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 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 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

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.

 

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
Qualitative and Survey Research Methods in Business3
Predictive Analytics3
Social Media Marketing Analytics3
Environmental Performance Analytics3
Total Credit Hours6

Business and Society

MBA 518Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility3
MBA 529Social Entrepreneurship3
Total Credit Hours6

China Studies

MBA 566Understanding China: History, Politics and Economics3
MBA 567Chinese Language and Culture3
Total Credit Hours6

Corporate Finance

MSF 504Valuation and Portfolio Management3
MSF 505Futures, Options, and OTC Derivatives3
MSF 534Corporate Finance3
MSF 535Investment Banking3
Total Credit Hours12

Creativity and Innovation

MBA 528Healthcare Management, Technology, and Innovation3
MBA 577Got Creativity?: Strategies and Tools for the Next Economy3
Total Credit Hours6

Emerging Markets

MBA 564Competing in Emerging Markets3
MBA 569Competitiveness of Asian & Western Enterprises3
Total Credit Hours6

Investment Management

MSF 504Valuation and Portfolio Management3
MSF 505Futures, Options, and OTC Derivatives3
MSF 545Structured Fixed Income Portfolios3
MSF 546Quantitative Investment Strategies3
Total Credit Hours12

Management of Non-Profits

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Nonprofits and the Public Sector3
The Nonprofit Sector3
Regulatory Politics and Contemporary Business3
Total Credit Hours6

Management of Public Sector

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Essentials for Public Management in a Complex Society: Processes, Structures, and Values3
Effective Management of Human Resources in Environments of Scarce Resources3
Social Capital and the Community3
Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity3
Total Credit Hours6

Risk Management

MSF 504Valuation and Portfolio Management3
MSF 505Futures, Options, and 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 and Strategic Decision Making3
Leadership in Multicultural Organizations3
Strategic Marketing Management3
Total Credit Hours6

Sustainability

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Managing Sustainable Brands3
Sustainable Supply Chain Management3
Industrial Ecology and Systems Thinking3
Total Credit Hours6

Technology and Marketing

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

Technopreneurship

Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Project Management3
Creativity and Contemporary Entrepreneurial Opportunities3
Creating and Financing New Technology Ventures3
Total Credit Hours6