In today’s competitive business environment, the best jobs go to those with the leadership, communication, managerial and problem-solving skills required to effectively handle the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities of modern business. Plus, an advanced degree like Sullivan’s on-campus and online Master of Business Administration is worth more in the business world. According to the 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report, the median starting salary for recent MBA graduates in the United States is $100,000, nearly double the expected starting salary of business professionals who only hold a bachelor’s degree.

You can also choose to tailor your on-campus or online MBA program to fit your specific interests and professional goals with our multiple concentration options:

  • Accounting
  • Conflict Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Public Management
  • Strategic Human Capital Management

The Master of Business Administration degree focuses on teaching:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Problem solving (using both quantitative and qualitative methods/solutions)
  • Sullivan’s 18-month MBA program streamlines your path to advancement in the business world. The base curriculum is designed to broaden your scope in strategic planning, financial analysis, critical thinking and communication in a business context. You can then choose electives or a concentration that is most relevant to your career goals.
  • Our MBA program is the largest in Louisville and differentiates itself by emphasizing both quantitative and qualitative problem solving—so you’ll be able to manage numbers and people.
  • Our instructors bring with them years of professional business experience, providing valuable insight into best practices versus theory.
  • Multiple, mutually exclusive admissions criteria tailored to gauge various abilities to succeed at the graduate level.
  • Our flexible class options can fit even the most demanding work schedules.

48 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
ACT 510Accounting Theory for Management Decisions4
ACT 511Accounting Theory for Business Environments
ECO 510Managerial Economics4
FIN 540Managerial Finance4
MGT 510Managerial Communication Skills4
MGT 545Leadership and Team Development4
MGT 620Operations Strategy4
MGT 680Integrative Management Capstone4
MKT 570Marketing Strategy and Implementation4
QNT 550Advanced Quantitative Methods4
Credit Hours36
Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)12
Three elective courses are chosen by the student to complement the student’s personal or professional interests.
Total Credit Hours48
Accounting Concentration
ACT 560International Accounting and Reporting4
ACT 610Contemporary Financial Auditing and Attestation4
ACT640Corporate Governance and Regulation4
Students in the Accounting Concentration must take ACT 511 instead of ACT 510. They must also earn a B or better grade in QNT 550 for successful completion of the course.
Conflict Management Concentration
CMM 510Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict Analysis4
CMM 540Conflict and Culture4
CMM 542Conflict Coaching for Leaders4
Healthcare Management Concentration
HCA 510Healthcare Systems Management4
HCA 535Healthcare Information Systems4
HCA 545Healthcare Finance4
Hospitality Management Concentration
HMS 510Event and Tourism Management4
HMS 545Revenue Management in Hospitality4
HMS 575Restaurant Brand Development and Management4
Public Management Concentration
MPM 510The Public Policy Process4
MPM 545Public Sector Financial Management4
MPM 550Public Policy Economic Analysis4
Strategic Human Capital Management Concentration
HRL 520Workforce Planning and Staffing4
HRL 530Human Resource Development4
HRL 540Compensation, Benefits and Security4
Master of Business Administration

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