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MBA - Law Enforcement & Corrections

Those who want to prepare to pursue management positions in corrections and law enforcement might consider the online Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections at the University of the Southwest. Read on for details about this online MBA program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections

School Offering Program:

University of the Southwest

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who apply to University of the Southwest's online MBA with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections program should display courage and discernment abilities as well as empathy and integrity. They must also possess strong leadership skills. All applicants to University of the Southwest's graduate programs should have an undergraduate degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

University of the Southwest's online Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections program was designed for individuals whose goals include preparing to manage correctional and law enforcement officers and oversee budgets. The program aims to cover general business topics, such as financial management and marketing, as well as offer specialization courses that cover topics on the criminal justice system and corrections administration. Students could also be able to learn about information technology as it pertains to management professionals. Criminal justice statistics and controllership courses are other main aspects of the curriculum. Once students have completed such courses, they'll have opportunities to prove their comprehension of the program's content through their participation in the capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact University of the Southwest's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections

Graduating from the online MBA with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections program at University of the Southwest requires that students pass seven core courses and five specialization courses. Each of the courses in the 36-credit program is equivalent to three credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Divine Mercy University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course Requirements (21 credit hours)

  • Leadership
  • Information Technology for Managers
  • Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Controllership
  • Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management

Specialization Course Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • Administration of Organizations in the CJ System
  • Administration of Corrections Organizations
  • Criminal Law
  • Crime Mapping
  • Capstone: Organizational Design and Strategy

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education: 

A doctoral degree could further expand career prospects for graduates of University of the Southwest's online MBA with a Specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections program. This educational path might be followed by graduates who want to pursue professorships or research positions. Programs such as the following might be explored:

  • DBA in Criminal Justice
  • Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Ph.D. in Administration of Justice

Career Paths:

University of the Southwest's online Law Enforcement and Corrections MBA program graduates might possess the administrative expertise and business acumen necessary to pursue related careers. Private security firms and law enforcement agencies are prime examples of potential work settings. Career titles of interest might include:

  • Law enforcement administrator
  • Corrections manager
  • Criminologist
  • Corporate security manager