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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 a concentration of courses in public safety leadership. These career opportunities may be in areas such as business administration, public administration, or public safety 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 Public Safety Leadership Concentration Program Objective

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

  1. Evaluate alternative solutions to complex management challenges in the field of public safety.

Special Admissions

Students must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in business or a related discipline to be admitted to this Master of Business Administration in Public Safety Leadership (MBAPSL) program. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline must enroll in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management (MBABM) program.

▲ 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 39.00 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

Required Public Safety Leadership Concentration Courses

A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours is required.

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 623

Public Safety Administration

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 624

Resource Management for Public Safety

MBA 606

3.00

Public Safety Leadership Concentration Elective Courses

A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours is required.

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 610

Human Resource Management

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

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