Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program
Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program
Business Leadership Skills and Experience to Last a Lifetime
American National University (ANU) offers an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program for students interested in continuing their postgraduate education in the field of business. Through the program, business professionals increase their breadth of knowledge, their ability to analyze business alternatives more thoroughly, and their opportunities for more challenging, responsible, and productive careers in the business community.
The total estimated program cost for ANU’s online MBA program is $17,024. The program lasts 18 months.
Business Program Specializations
Accounting Management: Master theoretical and practical accounting and management skills and prepare for new requirements for CPA candidacy.
Healthcare Management: Focus on knowledge-base and current issues related to healthcare informatics, health policy, patient safety, and the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that are particular to being a leader in the healthcare industry.
International Business: Conduct in-depth study with perspective from peers from around the world – building a solid foundation in global diversity, international finance, international human resources and accounting — providing the necessary knowledge and skills in managing multinational organizations.
Organizational Management: Design and measure organizational effectiveness, understand leadership roles, and learn how to successfully manage teams by applying theory to real-world situations.
Information Technology: Students interested in leadership and management of technology businesses or technology operations within an organization can specialize in this field.
Hospitality Management: Learn the use and development of natural and cultural resources in tourism projects, the methods employed to reinvent a destination, and the opportunities to engage a destination’s local population.
Explore our Online MBA Curriculum
The MBA program consists of nine core courses and five elective courses for a total of 56 credit hours of coursework. Classes are offered during the spring, summer, fall, and winter terms at American National University’s Roanoke Valley, Virginia campus.
Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
Legal Environment of Business
Business Information Systems
Business Policy & Strategy
Business Tax Strategies
Business and Society
Develop an understanding of financial theory and its application through case analysis. Topics include capital management, operating and financial leverage, costs of capital, investment, and financing decisions.
Learn how to analyze all marketing issues from the perspective of the marketing manager. Students explore how consumer behavior, market research, environmental trend analysis, new product development, pricing and distribution decisions, and promotional considerations must interact to create a successful marketing program.
This course endeavors to help students develop an understanding of the strategic role of operations and to develop an appreciation for operations activities and how to improve them.
Your Online MBA Learning Experience
As part of American National University’s MBA program you will join a small number of committed students and an experienced faculty team who bring their professional and personal experiences to the program. Our MBA program will challenge you to put learning into practice through projects with companies and other local organizations throughout the Roanoke Valley, Virginia area and will strengthen your ability to lead and succeed.
Graduate students enrolling at American National University can expect a welcoming environment where quality teaching, personal attention and collegiality are strongly valued, small discussion-based classes are the norm, and where there is a strong institutional commitment to educating the next generation of successful business professionals.
Applicants to the MBA program should have earned a Bachelor’s degree in business or in a nonbusiness field.
As a student in the MBA program, you will:
Gain a clear in-depth understanding of business principles, management strategies, and organizational structures.
Gain an increased understanding of behavioral, financial, and operational forces in businesses.
Learn how to apply a theoretical understanding of business principles to real-world scenarios.
Be prepared to analyze complex business situations, take strategic action, and effectively lead teams.
Refine your team management skills, problem solving techniques, and oral and written presentation skills.
Enhance your credentials for the job market..
Why American National University?
Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes¹ you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
Personal attention – You’re not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
Alumni benefits – Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher² courses available throughout your career.
¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.
²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.
Online Courses (eLearning) Through ANU
At American National University, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education and to achieve their career goals. We offer busy students in bachelor and MBA programs the option of taking classes through our convenient online learning platform. As an online American National University student, you’ll receive the same career-focused education with personal attention from our faculty and staff that students receive in our classrooms… such as academic advising, mentoring, and career services. The only difference is you can choose when to study so that it works with your schedule, leaving you more flexibility to balance life’s priorities.