NKU University 2020-09-10T06:58:11+00:00

Vidyalankar Institute for International education collaborated with Northern Kentucky university to offer a two year full time MBA program the first batch of the program will be rolled out from July 2020.

Northern Kentucky University

NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati .NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. Accreditation
Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. NKU is also accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

About the program

A PATH TO TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The NKU MBA program is designed students and professionals to take their career to new heights. The program is flexible in scheduling and format and allows students to emphasize topics that interest them most and are in the most demand in the marketplace. Program Structure Duration: 2 years Full Time. The program will be completely delivered in India. The final degree will be awarded by Northern Kentucky University. Program Delivery The program is split in 60:40 ratio. 60% of the program will be taught by NKU faculty who will fly down to India from USA and 40% of the program will be taught by Vidyalankar faculty members approved by NKU

Program Eligibility

A] Students should have a bachelor’s degree.
B] Students should have passed bachelor’s degree with minimum 50%
C] Student should have appeared for MAT or any equivalent examination to Satisfy the NKU standard
D] Mat can be waived off for the students who have minimum 3 years work Experience
E] Meritorious students who do not meet above criteria will be viewed on Case by case basis

Program Specialization

NKU MBA program offers unique specializations that are needed in the market presently. Students can choose to do TWO specializations. (Vidyalankar will identify which two majors can be offered based on market demand)

Finance

Understand the principles of finance within a corporate setting. Enhance your knowledge of corporate finance, investments and security analysis, international financial management, and more.

Innovation Through Competitive Intelligence

Broaden your perspective on ideation and innovation strategies, formulating accurate competitive intelligence techniques and finding value for organizations.

Health Care Administration

Explore the unique challenges in the healthcare industry and analyze the external factors facing the industry. Understand and apply the tools to effectively manage healthcare organizations.

Leadership

Explore leadership and organizational change as the key components of effective management. Develop leadership competencies to transform organizations to ensure current and future success.

Marketing

Understand and gain knowledge on the basic and advanced principles of marketing management, strategy, consumer insights, and data analytics including digital, social, ethical as well as standard industry policies and procedures.

Data Analytics

Understand and apply advanced methodologies to analyze data and produce solutions to complex business challenges.

Admission Process

Student should submit following documents for screening process
1] Duly filled application form
2] One letter of recommendation
3] Recent Resume
4] Official transcript from each institution attended earlier
5] IELTS score 6.5 overall / TOEFL 79 overall (Training for this program will be given by Vidyalankar)

Tuition Fees :

YearLocationFees
1st YearIndiaRs. 7,00,000/-Can be paid Semester wise
2nd YearUSARs. 8,50,000/-Fees are indicative and subject to change

Scholarship :

Students can earn upto 4,50,000/- Scholarship based on their academic performance at Vidyalankar .

MBA essentials Courses ( 16 Credit Hrs)
MGT 605: Managing in Organizations Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. Managing people is a challenge in an increasingly complex and interdependent work context. This course helps prospective managers develop the skills necessary to assess, analyze, and act upon the challenges of managing with people.

FIN 605: Financial Management in Organizations Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. Analytic techniques for decision making; basic financial analysis for managing corporate finances.

ACC 610: Accounting in a Corporate Environment Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. Provides a foundation for understanding accounting concepts. Topics include financial and managerial accounting issues including financial statement analysis, debt versus equity, budgeting, product costing, strategic decision making, corporate social responsibility, and internal control.

MKT 605: Marketing in Organizations Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. This course prepares students to solve problems faced by mid- and top-level marketing decision-makers, and to understand the consequences of their decisions. A variety of contemporary marketing issues will be studied in depth. May use case methodology and/or client-based projects.

MGT 607: Strategies for High Performing Organizations Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. Looks at the issues of analysis, implementation and evaluation of an organizational strategy. Students are exposed to issues involved in creating and managing the sustainable, high performance enterprise including operational activities such as financing, human resources, R&D, marketing, distribution and customer service.

MBI 600: Intro to Info Systems in Organizations Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or consent of instructor. Fundamental concepts of management information systems, managerial and organizational principles, and other concepts relevant to MIS. This includes the use of information for decision making, organizational structure of MIS, information resource management, and managing end-user computing. This course is open only to students in the MBA program.

