Business Administration (MBA)

The Dominican Master of Business Administration (MBA) will provide students with the skills and knowledge that today’s businesses, nonprofits and government agencies seek in their employees: The ability to work in diverse teams to make complex leadership and managerial decisions, both domestically and globally.

Dominican’s classroom experience allows students to interact with their peers and faculty in a professional business manner, mimicking the needs of the current workplace environments. Faculty emphasize academic rigor with real world relevance, placing a priority on strong teaching and interactions thus providing opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and work in a way that allows them to be ready for the market place day one.

A Comprehensive Curriculum

The MBA’s 36- units comprehensive curriculum combines an interdisciplinary set of core business courses with concentrations in business analytics, healthcare leadership, or global business. The program also emphasizes communication skills and resume-building experiential learning opportunities. The program includes:

  • A 30-unit common core that gives student a thorough grounding in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, global business and other business disciplines.
  • A three-unit Capstone course, as a part their common core, that integrates previous coursework combined with a major consulting project.
  • A three-unit Global Immersion Trip elective course consisting of a10-day international trip during which students travel to a destination country to learn about international business environments. In this experiential learning course, students strengthen their knowledge related to doing business in global markets by visiting host country organizations and immersing themselves in foreign cultures.
  • Specialty coursework in electives that allow students to tailor their program to suit their individual needs or complete concentrations in business analytics, healthcare leadership, or global business.
Graduate degree candidates must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 ('B') or higher in the graduate program and may have only two final grades of 'C' in their coursework at the time of graduation.  Any grade below 'C' (2.0) will not satisfy the graduation requirement for a graduate degree. Students may repeat courses in which they received a grade of 'C' or below. If a student repeats a course in which they received a grade of 'C' or below, the most recently earned letter grade will determine whether a degree requirement has been met. All the letter grades for all the registered courses during the graduate program will be listed on the transcript. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The MBA program has the following learning goals and objectives.

  1. Substantive Business Knowledge: Our students will have substantive understanding of core business functions. Learning Objective: Our students will devise insightful solutions for business.
  2. Critical Thinking: Our students will have the ability to draw meaning from data. Learning Objective: Our students will generate data-driven alternatives.
  3. Management & Change Leadership: Our students will be effective managers and change leaders. Learning Objective: Our students will incorporate effective leadership and management practices in organizations.
  4. Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Ethical Decision Making: Our students will be socially responsible decision makers. Learning Objective: Our students will design socially responsible business strategies.
  5. Global Business: Our students will be innovative decision makers in the global marketplace. Learning Objective: Our students will formulate strategies to solve complex business problems in a global context.