Master of Business Administration Online

Master of Business Administration Online

The Siena MBA will require students to apply their knowledge in order to hone skills and better develop their talents as ethical business innovators.
Dr. Cheri Betz, EdD
Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies
  • About the MBA
  • Meet the MBA Faculty
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Application Process
  • Meet the MBA Director
  • Specializations
  • IACBE Member
  • MBA FAQ

While designing our MBA, we first asked employers and business leaders about their current and future needs. Using their input, we developed a curriculum focused upon ethical and sustainable business practices. Our MBA students will experience in-depth exposure to business theories not covered during their undergraduate coursework. 

Some other key points about the Siena Heights MBA include:

  • Flexible: Our MBA is open to not only those students with a BBA, but also to many other majors, including nursing and engineering. No prerequisites!
  • Convenient: Online eight-week courses complement your busy schedule.
  • Effective: SHU’s online programs have been ranked first in Michigan and in the top 25 nationally based on student engagement and retention.
  • Focused: Courses include business topics like: Ethics in a Global Environment, Sustainable Business Management and Business Strategy and Planning
  • Relevant: Students will be able to share their work experiences in the classroom and apply their coursework in their career field.
  • Recognized: Our MBA program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Specializations in Accounting, Cyber Security and Health Care Administration

 

Other Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree with minimum 3.0 grade point average required for full admission. 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type COGNATE
Required Credit Hours 24Credit Hours
Course Type PROFESSIONAL CORE
Required Credit Hours 9Credit Hours
Managerial Courses/Processes
Course Type INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 3Credit Hours
Capstone Course and Culminating Experience
Total for major
36Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Business Research Methods
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Business Strategy and Planning
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Capstone Course & Culminating
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Ethics in a Global Environment
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Financial Statement Analysis
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Managerial Economics
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Managing Global Business and
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Marketing Strategy
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Organizational Behavior
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Project Management
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Quantitative Methods
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Sustainable Business Management:
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Director of the MBA Program
Business Administration
517-264-7233
Professor of Management
Online Learning
Online Learning
734-996-4521
Professor of Leadership, Graduate College
Leadership: Organizational
517-264-7663
Associate Professor of Leadership, Graduate College
Leadership: Organizational
Southfield
248-799-5490 ext. 7226

1. Demonstrate creative problem-solving and implementation through strategic planning, innovation, justice, ethical and sustainable practices to support exceptional decision-making and social responsibility
2. Demonstrate analytical skills through the integration of various business tools and techniques to solve complex business problems and evaluate business opportunities 
3. Demonstrate leadership and management skills needed for implementing positive organizational change by treating all stakeholders with dignity and respect
4. Understand and effectively communicate quantitative and qualitative information professionally through exceptional written, verbal and analytical skills
5. Foster collaboration by leading and working effectively in a team-based environment demonstrated through self-awareness and respecting the differences in others

HOW TO APPLY:

1. Submit the following documents:

  • Online application
  • Current resume
  • 500-word personal statement
  • Conviction disclosure form
  • All post-secondary official transcripts


2. Applicants meeting selection criteria will have documents reviewed by the Faculty Admissions Team.

Dr. Eboni Mathis is the director of the Master of Business Administration program. 

Dr. Mathis received her Doctorate of Management from the University of Maryland, Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from SHU as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management Information Technology from Cleary University.

“Siena's MBA program will provide students with a convenient and challenging educational experience,” said Dr. Mathis. “Our MBA will produce highly skilled thought leaders to their respective business communities, rich in dynamic problem-solving skills needed to lead organizations. MBA graduates of Siena will be even more competent, purposeful and ethical and will respect the dignity of all.”

Dr. Mathis brings with her experience in teaching, developing and administering ground and online programs along with industry experience in the areas of IT and corporate relations. She previously taught as an adjunct instructor for Siena within the College for Professional Studies.

SHU’s MBA is open to not only those students with a BBA, but also to students and many other majors, including nursing and engineering. No prerequisite entry courses are required. 

Health Care Administration

An MBA will increase your marketability in the workplace, a Health Administration specialization will laser focus those skills in the areas you need it the most. Siena Heights University’s specialized program prepares the next generation of health care leaders and achievers and is recommended for anyone wanting to climb the corporate ladder. 

Health care employers today are looking for graduates with a combination of core business knowledge and skills coupled with a solid understanding of healthcare administration, current issues in health care, as well as medical law. Therefore, the health administration specialization courses will include:

  • LDR 609 (Health Systems Management)
  • LDR 614 (Contemporary Issues in Health Care Administration)
  • LDR 650 (Medical Law)

Each specialization course will provide a unique business focus on the health care industry that will complement the core business courses offered in the MBA program.

Accounting

Shape your career with the Siena Heights University Master of Business Administration: Specialization in Accounting program. Faculty with real-world experience provide you with an in-depth understanding of business theories. The coursework is designed to help you to think more strategically, manage with clarity, and make business decisions with wisdom and compassion. Small class sizes allow you to fully engage with the material and focus on the application of ethical and sustainable business practices. Collaborate and connect with your peers in an academically rigorous, online environment where you can share your real-world experiences and expand your professional network.

In our program, you’ll gain exposure to unique perspectives in an inclusive setting as you learn more about topics like Business Strategy and Planning, Sustainable Business Management, and Ethics in a Global Environment. You’ll be empowered to develop the skills you need to lead across cultures and distances, with the support of experienced faculty every step of the way. A Siena education can help you become a leader who sees the big picture while maintaining a thorough grasp on the complex systems at the heart of any organization.