BUS 605: Legal Environment for Business Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. Survey of the legal system requirements and limitations; political process, constitution, torts, criminal law, ethics, environment, product liability, consumer protection, antitrust, employment and negotiable instruments

MGT 610: Operations Management Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program or consent of program director. Introduces concepts and techniques of modern operations and supply chain management. Topics include design and structuring of operating systems, production planning, inventory control, materials requirements planning, project management, facilities layout, quality control, process and job design.

Stack Courses
You will choose two of these stacks or mix and match courses totaling 12 credit hours from any stack to further customize your Online MBA experience. If students select the Health Care Administration stack, then only one stack is selected, totaling four courses and 12 credit hours. Finance Stack FIN 620: Corporate Finance Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: FIN 605 or department approval. In depth exploration of capital budgeting, dividend analysis, capital structure, risk/return analysis, costs of capital, international aspects of finance, valuation issues, leasing, basic financial forecasting and institutional structures for finance. Component course in MBA Finance Stack.

FIN 621: Investments and Security Analysis Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: FIN 620 or department approval. Introduction to the modern theory and practice of investing. In-depth discussion of risk and rate of return, portfolio theory, valuation of financial claims such as bonds, stocks, and derivative securities, portfolio formation and revision, and portfolio performance monitoring. Component course in MBA Finance Stack.

FIN 622: International Finance Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: FIN 620 or department approval. In-depth exploration of the impact that globalization brings to capital budgeting, dividend analysis, capital structure, risk/return analysis, costs of capital, valuation issues, leasing, basic financial forecasting and institutional structures for finance. Component course in MBA Finance Stack

Leadership Stack MGT 620: Leading Organizational Change Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MGT 605 or department approval. Application of theories of leadership and organizational change to a variety of business organizations; personal assessment and reflection on leadership; planning and implementing of organizational change; use of simulations, cases, and/or projects to blend theory and practice. Component course in MBA Leadership Stack.

MGT 621: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MGT 620 or department approval. Provides a conceptual and practical understanding of the concepts, legal framework, theory, and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution. Includes the research and framing of issues, bargaining strategies, successful tactics, and methods of reaching a settlement. Component course in MBA Leadership Stack.

MGT 622: Essentials of Project Management Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MGT 620 or department approval. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to structuring projects in multi- functional organizational settings; planning, team development, software, quality improvement, completion; case analysis, internships, and/or term projects to blend theory with practice. Component course in MBA Leadership Stack.

Innovation through Competitive Intelligence Stack MBA 620: Ideation to Innovation Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: department approval. Develops a context for ideation through the formulation of new opportunities and the process and identification of strategic options leading to viable strategies. Experiential application of strategies is applied to real problems. Component course in MBA Innovation through Competitive Intelligence Stack. Prerequisite: MGT 605

MBA 621: Competitive Intelligence Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MBA 620 or department approval. Moving ideas into action requires gathering data on the market, industry and competitors. Focuses on competitive intelligence data capture, analysis and translation techniques to identify a viable set of strategic options. Experiential application of content knowledge is applied to real problems. Component course in MBA Innovation through Competitive Intelligence Stack. MBA 622: Ideation to Value

Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MBA 621 or department approval. Validation and refinement of business outcomes through gap analysis, design of critical operating models, sustainable implementation mapping. Covers clearly defined approaches for taking new ideas to successful strategic launches no matter the construct (people, process, product) or level of volatility. Component course in MBA Innovation through Competitive Intelligence Stack.

Marketing Stack MKT 620: Marketing Strategy Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Pre-req MKT 605. Successful businesses evaluate their various environments and forge sustainable competitive advantages in the marketplace. It is critical to create a long-term strategy that builds, maintains, and ultimately grows the market position. This course focuses on the evaluation of extant strategies and the creation and justification of alternative marketing strategies.

MKT 621: Consumer Behavior and Insights Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Pre-req MKT 620. The primary focus of the course is to explore the consumer path to purchase by studying the physical, physiological, social, and cognitive models and theories of consumer behavior.

MKT 622: Marketing Analytics Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Pre-req MKT 620. To properly design and engage marketing strategies, managers today need to understand the role that big data plays in the marketplace. In this course, you will be provided real-life examples of data and asked to develop and apply the appropriate insights needed to make a business decision.

