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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.

Department

Degree Requirements

A. Master of Business Administration - No Emphasis
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
Total 12 hrs
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 522View Syllabus Organizational Theory and Practice 3 hrs
BUSI 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory or 3 hrs
MSCJ 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory 3 hrs
MSCJ 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory 3 hrs
BUSI 528View Syllabus International Business 3 hrs
B. 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
C. 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 522View Syllabus Organizational Theory and Practice 3 hrs
BUSI 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory or 3 hrs
MSCJ 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory
MSCJ 526View Syllabus Human Resource Management and Theory
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

* Prerequisite requirements for the MBA and MBA with Human Resource Management emphasis: ACCT 280-Financial Accounting, ACCT 281-Managerial Accounting, MKTG 310-Principles of Marketing, MGMT 330-Principles of Management, FINC 350-Business Finance.

*Prerequisite requirements for the MBA with the Accounting emphasis: ACCT 280-Financial Accounting, ACCT 281-Managerial Accounting, MKTG 310-Principles of Marketing, MGMT 330-Principles of Management, FINC 350-Business Finance, ACCT 381-Federal Income Tax Individuals, ACCT 382-Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT 383-Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT 385-Accounting Information Systems, ACCT 386-Cost and Managerial Accounting, and ACCT 489-Auditing I. Students who have completed ACCT 384-Intermediate Accounting III, ACCT 481-Federal Income Tax Corporations, ACCT 485-Fund and Governmental Accounting and/or ACCT 488-Advanced Financial Accounting on the undergraduate-level may substitute those courses for BUSI 584, 581, 585, and 588 and take additional graduate-level BUSI courses as electives (except for BUSI 562, which is only for students not in the accounting track).

*The capstone course is required of students as the culminating experience for the MBA Program, and students must have completed thirty hours in the MBA program before enrolling in this course. Students must earn a B or higher in this course in order to graduate.

Locations

The Master of Business Administration degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus Graduate Program
Online Campus
Redstone Arsenal, AL
Lemoore, CA
Denver, CO
Orlando, FL
Kansas City, MO
Rolla, MO
Hancock Field, NY
NWS Charleston, SC
Fort Worth, TX
NS Everett - Marysville, WA

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