MBA Degree Requirements

The MBA curriculum at Lebanon Valley College  emphasizes developing strong critical thinking, effective communication, and ethical, evidence-based decision-making skills. MBA coursework balances theory and practical application in order to develop both the knowledge and skills you can use in the workplace.

Our MBA students live and work in the greater Harrisburg and Lancaster region and can complete their MBA in as few as 12 courses. In addition to the general MBA, we offer an MBA with a Healthcare Management Concentration.

Students who have not completed an undergraduate course in either accounting or finance may be admitted conditionally to the program. These prerequisites must be met prior to enrolling in MBA805, MBA875, and MBA895 (or MBA803 for the healthcare concentration).  All Students are also expected to be proficient using Microsoft Excel for spreadsheet modeling. LVC offers these prerequisites, along with the optional courses in business math and spreadsheet modeling, in an on-line, self-paced format. They are offered each semester and may be taken along with MBA courses.


MBA

Requirements effective for students admitted August 2014 and later.

12 courses/36 credits:

9 core courses - 3 credits each
3 elective courses - 3 credits each

Core courses:

MBA 805 Financial Policy
MBA 810 Organizational Behavior
MBA 815 Marketing Management
MBA 832 Mgt. Information Systems
MBA 833 Managerial Economics
MBA 840 Business Analytics
MBA 845 Managing Operations & Process
MBA 875 Accounting for Decision Making
MBA 895 Strategic Management

Plus three additional MBA elective courses

Note: Students admitted to the MBA Program prior to August 2014 should follow the degree requirements in place at the time of their admission (previous requirements can be viewed here).


MBA with a Healthcare Management Concentration

 

12 courses/36 credits:
4 healthcare courses - 3 credits each
7 core courses - 3 credits each
1 elective course - 3 credits

Healthcare courses:

MBA 801 Intro to Healthcare Management
MBA 802 Eth/Legal Issues in Healthcare
MBA 803 Econ/Financing of Healthcare
MBA 804 Healthcare Operations Mgmt
 
Core courses:

MBA 805 Financial Policy
MBA 810 Organizational Behavior
MBA 815 Marketing Management
MBA 832 Mgt. Information Systems
MBA 885 Ethical Leadership
MBA 895 Strategic Management
 

One course from the following:


MBA 825 Executive Communications
MBA 833 Managerial Economics
MBA 860 International Business Mgmt.

Plus one additional MBA elective course