MBA (Fast Track Route)
for holders of AQF Level 8
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
Upgrade your qualification to an accredited US Masters degree now!
About the Programme
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 工商管理 碩士
MBA is globally recognised as the leading management qualification for senior executives. Completing an MBA is a transformative experience, where students will learn how to engage with the leading edge of management research and apply it in their own practice.
Career prospects: An MBA equips students for senior management/ executive roles in any sector. The main focus of the course is the strategic application of knowledge. On completion of the course, students will have a strong understanding of the main components of contemporary organisations and how to integrate these components into a cohesive corporate strategy to gain competitive advantage.
Ottawa MBA has been developed to serve the needs of adult learners and organizations with a high quality professional preparation in business within which the importance of personal values and professional ethics are incorporated.
The MBA emphasizes a global perspective on business, communication skills and direct application to students’ current and future career goals.
The program is intended for individuals who want to increase their knowledge of essential business functions and develop leadership skills and expertise in strategic management.
Ottawa MBA – Full Program
The MBA program is designed to help students acquire subject matter mastery and apply knowledge within the field of business administration. Students may seek professional training through concentrate in one of the selected area.
Core Courses (8 courses)
– Organizational Behavior and Theory | BUS 7000
– Value Systems and Professional Ethics | BUS 7200
– Strategic Marketing | BUS 7450
– Managerial Economics | BUS 7500
– Managerial Finance | BUS 7600
– Management Information Systems | BUS 7700
– Management Accounting | BUS 7800
– Graduate Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy | BUS 8500
MBA Concentrations (4 courses)
– Accounting Theory
– Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
– Advanced Auditing and Forensic Accounting
– Accounting Information Systems
– Business Data Analytics
– Data Analytics
– People Analytics
– Market Analytics
– Operations Analytics
– Money and Capital Markets
– Working Capital Management
– International Finance
– Finanial Modeling Methodologies
– Human Resources
– Human Resource Planning and Administration
– Wage, Salary, and Benefits Administration
– Recruitment, Selection, and Placement
– Employment Law
– Health Care Management / Population Health
– Legal, Ethical, and Political Aspects of Health Care Management
– Regulatory Systems and Qualitative Assessment in Health Care Environments
– Population Health Management
– Program Development for Improved Outcomes
– Leadership Development
– Developing Leaders and Leadership Capabilities
– Developing Leaders to Create Value
– Servant Leadership
– Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
– Strategic Innovation
– The Creative Organization
– Corporate Strategy
– Social, Cultural, Legal, and Political Influences in Business
– Managing in a Global Environment
Sample 12-Month Study Pattern (12 courses)
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Applicants should process:
1. Proficiency in English, e.g., a TOEFL score of 500, or equivalent
2. A Bachelor degree in any discipline from accredited university
* Students with foreign credentials who are applying to Ottawa University must have their credentials evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A minimum of 48 credit hours must be transcribed at the upper division level.
About the Program
Ottawa MBA (fast track route)
|Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
(at AQF Level 8)
Master of Business Administration
with concentration in
Ottawa MBA – Leadership Development (fast track route) is aimed at holders of Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership (at AQF Level 8) or relevant, who are seeking to top up their qualification to an accredited US Master degree.
Busy Working Adults can Earn Your Degree in a Timely Manner
– After exemption, you only have to complete the remaining 7 subjects to achieve for the MBA
– 8-week terms enable you to complete the remaining 7 subjects in 8 to 14 months
– Best Online Education: enable you study anytime, anywhere to fit your plans
– No outside study groups is required
By coursework. No examination.
5 out of the 12 full MBA subjects
After exemption, it only takes about 8 to 14 months to complete the program, depending on your own study pace.
6 intakes per year in January, March, May, June, August and October
MBA – Leadership Development (fast track route)
7 subjects to be completed in 8 to 14 months
Eligibility: This programme is available to candidate with at least two (2) years work experience and a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (at AQF Level 8) or equivalent, and are seeking to top up the qualification to an MBA.
Programme structure: Students eligible for this MBA fast track route will only be required to complete the following 7 subjects in order to gain the full MBA qualification.
Sample 8-Month Study Pattern (MBA fast track route – 7 subjects)
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Sample 14-Month Study Pattern (MBA fast track route – 7 subjects)
- Flexibility: Access to learning materials and study at your own pace anytime and anywhere. No travelling. Everything is done online.
