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MBA Program Offering New One-Credit Courses

by Janelle Hill May 10, 2021

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is rolling out a new series of one-credit courses for current MBA students or anyone seeking to hone their business acumen.

Each one-credit course explores a topic related to business management and consists of 14 class hours scheduled over two weekends in both live and synchronous (via Zoom) formats.

Students in the MBA program can use the credits toward their concentration credit requirements. They’ll complete three of the one-credit courses to make up for a full three-credit, session length course. The one-credit courses support all MBA concentration areas. For those non-degree seeking individuals, the one-credit courses can enhance their current skill set, enabling them to apply what they learn in the classroom directly in the workplace.

“A three-credit class is a significant commitment of our students’ time,” says Dr. Karen Kent, director of the MBA program. “We want our students to have flexibility, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also wanted to offer this opportunity to others who may not necessarily want to take on an MBA yet, but can earn credits toward a future degree.”

The courses are also open to DeSales alumni or anyone with a bachelor’s degree who is interested in professional development. The first course—Negotiation—will be offered on campus with lunch provided or via Zoom on Saturday, June 5 and Saturday, June 12. The course will examine how influence, power, and organizational politics are related to effective negotiation and development of leadership style.

“We designed these classes to complement the information we provide in our core courses,” says Kent. “These topics relate to important business topics and will round out any executive’s skill sets.”

Future classes for 2021-2022 include Analysis with Microsoft Power BI, Managing and Leading People: A day-to-day guide, Voice of the Customer: Understanding the dimensions of customer needs and wants, Managing Change, and Introduction to Consulting.