Learning Outcomes

MBA Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze business problems to find creative solutions. Use quantitative and qualitative business models to evaluate alternatives to finding the most feasible business result.
  2. Apply an ethical decision framework to business problems in order to evaluate alternative solutions to addressing ethical concerns.
  3. Develop cultural awareness and communication skills in order to interact with global issues.
  4. Develop negotiating, coaching, and mentoring skills necessary for highly productive and collaborative relationships among individuals, teams, and organizations.

MSOL Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply leadership principles and theory and critical thinking skills to creatively solve problems.
  2. Use an ethical framework to analyze complex situations, identify organizational needs, and develop effective strategies in order to meet defined objectives.
  3. Develop negotiating, coaching, and mentoring skills necessary for highly productive and collaborative relationships among individuals, teams, and organizations.
  4. Develop cultural awareness and communication skills in order to interact with global issues.
  5. Employ qualitative and quantitative research methods for organizational analysis and problem solving.

MSA Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze accounting problems in order to find creative solutions
  2. Identify, comprehend and apply appropriate professional accounting rules and standards.   Understand current issues and emerging trends in accounting.
  3. Apply an ethical decision making framework to accounting issues to find solutions
  4. Use cultural awareness and communication skills to foster highly productive and collaborative relationships

Common Master-Level Skills (12 credits)

  • BUS 610, 611, 612 Experience Nichols I – Learn. Lead. Succeed. (3 – 1 credit courses)
  • BUS 615 Business Communications
  • BUS 620 Cultural Awareness in Global Business Today
  • BUS 625 Current Trends in Leadership

MSOL Core Courses (18 credits)

  • MSOL 705 The Leadership Experience
  • MSOL 710 Change and Innovation Management
  • MSOL 715 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • MSOL 720 Competition, Innovation, and Strategy
  • MSOL 725 Individual, Team, Manager, Mentor, Leader
  • MSOL 800 Action Research Project (*MSOL capstone)

MBA Core Courses (15 Credits)

  • MBA 705 Global Marketing and Data Analytics
  • MBA 710 Managerial Finance
  • MBA 715, 720 Operations Management and Cost Control (6 credits)
  • MBA 800 Strategic Management (* MBA capstone)

Electives and Master Certificates* (9 credits)

Nichols will accept up to 9 credits of graduate-level business electives from other accredited programs. *Stipulations apply.

Advanced Critical Thinking and Decision Making

  • MBA 730 Critical Thinking – MBA style
  • MBA 740 Creative Decision Making
  • MBA 750 Problem Solving and Analysis

Employee Benefits

  • MBA 731 Group Health Care Design
  • MBA 741 Group Benefits Management
  • MBA 751 Retirement Plan Design

Operations Management and Six Sigma

  • MBA 732 Six Sigma and Lean Management
  • MBA 742 Advanced Six Sigma
  • MBA 752 Advanced Project Management

MBA/MSOL Joint Degree Program (48 credits)

  • Complete Common Master-Level Skills (12 credits)
  • Complete MBA Core Courses (15 credits)
  • Complete three (3) MBA Electives (9 credits)
  • Complete MSOL Core Courses (except MSOL 800 & MSOL 720) (12 credits)

MSA Core Courses

  • MSA705: Business Environment and Systems Assessment
  • MSA 710: Ethics, Law and Forensic Accounting
  • MSA 715:  Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • MSA 720: Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • MSA 725: Auditing
  • MSA 730:  Current Trends in Accounting

 

  • MSA/MBA Joint Degree Program (54 credits)
  • MSA program (30 credits)
  • MBA705 Global Marketing and Data Analytics
  • MBA710 Managerial Finance
  • MBA715 Operations Management and Cost Control I
  • MBA720 Operations Management and Cost Control II
  • MBA800 Strategic Management
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

 

  • MSA/MSOL Joint Degree Program (48 credits)
  • MSA program (30 credits)
  • MSOL705 The Leadership Experience
  • MSOL710 Change and Innovation Management
  • MSOL715 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • MSOL720 Competition, Innovation and Strategy
  • MSOL725 Individual, Team, Manager, Mentor, Leader
  • MSOL800 Action Research Project

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted and may meet only one degree requirement.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2015-2016 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2016. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever college officials deem necessary.