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Master of

Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration You will learn… The MBA degree at Friends University examines in-depth a wide range of topics, including economics, finance, marketing, operations, management and accounting. Additionally, it develops your expertise in management and leadership, business ethics policies and procedures, and hones your communication and team-building skills. Designed by business professionals from a variety of industries, this degree prepares you to successfully address and resolve real-world issues, and to develop and implement effective strategies. The breadth and depth of business topics gives you a tool box to navigate the complex environment in today’s global market.

With this degree, you can… From large public and private corporations to small independent businesses, the MBA will enhance your business acumen, develop your capabilities, and give you an extensive understanding of a wide range of areas. Whether you seek to sharpen your management style with solid leadership and team-building skills, build a more efficient operational system, or learn to balance entrepreneurial spirit with solid business decision-making practices, the MBA gives you a firm foundation of business best practice for any industry or profession.

You will improve your skills by… Developing critical thinking and reasoning skills will improve your ability to recognize, analyze and resolve multifaceted challenges encountered in the dynamic global market. Additionally, you will recognize new opportunities for building or improving your business by knowing which trends and indicators are important in the context of your industry. Knowing when and how to make practical, ethical and timely decisions using the knowledge you have will make you more valuable – and more successful – at any level of an organization.

Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships.

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FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Understanding theory and application of a broad range of business disciplines. • Learning best practices and how to apply them in any business or industry. • Developing critical thinking and reasoning skills. • Becoming a more effective communicator. • Learning from practiced and proven business leaders. • Career exploration and networking opportunities.

Students come from a variety of professions, including… • Accounting and Finance • Agriculture • Banking • Engineering

• Health Care • Manufacturing • Real Estate

The Friends difference for graduate students… • Immersive, practical experiences. • Distinct, principled qualities that enhance your career personally and professionally. • Networked, practitioner faculty who are scholars, executives and leaders in their fields and businesses. • Global opportunities through local and national connections. • Eight-week courses focused to ensure learning.

Apply now Application requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts • Signed application • Two letters of recommendation • Payment of application fee ($35; $50 international)

How to apply Apply online at apply.friends.edu or send your application and fee to the address below. Request an official transcript from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts ordered online should be sent to learn@friends.edu. Paper transcripts should be mailed to:

Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Where is the Master of Business Administration degree offered? We offer adult-focused master’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.

How many credit hours will it take to complete the program? Each three-credit course is offered in an eight-week session, with on-campus courses meeting one night a week. The MBA degree requires 36 credit hours.

Is the program accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Will I be required to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)? No. Neither test is required for entrance into graduate programs at Friends University. All graduate programs require a pre-admissions interview with the program director.

“Our graduate programs will take you beyond the typical educational experience. Our regionally accredited, nationally and internationally recognized degrees enable you to be a leader no matter where your career takes you. In sum, at Friends University we offer a unique experience and relevant education, and we can be a great fit for you.” — Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, Graduate School

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MBA Concentrations Accounting You will learn… The MBA with a concentration in Accounting is a professional degree designed to prepare you for financial leadership positions. The Accounting concentration will further develop your skills in the technical areas of auditing, tax, law and advanced accounting. Developing critical thinking skills in the areas of economics, marketing, operations and management will allow you to take accounting concepts to a higher level and to use them to impact the success of the businesses you serve.

Business Analytics You will learn… With organizations’ ability to collect increasing amounts of data, companies are looking for employees who can analyze and interpret Big Data. Through the MBA Business Analytics concentration students gain a working knowledge to mine enterprise data systems to improve insights about customers, competitors and internal operations. They develop skills in how to use statistical methods, data extraction and analysis through decision-modeling in order to harness data and make sense of it.

Business Law You will learn… Business law touches most every aspect of business and governmental daily affairs. Through the MBA Business Law concentration, you will learn about specific legal principles in contract law, employment law and business associations (including agency partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies) and how they apply in business environments. You will gain an understanding of our federal, state and local laws and legal systems and how our legal system interfaces with business. What you will learn will be valuable in private, corporate, not for profit, and governmental sectors and will give you a competitive edge and added value in any work environment.

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Change Management You will learn… Businesses need leaders who are able to successfully lead organizational change. The accelerating rate of change requires leaders who are not only technically competent, but emotionally intelligent and able to effectively lead the human side of the change process. This MBA concentration will help you understand the process of innovation and the role of sustainability. Grasping the concept of design thinking is central to this process. You will be able to understand organizations from a systems perspective and to think strategically. The MBA Change Management concentration is designed to help you lead your organizations into the future.

Health Care Leadership You will learn… If assuming a leadership position in the health care field is a career objective for you, the MBA with a concentration in Health Care can help you achieve your goal. Recent changes in the health care field have created new complexities for leadership. You will study such topics as: risk management and decision making; health care finance; quality management in health care; and managing complex health care systems. These concentration courses combined with six courses from the general MBA curriculum will help you develop the necessary leadership and management skills to be effective in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Management Information Systems You will learn… If you are seeking a technology-related leadership position, the MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) helps prepare you. This MIS concentration is ideal if you have actual experience or if you are seeking academic preparation to pursue an interest in information systems functions within your organization. The purpose of the MIS concentration is to accentuate the need for systems thinking as you and your team securely collect, store and analyze data to meet your organization’s needs.

Supply Chain Management & Logistics You will learn… If you are involved with exporting, importing, production and business along the I-35 corridor between Canada and Mexico, or various areas of the U.S. or world, this concentration will give you the skills you need to keep pace with the increasing demands of a global economy. The Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration will broaden your understanding of System Applications and Products (SAP), conducting lean manufacturing reviews, obtaining certification in Six Sigma and developing a supply chain to obtain a competitive advantage.

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Friends University Master of Business Administration