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Master's Degrees Online: Business & Leadership
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Gain a Unique Entrepreneurial, Managerial and Leadership Perspective
In a rapidly changing world, the smartest way to keep up with advancements and deepen your mastery of existing or new disciplines is education. While some choose to pursue an advanced degree to study a field that they’re interested in, there could be multiple reasons why you’re considering a master’s degree:
- Start a new career
- Gain greater skills
- Improve your status in an existing field
- Gain knowledge in new technologies
- Secure a spot in an upcoming, in-demand field
- Get leverage in a competitive job market
- Gain recognition
- Job security
BOOST PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS
The statistics demonstrate that a master’s degree can boost employment and pay. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with master’s degrees are less likely to be unemployed than those with bachelor’s, associate’s and high school diplomas.
Additionally, their salaries tend to be significantly higher than bachelor’s degree holders. The BLS notes that the weekly median salary for those with master’s degrees is $1,434 while bachelor’s degree holders earned a median salary of $1,198 in 2018.
The number of positions that require a master’s degree in the U.S. increased by approximately 20% between 2006 and 2016 – therefore, a masters may qualify you for more jobs.
BLEND CHRISTIAN VIEWS WITH BUSINESS INNOVATION
At LeTourneau University, we combine entrepreneurial thinking, technology, leadership and business-as-a-mission focus to create a perspective that makes our graduates both in-demand in today’s market and primed to make an impact for Christ in the workplace.
In addition to mastering specific skills in their chosen field, LeTourneau graduates have also been exposed to ethical, collaborative, empathetic thinking that makes them attractive to employers in diverse industries. We educate our graduates to be the leaders of tomorrow, to think creatively and use the power of partnership to build a better world.
Ready to explore what a master’s in business degree can do for you, contact an enrollment adviser at 866.755.7419. or email email@example.com.
U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS AVG 2018 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THOSE WITH MASTER'S DEGREE
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Today’s MBA student demands more. Even in a favorable job market, specialized skills are needed to become an impactful leader in an evolving market. Advancing the skills that make you valuable in the workplace is important, but an educational program that integrates the ethical and spiritual commitments you live by can provide the competitive advantage you need to advance and the skills required to make a lasting impact.
A graduate program that integrates Christian values with academic coursework prepares you to act strategically and ethically in response to complex business issues.
DEVELOP WELL-ROUNDED LEADERSHIP SKILLS
The Master of Business Administration is an online program designed to meet the needs of working business professionals who desire to be effective leaders. We train well-prepared business graduates who excel at creativity, innovative thinking, complex critical thinking, moral judgments and high emotional and social intelligence.
Because of our Christian foundation, LeTourneau is uniquely equipped to prepare MBA graduates with the ethical and critical thinking skills which are needed elements of business leadership.
The MBA program is an intensive online educational experience which requires a considerable degree of independence and personal discipline. It is designed for adult students who can independently master course content when given structured learning objectives and prescribed methodology. Some courses require group work and projects which depend on collaboration among students in assigned groups.
LeTourneau University is regionally accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES
BUSI 5233 – Managerial Accounting
BUSI 5273 – Managerial Economics
BUSI 5423 – Decision Analysis
BUSI 5503 – Managerial Finance
BUSI 6163 – Cross-Cultural Management
BUSI 6233 – Quality and Operations Management
BUSI 6303 – Marketing Management
BUSI 6503 – Strategic Management
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
- Technology Manager
- Business Development Manager
- Audit Manager
- Education and Community Director
- Design Consultant
- Account Manager
- Accounts Administration’
- Operations Manager.
COST PER CREDIT
Master of Strategic Leadership (M.S.L.)
The Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL) is an online program designed to prepare students with broad cross-functional skills necessary to impact the organizations they lead, employees within the organization and customers who are impacted by their goods and services.
LeTourneau University’s 35-credit advanced program provides graduates with the toolkit that leaders must have to be instrumental in growing a company and developing effective processes and work teams.
