National University, School of Business and Management

Introduction

Providing business strategies for today's global economy

A business degree from the National University School of Business and Management provides the strong foundation and comprehensive understanding of global business practices that can lead to professional recognition, advancement, and higher income potential. Our programs will give you the edge you need to advance in your current career or start a new one.

If you're looking for career advancement in the business world, the National University School of Business and Management offers the management skills needed to compete more effectively in this global economy.

As a leader in online education, National University offers a number of business degree programs via the Internet in a dynamic, interactive learning environment. Our Executive MBA program features a unique curriculum delivered exclusively through distance-learning technologies. Additional business degree programs include undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, criminal justice, forensic sciences, e-commerce, and more.

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Programs

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Master

Executive Master of Business Administration

Online Part time September 2017 USA La Jolla

Designed to provide students with a balance of theoretical concepts and practical approaches to business problems, along with analytical skills, critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills. [+]

The Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) provides current and potential executives with the knowledge and skills needed for effective management and decision-making in a competitive, global economy.

The EMBA is designed to provide students with a balance of theoretical concepts and practical approaches to business problems, along with analytical skills, critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Emphasis is placed on developing the leadership and team-building abilities needed to manage change and make sound decisions within the framework of a strategic plan. The EMBA program is characterized by students progressing through the program in a cohort group, and by team-based learning, faculty-student interaction, and current and relevant curriculum. Student learning is enhanced by sharing the management experience of classmates who have achieved mid-level to senior-level management positions in business enterprises. ... [-]


Master of Business Administration

Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

To prepare students for leadership positions in business, and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organizations in an ever-changing business environment. [+]

The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to prepare students for leadership positions in business, and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organizations in an ever-changing business environment. The MBA program imparts the conceptual understanding and application of problem-solving tools contained in basic business disciplines, including accounting, economics, data analysis, finance, management, leadership, and marketing. In addition, students are equipped with the skills needed for effective team-building, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and creative problem-solving.

 

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MSc

Master of Science in Corporate & International Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 USA La Jolla

This program is designed to provide students with advanced skills in applied finance required in today's competitive international financial environment. [+]

The Master of Science in Corporate and International Finance (MS CIF) program prepares students for a professional career in corporate and international finance. This program is designed to provide students with advanced skills in applied finance required in today's competitive international financial environment. It also provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the sophisticated analytical techniques and market transactions that drive financial innovation.  Students with an MS in Corporate and International Finance will be able to enter into one of four career paths: (1) a financial position in a private domestic and international corporate setting; (2) an investment strategist position; (3) a managerial position in financial institutions; or (4) a treasurer position in various governmental organizations.... [-]


Master of Science in Electronic Business

Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

The new program has a strong managerial and business focus but still expects students to be very familiar with the Internet Technology, Web-authoring tools and Internet applications. [+]

Internet enabled business transactions are making their way into every organization and industry. Today's E-Business environment functions with a changed set of success factors compared to its infancy stage a few years ago.

It is not sufficient enough today to design a visually appealing website. E-Business highly complex and multidisciplinary field that requires flexible, innovate and creative skills both in business and Internet technology. Tomorrow's E-Business leaders need to be able to take a holistic and strategic approach to transform their organization and its business processes for E-Business.

 

The revised National University Master of E-Business program is built upon future robust expertise in the E-Business field and is focused on a promising outlook in a field that will soon become the pillar for the majority of business related transactions.... [-]


Master of Science in Knowledge Management

Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

The program focuses on the study of tacit and explicit knowledge and learning management tools to support decision-making. [+]

The mission of the Master of Science in Knowledge Management program is to prepare diverse learners to become information resource managers. The program focuses on the study of tacit and explicit knowledge and learning management tools to support decision-making. These skills are needed in government as well as commercial enterprises for the purpose of supporting stated organizational goals and objectives. The curriculum includes management support systems such as mind mapping and expert systems, principles of knowledge audits, identifying knowledge gaps through the use of knowledge maps, and managing them through exploration and exploitation.

