Master of Business Administration (MBA)
NECB's online MBA produces strategic thinkers equipped for a global business environment, the online Master of Business Administration degree program at the New England College of Business (NECB) qualifies students to apply cutting-edge business approaches to virtually any industry. NECB online master's degree students come from a variety of business and non-business backgrounds, including engineering, healthcare, technology, finance and consulting. After successfully completing NECB's premier online master's degree program, graduates have practical experience that's relevant and applicable to many business arenas.
NECB's Online MBA program advantages include:
- Cutting-edge programs led by experienced professionals and leading professors
- Real-world experience defining and implementing business strategies
- 100-percent online curriculum delivery with opportunities for interactive learning
- Customized educational experiences that can be tailored to a range of industries
MBA Program Concentrations
Delivered 100 percent online, NECB's online MBA program features a customized educational experience that can be tailored to a range of industries. MBA concentrations and degree options include:
Designed to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time students, NECB's distance-learning online MBA offers schedule and location flexibility without sacrificing education quality. NECB's world-class faculty and administrative staff emphasizes teaching excellence and interactive learning opportunities, and our accredited online MBA program provides the foundation you need to advance your career, improve your marketability and excel in management.
Faculty members come from a wide range of business backgrounds, with expertise in finance, regulatory issues, information systems, economics, business ethics and more.
Impacting Your Future
After graduating from NECB's reputable online MBA program, students possess the skills necessary to enter the job market in a variety of industries, including government, industry, investment banking and management consulting. In addition, they're confident in their ability to:
- Define, analyze and predict global business trends
- Formulate offerings to capture emerging opportunities
- Implement solid leadership techniques at every organizational level
- Master cross-cultural communication and understand world economies
- Adapt business strategies to suit their particular industry/specialty
- Identify new business opportunities and prepare for entrepreneurship
NECB's equipped online MBA graduates have received job opportunities at a variety of reputable companies, non-profits and government organizations, including:
- Senior Project Manager
- Product Director
- Director of Operations
- Business Owner/Entrepreneur
- Chief Executive Officer
The worksheet below will assist you with designing your course schedule around degree requirements.
- MBA: Curriculum Worksheet (.pdf)
Course Descriptions and Sample Syllabi
All courses require a bachelor's degree and are 3 credits.
Purpose: Strategic Leadership and Management is the first or second course MBA students take in the NECB MBA program. Drawing mainly from the fields of Psychology, Business, and Management, this course is designed to expose students to foundational theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and business strategies they will use throughout the MBA program. Based on the premise that leadership and management skills can be learned, students will examine learning theory as a means of becoming more aware of their own leadership learning styles, as well as applying learning models to improve leadership and management skills in others. Students will identify and apply strategic models to analyze business problems, formulate strategic solutions, and make sound decisions.
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Purpose: This is the first or second course which MBA and MSF students take in the graduate program. It provides an applied approach to the use of quantitative models in managerial decision analysis. The course focuses on data collection, testing, analysis, and presentation of research findings. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to utilize statistical data in decision making, apply regression analysis techniques, demonstrate the ability to perform hypothesis testing, and build statistical models using Excel spreadsheets. A mid-level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is necessary to successfully complete the course.
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Purpose: Managerial Accounting at the graduate level offers real world tools for decision making within the context of organizational strategy. Effective tools are linked with management concepts such as strategic position analysis, value chain analyses, and effects on decisions of how a business competes in the marketplace. Both financial and non-financial information is integrated for better strategic, organizational and operational decisions.
The course objective is to offer today's managers effective tools to use comparatively when considering alternative strategies and making decisions. This is the insider's perspective to keeping an entity competitive. Traditional cost behavior concepts, cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, and product costing are updated with real world examples and decision cases. New measures for relevant costs and reflective performance reports are prepared with reporting alternatives by segment, with transfer pricing and ending with an overall balanced scorecard. In this era of global competition, continuous improvement, process reengineering and employee empowerment, decision makers at all levels within the organization can benefit from special tools. Ethical dilemmas within the context of measurement and decision situations also receive extensive coverage. This experience will provide valuable references for comparative decision making on multiple levels, well into the future of your organization.
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Purpose: This course is designed to provide insight into business ethics and human dynamics in modern organizations. What do managers need to know about organizations and people within organizations? This class will develop an understanding of the key issues managers need to master in order to manage the interface between people and organizations. The course begins with a focus on the individual within the organization, including topics of attitudes, motives, and personality. The course then progresses to a broader focus on groups in organization, decision making, and the dynamics of change in organizations as a whole. The theme of ethics and organizational behavior is woven throughout the course and emphasized in the final week.
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Purpose: This course introduces the various information and communications technologies. Students will research and practice using modern productivity applications. Students will examine how information systems are used to solve problems and make better business decisions and apply these concepts to analyze business cases.
