Keiser University

Master of Business Administration, MBA

Keiser University’s Master of Business Administration offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world.  The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the business profession. Students have the option of a Professional MBA or to extend the core MBA program by taking credits in one of five advanced areas of study:  Accounting, Health Services Administration, International Business, Management, or Marketing.  In addition, all MBA students complete general coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and strategy.  Graduates critically analyze and solve business problems through strong analysis of data and integration of a wide range of business acumen.

Master of Business Administration Degree (offered in Spanish language)

For program information in Spanish, please refer to the Spanish catalog edition.

Master of Business Administration Degree (offered in Mandarin language)

For program information in Mandarin, please refer to the Mandarin catalog edition.

Program Objectives

Keiser University‘s MBA program enables students to contribute to the business profession and fosters independent learning. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Evaluate an organization‘s financial position through financial statement analysis and/or forecasting
  • Summarize and discuss the ethical and legal responsibilities of organizations.
  • Apply selected methods of quantitative analysis to enhance business decisions.
  • Compare economic environments and markets and their impact on business
  • Through a conceptual understanding, apply managerial leadership skills, marketing strategies and/or international business concepts, theory, and research to critically analyze and solve problems in unpredictable environments
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Courses

Program Outline

Keiser University’s Master of Business Administration offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world.  The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the business profession. Students have the option of a Professional MBA or to extend the core MBA program by taking credits in one of five advanced areas of study:  Accounting, Health Services Administration, International Business, Management, or Marketing.  In addition, all MBA students complete general coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and strategy.  Graduates critically analyze and solve business problems through strong analysis of data and integration of a wide range of business acumen.

Students may complete the Professional MBA with the core courses (30 credits) plus two approved elective courses (6 credits) from the advanced study areas, for a total of 36 graduate credit hours.  Students have the option to add 15 graduate credits to the 30 credit core in one of the five areas of advanced study offered.   NOTE: Courses in the MBA program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently.

To receive a Master of Business Administration degree, students must earn 36 to 45 graduate level credit hours. A minimum of at least 36 of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University.

Note: Courses in the MBA program are each eight-weeks in length.

To receive a Master of Business Administration degree, students must earn 36 to 45 graduate level credit hours. Thirty-six of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Business Administration Core Courses ( 30.0 credit hours )
Foundations for Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
Accounting for Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
Marketing Management 3.0 credit hours
Business Research Methods 3.0 credit hours
International Business 3.0 credit hours
Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Operations Management 3.0 credit hours
Managerial Economics 3.0 credit hours
Strategic Planning and Implementation 3.0 credit hours
All graduate level Business Administration courses listed above must be successfully completed before concentration courses are undertaken.
Graduate Level Business Administration Advanced Study Area Courses
Accounting ( 15.0 credit hours )
Advanced Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Auditing Theory and Applications 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Business and UCC Law 3.0 credit hours
Special Topics in Taxation 3.0 credit hours
Accounting information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Capstone: Business Strategies 3.0 credit hours
Graduate Level Business Administration Advanced Study Area Courses
Health Services Management ( 15.0 credit hours )
Strategic Management of Health Services Organizations 3.0 credit hours
Quality Management in Health Care 3.0 credit hours
Corporate Compliance in Health Care 3.0 credit hours
Global Health 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Finance 3.0 credit hours
Graduate Level Business Administration  Advanced Study Area Courses
International Business ( 15.0 credit hours )
International Trade 3.0 credit hours
International Marketing Management 3.0 credit hours
International Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
Global Human Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
Global Supply Chain Management 3.0 credit hours
Graduate Level Business Administration Advanced Study Area Courses
Management ( Leadership for Managers ) Concentration ( 15.0 credit hours )
Managerial Communications 3.0 credit hours
Leadership Development 3.0 credit hours
Global Human Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
Organization Change 3.0 credit hours
Global Law and Employee Relations 3.0 credit hours
Graduate Level Business Administration Advanced Study Area Courses
Marketing Concentration ( 15.0 credit hours )
Advanced Consumer Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Marketing Research Methods 3.0 credit hours
Promotional Strategy 3.0 credit hours
International Marketing Management 3.0 credit hours
Emerging issues in Marketing 3.0 credit hours

Faculty

MBA/Management Department Chair – Armando Salas Amaro, DBA

DrSalas-AmaroDr. Salas-Amaro is the Program Chair for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Management at Keiser University. Prior to joining Keiser University, Dr. Salas-Amaro was an Education Policy Analyst for the Florida Department of Education. He is also a contributing author in several volumes of The Refractive Thinker: An Anthology of Higher Learning. His contributions include The Historical Development and Transformational Process of Student Financial Aid and Becoming an Agent of Transformation. Dr. Salas-Amaro has also been the guest speaker in National Webcasts by CollegeWeek Live and has also participated in “Este es El Momento” with Univision. He has been featured in Amazon Author Central, and The Lentz Leadership Institute. You may view Dr. Salas-Amaro’s publications at The Lentz Leadership and Amazon Author Central.

Dr. Salas-Amaro has also published and presented for the International Academy of Business and Economics and The International Conference for the Advances in Management. The International Academy of Business and Economics published his studies on Online Learning and Leadership in the European Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of International Management Studies.

MBA/Management Faculty

Butler Cliff MBA Faculty Economics
Bythewood Craig MBA Faculty Finance
Cezair Joan MBA Faculty Accounting
Choudhry Ali MBA Faculty Research Methods
Cojanu Kevin MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Drake Tim MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Drescher Sol MBA Faculty Economics
Eggertsson Matthias MBA/MSM Faculty International Business
Eghosa Ugboma MBA Faculty Information Systems
Ferrell Diann MBA Faculty Accounting
Fitzgerald John MBA Faculty Marketing
Frankenhauser, Jr. Paul MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Freeborough Robert MBA Faculty Management/Leadership
Gallo Andres MBA Faculty Economics
Granoff Mary-Jane MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Healthcare/Leadership
Gray Dahli MBA Faculty Accounting
Guiti Felicia MBA Faculty Marketing
Jordan Tiffany MBA Faculty International Business
Kalam  Dennis MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Kuhn John MBA Faculty Accounting/Information Systems
Luo-Beitler Yan MBA/MSM Faculty Research Methods/Management
Mantz Timothy MBA Faculty Marketing
Miller, Jr. Lewis MBA Faculty MBA Faculty
NELSON Anne MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Owusu Theophilus MBA Faculty Information Systems
Parson Greg MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Pogue  Laura MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Ritter Jeff Marketing
Salas-Amaro Armando MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Schmidt Bunney MBA Faculty Accounting
Seay Earnell MBA Faculty Marketing
Spangenburg Janice MBA/MSM Faculty Management/Leadership
Stegmann Juan MBA Faculty Economics
Sullivan Jerry MBA/MSM Faculty Finance/Management
Thompson Laura International Business
Tocci Denis MBA/MSM Faculty Management
Tucker David MBA Faculty Economics
Walters Sheryl MBA Faculty International Business
Wilhelms Ralf MBA Faculty Marketing
Williams Glendon MBA Faculty Finance

 

Faculty Research Spotlight

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate