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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.

Overview

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.

$18,000 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

30 Credit Hours

In the 100% online business master’s 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 is comprised of 24 credit hours and 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 six credit hours 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 MBA program. These two courses introduce you to principles in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics. 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. You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months.


In this online 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

Accreditations:

AACSB Accredited
All Department of Business academic 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

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.

$600 Per Credit Hour

$1,200 Per 2 Credit Hour Course

$18,000 Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 005015. For further information, please contact our financial aid office at 262-595-2574 or finaid@uwp.edu.

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Calendar

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.

Term Session Registration Deadline Payment Deadline First Class Day Application Deadline Document Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2018 071 9/5/2018 9/9/2018 9/10/2018 8/27/2018 9/3/2018 10/26/2018
072 10/24/2018 10/28/2018 10/29/2018 10/15/2018 10/22/2018 12/14/2018
Spring 2019 071 1/30/2019 2/3/2019 2/4/2019 1/21/2019 1/28/2019 3/22/2019
072 3/27/2019 3/31/2019 4/1/2019 3/18/2019 3/25/2019 5/17/2019
Summer 2019 071 5/15/2019 5/19/2019 5/20/2019 5/6/2019 5/13/2019 7/5/2019
072 7/3/2019 7/7/2019 7/8/2019 6/24/2019 7/1/2019 8/23/2019
Fall 2019 071 9/4/2019 9/8/2019 9/9/2019 8/26/2019 9/2/2019 10/25/2019
072 10/22/2019 10/27/2019 10/28/2019 10/14/2019 10/21/2019 12/13/2019
Spring 2020 071 1/29/2020 2/2/2020 2/3/2020 1/20/2020 1/27/2020 3/20/2020
072 3/25/2020 3/29/2020 3/30/2020 3/16/2020 3/23/2020 5/15/2020
Summer 2020 071 5/13/2020 5/17/2020 5/18/2020 5/4/2020 5/11/2020 7/3/2020
072 7/3/2020 7/5/2020 7/6/2020 6/22/2020 6/29/2020 8/21/2019
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Admissions

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.

MBA online admission requirements (based on undergraduate GPA)

  • 2.75 and above–GMAT waived. Applicants must have transcripts sent directly to UW-Parkside from all previous institutions attended.
  • 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 to receive a GMAT waiver. Without the required work experience, applicants are required to submit a GMAT score and two recommendations.
  • 2.33 to 2.49–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a GMAT score, a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience, and two recommendations.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended 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

Have a question? Call us at 844-492-2160 844-492-2160.

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Courses

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. If you do not have an undergraduate business background, you must take two foundation courses before beginning your MBA course work.

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Students without an undergraduate business background must take the following courses.

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

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

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, and 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 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 basic 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, 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

Reviews 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, discussions, 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

Examines selected topics in various business disciplines as the need and opportunity arises. May be repeatable under different course names.


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