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Cabrini University Launches Global MBA

Posted on 10/21/2021 2:38:06 PM

Cabrini University has announced the launch of its Global Master of Business Administration (MBA). The fully online program focuses on global sustainability and maximizing the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profit—as a proven measure of success for multinational corporations.

“We developed Cabrini’s Global MBA in consultation with our external advisory board of business leaders and C-suite executives from a variety of industries and Fortune 500 companies,” said Tim Mantz, DBA, Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies. “As a result, our program combines an industry-relevant curriculum with the data analytics and sustainable management skills today’s employers demand.”

The quantitatively based Global MBA draws on the expertise of faculty with international backgrounds and credentials. Program coordinator Erin McLaughlin, PhD, Business Department Professor and Chair, is certified as a Global Business Professional by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and recently served as Director of the University’s Center for Global Learning. She has published and presented on the triple bottom line and other global issues nationally and internationally.

McLaughlin notes that companies worldwide have restructured their goals, strategies, and initiatives with global sustainability at the forefront. Sustainability is no longer an add-on, she says, and it’s key to educating future business leaders on how to stay ahead of the competition, mitigate risks, and improve efficiency.

“Cabrini’s MBA empowers students with the analytical skills to assess and measure their organization’s social, environmental, and financial impact with far-reaching data,” she said. “Our graduates will be prepared to advance their careers as they guide their organizations through sustainable business practices and find profitable solutions to global challenges—in a way that makes the world a better place.”

Central to Cabrini’s mission, leadership development is embedded throughout the curriculum, along with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“We wanted to ensure that all courses represent the perspectives and background of our students and faculty and that they are consistent with the global community,” said McLaughlin, who plans to offer MBA students the opportunity to participate in overseas service-learning trips beginning in 2023. “The exchange of ideas among us should mirror the global environment.”

Traditional graduate students may complete the program in one to two years and enroll in any semester to begin taking classes, which are offered in eight-week sessions. Asynchronous online learning offers busy professionals the flexibility to complete their coursework when most convenient for them.

The Global MBA is also offered in a 4+1 format for undergraduates in Cabrini’s Business programs. They complete nine of the program’s 30 credits in their senior year.

With six additional credits (two courses), students may also concentrate their Global MBA in one of the following areas of interest:

  • Accounting Analytics
  • International Business
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Operations Management and Supply Chain
  • Organization Management

The Global MBA program is in the candidacy stage for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). McLaughlin led the ACBSP-accreditation process for Cabrini’s undergraduate Business programs.

For more information, visit cabrini.edu/mba or email graduate@cabrini.edu.