Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides training in business for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management.
The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business managers and executives who understand the nature of business as a whole, with the tools and techniques applicable to a wide variety of business situations.
The capstone for the MBA program gives students the chance to bring together all of the theories, skills, and tools studied during the program and integrate them into a learning experience that highlights the nature of competition and the kind of strategic maneuvering that must be done in order to succeed.
- Graduates will demonstrate foundation knowledge in each of the primary functional areas of business.
- Graduates will be able to solve semi-structured business problems.
- Graduates will be able to solve unstructured business problems.
- BUSN 5000 Business (3 hours)
- BUSN 5600 Accounting Theory and Practice (3 hours)
- BUSN 5620 Current Economic Analysis (3 hours)
Further information about program prerequisites can be found here
The degree requires satisfactory completion of 36 US credit hours of the MBA curriculum. Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more than the minimum required US credit hours for this degree.
The 12 required core courses in the MBA program are:
- MRKT 5000 Foundation of Marketing Strategic Thinking (formerly 'Marketing'; 3 hours)
- MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
- 1 Elective (Most students take MNGT 5990 Corporate Responsibility & Society) (3 hours)
- FINC 5000 Finance (3 hours)
Prerequisites: BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760
- FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FINC 5000
- BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics (3 hours)
- BUSN 6070 Management Accounting (3 hours)
Prerequisites: BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760
- BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: BUSN 5760
- BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
Prerequisites: BUSN 5620 and BUSN 5760
- BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition (3 hours)
Prerequisite: completion of all of the required courses above
- MNGT 6250 Thesis (formerly BUSN 6250; 6 hours)
MBA graduates find career opportunities in a myriad of global industries, including logistics, energy, tourism, finance, and trade. Previous graduates have found positions as global supply chain consultants, trade policy advisors, and as managers in business development, finance, and international marketing. Some MBA graduates have gone on to found and run their own successful companies as well, putting their operational business know-how to work as their own boss.
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*Note: Program prerequisites are to be completed before beginning MBA coursework. Prerequisite courses are required for those students who have not completed an appropriate equivalent within the five years prior to entering the MBA program. Prerequisite / Equivalent courses must have been completed with a grade of B or better. In the case of BUSN 5000 - Business, students must have completed an accredited undergraduate degree in business or management within five years of starting the MBA program. If the appropriate prerequisite course content was completed more than five years prior to entering the program, the department will allow a waiver if the student demonstrates command of the content area by successfully completing a waiver examination. If you are interested in taking a prerequisite waiver examination, please see the department coordinator. Prerequisite courses may not count as electives.