Cyber Security

Shape your career with the Siena Heights University Master of Business Administration: Specialization in Cyber Security program. Faculty with real-world experience provide you with an in-depth understanding of business theories. The coursework is designed to help you to think more strategically, manage with clarity, and make business decisions with wisdom and compassion. Small class sizes allow you to fully engage with the material and focus on the application of ethical and sustainable business practices. Collaborate and connect with your peers in an academically rigorous, online environment where you can share your real-world experiences and expand your professional network.

In our program, you’ll gain exposure to unique perspectives in an inclusive setting as you learn more about topics like Business Strategy and Planning, Sustainable Business Management, and Ethics in a Global Environment. You’ll be empowered to develop the skills you need to lead across cultures and distances, with the support of experienced faculty every step of the way. A Siena education can help you become a leader who sees the big picture while maintaining a thorough grasp on the complex systems at the heart of any organization.

Siena Heights has chosen to become an educational member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). While Siena is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, becoming an educational member of IACBE is the first required step to pursuing specialized business accreditation with this accreditor. In keeping with Siena’s mission of competent, purposeful and ethical, pursuing specialized business accreditation for Siena’s Leadership and MBA programs will hold Siena accountable to its mission of producing high-quality learning outcomes for students.

WHAT TYPES OF MBA PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY?

  • MBA (Master in Business Administration)
  • MBA: Cyber Security Management Specialization
  • MBA: Accounting Specialization
  • MBA: Health Administration Specialization


DO STUDENTS HAVE TO CHOOSE A SPECIALIZATION

  • MBA students may pursue a specialization, but are not required to do so.
  • MBA students may elect to complete the regular MBA track courses and add the specialization courses.


WHY CHOOSE THE ACCOUNTING SPECIALIZATION?

  • The accounting specialization is for MBA students who wish to either sit for Michigan’s CPA exam and/or add advanced accounting exposure to their expertise in business.
  • This specialization is perfect for those students who wish to pursue roles in business where they are required to analyze and solve accounting issues to ensure fiscal responsibility.


CAN I SIT FOR THE CPA EXAM WITH AN MBA?


WHY CHOOSE THE CYBER SECURITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION?

  • The Cyber Security Management specialization allows MBA students to learn the foundation of cyber-attacks and threats while becoming experts on how to manage and protect organizations them.


WHY CHOOSE THE HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIZATION?

  • The Health Administration specialization is for students who want to be at the forefront in planning, directing, and coordinating the services offered in hospitals and health care facilities.


DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE GMAT OR GRE?

  • No, neither the GMAT nor the GRE is required for admittance into the MBA program.

 

ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • No work experience is required to apply to the MBA program.

 

IF MY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IS NOT IN BUSINESS, CAN I STILL APPLY?

  • You do not have to have an undergraduate degree in business to be accepted into the MBA program. Foundation courses (C or better) in Statistics, Finance, Economics and Accounting I and II are required. Leveling modules for these areas can be completed through a third party provider if you have not completed these courses. Contact your MBA advisor for details at graduateadmissions@sienaheights.edu.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY MBA DEGREE?

  • Whether you pursue the MBA or the MBA with a specialization, your program will be 36 credits (12 classes). Students typically choose a 1 or 2 year track. All courses are delivered in an 8-week accelerated, online format.


CAN I COMPLETE MY DEGREE ONLINE?

  • The MBA program is entirely online with some Zoom live meetings.


WHEN CAN I START?


HOW DO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS APPLY?

 

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION FOR THE MBA PROGRAM?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (regular admission) on a 4.0 scale. GPA’s under 3.0 will be considered for conditional admission on an individual basis.


APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Apply online at start.sienaheights.edu
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Criminal conviction disclosure form


WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DUE DATE?

  • The MBA program admits students for Fall, Winter and Summer sessions. The priority application deadline is July 15 for Fall admission, November 15 for Winter admission, and March 15 for Summer admission. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after the priority deadline on a space available basis.


HOW DOES A STUDENT KNOW WHAT COURSES TO TAKE?

  • A program advisor will help students understand the MBA program and review the specialization options. Each student will receive a degree plan upon admission to the program that will outline the required courses the student will take each session.
  • Students are also assigned a faculty mentor once accepted into the MBA program.


WILL STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY?

  • No, students are not required to travel to SHU. The program is completely online.


WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?

  • Students can find an estimated cost for the program by inquiring at start.sienaheights.edu/mba. Ask your program advisor about the Siena Tuition Advantage, which offers price certainty for students by holding our tuition costs steady over a 2-year academic period.


ARE SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS AND FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?


HOW DOES THE ADVISEMENT PROCESS WORK?

  • All students are assigned an advisor at the time a student inquires about the program. Your advisor will evaluate your application materials and provide a detailed degree plan upon acceptance. Your advisor will be available throughout your program to answer questions or provide assistance. Students are also assigned a faculty mentor upon acceptance. Advising is conducted by phone, in-person, or via Skype/Zoom.


IS THERE A NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION?

  • There are no orientation requirements, but an online student orientation is available and it is recommended to new students to review it. Also, the MBA Program Director is available to students who wish to ask questions about the coursework or the Canvas Learning Management System.


CAN I WORK AND COMPLETE THE MBA PROGRAM?

  • This program is designed to meet the educational needs of a busy, adult student.

 

IS THE PROGRAM NATIONALLY ACCREDITED?

  • Siena Heights University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) at 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1441, hlcommission.org
  • The Graduate College at Siena Heights University is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Master of Business Adm

Division:

  • The Graduate College

Location(s):

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