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Linda Marie Nolin, MBA, ACB

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Business Administration | MBA

Program Overview

Gain the skills and tactics to advance. Anna Maria College’s Master in Business Administration (MBA) combines theoretical and hands-on experience taught by faculty with business and industry experience. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach coupled with both traditional and non-traditional concentrations (tracks), provide opportunities for students and professionals to take different career paths and become leaders in any field.

Market-Driven Concentrations:

  • General Track / Self-Designed
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Marketing

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Why Anna Maria College?

Fast Facts

  • Our MBA degree can be self-designed through the programs unique General Track to meet your own personal objectives and help you advance within your industry. This option allows you to align the program’s curriculum with your own personal and career goals within any given industry.
  • Ranked 15th in the nation’s top 25 Most Affordable Masters programs by
  • Cut your time in half with 8-week courses you can go twice as fast as traditional 16 week semesters providing you more flexibility and the ability to complete the program in as little as one year.
  • Your work experience counts. Anna Maria College offers a Mid-Career Track. If you have relevant progressive work experience in business, you may be eligible to waive 2 courses or 6 credits from the MBA course requirements as determined by the Program Director on a case by case basis. That means you could earn your Master of Business Administration degree in as few as 10 courses instead of 12.

Return on Investment
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare individuals for professional careers in management and to provide educational enrichment for experienced professionals seeking a broader management perspective.

  • Studies show that MBA graduates who switched careers have a $55,000 increase over their pre-MBA salaries (Poets & Quants, 2015).
  • The faculty members are practitioners in their fields and leverage their experience and networks to guide students through final capstone projects that require them to work as consultants with local nonprofits and start-up companies.
  • Forbes Magazine listed Anna Maria College MBA in their Education Innovators issues as a program with maximum ROI.

The program will prepare and empower students for careers in and related to business including (but not limited to):

  •   Money Management
  •   Risk Management
  •   Organizational Development Consulting
  •   Market Research Management
  •   Principle Industrial Engineer
  •   Information Security
  •   Health Services Management
  •   Clinical Informatics Management
  •   Entrepreneurship

Prerequisite Courses

Five prerequisite courses are required of all MBA candidates who have not previously satisfied these requirements. These requirements may be met by previous education or experience. The specific prerequisite needs to be completed before a student enrolls in the corresponding required course. All prerequisites do not have to be completed before students can enroll in the required courses:

  • BUS 512 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 523 Management
  • BUS 543 Economic Theory and Practice
  • BUS 569 Marketing and Theory
  • BUS 571 Business Statistics

Curriculum Map

The Master’s in Business Administration consists of 36 credits; 12 courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) including a capstone project.  

Required Courses – All Concentrations

  • BUS 607 Financial Analysis
  • BUS 614 Decision Making/Quantitative Analysis
  • BUS 638 Marketing Strategies
  • BUS 651 Legal Issues in Business
  • BUS 655 Economic Decision-Making in a Globalized Economy
  • BUS 701 Research Methods and Technology
  • BUS 733 Capstone Project
  • BUS 760 Business Ethics

Choice of (4) Elective Courses – Broken Down by Concentration

General Track / Self-Designed* 

  • BUS 622 Leadership
  • BUS 629 Labor-Management Relations
  • BUS 633 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 672 Health Care Administration
  • BUS 711 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 723 International Business
  • BUS 779 White Collar Crime
  • BUS 831 Workplace Violence

 Health Care Administration

  • BUS 622 Leadership
  • BUS 672 Health Care Administration (Required)
  • BUS 681 Health Care Law
  • BUS 683 Economics and Finance of Health Care
  • BUS 711 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 725 Analysis of the Quality of Health Care

 Human Resource Management

  • BUS 622 Leadership
  • BUS 629 Labor Management Relations
  • BUS 633 Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • BUS 711 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 779 White Collar Crime
  • BUS 831 Workplace Violence

 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • BUS 629 Labor Management Relations
  • IOP 632 Group Process
  • IOP 639 Positive Psychology
  • IOP 646 Lifespan Development
  • IOP 648 Social Psychology
  • BUS 711 Human Resource Management
  • IOP 736 Multicultural Perspectives
  • BUS 831 Workplace Violence


  • BUS 685 Internet Marketing
  • BUS 709 Buyer Behavior
  • BUS 710 Marketing Communication
  • BUS 717 New Product Development
  • BUS 750 E-Commerce Strategies
  • BUS 752 Marketing Research
  • BUS 763 Social Media and Marketing

Program Learning Outcomes (By Concentrations)

General Track / Self-Designed*

  • Demonstrate highly-developed communication and collaboration skills needed by effective business professionals
  • Integrate research and theory in complex business problem solving.
  • Analyze complex data with multiple implications for business decision-making.
  • Analyze leadership and strategic management skills for a significant change initiative.
  • Evaluate the legal, social, economic, and global environments of business.

Health Care Administration

  • Describe Organized Delivery Systems, Organization, and Operation of Physician Practices, Medical Terminology and Classification Systems.
  • Interpret Federal and State Laws applicable to Health Care Administration, The Health Record and HIPPA.
  • Analyze Quality Metrics, Performance Improvement Methodologies, Patient Safety, and Reimbursement Methodologies.
  • Analyze and evaluate data-driven information for health care decision making.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply ethical theories to contemporary moral problems.

 Human Resource Management

  • Apply the principles of management to organizational and leadership challenges.
  • Interpret theoretical and practical analysis to develop, implement and manage strategic plans and decision making processes within business entities.
  • Utilize psychology and business methods for issues of critical relevance to including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance and work-life balance.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply ethical theories to contemporary moral problems.

 Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Apply the principles of psychology to organizational and leadership challenges.
  • Utilize psychology methods for issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance and work-life balance.
  • Address complex issues brought forth by the current multi-generational workforce.
  • Enhance ability to combine business and psychological intelligence with performance analysis.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply ethical theories to contemporary moral problems.


  • Develop strategic analysis, planning and control skills by applying marketing strategic concepts and methods.
  • Create a positioning strategy for the organization and its brands in the marketplace to obtain the best match between distinctive competencies and value opportunities.
  • Measure and manage the return on the investment of marketing strategies.
  • Utilize new marketing technologies including but not limited to: social media.
  • Support marketing in a socially responsible way in a global marketplace.

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