Nexus University

MBA Program

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world. The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the business profession. All MBA students must complete a core graduate coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, operations and strategy. Graduates will critically analyze and solve business problems through strong analysis of data and integration of a wide range of business acumen. MBA students have the option to select one of the two advanced areas of study, and these are:

Business Analytics

In the Business Analytics Advanced Area, students will acquire a strong understanding of the basic concept of business analytics. Students will be exposed to a comprehensive overview of the field of business analytics. Students will learn about data mining, statistical modeling and media analytics. The students will gain a solid understanding of the key tools to solve supply chain management issues.

Global Business

In the Global Business Advanced Area, students will acquire a strong understanding of the basic concepts of global business. Students will learn about the theory and practical application of international manufacturing and trade. The students will learn how to create synergy between the international marketing strategies and business strategies. The students will gain a solid understanding of how global logistics has an immediate impact of global supply chain management.

Program Objectives

The MBA program enables students to contribute to the business profession and fosters independent learning. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. The MBA students through the application of analytical skills will solve business issues.
  2. The MBA students will create strategies through the application of research that will enable an organization to achieve its mission and vision in a dynamic business environment.
  3. The MBA students through the application of leadership skills will encourage innovation and organizational change in a dynamic business environment.
  4. The MBA students will evaluate the impact that a changing external environment will have upon the organizations’ available options within a dynamic global business environment.
  5. The MBA students through the practical application of interdisciplinary skills address business issues found throughout the MBA program: Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems and Technology, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Accounting for Decision Making, Applied Business Research and Statistics, Operations Management, Managerial Economics, and Strategic Planning and Implementation.

Admission Requirements and Process

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the USDOE with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • International degrees must be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • Students who earned a baccalaureate in another language must have the transcript translated in English by a certified translator. Translated copy should be submitted along with original copy.
  • Students residing in the US must provide proof of residency status.
  • Application fee of $25.00.
  • Original transcripts (these must be sent directly to Nexus University and be appropriately signed and sealed).
  • Students who earn their bachelors in a language other than English and have not earned at least 30 college credits in the US are required to sit and submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (Internal English Language Testing System) results:
    • TOEFL - Must score a minimum of 80 on the IBT (Internet Based test).
    • IELTS – Must score 6.5 or better overall.
    • Nexus University code is 4237

Admission Process

  1. Complete the Nexus University application and submit with fee.
  2. Submit Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete the MBA with the core courses (30 credits) plus three approved elective courses (9 credits) from the advanced study areas, for a total of 39 graduate semester credit hours.
* Courses in the MBA program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently.
To receive a Master of Business Administration degree, students must earn 39 graduate semester level credit hours. A minimum of at least 33 of the program hours must be completed at Nexus University.

MBA Course Descriptions

MBA Core Courses

MAN 511 Organizational Behavior (3.0 credit hours)

Students focus on three factors that contribute to successful organizational performance: individual behavior, group/team behavior and organization-wide processes. Topics include ethics, diversity, communication, motivation, leadership, conflict management and organizational culture, structure and change. Learning activities emphasize practical application of organizational theory.

HRM 512 Human Resource Management (3.0 credit hours)

This course is an in-depth investigation of the strategic planning and implementation of human resource management, including staffing of the organization, development of personnel, appraisal methodologies, and rewards.

MKT 513 Marketing Management (3.0 credit hours)

Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understanding the critical role of marketing in successful organizations. Topics include segmentation analysis, target markets, positioning, marketing mix elements, supply chain, marketing communication and pricing.

ISM 514 Management Information Systems and Technology(3.0 credit hours)

This course provides students with the understanding into how modern businesses leverage information system technologies to realize corporate objectives. The course provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of technological information systems used by businesses today from big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to machine learning and DevOps.

STR 521 Strategic Planning and Implementation (3.0 credit hours)

Students learn how to evaluate the business environment, assess an organization strength, capabilities, and decide on competing strategies to implement for the organization. Students also acquire the skills to conduct business planning, organizational analysis, comparing an organization internal capability with the external opportunities and threats, building on organizational strengths, exploiting opportunities, minimizing weaknesses and avoiding environmental threats. Along with decision-making process that formulates strategic plans, acquiring and allocating resources, and applying strategic control to ensure that the plans are carried out with goals and objectives achieved.

ECO 522 Managerial Economics (3.0 credit hours)

Students are given an overview of key influences in a company or industry task environment. The course analyzes the potential impact of these influences on profits and alternative strategies which are profitable and available to managers in a competitive environment. Topics include consumer behavior and its impact on demand and revenue, fixed and variable costs of production, competitive and non-competitive markets and their implications for business strategy and profitability and the importance of resource markets for labor and capital.

MAN 523 Operations Management (3.0 credit hours)

This course provides students with an exposure to and an understanding of the core concepts and tools of operations management. These concepts and tools are presented in a manner that allows students to understand the fundamental importance of coordinated operational activities. The class examines how to effectively integrate operations across all functional areas of the organization in delivering the combination of service and manufactured value required to satisfy customers. Recognition of the importance of adding value and customer satisfaction to the long- term viability of both for-profit and not-for-profit firms is emphasized.

