The Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Work Integrated Learning (WIL) based degree program provides students with comprehensive and well-integrated instruction in business fundamentals and decision making. It focuses on the development of deep self-knowledge and emotional intelligence that benefit managers across a range of business contexts. The program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and transpersonal perspective necessary to foster an organizational culture of value-driven, analytics-based decision-making in a competitive global strategic environment.
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Work Integrated Learning-Based Internship Program
A student may participate in the Sofia University Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program which is fully
integrated with the degree program. In this program, they will take a 3–credit Internship class in their first quarter. Additionally, after they complete the WIL Internship class, they will be required to take a 0–credit Internship class each quarter during their program, which will aid them on their continued internship journey while in the MBA program. Alternatively, a student may take an elective course in any program including the computer science program, the psychology program, or the business program.
Internship Eligibility for F-1 students:
To learn more about Sofia’s internship policies for check out our Domestic Internship Handbook and International Internship Handbook. Our Internship Handbook will help you learn about our Work Integrated Learning Internship Program, overall qualifications, and internal processes on how to apply.
Our MBA program offers a pedagogically integrated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component that allows all students to participate in a career-based work environment that directly maps to the MBA curricula.
The WIL program allows students to directly apply their learning in a highly technical environment while being mentored by an experienced Internship Faculty Advisor.
All students have the opportunity of interacting on a weekly basis with other STEM WIL peers to share their professional experiences in the field and provide peer guidance and advice.
All students will be able to learn a wide range of technology skills and apply them to their MBA program while developing lessons learned documents, work application summaries, and technical products that will reflect on their newly acquired workplace skills.
As the workforce evolves, a graduate degree shows me the dedication to enhancing my industry expertise and credibility. By earning a graduate degree from Sofia University, I continue to expand upon my wealth of knowledge, preparing myself for a life of constant learning, and I now have the confidence to compete in today’s advanced technological world.
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The MBA-WIL centric curriculum is comprised of the following requirements:
Foundation Courses (9 units): There are 3 mandatory business administration foundational courses that must be completed. Each course is 3 units for a total of 9 mandatory core units. The Core consists of courses that aim to provide students with both the human relations and quantitative decision-making skills to lead business operations.
• MBA2001 Personality and Motivation (3)
• MBA2002 Positive Psychology for Business (3)
• MBA2003 Decision Science 1 (3)
Business Core Courses (12 units): Business Fundamentals courses provide exposure to the major functional areas of business. There are 4 business fundamentals required courses:
• MBA3002 Financial Accounting (3)
• MBA3005 Operations (3)
• MBA3006 Business Law and Ethics (3)
• MBA3008 Marketing (3)
Advanced Business Courses (12 units): Advanced courses allow students to explore issues of innovation, technology, and advanced topics in transpersonal psychology, leadership and organizational behavior.
• MBA4401 Technology & Innovation (3)
• MBA4302 Organizational Psychology (3)
• MBA4301 Organizational Leadership & Mgt. (3)
• MBA4601 Marketing and Consumer Psychology (3)
Work Integrated Learning Based Internship Program or Elective (3 Units): A student may participate in the Sofia University Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program that is fully integrated with the degree program. In this program they will take a 3-credit Internship class in their first quarter. Additionally, after they complete the WIL Internship class, they will be required to take a 0-credit Internship class each quarter during their program, which will aid them on their continued internship journey while in the MSCS program. Or a student may take an elective course in any program including the computer science program, the psychology program, or the business program.
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