Online Master of Business Administration, MBA

Immaculata University’s Online MBA program prepares ethical, driven leaders for today’s workplace and beyond.  

Today’s employers seek strategic professionals with the capacity to anticipate trends, leverage human capital, and make sound business decisions to move an organization forward. Immaculata University’s Online MBA program is designed to meet these demands through foundational and specialized coursework delivered by industry leaders.

Earning an MBA is associated with higher earnings, expanded career opportunities, and advanced-level positions. Through our distinctive leadership core, MBA concentration, and various track options, this program will prepare you to advance your career in an ever-changing business landscape.

Program Highlights

Program Delivery

All courses in the program are offered online with weekly synchronous class meetings, combining the convenience of remote attendance with the benefit of live instruction with expert faculty and engagement with your peer network.

Program Structure

The Online MBA program requires 30 graduate credits that you can finish in five semesters. Each course meets in accelerated seven-week sessions, and you will take one course at a time.

Program Cost

Competitively priced at $500 per credit, totaling $15,000 for the degree.

Specialize

You may choose from the general MBA track or concentrations in financial planning, health care management, or leadership.

Build your Credentials

Earn a certificate in leadership, a certificate in health care management, or prepare for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation as you work toward your MBA degree.

Culminating Experience

In the final semester of the program, integrate and apply what you have learned to analyze, evaluate, and respond to a real-world business scenario.

Career Outlook

Immaculata Online MBA graduates can readily apply their advanced business skills to a wide range of industries and professions. While potential career opportunities could be limitless, top job categories include:

  • Corporate Leadership
  • Financial Analysis and Management
  • Health Care Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Sales and Marketing Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • And more

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      Course Overview

      Curriculum (30 credits)

      All MBA students enroll in the Leadership core (6 credits) and the MBA concentration (15 credits).

      Leadership Core

      • LDR 600 – Foundations of Leadership
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      LDR 600 Foundations of Leadership

      Students will identify the unique nature, characteristics, and relationship of the Self and Others in regard to leadership and followership. Build upon an understanding of these identified differences to develop and implement strategies that improve the quality of the work culture and overall productivity for the betterment of the collective organization. This course lays the foundation for other courses in the program to include communication, ethics, power and aesthetics, strategy and subsidiarity, followership and solidarity, self-care, and more. Recommended within the first 12 credits upon advisement.

      • LDR 621 – Strategic and Critical Problem Solving
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      LDR 621 Strategic and Critical Problem Solving

      This course explores strategy development and adopts an interdisciplinary approach to this process by drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, literature, and gaming. A historical overview of the field of strategy will be analyzed, along with contemporary approaches which will introduce and demonstrate real-world application. Critical problem solving activities including situational and environmental analysis, capacity assessment, and appropriate alignment of an organization’s vision, mission, objectives will be employed. A combination of theory and practice in all relevant aspects of strategy development will be emphasized.

      MBA Concentration

      • MBA 605 – Quantitative Decision Making
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      MBA 605 Quantitative Decision Making

      This course examines the relationship between statistics, microeconomic trends, and effective decision making. It emphasizes the importance of using data and metrics to guide decision making and stresses the importance of data- driven outcomes.

      • MBA 610 – Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Business
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      MBA 610 Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Business

      This course builds foundational knowledge and practical approaches in balancing stakeholder interests, ensuring financial transparency, and address economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The tension between law and ethics is examined and critical thinking skills are further developed.
      • MBA 615 – Financial Analysis for Leaders
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      MBA 615 Financial Analysis for Leaders

      This course expands upon existing knowledge of finances and accounting and relates that information to leading a team or organization. Topics include financial statement literacy for decision-making purposes, budgeting and accounting at the enterprise level, and decision making based on financial information.
      • MBA 620 – People and Organizations
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      MBA 620 People and Organizations

      People & Organization emphasizes the role of human capital in the workplace. This course explores motivating and developing a competent and engaged workforce, and creating a thriving organizational structure and culture. This course covers both leadership and management concepts and explores topics such as performance management and motivating a diverse team.
      • MBA 625 – Emerging Topics in Business
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      MBA 625 Emerging Topics in Business

      This course explores current events that impact the way organizations conduct business. Through examination of emerging and new concepts, students will be better equipped to contribute to and lead the workplaces of tomorrow.
      • MBA 690 – Comprehensive (0-credit experience)
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      MBA 690 Comprehensive (0-credit experience)

      The culminating experience requires synthesis and integration of knowledge gained throughout the program as demonstrated by response to a case study scenario. Students draw upon the concepts learned to prepare an analysis of and solution to a hypothetical business problem. Taken within the final 0-6 credits of the program.

      Choose from the following track options to complete the degree:

      General MBA (9 credits)

      • MBA 630 – Supply Chain Management
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      MBA 630 Supply Chain Management

      This course provides learners with a comprehensive look at the importance of supply chains in our inter-connected world. Current topics in supply chain management, logistics, and advanced procurement are discussed.
      • MBA 631 – Contemporary Marketing
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      MBA 631 Contemporary Marketing

      Contemporary Marketing discusses relevant topics in the field of marketing addressing foundational concepts and emerging trends.
      • MBA 632 – Avoiding Organizational Failure
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      MBA 632 Avoiding Organizational Failure

      This course examines organizational failure, what contributes to dysfunctional teams and how to avoid unfavorable outcomes. Strategy, change management, team dynamics, building trust, rebranding, and pivoting are all explored.

