5 MBA Courses to Expect as You Advance Your Education
By Hannah Meinke on 10/12/2020
Deciding to earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a big step. You did your research, read the blogs, analyzed the statistics, and made your choice. Now that you’ve committed to advancing your career through education, there’s still more to look into. Like what kind of MBA courses will you be taking? What kind of programs should you consider?
We know that enrolling in graduate school is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming one. That’s why we put together this in-depth look at the Rasmussen University MBA program. To help you get a better sense of what to look for, we’ll examine how our program was designed as well as some courses you might take.
Why earn a Rasmussen University MBA?
It's important to find the right program for your career goals, family life and personal learning style. Here are a few ways the Rasmussen University MBA program is designed to meet your needs.
Crafted for a digital economy
Especially in the wake of COVID-19, it’s important to find a program that emphasizes digital literacy and business in the online age. At Rasmussen University, digital economy concepts are woven into each course. Not only will you use up-to-date software to complete your assignments and work on real-world projects, but you’ll learn how to use relevant technology for business communication and collaboration.
Designed to develop crucial soft skills in business
Understanding the technical issues found in a business plan or knowing how to improve efficiency through process changes is great, but you’ll still need to pair that technical knowledge with the universal soft skills needed to make that change happen. The MBA program at Rasmussen University keeps skills like communication, critical thinking, diversity, equity and inclusion, ethics and professional responsibility and information literacy at the forefront of course. You don’t just learn the textbook material—you apply what you’ve learned to realistic scenarios.
Flexible options for your lifestyle
Finding time for education can be a challenge for graduate business students. At Rasmussen University, we understand many of our students have significant career obligations and believe that students should not have to compromise on their personal or professional lives to further their education. To help with that, Rasmussen University offers flexible Empowered Learning® courses that use an online competency-based education approach. These online courses allow you to learn by taking on real-world projects, keeping you connected with faculty and peers and by providing greater control over how you progress through your coursework. With four start dates a year and plenty of support services for adult learners, you can expect to take control of your own education.
Curriculum developed by business-tested professionals
The Rasmussen University MBA curriculum is designed by industry experts with more than 130 years of experience working for well-known global businesses. These professionals have walked the walk in the business world and have used their experience to create a curriculum that will equip you with the skills needed for an ascending business career.
5 MBA courses you can expect
So what can you expect from your MBA courses at Rasmussen University? Let’s take a closer look at a handful of the subjects you’ll cover in-depth as an MBA student.
1. Organizational Behavior and Leadership
As you move into different leadership roles, you’ll want to know how to coordinate, motivate and lead others. In this course, you’ll study human behavior in an organization, the organization itself, and how the two interact. The material is designed to help you integrate your technical knowledge with interpersonal management ability.
2. Applied Strategic Planning
In this course, you’ll analyze an organization's entire infrastructure in order to design holistic business strategies. You’ll compare actual performance with potential performance and determine how resources may be better applied. With access to global assets, you'll have the chance to think outside of the box when it comes to problem-solving.
3. Business Intelligence and Analytics
There will always be a place for intuition in business, but using data to inform your decisions is a 21st-century necessity. This course will provide an in-depth look at analytics, including what makes data “clean,” how to visualize it, and when it can illustrate confident predictions for an organization. This course prepares students to be both effective producers and critical consumers of data.
4. Financial Analysis and Decision Making
This course provides an overview of the financial decision-making process. Key concepts include financial ethics, corporate finance, financial risk, cost of capital, and risk-reward benefits. You’ll analyze financial statements and strategies, appraise investments and determine the sustainability of an organization.
5. Master of Business Administration Capstone
At the end of your program, this course will help you apply the knowledge you’ve learned. Explore the value chain and weed out inefficiencies by creating your own business infrastructure. Improve corporate responsibility by producing guidelines for philanthropy, environmental conservation, or diversity and labor practices. Regardless of the topic you narrow in on, you’ll be ready to apply your work to the business world even before graduation.
Find the right MBA program for you
You don’t want just any MBA program. You want one that will challenge you, help you reach your goals and support you along the way. Has this preview of the MBA courses you can expect to find at Rasmussen University caught your interest? Visit the Master of Business Administration program page to learn more about how you could earn your MBA for less than $13,000!1