Program Description

The MBA program consists of 12 courses (54 quarter hour credits). The MBA program prepares individuals to organize and direct the functions & processes of an organization and includes instruction in business/management theory, leadership and behavior, accounting and finance, quantitative methods, competitive strategy, production, marketing and business decision-making.

Program Objective

The MBA degree program is designed for working adult students who wish to advance in their business career or expand their capabilities. The curriculum prepares students for the emerging knowledge economy by emphasizing the fundamental state-of-the-art technical and “soft” business skills in demand in today’s rapidly changing workplace and job demands.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or equivalence will be required to complete the following courses with a grade C or better: ECO100 Principles of Economics; FIN100 Introduction to Finance MAT310 Descriptive Statistics; and ACC100: Principles of Accounting.

Core component: 13.5 credits / 3 courses

  • ACC500 Financial Accounting
  • BUS530 Business Technology & Research
  • CIS500 Management of Information Systems; OR
  • GIS580: Geospatial Business Intelligence

Major Component: 27 credits / 6 courses

  • BUS520 Leadership and Org. Behavior
  • BUS599 CAPSTONE: Business Administration (To be taken in last or next to last quarter)
  • BUS590 *Curricular Practical Training Externship
  • ECO500 Managerial Economics and Finance
  • MGT550 Project Management
  • MKT501 Marketing Management

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* BUS590 is selected in consultation with the program dean

Concentration component 13.5 credits / 3 courses from the following:

Accounting:

  • ACC 502 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 504 Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 562 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 563 Advanced Accounting Theory
  • ACC 575 International Accounting Systems
  • TAX 580 Advanced Federal Taxation

Marketing Management:

  • BUS507 Marketing Analytics
  • BUS515 Operations Management
  • BUS558 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • MKT535 Marketing & E-Marketing Management
  • MKT545 International Marketing

Health Care Management:

  • HCM 560 Health Services System
  • HCM 576 Health Care Quality Management
  • HCM 580 Economics of Health Care Management

Project Management:

  • MGT 551 Agile & Lean Project Management
  • MGT 553 Program & Portfolio Management
  • MGT 580 Risk, Quality & Communication Management

Human Resources Management:

  • BUS 565 Human Resource Development
  • BUS 570 Adv. Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining
  • BUS 575 Reward Systems

Geospatial Business Intelligence:

  • GIS580 Geospatial Business Intelligence
  • GIS581 Geospatial Business Analysis and Modeling
  • GIS585 Geospatial Application in Business & Management

Business Analytics:

  • BUS505 Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage
  • BUS507 Marketing Analytics
  • BUS597 Statistical Analytics of Business Problems

No Specialization:

Choose any three courses from Concentrations above or General Electives below

General Electives:

  • BUS500 Business Communication
  • BUS510 Strategic Resolution Methods
  • BUS525 Risk Analysis and Risk Management
  • BUS531 Business Analysis I
  • BUS532 Business Analysis II
  • BUS557 Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage
  • BUS585 Supply Chain Management
  • BUS592 Business Analysis
  • LEG500 Commercial Law

In addition, a different course may be selected with approval of the program dean.

CPT Externship Extension (optional)

BUS590 – (1–6) CPT in Business Administration Externship Extension (0 credits; may only be taken after BUS590)