STA 524 Applied Business Research & Statistics (3.0 credit hours)

This course will enable student to create statistical quantitative models in Microsoft Excel, as supporting tools for business decision-making. The course follows the case study methodology, exposing students to business situations typically frequently encountered by executives. Students learn how to select the applicable statistical tool to address the business situation described in every case study, develop the corresponding statistical quantitative model, write objective recommendations derived from the analysis, and present these in a simulated boardroom meeting environment.

ACC 531 Accounting for Decision Making (3.0 credit hours)

Students learn to analyze and present financial and managerial accounting data. Topics include measurement of costs, planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost/revenue/profit analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and corporate trust.

FIN 532 Financial Management (3.0 credit hours)

Students learn fundamental principles and concepts of financial management. Various tools and cases are used to assist and train financial managers in decision-making. Topics include the analysis of risk and return, valuation of financial assets, capital budgeting applications, capital structure management, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and working capital management.

Advanced Courses - Business Analytics

MBA 533 Business Intelligence Analytics (3.0 credit hours)

This course is going to offer students with a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts of the field of business analytics. The course will also cover essential tools for understanding how data analysis works in today’s businesses.
Prerequisites: All Core MBA Courses.

MBA 534 Advanced Business Analytics (3.0 credit hours)

This course is going to offer students with a comprehensive overview of the management science techniques, and how these techniques are utilized to analyze complex business issues and reach at rational solutions. The topics that will be covered are statistical modeling, data warehousing, data mining, and social media analytics. Computer software will be utilized throughout the course, primarily by using available programs to perform the calculations after the problem has been correctly formulated. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and implementation of results.
Prerequisites: All Core MBA Courses.

MBA 541 Supply Chain Management (3.0 credit hours)

This course is going to offer students with a comprehensive overview of the tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. The students are going to be guided through all of the key drivers of supply chain performance, including, but not limited to facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing.
Prerequisites: All Core MBA Courses.

GBA 533 Global Trade (3.0 credit hours)

This course is going to discuss the theory and practice of international production and trade, aiming at understanding international trade, global factor movements [migration, guest works, multinationals and foreign direct investment, outsourcing, etc.], trade policy, free trade agreements, trade conflicts, and case studies of recent patterns of global trade.
Prerequisites: All Core MBA Courses.

GBA 534 Global Marketing Management (3.0 credit hours)

This course is going to offer students with a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges associated with marketing across countries. The effect on marketing of the cultural, economic, political, and technological environments in foreign countries will be analyzed. The association between international marketing and global business strategy will be discussed.
Prerequisites: All Core MBA Courses.

GBA 541 Global Supply Chain Management (3.0 credit hours)

This course will familiarize students with the role of global logistics in the context of Supply Chain Management. The students will gain the knowledge of how global logistics affects all the areas of global supply chain management such as methods of entry into foreign markets. Moreover, the other areas that will be covered are international modes of transportation, packaging, and security.
Prerequisites: All Core MBA Courses.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

The tuition is calculated on a semester credit basis. Each course is three semester credits. The costs for Academic Year 2018–2019 are listed below.

Tuition for 2018-2019

Tuition Per CreditTotal Program Tuition
$334.00$13,026.00
We strongly recommended that students check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may change without notice.

Fees and other costs

Application Fee$25.00
Technology Fee$100.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Returned Check Fee$40.00
Late Add$25.00
Transcript$25.00 (Each copy)*
*First transcript is provided free of charge.

Application Fee

The Application Fee is paid at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Technology Fees

This fee is payable per semester/session at the time the tuition is paid. This fee is generally non-refundable. The resource fee provides unlimited access to electronic resources including but not limited to LMS (CANVAS), online library, Plagiarism Checker and MyNexus.

Transcript Fee

Transcript Fee is only for official transcripts. A student may print an unofficial copy from MyNexus at no charge. The transcript can be requested electronically or in hard copy. The fee should be paid at the time the request is made. If on responding to the request for transcript the University realizes that the student is not eligible to receive an official transcript, the student will be informed but the fee not refunded. Please note that a second diploma cannot be provided.

Graduation Fee

Graduation fee is payable at the time a student completes his/her program and submits an application for degree conferment. A degree audit is then completed, and the student confirmed of eligibility for graduation or otherwise. Once completed the student will be mailed their original diploma and one official transcript. The fee does not cover any of the cost for participating in commencement services/activities.

Return Check Fee

The University charges a $40.00 fee for all checks that are returned by any financial institution. Students are encouraged to ensure that checks are correctly filled out and that that they can be honored. A student may also lose the privilege of paying by checks if they tender a dishonorable check to the University. The University is not accountable for any additional fee that some financial institutions may charge.

Late Add

Students who wish to add a new class after the Drop/Add period are required to pay the fee of $25.00. The request to add a class after the period may be completed via Populi. Late Add is not allowed after three weeks of the session has passed.

NOTICE

Students who do not honor the terms of their financial agreement by paying fees and tuition in accordance may be reported to credit bureaus. Issues such as missed payment, late payments, and/or other defaults may be sent reflected in a credit report. A student may also be withdrawn from the University, barred from using its resources and or have official transcripts withheld.
Students are strongly recommended to check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may be changed without notice.