Master of Business Administration

Batterman School of Business and Haab School of Business Mission

The Batterman School of Business emboldens a global network of transformational and collaborative Christian leaders, dedicated faculty, entrepreneurial students, and active alumni who come together to create maximum social impact through ethical practice, innovation and service.

Led by our Christ-centered values, we believe that the best business leaders demonstrate both uncompromising compassion and unmatched competitive skill. Because of this, our education develops students to master the “triple bottom line:” people, planet, profit. As a Concordia business graduate, you can expect to stand out as you develop a genuine, ethical mindset alongside a strength of business acumen that is unmatched in the market.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will prepare future leaders to make informed decisions and adapt innovative strategies appropriate for today’s dynamic business environment. The curriculum incorporates an ethical and global lens to support managers and executives to meet the needs of a diverse group of stakeholders.  The MBA core provides a strong foundation in ethics, people-focused management, and data driven decision making, while the students’ selected concentration area provides a deep dive into a targeted area of expertise. 

Program Structure 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree requires thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit comprising of twelve (12) courses. A thesis is not required for this degree. The program consists of six eight-week terms per year. Students must complete all requirements for the MBA degree within seven years of matriculation. 

Classes are offered in three modalities: online (asynchronous), virtual (synchronous), and in person on our Mequon, WI and Ann Arbor, MI campuses.

Students will take an assessment before beginning the program and again during the capstone class. This assessment is not graded nor is it placed in student files. The assessment is used for the sole purpose of accreditation. 

The capstone course, MBA 590 Strategic Management, must be taken as the final class in the program unless other arrangements are made with the Director of the MBA program. 

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Students will…

  • Evaluate business decisions and ethical dilemmas from a Christian perspective;
  • Assess critical business issues using evidence from multiple sources and viewpoints, incorporating a global perspective;
  • Integrate knowledge from various business disciplines to make informed decisions;
  • Analyze complex questions within challenging business problems and compare and contrast multiple alternatives; 
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to drive the decision-making process and formulate innovative solutions;
  • Demonstrate professional oral and written communication of pertinent business information;
  • Interpret quantitative data to inform strategic decision making;
  • Demonstrate proficiency within their selected area of business expertise through the creation of professional business materials, relevant to their selected discipline.


The MBA program is designed to encourage curiosity and open-mindedness while providing fundamental business principles. Concentration areas allow individuals to build expertise and confidence in core competencies. Experiential Learning provides additional global perspective and cultural knowledge on top of business proficiencies obtained in core and concentration courses. The MBA program concludes with an overarching capstone experience. Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. 

MBA Core Courses15
Concentration Courses12
Experiential Learning Courses6
Capstone Course3
Total Hours36

MBA Required Courses

Core Courses15
Ethical Leadership for Dynamic Organizations
Mastering Analytics and Decision Making
People-Focused Management
Financial Analyses to Drive Business Growth
Managerial Economics & Econometrics
Experiential Learning Courses (pick 2)6
Project Management
Introduction to Six Sigma
MBA Internship / Intraship
Business Coaching
Study Abroad
Industry Leaders Seminar Series
Service Learning
Special Topics: Business & Industry
Archival Research
Digital Humanities Practicum
Environmental Stewardship Plan Development
Strategic Management
Total Hours24

MBA Concentration Courses

One unique feature of the Concordia University MBA Program is the selection of four (4) courses in a concentration area emphasis. Students may pursue multiple concentration areas through the selection of four (4) additional courses within a different concentration. If a course is listed in both selected concentrations then a student is only required to complete a minimum of three (3) separate unique courses from the additional concentration. 


Acquire knowledge of how to lead an organization through the application of accounting principles as well as gain confidence in complex decision-making.  

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Fraud Management
Advanced Taxation
Excel Based Decisions in Managerial Accounting
Financial Accounting Theory I
Financial Accounting Theory II
Accounting Data Analytics
Total Hours12

Communications & Public Relations

Learn to enhance the visibility and reputation of your organization by focusing on communication strategy, brand management and consumer trust.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Publicity and Public Relations
Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategies
Managerial Communication
Public Speaking: Professional Reports & Presentations
Total Hours12


Develop your skills and become consistently decisive and analytical by interrupting trends in capital markets to drive performance and value.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Corporate Finance
International Finance
Financial Institutions Management
Securities Analysis
Accounting Data Analytics
Total Hours12

Health Care Administration

Prepare for greater responsibility and advance your career as you gain knowledge in topics such as leadership, strategy and public policy.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Economics and Public Policy of Health Care
Healthcare Transformation & Leadership
Healthcare Quality and Legal Regulation
Innovation in Global Health
Healthcare Strategy & Operations Management
Special Topics in Health Care
Total Hours12

Human Resource Management

Focus on advanced business strategies in relation to human resources administration, training & development, risk management, and human capital analytics.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Fraud Management
Human Resource Management and Administration
Training and Development
Risk Management
Human Capital Analytics
Total Hours12

