper and oral presentation.

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General Track


MGT 551
Operating Analysis


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Operating Analysis

A study of the internal processes of an organization, focusing on the analysis of effective methods of operation.

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General Track


MGT 561
Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The development of the necessary concepts needed by business leaders to help identify and manage research and development technology as a strategic competitive tool.

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General Track


MGT 581
Global Studies


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Global Studies

A study of the influence of international economic, political, business, and financial factors on the long-range planning of a firm.

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Finance Concentration


FIN 501
Investment Banking


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Investment Banking

An explanation of the major tasks in the field of investment banking and the trend toward one-stop shopping and globalization. Topics will vary depending on the needs of participants.

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Finance Concentration


FIN 502
Mergers and Acquisitions


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Mergers and Acquisitions

The course examines various topics in mergers and acquisitions. Basic theory and empirical findings form the basis for discussing such issues as merger strategy, defense measures in mergers, the valuation of firms as a whole under different management strategies, and the impact of financing considerations on various stakeholders.

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Finance Concentration


FIN 503
Policy Making in Financial Institutions


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Policy Making in Financial Institutions

The course focuses on managing return and risk in contemporary financial institutions. A central theme is that risks faced by financial institutions and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed are similar whether an institution is chartered as a commercial bank, a savings bank, an investment bank, or an insurance company.

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Human Resource Management Concentration


HRM 501
Regulatory and Legal Issues in HR


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Regulatory and Legal Issues in HR

This course will focus on a meaningful understanding of the laws and statutory requirements that apply to the employer-employee relationship. Students will also review the implications these laws have on organizations in terms of compliance, effective management practices and achieving strategic goals.

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Human Resource Management Concentration


HRM 502
Strategic HR Management


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Strategic HR Management

This course will examine key issues and trends in Strategic Human Resources Management with a focus on Human Resources planning, strategy formulation and implementation of initiatives that are aligned to the business results in an organization.

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Human Resource Management Concentration


HRM 503
Talent MGT and Planning


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Talent MGT and Planning

This course focuses on a strategic approach to sourcing, recruiting, selecting and retaining talent in an organization. Students will review various staffing strategies and work force planning methods that are aligned to business goals. The use of the internet and technology in staffing and managing talent will also be explored.

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Health Care Administration Concentration


HCA 511
Financial Aspects of HCA


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Financial Aspects of HCA

This course introduces students to financial issues faced by health care managers in a managed care environment. Topics include fundamentals of insurance, capitation rate development, risk analysis in managed care systems, cost accounting and management, financial statements, and Medicare and Medicaid managed care. The course involves case analysis and team projects.

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Health Care Administration Concentration


HCA 551
Health Care Operations Management


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Health Care Operations Management

This course examines operational issues in healthcare management. Topics include systems analysis, quality improvement and reengineering, demand forecasting, facility location, design models, decision analysis techniques, inventory control models, and statistical quality control. The goal is to instill an understanding of the language, applications, and limitations of quantitative models with respect to decision-making and problem-solving in health service organizations.

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Health Care Administration Concentration


HCA 561
Strategic Management and Planning for HC Organizations


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Strategic Management and Planning for HC Organizations

This course is intended to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the strategic management of the health care organization and to enable them to guide the planning process of the operation that reflects strategic thinking, innovation, and leadership. The course provides a structure to facilitate ongoing situation analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, as the organization is ever-aware of the complexities of its external environment, and the necessity for effective management and renewal of its internal processes.

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Criminal Justice Concentration


MGT 501
American Criminal Justice System


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American Criminal Justice System

Provides a critical overview of the criminal justice system and process. Students will consider the theoretical "systems approach" and how effective it is in practice, with emphasis on contemporary issues, controversies, and trends.

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Criminal Justice Concentration


MGT 502
Planning, Program Development & Evaluation in Criminal Justice


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Planning, Program Development & Evaluation in Criminal Justice

Provides an in-depth understanding of the processes and steps involved in program planning and implementation. Instructional emphasis will be placed n the proposal of initiatives aimed at solving applied criminal justice problems, as well as maximum efficiency of personnel and resources.

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Criminal Justice Concentration


MGT 503
Leadership and Organization Development for Public Safety Professionals


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Leadership and Organization for Public Safety Professionals

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. Emphasis in the course is on the practice of leadership. The course will examine topics such as: the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership performance.

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Jan. 9, 2023