Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Master of Business Administration requires the successful completion of at least 48 semester credits (16 courses). Full-time students are expected to enroll for at least three courses per semester and can potentially complete their program in two-and-a-half years. Part-time students may enroll in as few as one course per semester and complete their program at a slower pace. The program schedule allows flexibility to students who wish to accelerate their studies. For example, full-time students may graduate in roughly two years by taking more courses each semester and attending school during the summers—but this requires careful planning.

Master of Business Administration Curriculum

Core Courses (33)
BUS 510Bldg Innovative Sustain Bus3
BUS 550Bus Analytics for Comp Advntge3
BUS 590Bus Innovation in Next Economy3
MBA 501Acctng for Strategic Dec Mkng3
MBA 502Emerging Issues Global Bus Env3
MBA 504Analytics for Decision Making3
MBA 505Contemporary Eco Anlys/Game Th3
MBA 506Lead Knowledge-Intensive Orgs3
MBA 509Financial Mgmt in Global World3
MBA 511Customer Value3
MBA 513Operations & Tech Management3
Elective Courses (15)
Select 15 credit hours15
Total Credit Hours48

Concentrations

A concentration consists of a minimum of six credit hours in one of the following areas. Details on course requirements are available in the M.B.A. Specializations section.

  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Society
  • China Studies
  • Corporate Finance
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Emerging Markets
  • Investment Management
  • Management of Nonprofits
  • Management of Public Sector
  • Risk Management
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Technology and Marketing
  • Technopreneurship
 

Accelerated Master of Business Administration Curriculum

Foundational Courses (6) 1
BUS 510Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business3
MBA 501Accounting for Strategic Decision-Making3
Core Courses (24)
BUS 550Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage3
BUS 590Business Innovation in the Next Economy3
MBA 504Analytics for Decision Making3
MBA 505Contemporary Economic Analysis and Game Theory3
MBA 506Leadership in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations3
MBA 509Financial Management in a Globalized World3
MBA 511Creating, Communicating, and Delivering Customer Value3
MBA 513Operations and Technology Management3
Elective Courses (6)
Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following: 26
Emerging Issues in the Global Business Environment3
Negotiations and Strategic Decision Making3
Leadership in Multicultural Organizations3
Total Credit Hours36

Minimum degree credits required: 30-36

Specialization Courses

14 M.B.A. specializations are available. To earn a specialization, the student must complete 6-12 credit hours within an identified focus area.

Business Analytics

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Qual/Survey Rsrch Mthds in Bus3
Predictive Analytics3
Social Media Mktg Analytics3
SMGT 525
3
Total Credit Hours6

Business and Society

MBA 518Ethics Corp Soc Responsibility3
MBA 529Social Entrepreneurship3
Total Credit Hours6

China Studies

MBA 566China History, Politics & Econ3
MBA 567Chinese Language and Culture3
Total Credit Hours6

Corporate Finance

MSF 504Valuation/Portfolio Management3
MSF 505Futures/Option/OTC Derivatives3
MSF 534Corporate Finance3
MSF 535Investment Banking3
Total Credit Hours12

Creativity and Innovation

MBA 528Healthcare Mngt, Tech, & Innov3
MBA 577Got Creativity?3
Total Credit Hours6

Emerging Markets

MBA 564Competing in Emerging Markets3
MBA 569Competit of Asian/West Enterpr3
Total Credit Hours6

Investment Management

MSF 504Valuation/Portfolio Management3
MSF 505Futures/Option/OTC Derivatives3
MSF 545Struct Fixed Income Portfolios3
MSF 546Quant Investment Strategies3
Total Credit Hours12

Management of Non-Profits

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Nonprof and the Public Sector3
The Nonprofit Sector3
Regl Politics & Contemp Bus3
Total Credit Hours6

Management of Public Sector

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Essentials for Public Mgmt3
Effective Management of HR3
Social Capital & the Community3
Incident Rspnse Disaster Rcvry3
Total Credit Hours6

Risk Management

MSF 504Valuation/Portfolio Management3
MSF 505Futures/Option/OTC Derivatives3
MSF 554Market Risk Management3
MSF 555Credit Risk Management3
Total Credit Hours12

Strategy and Leadership

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
The General Manager3
Negotiations & Strat Dec Mkng3
Leadership Multicultural Orgs3
Strategic Marketing Management3
Total Credit Hours6

Sustainability

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Managing Sustainable Brands3
Sustainable Supply Chain Mgmt.3
SMGT 504
3
Total Credit Hours6

Technology and Marketing

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Integrated Mktg Comm Strategy3
Customer Touch Points3
Social Media Mktg Strategy3

Technopreneurship

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Project Management3
Creativity/Contemp Enterp Opps3
Creating/Fin New Tech Ventures3
Total Credit Hours6