Taking your career to new heights starts here and now.

Build on your undergraduate learning and professional experience while preparing to tackle advanced business challenges. Upon completion of your online MBA program at UC, you’ll be fully prepared to apply all you've learned to your current organization or a new business administration position. Whether you’re interested in taking your current career to a management level, switching industries, or preparing to launch a new venture of your own, earning an online MBA is certain to prepare you for new and exciting business opportunities in the future!

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Master of Business Administration

With an MBA from Cumberlands under your belt, you will be fully prepared to climb the ranks within – or embark upon – a successful career in business, government, or education. As a leader in graduate business education, UC’s Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of Business offers an online MBA designed to prepare you for long-term success. Your coursework will cover a variety of career-applicable topics, including current issues in business, leadership, and management techniques, managerial accounting, and strategic decision making.

Course Requirements

  • BACC 531 Managerial Accounting
  • BADM 533 Marketing Management 
  • BADM 534 Managerial Finance 
  • BADM 535 Managerial Economics 
  • BADM 577 Business Sustainability, Corporate Governance, and Organizational Ethics 
  • BADM 582 Business Analytics for Strategic and Organizational Performance 
  • BADM 638 Strategic Decision Making* 

* All candidates completing the Master of Business Administration degree will complete a written Comprehensive Examination at or near the completion of BADM 638, Strategic Decision-Making. Degree candidates must pass all sections of the comprehensive examination to complete the program. All other core courses must be completed prior to registering for BADM 638. 

 

Elective Requirement (9 hours). Nine hours are earned through the completion of any available 500-or 600-level business electives or as approved by MBA Program Director. 

Example Courses:

BADM 538 Management of Investments

BADM 539 Research and Report Writing 

BADM 631 Managing in a Global Environment 

BADM 632 Advanced Human Resource Management 

BADM 690 Special Projects in Business and Related Subjects 

Other 500-600 level business electives as approved by MBA Program Director

BADM 699 Capstone 

This capstone course is designed to give you an opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge you have acquired over your entire discipline of study. You will develop an academic paper or project on a practical business need or business-related problem, thereby expanding the professional body of knowledge about business while simultaneously offering insight to help improve business practice. This capstone course will assess your overall learning experience and intellectual growth in your program of study. The course should be taken during your final semester. 

Fifteen hours are earned in courses in one of these Concentrations:  

  • Accounting 
  • Project Management 
  • Strategic Management  
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Healthcare Administration  
  • Marketing  

*Content concentrations are taken in place of business electives.

MBA Concentrations

Choose a concentration to boost the value of your MBA. Content concentrations are taken in place business electives.

Course Requirements

Requires 15 hours of electives.

Added to your core MBA courses, the full degree requires 37 credit hours.

BACC 537 Taxation of Business Entities

BACC 539 Advanced Accounting Information Systems & Analytics

BACC 632 Advanced Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

BACC 635 Advanced Accounting Theory

BACC 637 Tax Research and Practice

BACC 638 Advanced Assurance Services

BACC 690 Special Projects in Accounting and Related Subjects

Requires 15 hours of electives.

Added to your core MBA courses, the full degree requires 37 credit hours.

BADM 623 Project Management Processes

BADM 627 Project Risk and Quality Management

BADM 628 Project Human Resources and Stakeholder Management

BADM 633 Planning the Project

BADM 634 Initiating the Project

BADM 635 Executing the Project
BADM 636 Monitoring/Controlling and Closing the Project

BADM 637 Cases in Project Management

Requires 15 hours of electives.

Added to your core MBA courses, the full degree requires 37 credit hours.

BADM 624 Competitive Strategy

BADM 625 Mergers and Acquisitions

BADM 626 Management Consulting

BADM 631 Managing in a Global Environment

BADM 632 Advanced Human Resource Management

BADM 645 Strategic Leadership

BADM 692 Special Projects in Strategic Management

Requires 15 hours of electives.

Added to your core MBA courses, the full degree requires 37 credit hours.

BADM 631 Managing in a Global Environment

BADM 632 Advanced HR Management

BADM 643 Sales and Customer Relationship Management

BADM 644 New Venture Development

BADM 645 Strategic Leadership

BADM 648 Entrepreneurial Strategy

BADM 694 Special Projects in Entrepreneurship and Related Subjects

Requires 15 hours of electives.

Added to your core MBA courses, the full degree requires 37 credit hours.

