Master of Business Administration

College of Business

Location: Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, Online
Degree Type: 
Graduate

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is highly valued by employers who need strong leaders who can contribute to business goals at a high level. This program provides training for students to understand the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Coursework integrates proven business theories and practices with leadership skills to enhance graduate’s ability to lead teams and improve the bottom line. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business decision makers who understand the nature of business as a whole, and are equipped with tools and techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of business situations.

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The Doane Difference

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Business decisions are made every day that affect not only you, but the world around you. Your choices determine your reputation and reflect true character. At Doane, we teach you to navigate business with a moral compass.
 
Create a Culture

Create a Culture

Being a business leader means knowing people. Knowing how to show empathy, how to be a voice of reason, and how to make people feel valued defines a true leader. At Doane, we teach leaders to create a culture of good.
Perfect Blend

Perfect Blend

Most MBAs are all about the numbers, but you can’t manage a business with only formulas and projections. At Doane, we give our students the perfect blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, because in business, you can’t succeed without both.
A Different MBA

A Different MBA

Business doesn’t exist without innovation. We take innovation seriously at Doane and it shows throughout the MBA program. Whether you start by enrolling in one of our DoaneX MicroMasters or with a partner’s MicroMasters, Doane’s MBA is truly unique and innovative.
Best of the Best

Best of the Best

We aren’t shy to admit that we can’t be the best at everything, which is why we’ve worked with some of the best schools in the world to accept their credit for your MBA emphasis courses. Doane’s MBA delivers the best for the best.

We're Here To Help You

Students and alumni have a partner when it comes to cultivating job search skills like networking, resume writing, interviewing, and more. We’re invested in career advancement, and foster key relationships with employers to open pathways for networking, mentoring, internships, and employment.

Program Information

Human Resources Manager
2018 Median Pay: $113,300 per year
Job Outlook: 9% from 2016-2026
Human resource managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
 
Project Manager
2016 Median Pay: $108,200
Job Outlook: 6% by 2024
Project managers plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of specific projects within a business entity. Project managers may work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as work with other departments for support.
 
Social and Community Service Manager
2018 Median Pay: $65,320 per year
Job Outlook: 18% from 2016-2026
Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.
 
Logistician
2018 Median Pay: $74,600 per year
Job Outlook: 7% from 2016-2026
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire lifecycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.
 
Management Analyst
2018 Median Pay: $83,610 per year
Job Outlook: 14% from 2016-2026
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
 
Training and Development Specialist
2018 Median Pay: $60,870 per year
Job Outlook: 11% from 2016-2026
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
 
Financial Manager
2018 Median Pay: $127,990 per year
Job Outlook: 19% from 2016-2026
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
 
Medical and Health Services Manager
2018 Median Pay: $99,730 per year
Job Outlook: 20% from 2016-2026
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
 
Sources: bls.gov and pmi.org

Emphasis Areas:

Leadership

Encourages students to implement effective coaching, communication, and managerial methods in supervisory roles. The Leadership emphasis prepares emerging leaders by immersing them in the context and applications of leadership. This emphasis is applicable across all industries and management and leadership roles.

Human Resource Management

Focus on employee relations, compensation, management, and personnel law. Those interested in the HRM emphasis will find that the courses and objectives align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams. This emphasis will prepare recruiters, compensation managers, and generalists.

Have a Senior Certification in Human Resource Management? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your certificate for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

Project Management

Utilizes process creation, timeline development, and resource management to improve efficiency in a variety of industries including manufacturing, service, healthcare, government, and transportation. Those interested in the PM emphasis will find that the courses and objectives align with the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exams.

Have a PMP Certificate? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your certificate for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

Healthcare Administration

Incorporates business principles while helping students understand the context in which the healthcare system operates. This emphasis prepares candidates to lead and manage in the context of healthcare systems. Candidates will be prepared to serve in a leadership role following completion of this program.

Completed the DoaneX MicroMasters in Healthcare Administration or Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your DoaneX credit for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

Nonprofit and Public Administration

Considers the business side of the public sector including budgeting, policy analysis, and rational decision making. This emphasis prepares candidates to lead and manage in the context of public, government, and nonprofit systems.

Completed the MITx Data Economics and Development Policy MicroMasters? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your MITx credit for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

Supply Chain Management

Explores supply chain metrics, consequences in supply chain decisions, and develops an understanding of the strategic components of logistics management within the context of global operations. Candidates interested in this emphasis will understand operations management, product fulfillment, and distribution functions.

Completed the MITx Data Supply Chain Management MicroMasters? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your MITx credit for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

Data Analytics

In the context of a world of data and data collection, learners will consider and explore how firms across all industries collect and analyze data in relation to customer personas, market trends, business intelligence, and cyber security.

Completed the MITx Statistics and Data Science or AdelaideX Big Data MicroMasters? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your credit for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

Tailored Option: Build your own emphasis area

The tailored emphasis option lets students select key coursework of interest to them. Students choosing to do the tailored option can select courses from any of the emphasis areas as well as approved graduate business elective offerings.

Have a Living as a Leader Certificate? Through Doane's Pathway Program, learn how to transfer your certificate for 9 credits towards your MBA at Doane.

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