Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

0-21 semester hours
The foundation courses a student must fulfill are determined by the Program Director’s review of the student’s undergraduate coursework and professional experience. If foundation courses are needed, they should be among the first courses taken.

BUS 500AAccounting Fundamentals3
BUS 500BEconomics for Decision-Making3
BUS 500CQuantitative and Statistical Analysis3
BUS 500DBusiness Finance3
BUS 500EBusiness Management3
BUS 500FBusiness Marketing3
BUS 500JBusiness Communications3
Total Semester Hours21

Core Courses

24 semester hours

BUS 503Accounting Information for Decision-Making3
BUS 510Management of Information Technology3
BUS 525Economics of the Firm3
BUS 530Financial Management3
BUS 551Seminar in Organization Theory & Behavior3
BUS 560Seminar in Marketing Management3
BUS 575Analysis of Business Operations3
BUS 581Managing in a Global Economy3
Total Semester Hours24

Culminating Activity

3 semester hours

BUS 596Graduate Business Seminar3
Total Semester Hours3

Concentrations/Electives for the MBA and MBA, Experienced Professionals

In addition to the concentrations listed below, students may pursue any of the concentrations listed under the M.S. Management and Leadership or complete 9 semester hours of electives from 500-level BUS courses other than foundation courses. Units do not double count in the Core and the Concentration.

Accounting Concentration

Required Courses
BUS 501Corporate Accounting and Reporting I3
BUS 502Corporate Accounting and Reporting II3
Select a minimum of one of the following:3
Accounting for Specialized Entities
Auditing Standards & Practices
Federal Taxation Concepts and Practices - Individual
Cost Accounting
Total Semester Hours9

Finance Concentration

Select a minimum of three of the following:9
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
Management of Financial Institutions
Investment Banking
Entrepreneurial Finance
International Financial Management
Financial Strategy & Policy
Total Semester Hours9

Note: BUS 530 Financial Management Financial Management is a prerequisite to all Finance courses.

Information Technology Concentration

Select a minimum of three of the following:9
Management Support Systems 1
Integrated Data Management
Systems Planning and Implementation
Internet Marketing
Total Semester Hours9

Currently not being offered.

International Business Concentration

Select a minimum of three of the following:9
Contemporary Issues in International Trade
International Financial Management
International Marketing Management
Total Semester Hours9

Management and Leadership Concentration

MGMT 522Human Resource Management3
BUS 586Leadership in the Future3
Additional BUS or MGMT Elective Course3
Total Semester Hours9

Marketing Concentration

Select a minimum of three of the following:9
Seminar in Consumer Behavior
New Product Management
Marketing Channels/Distribution
Marketing Intelligence
Internet Marketing
International Marketing Management
The Management & Marketing of Services
Marketing Communications
Total Semester Hours9

Note: BUS 560 Seminar in Marketing Management is a prerequisite to all Marketing elective courses.

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Required Courses
BUS 576Supply Chain Management & Strategy3
BUS 577Compliance Issues in Supply Chains3
Select a minimum of one of the following:3
Project Management
Marketing Channels/Distribution
Total Semester Hours9

Health Services Management Concentration

Required Course
HSM 501Current Trends and Issues in Health Services3
Select three of the following:9
Legal Issues in Health Service Organizations
Foundations of Public Health
Public Health Policy
Human Resource Management in Health Service Organizations
Management of Clinical and Financial Information
Field Work/Internship
Total Semester Hours12