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Master of Business Administration Degree


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers a balance of theory and practice. The mission of the MBA program is to prepare working adults in the early stages of their careers in small or middlesized organizations with the knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics that will enhance performance in their present occupation, and prepare them for advancement to upper-level management in the future.

A principal strategy for achievement of this overall goal is to employ a balanced educational approach that includes a rich mixture of business theory and practice. The MBA program complements management development activities which, in combination, prepare working adults for advancement within an organization. To this end, the MBA program enhances career opportunities in the management of business firms or other formally organized enterprises. Therefore, the program centers on a professional approach which balances business theory with practice in the search for knowledge, skills, and methodologies that are useful in formulating strategies for the future in an uncertain and often turbulent business environment.

Degree requirements include common core courses and integrate foundation courses for a minimum of 36 semester hours. It is recommended that the foundation courses must be among the first 18 hours of course work in the MBA program.

For the Accounting Track, an undergraduate degree in accounting, or equivalent coursework, is required as a prerequisite.

The emphasis in Human Resource Management of the MBA program is designed for those candidates who wish to prepare for a professional career in Human Resource Management.

Disclaimer: Degree requirements and the availability of business majors varies by nationwide campus.


Degree Requirements

A.

Required Graduate Foundation Courses

12 sem. hrs

  BUSI 508View Syllabus Decision Science for Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 510View Syllabus Managerial Economics 3 hrs
  BUSI 562View Syllabus Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
  BUSI 570View Syllabus Managerial Finance 3 hrs

B.

Required Graduate Core Courses

24 sem. hrs

  BUSI 502View Syllabus Information Systems for Management 3 hrs
  BUSI 504View Syllabus Business Communication Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  BUSI 506View Syllabus Legal and Ethical Environment for Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 522View Syllabus Organizational Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  BUSI 526View Syllabus (MSCJ 526) Human Resource Management and Theory 3 hrs
  BUSI 528View Syllabus International Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 544View Syllabus Marketing Strategy 3 hrs
  BUSI 595View Syllabus Strategic Management (Capstone Course*) 3 hrs

C.

Master of Business Administration - Accounting

  Required Graduate Foundation Courses

9 hrs

  BUSI 508View Syllabus Decision Science for Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 510View Syllabus Managerial Economics 3 hrs
  BUSI 570View Syllabus Managerial Finance 3 hrs
  Total

9 hrs

  Required Graduate Core Courses

21 hrs

  BUSI 502View Syllabus Information Systems for Management 3 hrs
  BUSI 506View Syllabus Legal and Ethical Environment for Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 581View Syllabus Federal Income Tax - Corporations 3 hrs
  BUSI 584View Syllabus Intermediate Accounting III 3 hrs
  BUSI 585View Syllabus Fund and Governmental Accounting 3 hrs
  BUSI 588View Syllabus Advanced Accounting 3 hrs
  BUSI 590View Syllabus Integrative Accounting Seminar (Capstone Course) 3 hrs
  Total

21 hrs

  Elective Graduate Courses

6 hrs

  BUSI 504View Syllabus Business Communication Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  BUSI 522View Syllabus Organizational Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  BUSI 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory 3 hrs
  BUSI 528View Syllabus International Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 530View Syllabus Employment Law 3 hrs
  BUSI 531View Syllabus Organizational Training and Development 3 hrs
  BUSI 534View Syllabus Compensation and Benefits 3 hrs
  BUSI 535View Syllabus Recruitment, Selection, and Placement 3 hrs
  BUSI 544View Syllabus Marketing Strategy 3 hrs

D.

Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management

  Required Graduate Foundation Courses

12 hrs

  BUSI 508View Syllabus Decision Science for Business 3 hrs
  BUSI 510View Syllabus Managerial Economics 3 hrs
  BUSI 562View Syllabus Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
  BUSI 570View Syllabus Managerial Finance 3 hrs
  Total

12 hrs

  Required Graduate Core Courses

15 hrs

  BUSI 502View Syllabus Information Systems for Management 3 hrs
  BUSI 504View Syllabus Business Communication Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  BUSI 522View Syllabus Organizational Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  BUSI 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory 3 hrs
  BUSI 595View Syllabus Strategic Management (Capstone Course) 3 hrs
  Total

15 hrs

  Required Human Resource Management Emphasis Course

3 hrs

  BUSI 530View Syllabus Employment Law 3 hrs
  Elective Human Resource Management Emphasis Courses

6 hrs

  BUSI 531View Syllabus Organizational Training and Development 3 hrs
  BUSI 534View Syllabus Compensation and Benefits 3 hrs
  BUSI 535View Syllabus Recruitment, Selection, and Placement 3 hrs

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