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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in General Management Online

Develop your knowledge of critical business issues and current management techniques while preparing for advanced leadership positions and entrepreneurial ventures in the 100% online MBA with a Concentration in General Management program from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Apply by: 8/22/22
Start class: 9/12/22
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Overview

Learn more about our online MBA in General Management

$18,000 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The affordable and accessible MBA with a Concentration in General Management online program at UW-Parkside covers a variety of essential business leadership concepts and analytical tools. You will learn how to obtain and evaluate relevant information; approach tasks logically, systematically, and in teams; analyze problems; develop creative solutions; work in diverse environments; and act to achieve concrete results.

In the 100% online MBA with a Concentration in General Management program, you will benefit from an in-depth study of creative and innovative management techniques, managerial accounting, information technology, operations management, project management, corporate financial management, marketing management, ethical leadership theory and development, and more.

Our core course work empowers you with a variety of foundational skills and advanced applications. You will learn advanced strategic management concepts, particularly business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Your study of competitive decision-making will include the use of an online business simulation. Plus, you will focus on managing and coordinating diverse workers across national boundaries, using case studies involving different cultures.

Further tailor your degree by selecting from a broad range of high-demand elective options that will deepen your core management competencies in data analytics, finance, global management, marketing, or supply chain management. All courses are 7 weeks in length and taught by highly qualified faculty with extensive experience as corporate managers and entrepreneurs.

If you don't have an undergraduate background in business, you will benefit from our foundation courses designed to ensure your success in the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in General Management online program. These two courses introduce you to principles in accounting, finance, economics, and statistics. You will learn descriptive statistics, probability and expectations, theoretical and sampling distributions, estimations and hypothesis testing, macroeconomic variables, and fiscal and monetary policies.

Our curriculum is frequently revised to remain relevant with industry trends, in part based on feedback from our esteemed Business Advisory Board, which is comprised of approximately 30 senior business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of management backgrounds. Several of our prominent Board members have business degrees from UW-Parkside.

Accreditation:

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The Department of Business programs in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing at UW-Parkside are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online MBA program, you will learn:

  • An analytical approach to developing solutions for challenging business issues
  • The impact of both domestic and global environments on a firm's operations
  • Advanced leadership skills and strategy formulation
  • The issues of working within a competitive global marketplace and the development of corresponding strategies
  • An analytical approach to developing solutions for challenging business issues
  • The impact of both domestic and global environments on a firm's operations
  • Advanced leadership skills and strategy formulation
  • The issues of working within a competitive global marketplace and the development of corresponding strategies

As a graduate, you will be prepared for a variety of careers, including:

  • Manager
  • Director
  • Administrator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Administrator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant

Also Available:

University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers a variety of specialized MBA programs. Learn about our other MBA online degree programs.

$18,000 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Accreditation:

AACSB Accredited logo

The Department of Business programs in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing at UW-Parkside are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

Tuition for the MBA with a Concentration in General Management online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000 Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000 Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Milestones to guide your student journey

The MBA with a Concentration in General Management online program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Now enrolling:

8/22/22 Apply Date
9/12/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer II7/11/226/20/226/27/227/5/227/10/228/26/227 weeks
Fall I9/12/228/22/228/29/229/6/229/11/2210/28/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/10/2210/17/2210/25/2210/30/2212/16/227 weeks
Spring I1/30/231/9/231/16/231/24/231/29/233/17/237 weeks
Spring II3/27/233/6/233/13/233/21/233/26/235/24/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

8/22/22 Apply Date
9/12/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Requirements for UWP’s online General MBA

For unconditional admission into the MBA with a Concentration in General Management online program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and provide transcripts from all institutions previously attended as well as meet the requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

MBA online admission requirements (based on undergraduate GPA)

  • 2.75 and above. Applicants must have transcripts sent directly to UW-Parkside from all previous institutions attended. No GMAT will be required.
  • 2.5 to 2.749–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience. Without the required work experience, applicants are required to submit two recommendations. No GMAT will be required.
  • 2.33 to 2.49–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience, and two recommendations. No GMAT will be required.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, regardless if they appear on the degree awarding transcript or not, should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UW-Parkside at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically by selecting UW-Parkside as the receiving institution and/or providing [email protected] as the email address.

A non-refundable application fee of $56.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to email a copy of their current resume at the time of application to [email protected].

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Courses

A look at the MBA General Management Online

The MBA with a Concentration in General Management online curriculum is comprised of 30 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives. Applicants may be granted a waiver of one or both of the required foundation courses (MBA 502: Finance & Accounting and MBA 512: Statistics & Economics) based on a review of the applicant’s official transcripts.

