Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Objectives

MBA Program Objectives

The mission of the MBA Program at HPU is to provide an applied business education in a multi-cultural learning environment. Our program aims to improve decision making capabilities of our students by providing a functional business foundation and enhancing their analytical, communication, and technological skills.

Students who complete the Master of Business Administration will:
  1. Understand global and domestic economic concepts and their application to the business setting.
  2. Understand financial concepts and markets, the financial reporting system, and financial analysis.
  3. Identify customer needs and participate in the process of developing products and services to meet these needs.
  4. Understand production models, distribution systems, and their role in the value creation process.
  5. Appreciate the multicultural, political, environmental, legal, and regulatory setting of the organization.
  6. Possess a thorough understanding of business ethical situations, the laws regarding corporate governance, and the role of their personal integrity and values.
  7. Possess leadership skills, understand group and individual dynamics, and be able to work in teams.
  8. Appreciate the importance of ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity in the organization.
  9. Enhance verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
  10. Have well-developed problem solving skills including the ability to analyze uncertain situations, utilize facts and evidence in drawing conclusions, apply decision making theories, and adapt and innovate in new settings.
  11. Understand information technologies as they influence the structure and processes of organizations and economies, and as they influence the roles and techniques of management.
  12. Understand the business as an integrated system; the relations between the functional areas; and long-range planning, implementation, and control.