In the global society we live in, air transport has become an essential component of national and international economic activity.
As a result, the aviation industry is constantly seeking qualified candidates to meet the challenges of a fast-paced, rapidly evolving marketplace. CAU’s MBA degree coursework covers topics such as organizational behavior, managerial accounting, business law, marketing management, managerial economics, corporate finance, international markets and human resource management. This MBA degree course is only offered online.
MBA DEGREE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Students can earn their MBA degree in flexible 100% online courses.
Since classes are offered year-round, students can earn their master’s degree in approximately 1.5 years.
Each student receives job-placement assistance, including resume review, interview preparation and help finding job leads upon graduation.
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MBA DEGREE COURSE LIST
- Airline Operations Management
- Airport Management
- Aviation Communication Methods
- Aviation Ethical Issues
- Aviation Law
- Aviation Statistics
- Human Factors and Crew Resource Management
- Safety Management System
- Accounting Principles
- Accounting Software
- Business Information Systems
- Computer Applications
- E-Business Concepts
- Financial Accounting
- Human Resources Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Microsoft Excel
- Organizational Behavior
- Payroll Accounting
- Business Information Systems
- Computer Applications
MBA DEGREE ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
During this series, the fundamentals of organizational structure are established, including examination of the roles of leaders and their impact on the morale and performance of an industry. You will explore workplace culture and values in the context of effective communication, group dynamics, employee motivation, and successful conflict resolution.
Information on the development and application of ethical decision-making in light of industry regulations will equip you with the ability to identify and evaluate achievements and compliance within the standards of an organization. You will develop your skills as an effective leader as you are challenged to examine both your own style of management and your abilities to interact with others effectively. Using real examples from your own life story, you will discover the roles of leaders in context to their contribution of fostering individual responsibility, ensuring alignment of values, building consensus, and meeting objectives. Entrepreneurship opportunities and innovations are examined with a focus on creation, development, profitability, and successful operations within the context of small businesses and startups as well as large companies.
These courses cover the various aspects of successful organizational management, including leadership in areas of marketing, economics, operations, forecasting, human resources, and informational systems. You will learn how to develop pricing strategies, identify marketing opportunities, and analyze business competition, as well as understand how companies make pricing and promotional decisions.
Effective strategies for resource allocation, inventory, production, and quality control will be studied, then developed and applied. You will refine your human resource management skills in the context of staffing methods, encompassing workforce planning, candidate selection, retention, disciplinary procedures, scheduling, and ethical and legal considerations as they apply to employees. Through effective utilization of information reporting, data analysis, and strategic planning, you will explore current informational systems as means for supporting the mission of an organization. Your skills will be implemented through the hands-on team development of a marketing plan for a selected business.
Finance and Economics
A crucial aspect of business administration lies in managing the finances and economics of an organization. During these courses, you will expand your knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting, explore the effectiveness of applied economic strategies, understand the mechanics of corporate finance, and gain insight into the unique aspects of international markets.
You will gain the tools for applying accounting principles toward planning, controlling, and evaluating the financial activities of a business. Cost-benefit analysis will be applied toward the interpretation of financial data and the development of future financial planning. Students will learn how to apply the principles of economic theory to solve problems of cost, pricing, prediction, budgeting, investment, and behavior of consumers. Knowledge of concepts related to successful corporations will include sources of investment capital, investment strategies, risk management, short and long-term planning, and dividend policy. You will explore international markets in the context of cultural, political, environmental, and economic climate, with an emphasis on developing international marketing strategies. This knowledge will be applied in the hands-on development of an international marketing plan for a selected good or service.
Independent Research Project – Real World Experience
You get to demonstrate the knowledge you have gained during your courses with a Capstone Project. The project begins with you identifying a management challenge faced by an existing organization.
With the approval of your instructor, you will research information that pertains to the difficulties of this organization, including the identification of similar scenarios, and will develop a detailed solution for the problem. Documenting the development of your solution proposal through weekly status reports, an oral presentation will accompany your completed written project.
This list represents just a few of the career opportunities that CAU’s Master of Business Administration graduates could consider:
- Administrative Manager
- Business Administrator
- Business Manager
- Manufacturing Coordinator
- Operations Manager
- Production Control Manager
- Production Manager
- Project Manager
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