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.

Curriculum

Core Courses (33)
BUS 510Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business3
BUS 550Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage3
BUS 590Business Innovation in the Next Economy3
MBA 501Accounting for Strategic Decision-Making3
MBA 502Emerging Issues in the Global Business Environment3
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 (15)
Select 15 credit hours15
Total Credit Hours48

Concentrations

A concentration consists of a minimum of 6 credit hours in one of the following areas:

  • 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
  • Technopreneurship
  • Technology and Marketing
 

Master of Business Administration (Accelerated MBA) 

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 6 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

1

Students who do not need foundational courses will graduate with 30 credit hours. Those requiring the foundational courses will need 36 credit hours to graduate.

2

Other courses from Stuart's graduate programs may be approved by program director.