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This concentration is for those who wish to be a confident leader in the global marketplace. You’ll learn the intricacies of global finance and what it takes to manage global operations. Both the online and face to face options include a 10-day international trip to see how a different country and culture does business. The trip typically costs around $4,000 beyond tuition.

Face to Face

Face to Face Evening

You'll meet during the evening at one of our convenient locations.

Location: Anderson Center

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks.

Next Available Start Dates:

  • January 08, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • April 16, 2018

Online

Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks.

Next Available Start Dates:

  • January 08, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • April 16, 2018

Blended

Partially Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete over half of your coursework online.

Location: Anderson Center

Next Available Start Dates:

  • January 08, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • April 16, 2018

Total Credits

42

Finish in as Few as

18-24 months

Courses

  • Managerial Accounting (BUSN615)

    Examination of core managerial accounting concepts and their applications in modern organizations. Exploration of best practices and emerging trends in accounting with a focus on managerial decisions. Research of topics and cases may include ethics, environmental accounting, long-term versus short-term profitability, constraint management, technology, cost structures, and controls.

    3 credits

  • Managerial Finance (BUSN625)

    Focus is on the financial management of business and includes international and ethical implications. Topics include financial analysis and decision making; financial markets; risk; valuation; long- and short-term financing and investing; and working capital management. Extensive use of cases and spreadsheets is required.

    3 credits

  • Global Finance (BUSN628)

    Exploration of complexities resulting from the interconnected nature of the global economy. Examination of challenges faced by organizations as they consider conducting business globally during the next decade. Integration of personal faith and ethical thinking with global financial strategies.

    3 credits

  • Marketing Management (BUSN645)

    A demographic and psychographic review of current consumer trends. Review of broadly adopted marketing models. Analysis of marketing challenges in an environment of increasing information, Internet channels, and multiple buyer options. Discussion of various global and ethical issues facing marketers and marketing managers.

    3 credits

  • Global Operations Management (BUSN652)

    Focus is on a foundation of the globalization of a firm's operations including the production of goods and services, supply chain management, and global distribution. A review of political and societal issues associated with strategic global operations will be undertaken with particular focus on several global cultures.

    3 credits

  • Experiencing Global Business (BUSN675)

    Explore international cultures, faith, ethics, and business structure by traveling internationally on a Bethel-sponsored trip. Gain perspectives on how American companies do business globally and compare American and international cultural, business/economic, educational and spiritual practices.

    3 credits

  • Business Strategy (BUSN680)

    Analysis of the fundamental elements of organizational strategy. Evaluation of the influences on an organizations strategy and the ability of an organization to achieve its strategy given its characteristics. Integration of ethical thinking and personal faith principles with strategy. Analysis of issues impacting strategic technology planning in organizations.

    3 credits

  • MBA Portfolio Deliverable (BUSN789)

    Synthesis of key learnings from the MBA program, including a reconsideration of earlier work, leadership theories and growth concepts, and the development of a professional portfolio.

    0 credits

  • Managerial Economics (ECON635)

    Study of economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. Analysis of the economic forces that influence the business environment. Application of economic tools to illustrate how globalization influences performance, strategy, and policy within firms. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment.

    3 credits

  • Engaging Your Potential (LEAD607)

    Orientation to Bethel University Graduate School, the MBA and MA Strategic Leadership programs, and the career coaching process.

    0 credits

  • Leadership Theory & Personal Agency (LEAD611)

    Analysis of leadership theory and research as it applies to individuals and organizations. Evaluation of personal leadership capacities and the design of a specific plan for capacity increase. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service.

    3 credits

  • Worldview, Ethics and Leadership (LEAD621)

    Explore Biblical, historical, and contemporary ethical frameworks. Explore how one's personal spirituality and vision of the world impacts one's leadership. Understand the biblical and theological foundations of leadership. Analyze the nature of ethical issues relating to personal integrity and leadership. Articulate personal foundations for ethical leadership.

    3 credits

  • Leading Change in a Changing World (LEAD631)

    Forecasting and designing alternative futures for organizations. Understanding organizational change as it relates to mission, strategies, tactics, and structure. Strategic planning and opportunity generation in light of theory, historical trends, environmental factors, and organizational capabilities.

    3 credits

  • Organizational Diagnostics and Health (LEAD641)

    Examination of theory and research surrounding organizational structures and behavior. Assessment of organizational health at multiple levels in light of relevant research, theory, and organizational relationships and patterns. Sustainment or improvement of organizational health through leadership techniques that enhance organizational effectiveness and empower individuals.

    3 credits

  • Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management (LEAD651)

    Global thought leadership, current theory, and best practice implementation on building leadership cultures and coaching emerging leaders. Understanding structures and systems that foster talent development, employee engagement, retention, and effective succession planning. Introduction to research, best practices, and formal processes to address leadership competency gaps through individual development planning.

    3 credits

  • Integrative Team Capstone (LEAD795)

    Culmination of leadership courses as students continue in graduate work. Foundation for a collaborative project that synthesizes scholarship and practice around the development of a real-life business/leadership project. Exploration of interconnections within business and connections with other aspects of life.

    3 credits

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Bethel’s MBA and M.A. in Strategic Leadership dual degree program provides you with two master’s degrees, saving you time and money. With these degrees, you’ll obtain the technical and vision-building skills for effective leadership in the complex and constantly changing business environment.

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