In today’s competitive corporate environment, it is increasingly clear that companies interested in succeeding are relying on professionals who can demonstrate mastery in a variety of disparate skill sets. It is likely that you were hired in your current job because of your technical proficiency and expertise, but if you are interested in moving into management, and ultimately to the C-suite, technical expertise alone is not enough. Through its fully accredited, customizable, 100% online, MBA program, Kettering University Online can guide you in your quest to master both the art and science of business administration and support you in changing the trajectory of your career!
Competently working with a variety of people, prioritizing and managing time, comprehending the digital impact on business, having the ability to build, sustain, and expand a network of people, and having the ability to solve complex problems are the five most important skills employers are looking for in MBA grads (D’Souza, 2018).
Kettering University Online designs its MBA courses to meet the specific needs of employers in a variety of industries. In doing so, we expose learners to the most current academic research and innovative approaches to business. Our MBA graduates have a demonstrable, in-depth understanding of how to:
- Use accounting and financial information to make sound business decisions
- Use technology applications to increase business productivity, viability, and sustainability
- Leverage soft skills to effectively communicate with, mentor, and manage employees
- Communicate clearly and persuasively with people in all levels of an organization
Grasping the contemporary landscape of business, and learning how to identify the potential risks and rewards in this age of shifting political landscapes, biting competition, and economic challenge is necessary to becoming a successful executive. Kettering University’s Online’s MBA courses are designed to teach you how to become a leader, innovator, and conflict resolver with effective interpersonal communication skills, financial acumen, and an acute understanding of efficient and effective management theories, tools, and techniques.
Imagine being able to confidently, competently, and effectively meet the evolving needs of your organization, leadership, and staff because you are now fluent in the art, science, and language of business administration.
Having an integrated understanding of business management and a working knowledge of how business units function independently, as well as a part of a successful whole, is imperative to succeeding in today’s fiercely competitive global marketplace. Doing this requires separate skill-sets that, when combined, produce an effective leader with both the technical and soft skills to make a wide variety of decisions on the pressing business issues of the day.
From managerial accounting to international business, from enterprise information system models to managing people and organizations, Kettering University’s MBA is designed to expose you to the most current academic research and innovative approaches to business. Other important themes weaved throughout the program are cross-cultural communication, legality and ethics, corporate social responsibility, and innovation. In addition to the MBA’s core courses, you have the opportunity to take three courses in a certificate program of your choice that are a required part of the total MBA program.
In addition to learning the theory and application of business administration concepts, you may also learn a lot about yourself. This program challenges you to examine your thoughts, beliefs, strengths, and areas of challenge through discussion questions and assignments design to stimulate your thinking about the way you lead, manage resources, handle conflict, and communicate with others. By the end of the program, you are likely to have a clearer sense of who you are personally, and of what you are capable professionally. You also hone the necessary skills for succeeding in high performing businesses such as:
- Critical Thinking
- Conflict Management
- Time Management
- Effective Interpersonal Communication
- Leadership and Motivation
As a student at Kettering University Online’s MBA program, you have the chance to deepen your knowledge, within a specific area of expertise, with an accompanying certificate. You may choose a certificate in Global Leadership, Operations Management, Supply Chain and Enterprise Resource Planning, or Healthcare Management to complement your MBA.
Learn how to motivate and lead teams through an international landscape of business by applying best practices in leadership theory, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural communication.
Learn proven techniques to maximize efficiency, mitigate risk, and improve the quality of products and services as well as the overall work environment.
Supply Chain Management Level 1
Learn the most efficient ways to design and add value to global supply chains while navigating changing market conditions, geopolitical upheaval, natural or man-made disasters, and other business challenges.
Learn to use resources more efficiently and effectively to support desired patient outcomes as well as how to continually deliver value and quality in today’s complicated healthcare landscape.
Reasons to Choose Kettering University Online
Enrolling in an MBA program that is 100% online gives you the flexibility to study in the learning environment of your choice and at times convenient for you. You learn in your courses things that you can directly apply to your organization-often in the very same week! You also have access to an exceptional faculty with decades of experience in academia and on the job. While courses do have due dates for assignments, you can work from anywhere you have an Internet connection and work ahead on any assignment to meet your personal schedule.The Kettering Advantage
The MBA is 40 total credits – seven required core courses and three courses in the Certificate Program of your choice. You can finish this degree in as little as 18 months or you can space out your courses in a way that works with your lifestyle, schedule, and personal/professional obligations.
Choosing Kettering University Online’s MBA puts you in the same esteemed league of others committed to professional excellence. Upon graduating, you will find yourself in the company of an extensive alumni network from thousands of business sectors across a wide range of industries. General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Bosch, Boeing, Delphi, The Weather Channel, GE, and NASA are just some of the companies whose employees are Kettering graduates.
Download the free Online Program Guide for more information about admission requirements, tuition rates, and course descriptions. You can feel confident that an MBA from Kettering University Online equips you with the knowledge, resources, and professional contacts necessary to become an effective leader in the industry of your choice.