 

The program uses distinctive and challenging curriculum that integrates business, information systems, and leadership development. Graduating students will possess the needed skills to implement strategic management and assure sustained competitive advantages. This degree focuses on the ability to get the right information to the right individuals when needed to change an organization's strategy.... [-]


Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

To prepare diverse adult learners to become effective, change-oriented leaders in an international society. [+]

The mission of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program is to prepare diverse adult learners to become effective, change-oriented leaders in an international society.  The program uses distinctive and challenging curriculum that integrates theory with practice, university with community, personal success with ethical service to others, and information technology with creativity, empathy, and democracy.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Apply effective, change-oriented leadership skills in problem solving situations. Evaluate leadership styles within the context of an interdependent, pluralistic, global society. Integrate leadership theories and practices derived from differing disciplines to change personal and organizational performance. Integrate ethical principles in social and diverse contexts. Integrate appropriate technology skills into personal and organizational leadership. Use appropriate written and oral presentation skills in discussing, evaluating, comparing and contrasting organizational setting and leadership. ... [-]

MA

MA in Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

Provides students with both the critical skills and knowledge required to be effective in this continuously growing domain through case study, experiential learning opportunities, and best practices. [+]

The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management provides students with both the critical skills and knowledge required to be effective in this continuously growing domain through case study, experiential learning opportunities, and best practices. This program serves to increase skills and abilities for a professional to either serve as a senior management team member or as a consultant to organization leadership on human resource management and organizational change issues.

 

The program integrates the many facets of human resource management in the 21st century through concept, theory, critical analysis and application of recruitment, staffing, training and development, organizational behavior, performance improvement, compensation, benefits, insurance, technology, legal aspects, labor relations, work groups and teams, organizational change and adaptation, ethical issues, and safety concerns in the workplace. The curriculum, incorporating relevant HRM and ODV technology and best practices for both consultants and internal practitioners, is much more in-depth and geared toward those already in the field of practice (HRM and ODV) and for business professionals who want to extend their knowledge beyond operations management. This cutting edge program is designed to offer an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to the growing field of human resource management and the continuum of organizational change in the 21st century.... [-]


Master of Arts in Management

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

Designed primarily for students who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than business, desire a flexible program, and are seeking graduate work in management. [+]

The Master of Arts in Management gives students in professional and mid-management careers the opportunity to obtain decision-making skills through a sequence of core courses in basic management and business subjects.

This program is designed primarily for students who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than business, desire a flexible program, and are seeking graduate work in management.

 

Program Outcomes

 

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

 

· Demonstrate effectiveness in work situations requiring managerial skills· Influence others to contribute productively· Distinguish ethical aspects of managerial decisions· Utilize information gathering, storage, and distribution to improve decision making· Discern the more effective marketing principles in both internal and external situations· Explain the relationship of problems to achievement of organizational objectives· Identify and secure resources necessary to solve business problems· Monitor and assess results of performance... [-]


Master of Arts in Strategic Communications

Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla

To develop effective, strategically-sophisticated communications professionals who have the full complement of analytic and practical tools for leadership. [+]

The goal of the Masters of Arts in Strategic Communications is to prepare students to assume high-level professional positions in organizations that must meet the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment. It will arm graduates with both theoretical and practical approaches to developing strategic communications programs that enable organizations meet their goals and objectives. Each course supplies an essential stepping-stone on the way to the planning, executing, and evaluating effective strategic communications efforts. The objective of the program is to develop effective, strategically-sophisticated communications professionals who have the full complement of analytic and practical tools for leadership. It will foster strategic thinking, logical analysis, and solution generation. Upon completion of the degree, graduates will be able lead and implement communications initiatives using both traditional mass media and newer cutting-edge channels, such as social networking sites, blog sites, pod and vodcasting, Instant Messenger, and texting and other mobile media. This degree requires that students be able to write in English at an advanced level. If the student's writing skills need improvement, it is possible the student will be required to enroll in a remedial writing course before continuing in the program. Applicants for whom English is a second language are encouraged to take the Accuplacer, English as a Second Language Placement Test. Graduates will acquire an array of intellectual, managerial, and communication skills: ·    An understanding of communications opportunities·    The ability to carry out analyses of organizational communications needs·    The knowledge to conduct needed research and audience analysis·    The training to develop, implement, and evaluate appropriate strategies and tactics to reach the multiple publics ·    Professional-level writing and presentation skills. Program Learning OutcomesAt the completion of the Master of Arts in Strategic Communications, graduates will emerge with a deep understanding of the theories of communications and persuasion, an ability to lead and participate in the team development of organizational communication strategies, and the practical skills to plan, produce, and evaluate a strategic communications program. By the end of this program, students will be able to:·    Lead and participate in the planning, production, and execution of strategic communications programs·    Apply team management theory and skills to facilitate collaboration ·    Gather appropriate data to guide the development of a strategic communications program·    Develop communications program planning documents that support the adoption of the program by higher level decision-makers·    Develop messaging strategy ·    Produce professional-level content that fulfills vision and goals of the organization and the objectives of the specific communications program, using formative evaluation·    Create a multi-platform, multi-public message dissemination plan·    Gather appropriate data to evaluate the effectiveness of a strategic communications program·    Deliver professional-level presentation that explains and supports program plans, creative messaging strategy, produced content, and dissemination and evaluation plans... [-]