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Program Description

This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises, with concentration courses offered in two student-selected areas of study. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, finance, business administration, sales, marketing, human resources, information systems, project management, and production or operations for the existing or emerging manager. Application of theory to practice is emphasized throughout the program.

Core MBA Program Objectives

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate analytical skills in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, leadership, information systems, operations, and strategy.
  2. Plan change efforts, negotiate consensus, and act as a leader to solve organizational challenges.
  3. Analyze ethical obligations and prepare responses to complex legal and/or ethical situations.
  4. Analyze the impact of diversity on the organization, work with constituents to identify global challenges, and propose solutions to the challenges.
  5. Evaluate internal and external information to inform decision making, and present findings in written and/or oral formats to a variety of audiences.

MBA Concentration Program Objectives

Please refer to the individual concentration programs for concentration-specific objectives.

Special Admissions

Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree with a major in business or a related discipline must take the Business Management Concentration as one of their two concentration options.

▲ The prerequisite for the courses below may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, chief executive, general manager, operations manager, sales manager, and administrative services manager.

Program Content

A minimum of 48.00 semester credit hours is required.

Required Core MBA Courses

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 600

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

None/Corequisite MBA 606

3.00

MBA 606

Research and Decision Making

None

3.00

MBA 615

Marketing

MBA 540  and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 621

Financial and Managerial Accounting

MBA 520  and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 626

Information Systems and Technology

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 631

Operations and Project Management

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 639

Managerial Economics

MBA 530  and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 645

Finance

MBA 520  and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 690

Strategic Planning

MBA 520 , MBA 530 , MBA 540 ,
and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 691

Graduate Capstone Project

Final semester

3.00

Dual Concentration Options

A minimum of 18.00 semester credit hours is required. Students must select two (2) concentrations from the following options. Each concentration option requires the student to take a minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours from that option. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree with a major in business or a related discipline must take the Business Management Concentration as one of their two concentration options.

 This course is required for this concentration option.

Accounting Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 655

Advanced Auditing

AC 418 , MBA 520 , and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 656

Accounting Information Systems

MBA 520  and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 657

Advanced Taxation

AC 221 , MBA 520 , and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 658 

Advanced Managerial Accounting

MBA 520  MBA 606, and MBA 621

3.00

Business Management Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 520

Finance and Accounting for Managers

None

3.00

MBA 530

Economic and Statistical Analysis

None

3.00

MBA 540

Management and Marketing

None

3.00

MBA 610

Human Resource Management

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 638

Managing Organizational Performance

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 652

International Business

MBA 606

3.00

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

HCA 610 

Health Policy and Management

MSN 500 and MSN 560 (MSN students) OR MBA 606 (MBA students)

3.00

MBA 663

Health Insurance and Managed Care

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 664

Healthcare Administration

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 665

Healthcare Information Management

MBA 606

3.00

Human Resource Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 610 

Human Resource Management

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 611

Compensation and Rewards Management

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 636

Training and Development in Organizations

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 638

Managing Organizational Performance

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 641

Business and Labor Law

MBA 606

3.00

Project Management Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 646

Contract and Procurement

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 647 

Advanced Project Management

MBA 606 and MBA 631

3.00

MBA 648

Project Cost and Schedule Control

MBA 606 and MBA 631

3.00

MBA 671

Project Management in Technology

MBA 606 and MBA 631

3.00

Public Safety Leadership Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 610

Human Resource Management

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 623 

Public Safety Administration 

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 624 

Resource Management for Public Safety 

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 638

Managing Organizational Performance

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 647

Advanced Project Management

MBA 606 and MBA 631

3.00

Technology Management Concentration Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 671

Project Management in Technology

MBA 606 and MBA 631

3.00

MBA 672

Information Security and Privacy

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 673

Systems Analysis and Design

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 674 

Technology and Innovation

MBA 606

3.00

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