- Online virtual learning: Tutors will be in contact with students throughout the course via online virtual learning platform.
- Responding to your questions and feedback on your coursework: The virtual learning environment will also be used to make response to your questions, mark assignments and provide feedback on coursework.
- Interact with classmates through “online discussion forums”.
- Additional Resources: You will have access to a number of resources to complement your studies via virtual learning platform, such as online libraries, which will enable you to access on-line journals and databases.
100% by coursework. No examination.
All of your work is uploaded via the online learning platform where your tutor has direct access to assess it.
MBA – Leadership Development (fast track route)
Academic requirement :
- Candidates who hold the following AQF Level 8 awards with prescribed units, will be exempted from five (5) specified Ottawa MBA subjects.
- AQF Awards:
- BSB80320 – Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership; or
- BSB80120 – Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)
- must include the following 5 units:
- BSBLDR812 – Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
- BSBFIN801 – Lead financial strategy development
- BSBINS603 – Initiate and lead applied research
- BSBLDR811 – Lead strategic transformation
- BSBSTR801 – Lead innovative thinking and practice
- AQF Awards:
Work experience requirement:
- at least 2 years full time work experience
Proficiency in English:
- TOEFL score of 500, or equivalent
Point to note:
Candidates who do not meet the above requirements will also be considered, on an individual basis
Programme information is correct at time of publish. The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
The University & the Award
About the University
Founded in 1865, Ottawa University (OU) is one of the oldest Universities in the State of Kansas. OU is an accredited not-for-profit educational institution, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches that supported the establishment of Hong Kong Baptist University with both operating and construction funds and personnel to the school in its early years.
|Throughout its 150 years, the University has endeavored to educate its students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership and personal growth and significance.|
Ottawa University was Chartered in 1865 and celebrates the 156 years on 17 April 2021.
The Angell Snyder School of Business, Ottawa University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools (ACBSP).
Ottawa University was selected as College of Distinction for its continued commitment to four distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.
Accreditation, Recognition, Ranking
Top MBA Program
Listed by the Good MBA Guide
as one of the Top MBA Programs in Kansas
Rankings from National & Regional Publications
U.S. News & World Report
2022 Best Colleges Report – ranked as a 2022 Best College for Midwest Regional Colleges
Rated 4 Star
College Application Exchange (Cappex)
Best Online Education
Ranked amount the Top 15 “Best Online Universities” with Golden Gate University and Colorado State University-Global Campus, by the Online Education Database
Best Online Colleges and Universities
Listed amount the top 25 best online schools by SuperScholar 2013
– Ranked No.10: Education Administration and Leadership Degrees
– Ranked No.14: Psychology Degrees
– Ranked No.14: Counseling and Human Services Degrees
– Ranked No.20: Communication and Public Relations Degrees
– Ranked No.20: Healthcare Administration Degrees
Colleges of Distinction hand-picks a selection of top schools each year that are well equipped to provide a personalized education catered to students’ interests. Through a rigorous vetting and interview process each academic year, they refresh and reaffirm that these institutions strive for excellence in line with the four overarching distinctions—Student Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes.
Ottawa University is proud of its 2021-22 “Colleges of Distinction” designation in both Kansas and Arizona.
About the Award
Awarding Body: Ottawa University, US
- Graduates will be issued with the same Ottawa University degree award certificate.
- There is no mention of online study mode on the Ottawa University degree certificate.
You can attend the graduation ceremony at the Ottawa University campus after fulfilled award requirements.
(Subject to the epidemic development and the need for infection control.)
FAQ about studying fast-track Masters online
Who award the Master degree?
- The Ottawa University, an accredited and recognized University in the US
Will my degree say online?
- There is no mention of online study mode on the degree certificate.
- Graduates will be issued with the same Ottawa University degree award certificate.
What is the difference between this and the on-campus course?
- This programme is delivered online via an online learning platform – blackboard.
- The fast track route is available to experienced Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership (AQF Level 8) holders.
How many exemptions will I be given?
- Eligible candidates will be exempted 5 out of the 12 subjects of full MBA degree.
Am I likely to pass the courses?
- Candidates who enrol on the fast track route are holders of recognized graduate diploma in relevant area, who are well equipped for further study. The failure rate is relatively low.
- If an assessment does not meet the passing standard, the student will be offered a chance to re-sit the assessment with feedback for improvement.
