Master of Business Administration

Gain Your Master's In As Little As 18 Months

The Graduate School is student-centered and offers many programs to enable our students to individualize their career interest. Students in our programs follow a curriculum designed to develop skills in leadership, team-building, communication, decision-making, critical thinking and analysis, and research techniques. Our programs cover a wide variety of delivery methods that include online, in-classroom, and hybrid formats. Our commitment is to provide career-minded individuals with the theories, applied knowledge, and shared experiences in formats convenient to their learning needs.

If you’re looking for a career-minded graduate program that is committed to you, Sullivan University is the institution for you. As one of the region’s largest and best graduate business schools, we are proud to offer programs that are designed to enable future working professionals to individualize their career interest. Our student-centric programs follow a curriculum developed to hone leadership skills, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and research techniques.

Locations: Lexington Louisville Online Louisa Mayfield

Overview

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
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Program Highlights

  • 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 is 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.
Engaged faculty with practical work experience.
No GRE/GMAT testing required. We don't need another test score to see how hard you've worked.
Practical based curriculum.

Objectives

The Master of Business Administration degree focuses on teaching:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Problem Solving (using both qualitative and quantitative methods/solutions)
Grad School Courses

Courses

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.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
ECO 510
Managerial Economics
4.00
FIN 540
Strategic Financial Management
4.00
MGT 510
Leadership Communication
4.00
MGT 545
Leading Organizations
4.00
MGT 620
Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness
4.00
MGT 680
Integrative MBA Capstone
4.00
MKT 570
Marketing Strategy and Implementation
4.00
QNT 550
Data Driven Decision Making
4.00
Free Electives
12.00
Other Core Courses
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 48.00
Accounting Concentration
ACT 560
International Accounting and Reporting
4.00
ACT 610
Contemporary Financial Auditing and Attestation
4.00
ACT 640
Corporate Governance and Regulation
4.00
Conflict Management Concentration
CMM 510
Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict Analysis
4.00
CMM 542
Conflict Coaching for Leaders
4.00
MGT 541
Culture in Organizations
4.00
Healthcare Management Concentration
HCA 535
Healthcare Systems Management
4.00
HCA 535
Healthcare Information Systems
4.00
HCA 545
Healthcare Finance
4.00
Hospitality Management Concentration
HMS 510
Event and Tourism Management
4.00
HMS 545
Revenue Management in Hospitality
4.00
HMS 575
Restaurant Brand Development and Management
4.00
Public Management Concentration
FIN 545
Public Sector Financial Management
4.00
MPA 510
The Public Policy Process
4.00
MPA 550
Public Policy Economic Analysis
4.00
Strategic Human Capital Management Concentration
HRL 520
Workforce Planning and Staffing
4.00
HRL 530
Human Resource Development
4.00
HRL 540
Compensation, Benefits and Security
4.00
Strategic Marketing Concentration
MKT 580
Global Marketing Management
4.00
MKT 610
Strategic Marketing
4.00
MKT 620
Strategic Brand Marketing
4.00
Course:
ECO 510
Title:
Managerial Economics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 540
Title:
Strategic Financial Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 510
Title:
Leadership Communication
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 545
Title:
Leading Organizations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 620
Title:
Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 680
Title:
Integrative MBA Capstone
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MKT 570
Title:
Marketing Strategy and Implementation
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
QNT 550
Title:
Data Driven Decision Making
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
12.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 48.00
Accounting Concentration
Course:
ACT 560
Title:
International Accounting and Reporting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 610
Title:
Contemporary Financial Auditing and Attestation
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 640
Title:
Corporate Governance and Regulation
Credit Hours:
4.00
Conflict Management Concentration
Course:
CMM 510
Title:
Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict Analysis
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 542
Title:
Conflict Coaching for Leaders
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 541
Title:
Culture in Organizations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Healthcare Management Concentration
Course:
HCA 535
Title:
Healthcare Systems Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HCA 535
Title:
Healthcare Information Systems
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HCA 545
Title:
Healthcare Finance
Credit Hours:
4.00
Hospitality Management Concentration
Course:
HMS 510
Title:
Event and Tourism Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HMS 545
Title:
Revenue Management in Hospitality
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HMS 575
Title:
Restaurant Brand Development and Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Public Management Concentration
Course:
FIN 545
Title:
Public Sector Financial Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MPA 510
Title:
The Public Policy Process
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MPA 550
Title:
Public Policy Economic Analysis
Credit Hours:
4.00
Strategic Human Capital Management Concentration
Course:
HRL 520
Title:
Workforce Planning and Staffing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 530
Title:
Human Resource Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 540
Title:
Compensation, Benefits and Security
Credit Hours:
4.00
Strategic Marketing Concentration
Course:
MKT 580
Title:
Global Marketing Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MKT 610
Title:
Strategic Marketing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MKT 620
Title:
Strategic Brand Marketing
Credit Hours:
4.00

Free Electives - Three elective courses are chosen by the student to complement the student's personal or professional interests.

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.