JBU's MBA program with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement is offered in partnership with Walmart and is exclusively designed for Walmart associates who have completed Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification as well as the final applied project through Walmart's Office of Global Continuous Improvement. Courses for this program can be taken at three convenient locations: The Sam Walton Development Center in Bentonville, the JBU Rogers Center and the JBU Fort Smith Center. Each of the requirements for the MBA with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement can also be accomplished online with the exception of one three-hour residency requirement.
Like the other MBA programs offered at JBU, the MBA with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement provides excellent business training through the application of strategic business concepts, basic biblical principles and ethical decision making to current organizational and industry issues. The strong set of business skills and ethics you will receive by obtaining an MBA from JBU will set you apart.
Those who do not have a bachelor's degree can apply the 12 hours of Six Sigma training toward a degree an Organizational Management through JBU's Advance Program. Credits will apply toward only one degree program.
Course requirements for the MBA with an emphasis in Global Continuous Improvement are as follows: (Click on the following links for course descriptions: Business Administration Course Descriptions and Leadership Course Descriptions)
Business Administration Core (24 hours)
- Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders
- Designing and Executing Strategies
- Foundations of Leadership
- Managerial Accounting
- Managerial Economics
- Managerial Finance
- Marketing Strategies
- Ethical Decisions in Organizations
- Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
- International Business Practicum
Effective Fall 2010, some of the above courses have prerequisites. For a complete list of graduate business courses for which there are prerequisites, click here: Graduate Business Prerequisites
Global Continuous Improvement Courses (12 hours)
The Green Belt Training and Certification, Black Belt Training and Certification and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Applied Project must be taken and certified through the Global Continuous Improvement office in order to earn the following 12 hours of credit:.
- Applied Continuous Improvement Project
- Continuous Improvement I
- Continuous Improvement II
Minimum Semester Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 hours
With the exception of the GCI courses, classes are offered at the JBU Rogers and Fort Smith Centers and online. The GCI courses are offered at the Sam Walton Development Center.
Core courses meet in the evening from 6:00 - 10:00 one night per week for eight weeks.