Data Analytics stack MBI 606: Business Intelligence Development Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MBI 600 or department approval. The course covers the design and development of business intelligence systems (data warehouses and data marts, for example). Dimensional models will be developed and reports will be produced. Students gain a working knowledge of business intelligence systems with hands on labs.

MBI 607: Data Visualization and Visual Analytics Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MBI 600 or department approval. The course covers the design of data visualizations for solving Business problems and exploring business opportunities. The course addresses both good practices in visualization development as well as using datasets and at least one example of a visualization tool to effectively structure visualizations that are appealing and instructive. MBI 608: Intro to Business Analytics Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Prerequisite: MBI 600 or department approval. Business decisions require data analysis to increase problem understanding and produce better answers. This course is a hands-on introduction to the business analytics process, including problem modeling, tools and techniques for analysis, and effectively communicating insights. This course is open only to students in the MBA program.

Health Care Administration stack HSC 620: Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 Study of financial administration processes and payment systems within the various health care delivery systems. Topics to include but are not limited to: Tools to analyze and understand financial operations, various tools to review and manage comparative data, construct and evaluate budgets, tools to plan, monitor, and manage financial status, allocation of resources, and acquire funds. HSC 630: Strategic Planning for Health Services Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSHS, MBA, or permission of instructor. An indepth study of successful strategic planning and marketing tactics utilized in the field of healthcare. Evaluation of stakeholders, community needs and desires, as well as implementation and evaluation of such methods.

HSC 640: Health Law and Ethical Issues Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSHS, MBA, or permission of instructor. Study and evaluation of health care law and its interface with the healthcare system and the key players within. Real life ethical dilemmas will be examined with application of various theories and principles that apply. HSC 650: Healthcare Policy and Economics Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSHS, MBA, or permission of instructor. Explore healthcare issues, policies and economic factors influenced by technological, social, economic, and political factors; availability of and access to healthcare; social distribution of healthcare; and actions for dealing with healthcare dilemmas. Federal and state regulatory programs and healthcare financing will be examined.

CAP stone courses
Students must take the following courses, totaling five credit hours, as part of the MBA practicum. MBA 610: Comprehensive MBA Essentials Review Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Review and testing on MBA Essentials topics in Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Operations in preparation for MBA 611. MBA 611: MBA Capstone Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 This course is the final part of the culminating experience in the MBA Program. The coursework involves the completion of a series of questions posed by faculty members based on readings done in class. The readings encompass a wide variety of topics covered in the MBA Program.

HSC 640: Health Law and Ethical Issues Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSHS, MBA, or permission of instructor. Study and evaluation of health care law and its interface with the healthcare system and the key players within. Real life ethical dilemmas will be examined with application of various theories and principles that apply. HSC 650: Healthcare Policy and Economics Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSHS, MBA, or permission of instructor. Explore healthcare issues, policies and economic factors influenced by technological, social, economic, and political factors; availability of and access to healthcare; social distribution of healthcare; and actions for dealing with healthcare dilemmas. Federal and state regulatory programs and healthcare financing will be examined.

CAP stone courses
Students must take the following courses, totaling five credit hours, as part of the MBA practicum. MBA 610: Comprehensive MBA Essentials Review Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 2 Review and testing on MBA Essentials topics in Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Operations in preparation for MBA 611. MBA 611: MBA Capstone Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 This course is the final part of the culminating experience in the MBA Program. The coursework involves the completion of a series of questions posed by faculty members based on readings done in class. The readings encompass a wide variety of topics covered in the MBA Program.

Program Structure

Dec 2020 To Jan 2021 *TBD 1 Course 2 Credits By (NKU)

*TBD5 Courses10 Credits By (NKU)*TBD1 Course2 Credits By NKU*TBD1 Course3 Credits by NKU

SemesterCourses to be takenNumber of coursesCredits acquired
July 2020 to Nov 2020Foundation Courses Mandatory8 courses16 Credits By (Vidyalankar)
Jan 2021 To May 2021*TBD4 Courses8 Credits By (Vidyalankar)
1 Course2 Credits By (NKU)
June 2021 To Aug 2021*TBD5 Courses10 Credits By (NKU)
Aug 2021 To Nov 2021*TBD1 Course2 Credits By NKU
Dec 2021 To Jan 2022*TBD1 Course3 Credits By NKU
Total33 Credits
Feb 2022 To April 2022InternshipOptional

*TBD :To be decided