Applicants may be granted a waiver of one or both of the required foundation courses (MBA 502: Finance & Accounting and MBA 512: Statistics & Economics) based on a review of the applicant’s official transcripts.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Introduces financial and managerial accounting principles and tools used in managing businesses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Introduces descriptive statistics, probability and expectations, theoretical distributions, sampling distributions, estimations, and hypothesis testing. Focuses on three major macroeconomics variables (GDP, inflation, and unemployment) and analysis of both fiscal and monetary policies.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on challenges and opportunities associated with being an effective, creative and innovative manager in the increasingly complex, disruptive, and competitive workplace.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Delves into the role of accounting in the successful management of business enterprises; identification of relevant cost and revenue information for managerial decisions; application of analytical reasoning and formal models to various business problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Reinforces and explores in detail the concepts and techniques of modern operations management. Uses case studies, simulation, and real life business issues to examine new and emerging trends.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Explores the basics of project planning and control, PERT/CRM, work breakdown structures, cost control, matrix organization, resources scheduling and leveling, and outsourcing. Introduces project management software.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Introduces various technologies for business decision making. Includes decision support systems, technologies for achieving operational excellence, enterprise systems, customer relationship management systems, business intelligence systems, data mining, strategic decision making based on data and forecasting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines the theory and practice of corporate finance; fundamental ideas such as the time value of money and its role in valuation. Applies techniques to major decision areas that face financial managers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines traditional theories and contemporary managerial perspectives to optimize organizational effectiveness. Includes leadership, motivation and performance, decision making and empowerment, organization climate, culture and change, individual human processes, and overall global management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on the demands of organizational leadership. Examines theories, strategies, and approaches to leadership including the effect of globalization and the role of ethics on leadership.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on managing and coordinating diverse workers across national boundaries using case studies and current managerial different dilemmas in different cultures.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Utilizes case studies to hone analytical and decision making skills for marketing. Focuses on the various kinds of problems in marketing that the modern decision maker must resolve.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Provides advanced learning experience in competitive decision making through the use of an online business simulation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on strategic management as an essential function for all types of organizations and firms. Emphasizes advanced strategic management concepts, particularly business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, implementation, and control.
You must take three of the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Covers basics terminology, concepts, and state-of-the-art models that are involved in the design, control, and management of supply chain systems. Includes topics such as network planning, inventory management and risk pooling strategic alliances, ethics, logistics, and sustainability.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Introduces technologies for data analytics. Includes database technologies and programming for data analytics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Explores financial investments, theoretical and applied valuation techniques, and modern investment portfolio theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Discusses the principles of international finances and foreign exchange risk management for multinational corporations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines the structure and operations of financial institutions including commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions, insurance companies, security firms, and investment banks, finance companies, mutual funds, and pension funds. Covers the techniques used to analyze and manage risks of financial institutions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines management techniques in the global context, including increasingly competitive international market dynamics and environmental factors.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Review aspects of advertising, promotions, and personal selling from the perspective of market management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Reviews theory and best practices related to sales and key account management, includes discussion of motivation and incentives, selection, recruitment, and major account strategies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Emphasizes digital marketing, social media, internet marketing, consumer behavior, web analytics, search engines, optimization, and advertising and creativity strategy via cases, discussion, and a simulation game.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Covers quantitative techniques managers use to enhance decision-making, including topics such as linear programming and its application, integer linear programming, non-linear programming, decision and risk analysis, and multicriteria decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Covers quantitative techniques managers use to enhance decision making, including topics such as supply contract methods, inventory management techniques, network planning, distribution strategies, and supply chain decision making under uncertainty.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Explores strategic use of compensation and benefits to attract, retain, and motivate qualified employees. Covers theories underlying effective compensation and benefits systems design including internal alignment, external competitiveness, and pay-for-performance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines human resource management systems to create and sustain competitive advantage; emphasizes an integrative framework that requires linkage between, as well as consistency among, functional HR activities and their alignment with and reinforcement of the organization’s competitive strategy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Explores planning for recruiting, selecting, and retaining an organization's labor force in context of the staffing environment (e.g. EEO laws and regulations, the economy and labor markets) using necessary tools such as statistical measurement).
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines performance management methods and applicable motivation theories that managers can apply to encourage employees to support the strategic objectives of the organization in different business environments.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Strategic development of the skillset of employees for an organization’s competitive advantage, including training needs assessment, program design, implementation of training programs, and training evaluations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Examines selected topics in various business disciplines as the need and opportunity arises. May be repeatable under different course names.
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