Information Science & Digital Technologies (STEM Program)

Prepare for the technological skills required in today's data-driven workplaces.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Digital Humanities by Design
Textual Criticism and Rhetoric
Creating and Using Digital Tools
Geospatial Humanities
Special Topics in Digital Humanities
Total Hours12

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Develop a roadmap for unlocking sustainable, profitable and organic growth to disrupt industries and spark growth for your organization.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategies
Marketing Research and Intelligence
Strategic Innovation (required)
Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
Intellectual Property and Regulatory Issues
New Venture Formation and Business Development
Total Hours12


Learn how to effectively lead teams to drive business strategy.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Theories, Strategy, and Visioning for Leaders
The Relational Leader
Leadership Competencies
Total Hours12


Equip yourself with the skills and confidence to make high-stakes decisions and create lasting value through agile and innovative leadership practices.

Any four courses offered by the MBA Program can be taken to fulfill the Management concentration. 12
Total Hours12

Management Information Systems (STEM Program)

Learn to bridge technology and business through the mastery of people, information and technology in order to solve complex IT problems.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Artificial Intelligence in Business
Management Information Systems
Data Communications and Networking
Systems Analysis and Design
IT Governance and Cybersecurity
Introduction to Coding, Programming, and Databases for Analytics
Total Hours12

Nonprofit Management & Public Administration

Address the unique character of nonprofit and public organizations by expanding your insight in public relations, fundraising, administration, sustainability, and business development to specialize as an effective business leader.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Publicity and Public Relations
Nonprofit Fundraising and Grant Writing
Fraud Management
Human Resource Management and Administration
Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
Total Hours12

Operations Management & Analytics (STEM Program)

Expand your understanding of operations management and improve operational performance by leveraging concepts of lean systems, management science, and innovation strategies. 

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Global Production and Operations
Introduction to Lean
Management Science and Analytics
Strategic Innovation
Total Hours12

Research for Business Applications (STEM Program)

Gain insight into how to effectively perform research to drive strategic decision making.

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Introduction to Scholarship
Statistics for Research
Quantitative Research Design
Qualitative Research Design
Total Hours12

Strategic Marketing

Enhance your strategic decision-making capabilities by studying emerging patters of today’s digital consumer and generating new sources of value to gain a competitive advantage. 

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Publicity and Public Relations
Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategies
Strategic Marketing
Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communication
Marketing Research and Intelligence
Consumer Behavior
Total Hours12

Sustainability (STEM Program)

Expand your understanding of the fast-evolving sustainability realm by leveraging data and transforming high-level aspirations into tangible social impact and positive environmental progress. 

Pick 4 courses from the following list:12
Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
Environmental Risks and Sustainable Solutions
Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development
Engaging Science to Promote Innovation
Total Hours12


MBA Graduate Certificates 

Post-Baccalaureate students can earn a graduate certificate by selecting four (4) courses within one of the MBA concentration areas or within the MBA core for a total of twelve (12) credits. Students may at any time transition into the MBA degree program course of study through the standard application process. 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. 
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 for acceptance.
  • Students with a GPA of 2.74 – 2.25 may be conditionally admitted by the MBA Program Director and have to meet special academic conditions. 

Program Prerequisites

The MBA program has four prerequisite content areas. These prerequisites are not required prior to starting the program but must be completed prior to taking the corresponding MBA course. Students will be evaluated as to whether they will need to fulfill any prerequisites. Students may have fulfilled prerequisites as part of their undergraduate studies. These content areas are Accounting, Finance, Management and Statistics. Students may fulfill these prerequisite content areas by either taking traditional or non-traditional 3 credit courses, CLEP or DSST examination, have them waived based on professional experience, or all prerequisite content areas can be fulfilled by taking a single course MBA 513 Business Foundations (3 Cr). 

International Student Prerequisite Requirement. International students are required to complete MBA 505 Graduate School Success (3 cr.) as part of their degree program; thus, the minimum required credits for degree completion is increased by three (3) credits unless otherwise approved by the MBA Program Director.

Course Transfer Policy

 The MBA program will accept up to eighteen (18) hours of transfer credit, based upon the following criteria: 

  • Courses transferred must be comparable in scope and subject matter to courses offered in the MBA program. 
  • Courses transferred must have been completed at the graduate level from an accredited institution.
  • Courses must have been completed with at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Transfer credits must not be older than seven years.
  • Transfer grades will not be used to compute CUWAA GPA.
  • Residency requirement: The final 18 credits of the MBA program must be completed at CUWAA.  No transfer credits will be accepted during the last 18 credits of the program.
  • Transfer credit will not be granted for any courses taken as part of a completed MBA program at another institution.

The MBA Program Director will evaluate student transcripts from other institutions to determine which courses will be accepted. Credits that students would like to see transfer into the program should be evaluated prior to beginning the program.