Master of Business Administration

Graduate Business

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PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
mba@leeuniversity.edu
(423) 614-8694 or 1-800-LEE-9930
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Why You Should Choose a Lee MBA

In business, change happens fast. Life moves fast, too. If you are looking for an MBA program that will not only help you meet the challenges of today’s complex global economy but also meet the needs of your busy schedule, consider Lee University. Lee’s unique and practical Master of Business Administration program utilizes experiential learning to equip you to apply values-based theory to actual business problems. Our flexible, hybrid program allows you to take classes on campus or online—or both—and achieve your MBA in just 20 months.

Value

The current tuition of Lee’s 32-hour MBA program is under $30,000—a great buy when compared with other similar programs across the nation. Plus, our experiential learning model is designed so that you can immediately apply new knowledge directly to your current job. Many companies offer tuition reimbursement and federal student loans are available for qualified students.

Flexibility

We know that 90% of our students are employed full-time while pursuing their MBA, and we’ve created a flexible, hybrid program to meet the unique challenges facing working students. You’ll take one class each week for seven weeks, and whether you prefer to attend class on campus or take courses online—or both—you can complete the 32 credit hours needed for your MBA in just 20 months.

Class Structure

Lee’s MBA courses are less about lectures and more about engagement and interaction. Your professors will guide you through course materials and in-class discussion, focusing on experiential learning through case studies and course projects with your fellow students that will help you put the theories you’ve learned into practice.

The management discipline finds its roots dating back to at least as early as biblical times and began to take shape in the late 15th Century. The historical context is presented as an introduction to different worldviews and the basis of ethical systems as a foundation for students to develop a personal philosophy of management.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course will examine the characteristics of organizations as systems; focusing on the goals that organizations pursue and the competitive strategies used to reach those goals. It will explore the basic concepts of organizational structure, the environments, culture, change, and decision processes. It will also study the nature of conflict and use of power and political tactics to reduce conflict. Each of these organizational elements will be viewed in the context of increasing management effectiveness and efficiency and adapting organizations to modern, changing environments.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course will address current trends and recent shifts in marketing that have occurred due to the changing competitive environment. Woven throughout the course will be four dimensions of holistic marketing that define modern marketing management: internal marketing, integrated marketing, relationship marketing, and performance marketing. The course emphasizes the impact of interactive media and strategic applications of marketing management.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course is a case-based approach to the techniques of problem solving, optimization and business modeling using the concepts of statistics and management science in a spreadsheet environment. The course focuses on the practical application of quantitative analytical techniques and data analysis.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course will address contemporary trends and advancements in operational management. The focus will be on the drivers of establishing operations as a competitive advantage including the Toyota Production System (TPS) and measurement system, internal profit pool analysis, value enhancement via Lean Sigma, and material and information flow optimization. The course emphasizes creating and sustaining stakeholder value and wealth through the operational functions of the organization.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course seeks to equip the student with the analytical tools of economic analysis used to make rational managerial decisions. Microeconomic concepts of supply and demand, production, cost, and market structure are combined with macroeconomic issues concerning fiscal and monetary policy to develop an understanding of the relationship between an enterprise and the economic environment. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to utilize economic reasoning to improve managerial decisions.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course will address important strategic issues in financial and managerial accounting. Topics covered include financial statements, financial analysis, and cost accounting. An emphasis will be placed on the role of accounting in the strategic plan of an organization.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course focuses on the financial management of both publicly held and private corporations. Students are presented with a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing the financial issues commonly faced by organizations. Topics covered include the valuation and role of debt and equity, capital acquisition and the organization of domestic and international financial markets, the relationship between risk and return, capital budgeting/project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options, company valuation and capital structure decisions.

Credit Hours: 3

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This course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate a broad mastery of managerial tools applied to real problems through the completion of a comprehensive project.

Prerequisites
Program Director Approval

Credit Hours: 2

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This course will focus on the integration of content from previous courses in the MBA curriculum. Students will make decisions while considering the impact of accounting, finance, organizational theory, marketing, operations, and information systems. Moreover, students will demonstrate quantitative skill as they implement analytical skills from earlier courses. Students will be expected to demonstrate how to create value for an organization as they identify, develop, and implement competencies in a global economy.

Prerequisites
Program Director Approval

Credit Hours: 3

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Year 1
  • Management Philosophy and Ethics
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Theory
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting for Managers
Year 2
  • Managerial Economics
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

 

Faculty

As a Lee MBA student, you'll receive expert instruction from experienced leaders in the business world. Members of our faculty have served as executive vice presidents of major manufacturers, advisors to governments, managers for major hospitals, senior bank vice presidents, military commandants, college accreditation board chairmen, financial consultants, securities and actuarial analysts, accountants, tax attorneys, and more. Together, they are committed to your success—both while you are enrolled in the Lee MBA program and after you graduate.