Can I complete the MBA with online study only?
- Yes, the MBA is 100% online.
Do I have to sit for any face-to-face examinations?
- No, all assessment are coursework based. No examination is required.
How quickly could I complete the program?
- Students can take about 8 to 14 months to complete this program.
What are the Benefits of the MBA (Fast Track Route)?
It offers a new way to achieve an accredited Master of Business Administration
How much you can make with an MBA?
Those who’ve recently earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) earn an average of US$110,000 annually in 2017, which is 83% more than the average salary for recent bachelor’s degree graduates. The opportunity to earn more makes an MBA degree quite attractive.
How much time you’ll have to devote to achieve for a MBA?
In the past, earning a master’s of business administration was a 2-year commitment at minimum, which typically required you to spend multiple days or nights a week on campus, away from home. And if you wanted to attend one of the top MBA programs at the best business schools, you had to pick up your life and move to be close to your programme.
Now, there’s a new and more convenient way to earn a Master in Business Administration (MBA): the MBA (Fast Track Route).
What makes the MBA (Fast Track Route) unique and so beneficial to you?
Save You Time
You can achieve for the MBA in 8 to 14 months, depending on your own study pace.
Save You Money
Eligible students are exempted from 5 out of the 12 subjects of a full Master degree. It means spending less on achieving your master degree.
Save You from Hassle
One of the other great benefits of this MBA fast track route is that you can achieve for it through online learning with the Ottawa University, an accredited American university.
Studying for the Master degree online doesn’t require you setting foot on a campus at all. You can complete your coursework right from home or from anywhere else you have internet access.
Whether you’re already a business manager or are simply considering going into management, the MBA fast track route, can make advancing your career more feasible. It combines a faster schedule, the opportunity for lower costs, and all the advantages of online education. In short, it can be just the stepping stone you need.
Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.
Ottawa University offers Bachelor Degree in Business Administration degree completion program since 1986. Up to now, the University has successfully offered over 30 Intakes to Hong Kong with 2,000 graduates.
Statement of Graduates and Students
Ottawa University provides me the kind of education beyond just a diploma and good GPAs. My experience at OU expanded my vision of who and what I could be professionallyand personally. The liberal arts education I received at OU helped me become an effective manager and problem solver at Hallmark Cards, Inc. It truly was a life changing experience for me and my family.
Joel Ma, BABA OU, Global Procurement Manager, Hallmark
Ottawa University opened many doors for me. After I have achieved my Bachelor degree, I completed a MA in Accounting of the Hong Kong City University. Now, I am a qualified Accountant of HKICPA. I’d recommend Ottawa University to anyone who wishes to study for a recognized US Bachelor Degree.
Tim, BABA OU, MA International Accounting CityU HK, HKICPA
OU BA in Business Administration degree provided me with solid foundation in business, finance, marketing and strategies. Together with knowledge that I learnt from my Master of International Business at Macquarie University, they contribute to my success in doing international business today.
Lee, BABA OU, Master of International Business Macquarie University
I am currently in my second class with Ottawa University. I am very impressed with the staff and the support they provide. I have had professors who are always available for questions and willing to help. It is much easier to learn the format of college life than I thought it would be. To my surprise I have quickly adapted to the learning experience. I would recommend this school to others who are thinking of going back to school.
Mellissa, Student of Ottawa University Online
Ottawa University is a great way to complete a degree quickly. Having all courses be 4 credits and 8 weeks long is great!
Steven, Student of Ottawa University Online
Online Course Demo – Sample a Class
Ottawa University’s online courses are taught via the Blackboard learning management system, which provides an easy to use virtual classroom space, low student to faculty ratios and dynamic discussion and connections with your professor and classmates. Plus, your professor is always accessible when you have a question. Courses typically feature a variety of assignments and discussions. Each course lasts 8 weeks and is entirely online – no outside study groups required.
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OU News Update
The goal of this cooperation is to eventually allow courses to be simultaneously taught “live” to in-class students AND remote students via video conferencing. All course sessions will be recorded to give students 24/7 access to class lectures and they’ll be able to collaborate with faculty and staff through virtual office hours, video conferencing, and instant messaging capabilities.
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BA, Ottawa University, 1988; MBA, University of Kansas, 1990.
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BA, Ottawa University, 1968; Master (1972) and Doctorate Degree (1974), Florida State University.
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