Students pursuing the MBA must complete the following 10 core courses (30 credits).

Master of Business Administration (30 hours)

CourseCredits
ACCT 551 Accounting for Managers 3
BUS 501 Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
BUS 518 Managerial Research Analysis 3
BUS 553 Integrative Management 3
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

Course Descriptions

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)

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, S)
  • 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). As the capstone course for the MBA program, this course focuses on the formulation of strategic policies to achieve organizational goals, the implementation of those goals, the measurement of results, and the reappraisal of policies and goals.  Students will be required to participate in the MBA assessment process while taking this course.  Prerequisites:  Final semester standing only and graduate coordinator consent. FIN 541 is required, while MGT 530 and MKT 517 are strongly recommended. (F, S)

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, S)

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. (F, S)

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. (F, S, Su)

Management

  • 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.(F, S)
  • MGT 530 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. (F, S)

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. (F, S)
Graduate Coordinator

Pattarapong Burusnukul

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Associate Professor of Marketing, MBA Coordinator

Office Location: College of Business (COB), Room 225

Phone: 575.562.2366