Guy Deloach

  • DBA (Strategic Management), Baker College, 2011
  • Associate Professor of Business; joined Lee in 2005
  • Teaches BUSN-525: Operations Management
  • Teaching experience: 11 years
  • Professional experience prior to teaching: 17 years
  • Professional experience highlights:
    • Executive Vice President, Toyota Group
    • Advisor to Dutch Government of Aruba for improvements in economic development and tourism
    • Advisor to Governor Lawton Chiles, State of Florida

Shane Griffith

  • DBA (Operations Management), Nova Southeastern University, 2011
  • Associate Professor and MBA Program Director; joined Lee in 2002
  • Lee University Excellence in Teaching award, 2015
  • Teaches BUSN-520: Business Analytics; BUSN-538: Financial Management; and BUSN-595: Strategic Management
  • Teaching experience: 14 years
  • Professional experience prior to teaching: 6 years
  • Professional experience highlights:
    • Actuarial analyst; Northern Trust Retirement Consulting
    • Senior Auditor; Ernst & Young, LLP

Hermilo Jasso

  • PhD (Business Administration, Economics), Universidad de la Empresa, Uruguay, 2011
  • Associate Professor of Business; joined Lee in 1987
  • Teaches BUSN-530: Managerial Economics
  • Teaching experience: 29 years
  • Professional experience prior to teaching: 3 years
  • Professional experience highlights:
    • Financial consultant and securities analyst; Merrill Lynch
    • Multiple international presentations in economics

Randy Miedaner

  • JD, Louisiana State University School of Law
  • Assistant Professor of Business; joined Lee in 2011
  • Teaches BUSN-540: Legal Environment of Business
  • Teaching experience: 5 years
  • Professional experience prior to teaching: 19 years
  • Professional experience highlights:
    • Senior Vice President & Senior Wealth/Tax Strategist; Wells Fargo Bank
    • Vice President; Credit Suisse Private Banking
    • Tax Attorney; Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

David Smartt

  • PhD (Business Management), Northcentral University, 2008
  • Assistant Professor of Business; joined Lee in 2012
  • Colonel (retired), US Army
  • Teaches BUSN-514: Organizational Theory
  • Teaching experience: 5 years
  • Professional experience prior to teaching: 29 years
  • Professional experience highlights:
    • Commandant for US Army Chaplain Center and School; Fort Jackson
    • Chaplain Directory at Army Pentagon
    • Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal

Dewayne Thompson

  • DBA (Management), Nova Southeastern University, 1997
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Business; joined Lee in 1981
  • Lee University Excellence in Teaching award, 1987
  • Teaches BUSN-510: Management Philosophy and Ethics
  • Teaching experience: 35 years
  • Professional experience highlights:
    • Chair, ACBSP Board of Directors
    • Mentor and Site Evaluator, ACBSP
    • Certified Financial Planner

Students

Lee’s driven and accomplished MBA students hail from seven countries outside the United States, have studied 24 different majors at 20 different undergraduate institutions, and have an average of 4.9 years of work experience (9.8 years for our online students). Our small class sizes and interactive approach will allow you to network with these students, providing you with opportunities to gain valuable insights from their real-world experiences.

Ethics

As Donna Sockell, former executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, wrote in a commentary published in the April 25, 2013 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, “there’s no longer any question that critical thinking about obligations to society must be as much a part of business success as finance and other traditional skills. It’s up to business schools to make new ways of business thinking contagious.”

This isn’t new thinking at Lee. As America’s most energizing Christian university, it is the very essence of who we are and what we do. We teach our MBA students to seek more noble goals in addition to profit maximization. We teach them to deliver long-term, sustainable value to their organizations by doing what is right and displaying leadership during both prosperous and turbulent times.

If Lee’s MBA program sounds like it might be a good fit for you, please contact the MBA Program Office at 423-614-8694 or 800-LEE-9930, or via email at mba@leeuniversity.edu.

Additional Information

Master of Business Administration

Jennifer Patrick

Jennifer views her non-business undergraduate education as a strength when she approaches graduate studies in business. “I was created for the corporate world, and a master in business seems the perfect complement to my public relations degree in order to prepare me for the career force,” she says. While Jennifer was studying public relations as an undergraduate student, she interned for a nonprofit city development organization in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After the firm hired her to work full-time, she discovered her existing communication, interpersonal relationship, and strategic writing skills could ideally be complemented by business and management training. The MBA coursework has allowed Jennifer to build on her existing knowledge and experiences while expanding her technical skills and comprehensive business understanding.
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