      Leadership (9 credits)

      • LDR 603 – Organizational Ethics
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      LDR 603 Organizational Ethics

      This course pursues the understanding that leadership, the practice of leading, requires the knowledge to recognize and discern the ethical, respectful, and just application of influence within a specific cultural context. Ethical leadership must invariably form everyday practices which preserve human dignity and benefit the common good even in the process of influence. Difficulties arise when striving to balance the collective interests of the organization with the cultural norms, established regulations, and global perspectives that comprise all societies.
      • LDR 615 – Leading Digital Citizens
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      LDR 615 Leading Digital Citizens

      The importance of leaders recognizing the responsibility of the individual as a citizen in a digitally driven culture is the primary focus of this course. Students will develop an understanding of their own competency and proficiency in the areas of Information and Data Literacy, Communication and Collaboration, Digital Content Creation, Safety and Security, and Problem Solving. This understanding and the implications of a digital citizenship perspective will be applied to the broader practice of leading others within organizations.
      • LDR 640 – Power and Influence
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      LDR 640 Power and Influence

      Understanding that leadership, the practice of leading, is the knowledge to distinguish and monitor the ethical, respectful, and just application of power within a specific cultural context and that power must invariably form leadership practices which preserve dignity and benefit the human person even in the process of influence.

      Upon completion, students earn a graduate certificate in leadership.

      Health Care Management (9 credits)

      • MHCM 606 – Resources, Recruitment, and Retention in Health Care
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      MHCM 606 Resources, Recruitment, and Retention in Health Care

      Identify resources needed to recruit and retain competent health care professionals in the health care industry to provide care for patients while protecting the medical professional.
      • MHCM 612 – Risk Management and Patient Affairs
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      MHCM 612 Risk Management and Patient Affairs

      Focus on managing patient health care risks. Instruction will include review of the importance of the health care record as well as the role of the risk management team in the health care facility. Mitigating loss throughout the health care industry will be discussed.
      • MHCM 614 – Health Care Policy and Politics
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      MHCM 614 Health Care Policy and Politics

      Introduction to health policy and how governmental influence affects the outcomes in the delivery of health care. Accessibility of care, quality of care, safety, and the environment will be discussed.

      Upon completion, students earn a graduate certificate in health care management.

      Financial Planning (9-18 credits)

      • FIN 667 – Fundamentals of Financial Planning
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      FIN 667 Fundamentals of Financial Planning

      This course provides an overview of the financial planning process, including the role and responsibilities of a financial planner and the analytical tools required for effective decision making. Topics include professional conduct and ethics, regulatory issues, economic concepts, time-value-of money, debt management, and education planning.
      • FIN 613 – Income Tax Planning for Individuals and Business
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      FIN 613 Income Tax Planning for Individuals and Business

      This course reviews federal tax law and explains income tax fundamentals for individuals, businesses, and trusts and estates. Topics include income tax fundamentals, AMT, tax reduction techniques, property transactions and passive activity, and charitable contributions and deductions.
      • FIN 625 – Securities Analysis
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      FIN 625 Securities Analysis

      This course discusses the characteristics, uses, and taxation of investment vehicles. Also addressed are the types of investment risk, calculating investment returns, asset allocation and portfolio diversification, and portfolio development and investment strategies.
      • FIN 610 – Insurance & Risk Management
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      FIN 610 Insurance & Risk Management

      This course addresses the importance of planning for insurance needs and covers the basic concepts in risk management and insurance. Topics include health and disability insurance, life insurance and annuities, long-term care, property and casualty insurance.
      • FIN 620 – Retirement Planning
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      FIN 620 Retirement Planning

      This course focuses on retirement savings and income planning for individuals and businesses. Topics include retirement needs analysis, Social Security and Medicare, types of retirement plans, qualified plan rules and options, key factors affecting plan selection for businesses, distribution rules and strategies, and business succession planning.
      • FIN 650 – Fundamentals of Estate Planning
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      FIN 650 Fundamentals of Estate Planning

      This course provides an overview of the gift and estate tax system and basic estate planning strategies. Topics include characteristics of property titling and strategies to transfer property, critical estate planning documents, gift and estate tax calculations, sources for estate liquidity, types and features of trusts, and estate planning for nontraditional relationships.
      Upon completion, students are prepared to sit for the certified financial planner exam.

      Student Learning Outcomes

      Students who complete the program will be able to:

      • Use logic and reasoning to make sound business decisions.
      • Understand the interplay between external and internal influences on an organization.
      • Demonstrate competency in analyzing and employing metrics, statistics, and financial documents.
      • Create value for an organization through understanding the needs of complex workforce dynamics.
      • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
      • Leverage human capital within an organization to increase productivity and improve bottom line performance.
      • Address emerging trends in business and understand how they might contribute to a successful operation.
      • Integrate ethics and integrity in operational and strategic recommendations.
      • Exercise leadership skills and capabilities including motivating others, leading groups, leading change, and utilizing conflict constructively.

      Admission Requirements

      Applicants are required to:

      • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
      • Provide official undergraduate transcripts demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
      • Submit a current resume
      • Provide two professional letters of recommendation

      To be eligible for the MBA program, students must have completed the following equivalent undergraduate courses:

      • Principles of Economics
      • Principles of Marketing
      • Principles of Management
      • Financial Accounting
      • Managerial Accounting
      • Statistics

      Individuals may be provisionally admitted to the MBA without the prerequisites and complete the courses at the undergraduate level prior to enrolling in graduate-level coursework. Successful completion of the CLEP examinations may be used in lieu of the coursework.

      Just the facts

      5

      Semesters to complete the degree

      $15K

      Program offered at a discounted rate of $500 per credit

      4

      Track options to customize your experience

      30

      Credits required for graduation for most tracks

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