Mid-managers who want to advance team-building skills and knowledge of enterprise-wide issues, the MSL can take you to a new level of effective leadership.
LETU’S M.S.L. DIFFERENCE
Founded by world-famous inventor, R.G. LeTourneau, LETU’s MSL carries a substantial reputation and a legacy of excellence.
- The program is built upon biblical principles of transformational leadership and servant-leader
- Courses are offered in flexible online modules and last three to seven weeks
- LETU MSL faculty have doctoral degrees and work as leaders in public, private or non-profit enterprises
- Students with one to two years of work experience are considered for admission
- Undergraduates with a GPA of 2.5 are considered for admission
Graduates will sharpen skills that will allow them to lead, such as interpersonal relationships, problem-solving, evidence-based strategy development and collaborative decision-making:
“The bottom line is I would not have my masters’ degree if it were not for an online option. My work is demanding, and a traditional setting was not an option. I appreciate LETU’s commitment to delivering quality instruction and providing opportunities for adult learners to live their dreams.”
Kelly R. Hall, CCE IOM MSL
President/CEO, The Longview Chamber of Commerce
- BUSI 5213 – The Art of Leadership
- BUSI 5101 – Self-Leadership Assessment and Development (1 Hour)
- BUSI 5223 – The Strategy-Focused Organization
- BUSI 5203 – Dynamics of Teams and Communities
- BUSI 5121 – Work-Life Balance (1 Hour)
- BUSI 5313 – Organizational Effectiveness
- BUSI 5323 – Leadership in a Global Society
- BUSI 5131 – Spiritual Elements of Leadership (1 Hour)
- BUSI 5243 – Analyzing Data and Trends
- BUSI 6623 – International Travel Experience
- BUSI 5353 – Communication and Culture in a Global Society
- BUSI 5361 – Developing an Ethical Climate (1 Hour)
- BUSI 5373 – Strategic Thinking and Planning
- BUSI 5383 – Organizational Change and Development
- BUSI 5141 – Integrating Faith and Work (1 Hour)
- BUSI 5403 – Strategic Leadership in Practice *
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
- General Manager
- Training Manager
- Training and Development Specialist
- Administrative Manager
COST PER CREDIT
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
Healthcare professionals who want to make the move to administration or enhance their professional standing will be interested in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree. This degree is designed to improve organizational effectiveness or provide graduates with the skills to manage their own health-related business.
The coursework addresses America’s aging population, which is a primary cause of the growth of healthcare organizations. Qualified healthcare administrators are required to lead healthcare organizations through treating age-related conditions and the increasingly complex regulatory requirements placed on health care providers.
At LeTourneau University, you’ll follow a curriculum designed in collaboration with top-tier health care management professionals, including CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents of many local and regional hospitals across East Texas.
Courses are often taken one at a time and last from three to seven weeks. Coursework begins on Monday each week, with most assignments due by Sunday at midnight.
At LeTourneau University, concepts of ethics, integrity and service are interwoven throughout the coursework of each class. Topics covered include health care organization, policy, systems, regulation, finance, administration and leadership.
Integrating faith into class content and discussions encourages students to understand how faith can and should inform their professional decisions and actions.
- HCAD 5201 – Health Care Communication
- HCAD 5233 – Health Care Finance
- HCAD 5253 – Economics for Health Care Managers
- HCAD 5333 – Health Systems Management, Insurance, and Managed Care
- HCAD 5353 – Health Care Leadership
- HCAD 5401 – Population Health Management
- HCAD 5501 – Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
- HCAD 5513 – Healthcare Law, Policy, and Ethics
- HCAD 6103 – Health Care Operations Management
- HCAD 6201 – Health Care Research Methods and Capstone Proposal
- HCAD 6213 – Health Care Marketing and Strategic Planning
- HCAD 6301 – Health Care Quality I
- HCAD 6401 – Health Care Quality II
- HCIT 6423 – Healthcare Informatics and Data Analytics
- HCAD 6453 – Health Care Administration Capstone and Defense
- THEO 5113 – Understanding Christian Vocation
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
- Clinical Director
- Care Manager
- Clinical Team Manager
- Staff Manager
- Directors and Managers in Healthcare
COST PER CREDIT
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY
JOB PLACEMENT RATE
LeTourneau University is named for its founder, R.G. LeTourneau, one of the world’s greatest inventors of earthmoving equipment and was founded in 1946.
