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The MBA program at the King Graduate School aims to help students develop the competencies that corporate executives possess in leading and managing in a complex, competitive environment. This program is offered online.
Do you dream of starting your own business? Are you interested in new product development? Whatever your passion is, your program may be customized in order to meet your goals. That's the path you'll follow as you work towards your degree.
The King Graduate School offers six different paths towards your MBA degree. Choose from:
This MBA Fact Sheet provides detailed information on the MBA degree program and the various concentrations offered.
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New students that do not have an undergraduate class in the subject area they plan to study are required to take Foundation workshops and pass a proficiency test. These Foundation classes are offered either online or on campus. The campus classes are offered during a weekend, either before the semester begins or early in the semester. Your admissions counselor will advise you as to which classes you may be required to take. There is a separate tuition for Foundation classes.
Foundation classes associated with the Master’s (MBA) Degree Program in Business Administration include:
KG 580 - Foundations Graduate Research and Critical Analysis (1)This interdisciplinary foundation course is required for all students enrolled in the King Graduate School. Graduate study on the master’s level demands specialized research, writing, and time management skills; therefore the objective of this seminar is to strengthen skills in academic writing and a thorough understanding of the research process. The following topics and concepts are covered: the writing process; the thesis statement; appropriate organization of written work; finding, selecting, reading, and evaluating scholarly sources; use of APA style for citations and bibliography; and discovering, narrowing and focusing a research topic. To further understand the process of conducting primary/original research, students participate in a group primary research activity. Prerequisite: None.
KG 581 - Foundations Accounting (1)This foundation course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for students to understand accounting principles and standards, financial statements and financial records. Students will learn basic accounting concepts and theories such as: the three principals types of business activity, analysis and classification of business transactions, how debits and credits are used to record business transactions, the content, purpose, and relationship of each of the financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flow, the meaning of assets, liabilities, and stockholders'/owners' equity, and the basic accounting equation. Students will also be introduced to various accounting tools that are used for business decision making such as: inventory cost flow methods (LIFO, FIFO, and weighted average cost), the depreciation method, direct and indirect methods used for analyzing statements, and the ethics (social responsibility context) of financial reporting, and its impact on the public.
KG 582 - Foundations Business, Management, and Marketing (1)This course focuses on the nature of management. Students examine the interpersonal and analytical skills managers need to meet their day-to-day responsibilities in a variety of corporate work settings, as well as profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students also discuss the manager's role with emphasis on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within an organization.In addition, this workshop includes brief introduction to the nature and role of marketing in today's modern economy. This learning experience provides a good foundation for understanding how the marketing process allows goods and services to flow from producer to the ultimate consumer. Students discuss how the marketing process affects the overall consumer buying process.
KG 584 - Foundations Economics (1)Students in this course are introduced to a variety of concepts and tools in micro and macroeconomics. This workshop covers topics such as analysis of supply and demand, price elasticity, and identification of the main components of macroeconomics such as gross (and net) domestic product, inflation and interests, unemployment, income, debt and investment and how these factors affect the market.Prerequisite: None.
KG 585 - Foundations Finance (1)This course teaches students how to identify and understand financial ratios, describe their purpose and how to use them to analyze a firm's liquidity, profitability and solvency. Topics included in the workshop are: an overview of financial statements and business decision, and analysis and interpretation of financial data. Students are also introduced to the tools available to analyze a firm's profitability and risk as well as how an analysis might use financial statement information in the valuation of a firm. In addition, several key financial concepts are highlighted such as, the Time Value of Money.Prerequisite: None.
KG 586 - Foundations Health Care (1)This course is designed to introduce students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. Students examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources, and the relationship of health care costs to measurable benefits. Students also learn to assess the contributions of medical technology, research findings, and societal values on our evolving health care delivery system as they undertake an in-depth analysis of the nature and operations of managed care in the United States as well as the purposes of various plans and how they operate. Additional topics covered are provider, manager, and consumer perspectives. Lastly, students analyze the integration of health care delivery systems and financial aspects in this workshop.Prerequisite: None.
KG 586 - Foundations Health Care (1)This course is designed to introduce students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. Students examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources, and the relationship of health care costs to measurable benefits. Students also learn to assess the contributions of medical technology, research findings, and societal values on our evolving health care delivery system as they undertake an in-depth analysis of the nature and operations of managed care in the United States as well as the purposes of various plans and how they operate. Additional topics covered are provider, manager, and consumer perspectives. Lastly, students analyze the integration of health care delivery systems and financial aspects in this workshop.Prerequisite: None.KG 587 - Foundations Information Technology (1)The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic background in technology that can be used as a starting point for the technology topics that arise in the MBA program. The aim is to give students a general understanding of the types of technology issues and terminology that arise in business settings every day. Students are introduced to various topics such as IT Project Management, the Internet and the World Wide Web, Security Tools and Technologies, Computer Technologies, and System Analysis and Design.Prerequisite: None.
The King Graduate School offers a Professional Experience Track for students enrolled in a KGS program who need additional professional work experience to supplement their academic program.
Enrollment in this track is made at the discretion of the admissions committee and/or Dean of the King Graduate School and is based on a review of the student’s work experience. Students may pursue this track and a concentration of their choice.
Students in the Professional Experience Track are required to enroll in and complete at least two 1-credit internship courses beginning within the first two semesters of graduate study. Each internship opportunity must be approved in advance by the Dean of the King Graduate School and the Office of Career Services as an appropriate match for the student’s academic program.
Professional Experience Track 1-credit internship courses include: KG-698, KG-690, KG-691, KG-692, KG-693, KG-694, KG-695, KG-696, and KG-697.Internship CoursesKG 689 - 697 - Internship I - Internship VIIII(1)This internship course provides students with an opportunity to combine academic study with valuable industry experience in their desired career track. Students enrolled in this internship course work in an approved industry setting under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students apply theory to practice, gain managerial experience, enhance their resumes, clarify career goals, and make contact with potential employers.