Master of Business Administration Degree Requirements (MBA)

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 36 graduate units which may include a thesis of up to 6 units.
  2. An adequate preparation in the Common Body of Knowledge as defined by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Additional graduate courses will be required of those individuals not having sufficient preparation. (Normally a program of study for those without prior business preparation would require two full years to complete.)
  3. At least 30 units from the breadth, elective, and emphasis areas must be numbered 730 or above and be beyond the Common Body of Knowledge.
  4. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in emphasis courses, in courses prescribed for the program, and overall graduate work undertaken. Grades earned outside the program cannot be used to adjust the program grade point average.

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The MBA requires 36 credits beyond the CBK.

Common Body of Knowledge0-14
ACCOUNTING FOUNDATIONS
STATISTICS FOUNDATIONS
ECONOMICS FOUNDATIONS
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MARKETING
Required Breadth
BEINDP 740PERSUASION AND NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES2
FNBSLW 735BUSINESS VALUATION USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS3
ITSCM 745STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT2
ITSCM 770FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT2
MANGEMNT 757LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT3
MANGEMNT 787BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY3
MARKETNG 731QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS3
MARKETNG 747MARKETING STRATEGY2
ECON 736BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS2
or ECON 737 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
MANGEMNT 759SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS2
or MARKETNG 766 ETHICS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Electives
Select 3 elective credits3
Emphasis
All students must select at least one emphasis (see below)9
Total Units36-50

Emphasis (9 credits)

All students must select at least one emphasis. Courses can not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one emphasis.

Data Analytics

Select three of the following9
DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
DATA FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS
DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS
DIGITAL MARKETING
Total Units9

Finance

Select three of the following:9
FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS
REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
FINANCIAL MARKETS
CAPITAL BUDGETING
PORTFOLIO THEORY AND PRACTICE
FINANCIAL MODELING
Total Units9

Human Resource Management

Select three of the following:9
STAFFING & EVALUATION
CURRENT ISSUES IN COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
LABOR AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Total Units9

Information Technology Management

Select three of the following:9
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE MANAGEMENT
DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY
Total Units9

International Business

Select three of the following:9
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Total Units9

Management

Select three of the following:9
MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATION DESIGN
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND NPO/NGO MANAGEMENT
Total Units9

Marketing

Select three of the following:9
CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
ENTREPRENEURIAL MARKETING STRATEGY
BRAND MANAGEMENT
DIGITAL MARKETING
Total Units9

Project Management

ITSCM 785APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Required)3
Select two of the following:6
TOPICS IN PROJECT MANGEMENT
QUALITY ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY
GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
Total Units9

Supply Chain Management

Select three of the following:9
MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS
GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS STRATEGY
QUALITY ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
Total Units9

Customized

Select 9 credits of electives numbered above 730 as approved by an advisor9
Total Units9

(Upon recommendation of the student’s advisor and with approval of the M.B.A. Coordinator, a thesis of up to 6 units may be included in the 9 unit emphasis.)