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Graduate & Professional Studies

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.

MSC Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Identify empirical and data-driven solutions to analyze threats to US homeland security.
  3. Evaluate ethical issues that impact professionals in counterterrorism and related fields.
  4. Analyze concepts and models as they apply to extremist behavior within our current society.
  5. Develop comprehensive strategic plans to protect US homeland security.
  6. Apply acquired expertise to real-world problems in a collaborative manner, assuming leadership when appropriate.

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

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)

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)

MSC Core Courses (18 Credits)

  • MSC 705 Homegrown Violent Extremism
  • MSC 710 International Violent Extremism
  • MSC 715 Cybersecurity
  • MSC 720 Border Security
  • MSC 725 Media's Impact in Violent Extremism
  • MSC 730 Capstone: Counter Violent Extremism Strategies

MSA Core Courses (18 Credits)

  • MSA 705: 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

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

Operations Management and Six Sigma

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

Data Analytics

  • MBA 734 Statistical Modeling for Managers Using R and SAS
  • MBA 744 Data Visualization and Business Intelligence
  • MBA 754 Applied Statistics with Case Studies

Strategic HR Management

  • MSOL 734 HR Foundations for the Present and Future
  • MSOL 744 Strategic Partnering in HR
  • MSOL 754 Change Management, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior

Leadership

  • MSOL 705 Leadership Experience
  • MSOL 715 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • MSOL 725 Individual, Team, Manager, Mentor, Leader


Dual Degree Programs:

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/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 2019-current Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until otherwise noted. 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.