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MBA Curriculum

Each MBA student will be require to follow a course of study that provides a general business core and electives suited to the student's needs and aims in business. The curriculum consists of ten required courses and three electives. this is a non-theses program and will require the student to complete 36 hours of course work and pass a comprehensive exam. Students that have not completed and undergraduate business degree will have to complete business foundation courses in preparation for entering the program.

Students that do not have real world experience will be encouraged to complete a business internship during the summer as part of their program. In addition, a "Special Topics in Business? course is an elective provided for the development of new courses in the curriculum. These electives and the core curriculum provide knowledge on helping students understand changes and the adjustments that must occur to spur innovation and growth in order for the firm to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Students can select two elective courses from areas that include E-Business and Supply chain Management, Small business Management and Entrepreneurship, International Business and Trade. Electives in the area of E-Business and Supply Chain Management are designed to enhance the students understanding of information technology trends, the implementation of information technology and the impact of the digital economy on business in the global economy.

The Small Business Management and entrepreneurship electives are designed for individuals who are preparing to start their own business or who are managing the innovation process in established firms. The international business and Trade electives provide individuals with the knowledge for understanding business concepts and practices from and international or global perspective.

2012-2013 MBA Program Curriculum Plan (PDF)


MBA Core Courses (30 Semester Hours)


 

Course No.

Course

Credit Hours

 

ACCT 520

Managerial Accounting

3

 

ECON 515

Managerial Economics

3

 

MBAP 513

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

3

 

FINC 501

Financial Management

3

 

MGMT 505

Management Information Systems

3

 

MGMT 510

Operations Management

3

 

MGMT 520

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

3

 

MGMT 580

International Business

3

 

MKTG 591

Marketing Management

3

 

MGMT 592

Business Strategic Decision Making

3

 


Total


30










MBA Elective Courses (select 6 Hours)



Course No.

Course

Credit Hours


ACCT 541

Small Business accounting and Taxation

3


ECON 520

International Trade and Global Competition

3


EBIZ 580

E-Commerce in the Global Economy

3


EBIZ 582

Logistics and Transportation Management

3


FINC 521

Entrepreneurship Finance

3


MGMT 547

Entrepreneurship

3


MKTG 500

Strategic Sales Management**

3


MBAP 595

Internship Experience

3


MBAP 596

Special Topics in Business

3


EBIZ 546

Global Supply Chain/ERP

3



Total


36






MBA Foundation courses (18 Hours)



Course No.

Course

Credit Hours


ACCT 509

Survey of Accounting*

3


ECON 205

Principles of Economics*

3


FINC 330

Managerial Finance*

3


MBAP 501

Survey of Management and Marketing*

3


MBAP 508

Principles of Decision Science*

3


ECON 506

Quantitative Methods*

3



Total


18

       





*Foundation Courses are required for students
whose undergraduate degree was not business.
**By permission of the MBA Director