Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed to suit the needs of individuals with business and non-business degrees. The program is highly valued by employers who need strong leaders who can contribute to business goals at a high level. The program aim is to teach students the business competencies needed to develop and implement value creating ideas and solutions while building the personal skills necessary to achieve their professional aspirations. The program provides a broad range of leadership skills in several areas of business including accounting, finance, management, marketing and decision making. The curriculum is designed to facilitate the development of leadership skills and core competencies in critical thinking and problem solving, project management, communication, teamwork and ethics. The main aim of the 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. The curriculum consists of 30 credits of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis. The total program duration is two years. The program is designed for individuals who cannot attend on campus classes because of employment or geographical constraints.

Fall Semester:

BUSA 501 Management Theories and System Thinking [3 Credits]

BUSA 503 Human Resource Management [3 Credits]

BUSA 505 Financial Management [3 Credits]

BUSA 507 Research Methods [3 Credits]

Spring Semester:

BUSA 502 Strategic Management [3 Credits]

BUSA 504 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management [3 Credits]

BUSA 506 Accounting for Managers [3 Credits]

BUSA 508 Organization Behavior and Development [3 Credits]


BUSA 510 Operations Management [3 Credits]

BUSA 512 Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decision Making [3 Credits]


BUSA 601 Thesis [6 Credits]

Zerihun Ayenew (PhD, Associate Professor)
Deresse Mersha (PhD, Associate Professor)
Chalchissa Amentie (PhD, Associate Professor)
Habtamu Endris (PhD, Assistant Professor)

Teaching Assistants
Robiel Hailie (MA/MBA)
Teshome Feleke (MA/MBA)
Sisay Rebo (MA/MBA)
Lisanework Amare (PhD Student – Accounting/Finance)

Duration: 2 years
total Credits: 36
Delivery: 100% online