Online Virtual Campus Programs: Master of Business Administration

Robert L. Tillman School of Business

The Robert L. Tillman School of Business provides students with a fundamental knowledge of business functions and processes as well as understanding of the free enterprise system. The degree programs prepare students for numerous career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In all majors, strong efforts are made to familiarize students with the problems and opportunities of modern economic life and to prepare them for intelligent citizenship and further educational development. Its undergraduate programs provide a foundation of proven excellence as internationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and regionally by the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Tillman School is seeking Candidacy status for its graduate MBA program concurrent with the launch of its inaugural class in January 2014, in accordance with prescribed ACBSP accreditation processes for new programs.

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offered through University of Mount Olive’s Robert L. Tillman School of Business, the fully online MBA program is the ideal way to advance your career because it is built around your busy life. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the global business economy:

  • Creating synergies in business relationships
  • Emphasizing the importance of ethical business practices
  • Building win-win relationships benefiting customers, team members, investors, suppliers, and communities.

What to Expect

University of Mount Olive’s online MBA program offers something completely unique in learning because through Virtual Campus, you’ll embark on a prestigious education path delivered in a fully immersive social environment – available anytime, anywhere in the world.

Upon first log-in, you’ll notice that our fully online courses are designed to be interactive in every way:

  • Customizable learning environment -  Collaborate with your classmates and communicate one-on-one with your professor through MOC’s Virtual Campus Coffee House chat room, discussion boards, and blogs
  • Social - A fluid, flexible venue for you to build relationships with your classmates or set up group breakout sessions to conquer case studies and other assignments
  • Self-paced - Log-in at any time of the day to review asynchronous coursework and revisit archived classes and discussion again and again

Admissions Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in business or a related field from a regionally accredited U.S. or international institution is required for admission.  Applicants with degrees from non-business fields will be individually evaluated.
  • Official transcripts are required from degree granting institutions other than University of Mount Olive.
  • Institutions outside the U.S. require WES analysis. An interview via SKYPE may also be required. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 550.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA, or a minimum 2.5 GPA with 5 or more years of added professional work experience as documented in a submitted resume, is required.
  • Applicants must submit a completed online application.
  • A personal statement (500 word maximum) about the relevance of receiving an MBA from University of Mount Olive is required.
  • Applicants may supplement their undergraduate record with official scores on the GMAT or GRE.
  • A nonrefundable confirmation fee of $100 is due upon acceptance.

Have Questions?

Contact Joe Reynose, online admissions counselor, at (919) 263-4089 or by email at

Take the Next Step!

  • Click here to submit a FREE online admission application
  • Provide official transcripts
  • Complete the FAFSA at using the school code 002949

MBA Courses (full-time)

Course Descriptions

ECO 600 Managerial Economics (3 sh)

Survey of microeconomic concepts applied to managerial decisions. Topics include consumer’s decision making and managerial decision making; competition, market power, the firm, production, cost, estimation of demand using regression analysis, price elasticity, pricing practices, economics of information, and innovation.

ACC 610 Managerial Accounting (3 sh)

This course covers the use of an organization's accounting information for decision-making. Course topics include financial and managerial accounting concepts, data measurement, product costing, interpreting financial statements, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting, and accounting for planning and control.

BUS 620 Business Ethics (3 sh)

Analysis of ethical dilemmas and development of appropriate responses; relationship of ethical management and law; individual ethical decision making, implications for corporate social responsibility; managing shareholders vs. managing stakeholders; issues such as protection of the environment, workplace safety, product liability, regulation, and fiduciary obligations

BUS 630 Business Law (3 sh)

This course explores the organization and theory of the American legal system and its relationship to business, including contracts, agency, tort and criminal law, and employment law. Intellectual property law, including patent, copyright, trade secrets and trademark law. International differences in intellectual property law and moves toward harmonization.

FIN 640 Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy (3 sh)

This course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include time value of money, cash management, cost of capital, capital budgeting decisions under certainty and uncertainty, capital structure theory and dividend policy, capital market theory, raising external capital, leasing policy, business valuation, options and managerial implications, derivatives, and risk management. Prerequisites: ECO 600, ACC 610.

MKT 640 Marketing Management (3 sh)

This course introduces the marketing perspective on strategy development, the elements of marketing analysis, and to the functional decision areas of the marketing manager including products and product lines, pricing policies, branding, promotion and advertising, and channels of distribution. Topics include customer behavior evaluation, value assessment, market segmentation, targeting, and positioning; how to gain and sustain competitive advantages, how to monitoring marketing performance and customer satisfaction, and how to develop and implement marketing plans.

BUS 640 Logistics & Operations Management (3 sh)

This course takes a strategic view of operations in both a manufacturing and service context and stresses linkages to other functional areas like finance and marketing. Topics include process design and analysis, cost structure, inventory management, supply chain, quality, project planning and control, operations organizational structures, work design, scheduling, materials management, and advanced operations techniques.

MGT 640 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 sh)

This course explores historical and contemporary leadership and organizational behavior theories for organizational effectiveness and change processes that can be used to improve organizational performance.

MIS 640 Technology for Managerial Decision Making (3 sh)

This course examines the roles and application of information technology in managerial decision making.  Topics include but are not limited to data warehousing, data mining, business performance management, text- and web-mining, and decision theory, such as decision making under uncertainty, risk, and data-based inferences.

BUS 670 Strategic Management (3 sh)

This capstone course presents basic strategic concepts for application at both the corporate and business unit levels. Students will be able to forecast and evaluate the effects of major business decisions; assess the benefits and problems of integrating corporate and functional strategies; and to formulate approaches for managing strategic change. Students will be able to create and implement a sense of corporate direction; make choices about products and markets involving the integration of different functional areas; able to position a business to increase returns for shareholders and stakeholders; acquire the skills involved in identifying critical issues, evaluating various options, and developing and implementing business plans.