Professional MBA

The Professional MBA Program at Lasell College is ideal for working professionals. With a curriculum that is taught solely online, this program is versatile and flexible just for you.

Exploring aspects of leadership in a global, changing world including a focus on marketing, economics and entrepreneurship, the Professional MBA program consists of 36 credits taught in four, 15-week modules and is completed in 16 months. Lasell offers rolling admission for starts in September and January. View the Professional MBA admission requirements and apply now.

Professional MBA Curriculum

PMBA 701 Organizational Competencies (9 credits)
This module is aimed at providing managers with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. Composed of three components, this module focuses on understanding the organization itself and the role that the contemporary manager plays in its success. The competencies addressed by the module include critical thinking, diversity and cross-cultural awareness, communication skills, team-building skills, decision making, executing decisions, and ethical leadership. The three components are:

  • Organizational Development and Theory 
  • Leading for Organizational Success
  • Organizational Responsibility and Social Justice

PMBA 702 Quantitative Skills (9 credits)
This module hones and expands upon the student’s decision-making skills by focusing on analytic and problem solving skills through various methods. This module also focuses on developing the student’s level of information literacy. The knowledge and skills gained in this module will allow today’s manager to access relevant and appropriate information resources, to evaluate the scholarly merits of sources, and to use information to support or refute business decisions. Acquiring these quantitative and statistical skills will then allow managers to apply them to economic theory and conditions to make effective business decisions. The ability to use quantitative tools for analysis and decision making is a core competency needed for building skills in all areas managers need the requisite skills to sort through vast amounts of information and find what is needed to solve problems and make the best decisions. The three components are:

  • Quantitative Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Managerial Economics
  • Statistics for Managerial Decision-Making

PMBA 703 Financial Skills (9 credits)
In their roles, managers make decisions that affect the bottom line. In this module, students will understand the accounting process and enhance their ability to forecast financial performance. They will also learn how to identify and analyze trends in order to achieve maximum competitiveness. These accounting and finance skills will be applied on a global scale to better prepare companies to enter and compete in the global economy. Learn how to spot trends and study your competition with a keener eye. The skills and knowledge acquired in this module will enable managers to become more effective in their organizations by participating at a higher level in strategic planning and decision making. The three components are:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Analysis for Managers
  • Global Finance

PMBA 704 Strategic Skills (9 credits)
Being a strategic or visionary leader has been identified as one of the top five skills needed to be successful in the global economy. This module allows managers to understand the organization's role in its environment; understand how environmental changes can and will affect the company; assess what the company's functions and divisions must do to implement a strategy; and assess what the effects of this strategy will be on these functions and divisions. This module helps to develop critical thinking skills which allow managers to recognize current trends and market of which organizations may deftly take advantage. This final module seeks to develop who are adept at change and can share a strategic vision. The 21st century manager is someone who leads, inspires, motivates, sets an example, empowers, and creates vision. These skills no longer require just the ability to get things done but also the capacity to create new possibilities and new pathways. The three components are:

  • Supply Chain Management Strategies
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy and Value Creation

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