Today, more than 1,150 students attend LeTourneau University classes online or at our educational centers in Dallas and Houston and might not step foot onto the university’s beautiful main campus in Longview, Texas unless they come for graduation.
The university has eight schools.
School of Arts & Sciences
School of Aviation & Aeronautical Science
School of Business
School of Education
School of Engineering & Engineering Technology
School of Nursing
School of Psychology & Counseling
School of Theology & Vocation
Currently, LeTourneau University is led by its sixth president, Dr. Dale A. Lunsford, and its board of trustees.
LeTourneau University is an unapologetically Christian university. While it has no direct denominational ties, it welcomes students of all denominations who love and seek after God. It is a place where students have found a deeper relationship with Him, grown in their spiritual walk and discovered God’s purpose for their lives.
YOUR LETU FACULTY
LeTourneau faculty have experience in the disciplines they teach, so they can guide students to transform academic theory into key skills that can be applied to today’s job markets. Our faculty are selected on the strength of their credentials, overall experience, commitment to Christian education and willingness to be accessible to students and support the collaborative academic environment important to hands-on learning.
Dale A. Lunsford, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration and LeTourneau University President
Dr. Dale Lunsford became the sixth president of LeTourneau University in 2007. In 2016, Lunsford celebrated his 31st year in higher education He was an award-winning business professor and academic journal editor before joining LeTourneau.
Beverly Rowe, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Dr. Beverly Rowe earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and has corporate experience in the banking, retail, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. Dr. Rowe’s research includes auditing, usefulness of accounting information, performance measurement, and education. She has received the Outstanding Contributor award from the Institute of Internal Auditors and Best Paper awards for her work in academic and education research in accounting. Dr. Rowe is a highly respected instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Rowe lives with her husband and four of her children in Longview, Texas. Her main focus is serving our Lord Jesus Christ in every area of her life.
Misti Harriss, MBA
Misti Harriss received a BBA from Baylor University and an MBA from The University of North Texas. Ms. Harriss has 15 years of experience teaching marketing and business-related classes online and in the classroom. She prides herself on being a practitioner-teacher and tries to bring as much hands-on experience as possible into the learning environment, through real-time projects outside the classroom and real-world case study analysis in the classroom.
She has worked in several different industries, including Energy, Retail, Telecommunications, and Sports Entertainment. She has experience with non-profit management and fundraising, including managing volunteers, donor acquisition and retention. She has worked on both the agency and corporate side of marketing. She has experience in B2B and B2C markets. She has worked in product development and management, advertising, public relations, corporate communications, event planning, personal selling, direct mail, and crisis management.
Her special interests revolve around Sports Marketing, Social Media, and Relationship Marketing. She is passionate about teaching students how to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with all stakeholders in a dynamic, digitally driven communications and marketing world.
Bob Wharton, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
Bob Wharton’s academic career has spanned 42 years in public and private institutions. After starting with his first appointment at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he then moved on to Christian higher education in Florida, Tennessee and now Texas. Bob has been at LeTourneau University since 2008. His research interests include economic development and leadership, especially as it relates to the impact of global and cultural differences. Working with students on research projects has been a significant part of Bob’s work over the years, and many have successfully presented and published their work. Bob has been married to Linda for 45 years. They have two children and two grandsons.
LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of LeTourneau University.