BACC 661 Healthcare Accounting

BADM 662 Customer Satisfaction Measurement

BADM 663 Healthcare Marketing

BADM 664 Healthcare Finance

BADM 665 Healthcare Policy and Economics

BADM 667 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

BADM 668 Strategic Management in Healthcare Administration

BADM 696 Special Projects in Healthcare Administration and Related Subjects

Requires 15 hours of electives.

Added to your core MBA courses, the full degree requires 37 credit hours.

BADM 643 Sales and Customer Relationship Management

BADM 644 New Venture Development

BADM 655 Advanced Brand Management

BADM 656 B2B Marketing

BADM 657 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

BADM 658 Marketing Decision Making & Analytics

BADM 662 Customer Satisfaction Measurement

BADM 663 Healthcare Marketing

BADM 695 Special Projects in Marketing and Related Subjects

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Missions and Goals

The mission of the Plaster Graduate School of Business is to foster academic excellence and student achievement at the graduate level.

Strengthen your understanding of key business principles and best practices.
Evaluate your personal values and connect them with ethical behaviors that align with your goals.
Examine real-world business models, current issues, and solutions.
Improve your financial literacy, management skills, and strategic mindset.
Prepare to advance your career to the next level.
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Business Administration Careers & Outcomes

Project Manager: $94,500

Project Manager: $94,500

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project. 

Financial Advisor: $94,170

Financial Advisor: $94,170

Personal financial advisors provide advice to help individuals manage their money and plan for their financial future. 

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management Analyst: $93,000

Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. 

Development Manager: $120,130

Development Manager: $120,130

Training and development managers plan, coordinate, and direct skills- and knowledge-enhancement programs for an organization’s staff. 

Financial Manager: $131,710

Financial Manager: $131,710

Financial managers create financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization. 

Logistician: $77,520

Logistician: $82,000

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain. 

I completed my MBA online at the University of the Cumberlands, which allowed me to optimize my schedule and maintain a good balance between my professional workload and the MBA program. Upon finishing my MBA, it allowed me to advance my career more quickly into a senior analyst role. Without the MBA, I would not have had these opportunities.

Bradley Paynter '17, MBA '18
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Common Questions

An online MBA is a Master of Business Administration degree program offered in a convenient online format. Many students pursuing a graduate business degree already work full time and need the flexibility online learning offers. Otherwise, an online MBA program is much the same as a traditional master’s degree in business administration. The program teaches the skills needed for advanced management and leadership roles in business.  

With an MBA, you’ll be equipped to pursue career advancement in management and leadership roles. Or, if you dream of launching your own business, an MBA can help you do that successfully. 

An online MBA from a respected, accredited business school will be taken seriously in the business world and can help you achieve your professional goals. Good news: University of the Cumberlands is accredited and respected, both in academia and in the workforce. Pursuing your online MBA at Cumberlands will take away the stress of wondering whether your degree will be taken seriously later on. We’re proud to say that it will. 

Typically, MBA programs feature core business coursework in disciplines such as economics, finance, marketing, managerial accounting, and human resources. In this online MBA, you’ll build on your undergraduate learning and professional experience while preparing to tackle advanced business challenges. In most cases, students also select a concentration in an area relevant to their goals—such as entrepreneurship or project management—or an industry, such as healthcare administration. Whatever your future career is, our online MBA curriculum is ready to help you prepare! 

An MBA equips you for management and leadership roles, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that management occupations will add more than half a million new jobs over the next decade. So, we would say, yes! Online MBA programs are growing more common today, giving working professionals a flexible way to advance their skills. For many, the expertise and credentials gained from this degree are well worth it. Adding “MBA” to the top of your résumé might be just what you need to advance your career, acquire a pay raise, and launch into bigger opportunities! 

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Faculty Experts in Business

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Dr. Gary Moss

Dr. Gary Moss

Associate Professor
Accounting
Business Administration
Doctor of Business Administration
Master's in Strategic Management
MBA - Master Business Administration
PhD Business

Dr. Gary Moss

Contact Information

gary.moss [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Margaret Combs

Margaret Combs

Professor
Business Administration
Accounting
Doctor of Business Administration
PhD Business
MBA - Master Business Administration
Master's in Strategic Management

Margaret Combs

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Dr. Stephanie Thacker

Dr. Stephanie Thacker

Associate Professor
Business Administration
Doctor of Business Administration
MBA - Master Business Administration
PhD Business

Dr. Stephanie Thacker

Contact Information

stephanie.thacker [at] ucumberlands.edu
Hutton School of Business

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Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

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