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Purpose: The role of strategic marketing management is to help companies better understand customer preferences, link that knowledge to designing appropriate products and services for selected customers, and determine appropriate methods to communicate, to capture, and to deliver value. Successful firms are those that pursue objectives, employ resources, and invest in the future of an organization to consistently satisfy the needs of customers better than competitors. These ideas apply to both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
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Purpose: This course introduces the fundamental concepts of economic principles behind supply and demand, opportunity costs and market price and apply them to decisions made by businesses. The course focuses on on three key topics. They include production and cost theory, market structure and pricing, and game theory and conducts microeconomic analysis, which deals with models of economic behavior of the consumer and the firm, and provides a basic understanding of firm and industry behavior that serves as a basis for business decision making.
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Purpose: Business activities must adhere to a set of rules that govern its operation. The rules can come from constitutional, statutory, administrative, or case law. This course will explore example of these rules, how laws and regulations affect business, and areas that have emerged to cause legal issues in the business environment.
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Purpose: Operations Management encompasses the methods and practices used to systematically plan, design and execute the processes necessary to deliver services or produce tangible goods. Within the study of Operations Management there are a range of procedures and ancillary systems (i.e. purchasing, project management, training) necessary to manufacture materials or deliver services whether in the for profit or non-profit sectors.
This course presents an overview of operations management from manufacturing and service delivery perspectives and looks back at the origins of the function as well as reviewing current best practices including operations and sustainability.
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Purpose: This is the first or second course which MSF students take, and one of the 12 core courses that MBA students take, as part of their respective graduate programs. This course deals with managing business funds and planning their use to accomplish organizational objectives. The primary objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental skills required to manage the financial aspects of a business as well as create and maintain organizational value. The main topics include: time value of money; financial statement analysis; valuation concepts; Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); capital budgeting techniques; uncertainty & trade-off between risk and return; and the Security Market Line (SML). A basic working knowledge of a financial calculator and/or Microsoft Excel is necessary to successfully complete the course.
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This course examines the inner workings of International Business from a strategic point of view. It includes the various challenges of operating in a global environment, including cultural, economic, operational, and legal aspects. It also reviews the concepts of global expansion, political complications, legal compliance, and ethical behavior. Students will explore the internal process of global business expansion, and apply strategic paradigms to analyze, develop, and propose a comprehensive course of action.
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The goal of the course is to have the MBA students demonstrate a broad mastery of the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program. The class is a combination of a traditional class and a workshop. The workshop aspect includes participation in a simulation in which teams of students craft an overall strategy and select tactics to build a successful, focused organization. With each simulation, participants work in teams, competing against each other or the computer, as they guide their companies through 6 years of competition in an evolving market. Each year, or round, students analyze performance data from the year before and make strategic decisions designed to move their company towards success which requires them to look at an important business issue through a management, marketing, financial and global lens. The workshop closes with shareholder debrief presentation and peer review. The class closes with a reflection paper.
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To learn more about NECB's admission requirements and financial aid opportunities, or to request program specifics, call 1-800-997-1673 or apply online today!
Consumer Information for
Master of Business Administration (Master's)
In an effort to keep our students and prospective students informed, the following consumer information is provided as required by federal regulations.
This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.
|Administrative Services Managers||11-3011.00|
|General and Operations Managers||11-1021.00|
|Industrial Production Managers||11-3051.00|
|Managers, All Other||11-9199.00|
|Storage and Distribution Managers||11-3071.02|
The information below is based on current and historical data and does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. There are many factors that will change the cost of a program, the time to complete the program, or the amount of debt that an individual may incur in order to complete the program, including transfer credits, eligibility for grants or scholarships, the decision whether to attend on a full- or part-time basis, course failures, and non-continuous attendance. The following represents general program information that may vary for individual students based on their circumstances and campus locations. The College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees and to add or delete programs of study at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
|Q:||What is the reported completion time for this program, assuming continuous, full-time enrollment?
|A:||This program is designed to take 60 weeks to complete.
The length of the program will vary based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend less than full time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load.
|Q:||What percentage of students completes this program within this time frame?
|A:|| 90% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
The completion rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of students at all locations that offer this program, who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The completion rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education. It may not include all graduates who actually graduated from the program within the maximum allowable timeframe. To protect the privacy of our students, programs with less than ten completers within an award year will be listed as "N/A."
|Placement rates are not required to be calculated by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). However, please feel free to contact the campus with an placement questions or to request and placement information.
|Q:||What financing options are available to pay for this program?
|A:||In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is as follows.|
|Private educational loans:||$0.00|
|Institution financing plan:||$0.00|
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to the College. To protect the privacy of our students, programs with less than 10 completers with an award year will be listed as "N/A".
|Q:||What is the current cost of this program? (may vary by campus)
|A:||Tuition and fees:||$28800.00|
|Books and supplies:||$1000.00|
|On-campus room & board:||Not offered|
The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, course failures, and price changes. The College does not offer on-campus room and board. The amount quoted reflects the maximum amount of tuition and fees charged that have been charged for this program at the time this disclosure was published. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the College. Please contact the campus staff for the most current and accurate tuition and fee information available.