Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Degree - MBA - National College

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Leadership Skills to Last a Lifetime

National College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program for students interested in continuing their postgraduate education in the field of business. Through the program, business professionals increase their breadth of knowledge, their ability to analyze business alternatives more thoroughly, and their opportunities for more challenging, responsible, and productive careers in the business community.

As part of National College’s MBA program you will join a small number of committed students and an experienced faculty team who bring their professional and personal experiences to the program. Our MBA program will challenge you to put learning into practice through community projects with companies and other local organizations in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Roanoke Valley, Virginia areas. These real-world community projects will strengthen your ability to lead and succeed.

Graduate students enrolling at National College can expect a welcoming environment where quality teaching, personal attention and collegiality are strongly valued, small discussion-based classes are the norm, and where there is a strong institutional commitment to educating the next generation of successful business professionals.

Applicants to the MBA program should have earned a Bachelor’s degree in business or in a nonbusiness field.

As a student in the MBA program, you will:

Your Learning Experience

The MBA program consists of nine core courses and five elective courses for a total of 56 credit hours of coursework. Classes are offered during the spring, summer, fall, and winter terms at National College’s Roanoke Valley, Virginia and Indianapolis, Indiana campuses.

Financial Management
Develop an understanding of financial theory and its application through case analysis. Topics include capital management, operating and financial leverage, costs of capital, investment, and financing decisions.

Marketing Management
Learn how to analyze all marketing issues from the perspective of the marketing manager. Students explore how consumer behavior, market research, environmental trend analysis, new product development, pricing and distribution decisions, and promotional considerations must interact to create a successful marketing program.

Operations Management
This course endeavors to help students develop an understanding of the strategic role of operations and to develop an appreciation for operations activities and how to improve them.

Program core courses may include:

  • Financial Management
  • Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Research
  • Business Information Systems
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Business Policy & Strategy
Elective courses
  • Management Control
  • Financial Reporting
  • Business Tax Strategies
  • Business and Society
  • Management Communications
  • Leadership
  • International Management


Why National College?

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.


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“I compared the classes for accounting and business in several colleges, and I liked the classes better [at National],” explained Tamela who graduated from the business administration-management and accounting associate degree programs.

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