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M.B.A.

The goal of the M.B.A. curriculum is to provide students with a broad professional education
that prepares them for responsible leadership and management positions in business and
public service. Students integrate business theory and practical application in taking a creative,
innovative approach to solving complex problems in today’s global business environment. The
importance of making both socially and ethically responsible decisions in today’s business
world is stressed.

The program is designed for part-time students who wish to complete their M.B.A. by taking
classes in the evening. Students who majored in business administration at the undergraduate
level may complete the program in as few as 36 credit hours. Teaching methods used include
lectures, discussions and case studies. Strong faculty and student involvement and interaction
in and out of the classroom are designed to improve students’ communication, presentation,
leadership and team-building skills.

For admission information, see Graduate Admission and Program Specific Application Requirements. 

Foundation Courses 

Six foundation courses (18 credit hours) are designed to provide a background for students who did not take courses in business administration at the undergraduate level. Students who have completed appropriate undergraduate coursework may be exempted from foundation courses. It is expected that students meet the foundation requirements before they enroll in core requirements. Any exceptions to this must be approved by the M.B.A. director.

  • ECON 551 Foundations of Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT 551 Management Theory (3 credits)
  • MGMT 552 Quantitative Methods for Managers (3 credits)
  • MGMT 553 Foundations of Accounting (3 credits)
  • MGMT 554 Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • MATH 500 Statistics (3 credits)

Core Requirements 

Ten core courses (30 credit hours) provide a common body of knowledge and are required of all students in the M.B.A. program. These courses provide a solid foundation in management, economics, accounting, finance and marketing. Included in the core is a capstone course, MGMT 590 Management Policy, which is taken by M.B.A. students in their final semester of study after all other core courses have been completed. Students must meet the prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a class. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the M.B.A. director.

  • ECON 560 Managerial Economics (3 credits) *
  • MGMT 560 Organizational Behavior (3 credits) *
  • MGMT 561 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 562 Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MGMT 563 Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 564 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 565 International Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 566 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT 567 Social and Ethical Issues of Business (3 credits)
  • MGMT 590 Management Policy (3 credits)

*Students must enroll in MGMT 560 and ECON 560 during their first semester in the M.B.A. Core. For part-time students, these requirements may be fulfilled over the course of two semesters

Concentration Courses 

Students are required to complete two courses from the following list. Students may elect to take courses in one concentration (accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, marketing or public management) or in two different concentrations. No substitutions are allowed with regard to any concentration courses. Courses may count for requirements in two concentrations, but the credits can only count toward one concentration.

Accounting Concentration 

  • MGMT 580 Strategic Cost Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 581 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)

Finance Concentration 

  • MGMT 576 Advanced Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 577 Portfolio and Investment Management (3 credits)
  • ECMG 578 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 581 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)

Human Resource Management Concentration 

  • MGMT 582 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
  • MGMT 584 Leadership and Supervision (3 credits)
  • MGMT 585 Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Information Systems Concentration 

Students may select courses in Information Systems by selecting two graduate computer science courses with the consent of their adviser and the director of the Computer Science program.

Marketing Concentration 

  • MGMT 570 Marketing Analysis for Managers (3 credits)
  • MGMT 571 Advertising Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 572 Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

Public Management Concentration 

  • MGMT 585 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 587 Public Administration (3 credits)

Focus Area
Regulatory Compliance 

  • BMS 545 Product Development (3 credits)
  • BMS 547 Development of Pharmaceutics and the Regulatory Environment (3 credits)
  • BMS 549 Regulation of Medical Devices (3 credits)
  • BMS 550 Food and Drug Law (3 credits)

Please contact the M.B.A. director for additional information about this focus area.