Business Administration (MBA)
Our online MBA program is crafted to support professionals who are seeking credentials necessary to qualify for management and leadership positions, both in government and industry. MBA core coursework and projects focus on developing your leadership skills, enhancing your understanding of new technologies, strengthening your ability to use technology to solve business problems, and understanding the process of innovation. Specialization options include leadership, information assurance, information technology, or technology management law and policy. An additional specialization option emphasizing acquisition in the federal government and DoD contracting arena is under development. Students complete the 36-39 credit hour program through a combination of accelerated 8-week terms and 16-week semesters.
Program Chair: Professor Claude Rankin
Claude Rankin is a graduate of George Washington University, where he double-majored in political science and speech communication/broadcasting. He subsequently received a master's degree in political communication from the University of Maryland. He has worked in the private sector as a senior project manager for Arbitron, director of market research for United Way of Delaware, senior business development analyst for the AARP, and DC field office manager for Batnet1. From 2000-2011. he ran his own business, Clarity Communications.
An inventor as well as an entrepreneur, Professor Rankin holds a US patent for self-administered survey systems, methods and devices. He joined the Capitol faculty in 2012.