One Year MBA

Cleary MBA Program 

The Master of Business Administration in Management is designed to aspiring leaders for advancement to positions of increasing responsibility and leadership roles in business organizations. Work experience and undergraduate academic preparation in any major qualifies individuals for this program to develop advanced competencies in problem solving, technical analysis, and interpersonal skills required for effective leadership and management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to: 

  • Develop a strategic level of understanding of accounting, management, marketing, economics, and statistics.
  • Integrate important relationships across business disciplines.
  • Motivate ethical behavior and comply with codes and regulations.
  • Correspond effectively ideas and arguments related to business issues.
  • Summarize the opportunities and challenges presented by globalization of business.

Career Opportunities

The Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 indicates that managers whose accomplishments reflect strong leadership qualities will have the best opportunities for high level positions. It further states that “in an increasingly global economy, experience in international economics and business will also be beneficial.” In choosing a career in organizational leadership, you might want to consider a job as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Government 
  • Service Sectors

Occupational Outlook*

  • Average starting salary $64,100 in 2012
  • A 1.9% increase in starting salaries from 2011

Required Courses

  • FIN 605 - Financial Management

    This course provides a foundation to financial management, which will enable students to understand and use financial information. Students will learn to apply risk and time value of money concepts in capital budgeting, capital structure, and lease financing. Topics such as dividend policies, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions also will be taught.

  • STR 606 - Strategic Management

    This course synthesizes and integrates the concepts and techniques developed in prior courses for developing business objectives and strategic plans. This course incorporates the external and internal events that influence strategic direction of the firm through the use of cases and computer simulation. An important element of this course is a course-long project in which students examine a specific industry from a strategic success perspective.

  • PMG 645 - Project Management in Organizations

    This course develops the ability to plan, execute, and manage complex projects. The principles of the professional practice of project management are addressed. Topics include project life cycle, context of the project in the organization, individual and team behavior and their impact on the project, project planning, workflow analysis and resource management, and project performance assessment.

  • MGT 675 - International Business

    This course covers the intricacies of globalization and international business. Students will learn the effect of the economic, political, legal, and socio-cultural environment on international business. The course analyzes specific policy issues affecting key economic data, tax policy, government intervention, monetary policy, capital flow and foreign investment, banking systems, wage and price controls, government regulations, the underground economy, and political risk. Different strategic approaches to going global such as licensing, building plants, producing in the U.S., and shipping overseas will also be addressed.

  • MGT 655 - Operations Management

    The effective management of operations, processes, and systems of a business enterprise can provide a competitive advantage. This course addresses key operational issues in service and manufacturing organizations and their strategic and tactical implications. Basic concepts and issues, as well as how computer technology can provide powerful decision models that can assist in solving managerial problems in operations management will be introduced. In addition, a particular emphasis is placed on the development and assessment of the critical work processes used to deliver products into the marketplace. Students examine how restructuring and improving business processes can increase overall organizational performance. Current applications of lean operating systems and Six Sigma will be studied.

  • MGT 625 - Quantitative Managerial Analysis

    This course uses case studies as a method to analyze data using descriptive statistics and basic inferential techniques such as hypothesis testing. Students will also learn to analyze relationships between variables through predictive modeling and time series analysis, design of experiments, and methods for quality improvement.

  • MKT 605 - Strategic Marketing Management

    This course prepares managers to deal with core domestic marketing issues in the consumer/industrial, and private/public/nonprofit sectors, by providing a strategic way to think about the firm’s products, services, and markets, including marketing strategy and implementation. Central to managing a business, marketing provides intelligence about customers, competitors, and the general business environment to ensure long-term viability of the enterprise.

  • MGT 636 - Management and Organization Behavior

    This course focuses on the skills and techniques necessary to help organizations operate more effectively in today’s fast-changing, competitive environment. An effective organization is one that fosters teamwork and partnerships, both internally and externally, with the goal of improving quality and productivity. From this perspective, organizational success requires attention to behavioral, structural, planning and human resource components. In addition to behavioral topics such as leadership and motivation, this course will also focus on key issues associated with organizational structure and planning, including systems thinking, change management, planning, control and service management. Human resource management topics such as recruitment, selection, employee training and development are also included.

  • MBA 500 - Foundations in Graduate Studies

    The Cleary University MBA program places unique demands and expectations on the student. Computer and Internet technologies to help students learn more efficiently and effectively are emphasized. In addition to the content presented in this online course, students are also invited to an on-campus component of this course. Overall strategies for academic success, such as graduate-level approaches to secondary research, and writing at the graduate level are reviewed. This class familiarizes students with the University’s learning management systems, graduate academic policies, online library, and other resources. Successful completion of this course is required for continuation in the MBA program.

  • MAC 605 - Financial Accounting

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts in financial accounting that are used to create corporate financial statements for external users. Major topics include accrual accounting, transaction analysis, construction of the balance sheet and income statement, and statement of cash flows. Students will then apply their knowledge of financial accounting to analyze and interpret financial statements.

  • MAC 615 - Managerial Accounting

    Managerial accounting emphasizes the use of accounting information for decision making, planning, controlling, and performance evaluation. Topics include: product costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, and performance evaluation techniques.

  • LAW 605 - Law and Ethics

    Law, ethics, and social responsibility often have important influences on business operations, and managers have the ability to influence them. Through this course students will gain an understanding of basic business legal and regulatory principles; how federal, state, and local regulatory agencies work; how societal forces affect businesses and how managers can take a proactive lead in the process.

  • FIN 615 - Investments and Portfolio Management

    Students will be exposed to the workings of financial markets and the trade-off between risk and return. In addition to introducing students to the basic language of investing, this course also covers topics such as the pricing of securities. Investment strategies from both industry-wide and company-specific perspectives are discussed. This course also covers topics such as options and futures and mutual funds. Capital market efficiency concepts and various models of portfolio selection and evaluation are also discussed. All investment concepts will be taught from both domestic and international perspectives.

  • ECO 645 - Managerial Economics

    Micro- and macroeconomic theories are taught to help students understand the effect of these theories on the firm’s goals. The student’s ability to analyze the economic constraints within which the firm operates and the implication of government monetary and fiscal policies are discussed in this course. Practical application of economic theory to business cases is integrated into the course.