The MBA program has several components: skill competency, undergraduate common body of knowledge, core classes, and approved electives. Students pursuing the MBA complete 11 core courses (30 credits).

The following 11 core courses must be completed:

Master of Business Administration (30 hours)

Course Credits
ACCT 551 Accounting for Managers 3
BUS 501 Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
BUS 518 Managerial Research Analysis 3
BUS 553 Strategic Management 2
BUS 554 Comprehensive Integrative Project in Strategic Management 1
ECON 525 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 541 Managerial Finance 3
IS 500 Information Systems for Managers 3
MGT 513 Organizational Behavior and Management Theory 3
MGT 530 Production and Operations Management 3
MKT 517 Marketing Management 3

Information on degrees can also be found in the graduate catalog.

Course Descriptions

Prerequisites for all MBA Courses: Entry into the MBA program and completion of the relevant Common Body of Knowledge requirements.

Accounting

  • ACCT 551 Accounting for Managers (3). Presentation, analysis and interpretation of accounting data for use in planning, organizing, actuating and controlling business activities. Prerequisites: Entry into the MBA program. (F)
  • ACCT 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits) Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • ACCT 593 Topics in Accounting (1-3). As announced. Prerequisites: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)

Business Administration

  • BUS 501 Ethics, Law and Social Responsibility (3). A study of the fiduciary, legal and ethical responsibilities, liabilities and immunities of corporate directors, officers and managers; organizational governance; corporate citizenship; social responsibility; and legal compliance. Students consider conflicts between goals and values and develop a foundation for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Prerequisites: Entry into the MBA program. (F)
  • BUS 518 Managerial Research Analysis (3). A research project-based course involving the concepts, tools and techniques used in applying the scientific method in the business environment. Topics include: scientific method, research process, types of research, questionnaire design, statistical tests, analysis and presentation of results. The course must be taken during the first semester of course work. Prerequisites: Entry into the MBA program. (F, S, Su)
  • BUS 553 Strategic Management (2). A top-management view leading to formulation of general policies for the organization; objectives, plans for achievement, organizing administrative personnel to meet objectives, implementation of programs, measurement of results and re-appraisal of objectives, plans and action patterns. Prerequisite: Final semester standing only and graduate coordinator consent. (F, S)
  • BUS 554 Comprehensive Integrative Project in Strategic Management (1). Provides an opportunity for students to apply and integrate the knowledge acquired through course work in the MBA program to make strategic decisions about a company. Must be taken concurrently with or after successfully completing BUS 553. Because students complete the comprehensive capstone experience during this course, it may be repeated one time only. Prerequisite: Final semester standing only and graduate coordinator consent. (F, S)
  • BUS 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits). Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • BUS 593 Topics in Business Administration (1-3). As announced. Prerequisites: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)
  • BUS 599 Master's Thesis (1-6). (BUS 599 credit must total 6 credits for graduate degree). Prerequisite: Consent of graduate advisory committee. (TBA)

Economics

  • ECON 525 Managerial Economics (3). Application of economic theory to problems of business management: profit, demand, cost competition, employment of factors of production and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (F)
  • ECON 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits). Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • ECON 593 Topics in Economics (1-3). As announced. Prerequisites: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)

Finance

  • FIN 541 Managerial Finance (3). Business organization and structure: techniques and problems of decision-making for efficient management, a basis for planning and controlling in relation to enterprise objectives. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (S)
  • FIN 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits). Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • FIN 593 Topics in Finance (1-3). As announced. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)

Information Systems

  • IS 500 Information Systems for Managers (3). Examines the relationship between information systems and organizational strategy. Introduces key issues in managing information technology and stresses management’s role in implementing information systems to execute the organizational strategy. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (Su)
  • IS 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits). Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • IS 593 Topics in Information Systems (1-3). As announced. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)

Management

  • MGT 501 Production and Operations Management (3). Production/Operations Management (POM) includes the application of quantitative techniques for managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (S)
  • MGT 513 Organizational Behavior and Management Theory (3). The theory and practice of managing individuals, groups and organizations as well as an investigation into how organizational structures and cultures impact the performance of people. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program.(S)
  • MGT 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits). Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • MGT 593 Topics in Management (1-3). As announced. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)

Marketing

  • MKT 517 Marketing Management (3). Marketing and its importance in the economy and the firm. Integrates the marketing functions and demonstrates the increasing complexity of the modern marketing system. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (S)
  • MKT 579 Individual Research (1-3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits). Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and graduate coordinator required. (TBA)
  • MKT 593 Topics in Marketing (1-3). As announced. Prerequisite: Entry into the MBA program. (TBA)

Graduate Coordinator

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Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of Information Systems

Office Location: College of Business (COB), Room 223

Phone: 575.562.2442