The Concordia MBA program provides students with specific skills in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and business strategy, while allowing them to hone leadership skills so that they may make a positive difference in the workplace and beyond.
The Concordia MBA Curriculum consists of 36 semester hours of course work. The MBA curriculum covers a balance of core business concepts, leadership and organizational development. During the course of your studies, you will analyze case studies, complete practical projects, reflect on your own leadership, and challenge and support your fellow cohort members.
- Time Commitment
You'll attend class one evening per week for 4 hours. The class evening will be divided into two parts, with the first class meeting from 6-8pm and the second from 8-10pm each week. The program is designed in an accelerated format in order to allow you to complete the program in two years. Expect an intense, learning filled evening!
Between classes, you should expect to spend 10-15 hours each week studying, preparing assignments and collaborating with your learning team.
Preparation includes reading, online work, learning team participation, projects, and case study analysis.
We've designed the schedule so that you can re-charge between semesters with either a learning sabbatical week or a vacation period. During the learning sabbatical weeks, classes will NOT meet and there will be no assignments due. Faculty will be available to meet with you by appointment. Our aim with the learning sabbatical is to give you a space for reflection and integration. Vacation periods (e.g. winter holidays) are just that - time off for you.
- Information Sessions
Learn more about our program at one of our convenient MBA information sessions.
- Cohort Design
A cohort is a group of 15-20 peers with whom you will take all of your courses. Your cohort will be the inner circle of your MBA learning community to support and challenge you as you develop personally and professionally into an effective business leader. The cohort format facilitates individual and collective commitment to the development of courageous leadership in ourselves and others.
Cohorts begin each semester at our Austin and San Antonio centers. Please contact an MBA admissions counselor for more information.
- Program Outcomes of The Concordia MBA
Students will master core business concepts and analytical tools in marketing, economics, finance, management, operations, strategy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Demonstrated through examinations, research papers, problem sets, and practical applications.
Students will be able to make courageous and effective decisions about complex business situations by utilizing quantitative and qualitative information along with ethics and personal values. Demonstrated through analytical writing, case studies, simulations, reflective writing, synthesis, and critical thinking.
Students will be able to identify, organize, and deploy resources necessary for an effective and efficient business or undertaking that positively impacts the community. Demonstrated through the creation of a plausible venture plan as judged by faculty and relevant experts (members of business, non-profit, public, or governmental sectors).
Students will be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with team members, those they are leading, and community/business partners. Demonstrated through group projects, writing, presentations, and use of social media (e.g., blogs, Facebook, website, Twitter).
Students will develop and deepen their personal commitment, values, and vision in order to be an authentic presence working for the common good. Demonstrated by writing and revising a personal leadership statement (upon starting and upon completing the program) and ongoing reflection papers.