Business Administration, MBA with an Emphasis

33-51 credit hours

In addition to earning an MBA, students may choose to customize their degree with an emphasis in a particular area of study. An area of emphasis is intended for students who wish to add an area of in-depth study to the business administration degree. To earn an MBA with an emphasis, the student must complete a minimum of four elective courses from one business area with a grade of B or better in each course, plus one additional MBA elective course. Available areas of emphasis are listed below.

Requirements

0-18 credit hours

The following foundational courses may be required for MBA students who have not completed sufficient prior academic coursework or students who have not earned a grade of B or better in courses previously taken from a regionally accredited institution. The foundational courses or their equivalents, if required, must be completed during the students’ first 18 credit hours of the MBA graduate program.

Foundation Coursework

0-6 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EPB 50101Academic & Professional Writing for Business Students I

3

EPB 50102Academic & Professional Writing for Business Students II

3

Accounting Coursework

0-3 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

ACCT 51010Financial Accounting Concepts

3

ACCT 21010Principles of Financial Accounting

3

Economics Coursework

0-3 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

ECON 53081Economics Concepts

3

ECON 23020Principles of Microeconomics

3

Management Coursework

0-3 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

MGMT 56060Business Law and Ethics

3

MGMT 26061Business Law I

3

Statistics Coursework

0-3 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

MGMT 56070Statistics and Quantitative Analysis

3

MTH 14100Basic Statistics

3

MTH 24100Statistics for Natural Science

3

Major Coursework

15 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

ACCT 51011Managerial Accounting

3

FIN 52010Financial Policy

3

MGMT 56030Management Practices

3

MGMT 66080Business Policies and Strategies

3

MRKT 55010Marketing Principles and Issues

3

Elective Coursework

15 credit hours of coursework:

Students are required to take 15 credit hours of elective MBA courses. To earn an MBA with an emphasis, students must complete a minimum of five elective courses from one business discipline and achieve a grade of B or better in each course. No elective course in which a grade of C is earned may be applied to the emphasis. If a student receives a grade of C in any emphasis area elective course, an alternative course must be taken, or the course may be repeated if no alternative exists, for a grade of B or better. (Note that all grades will be calculated within the student's cumulative GPA.)

Notes: (1) MGMT 66080 is the capstone course, to be taken in the last term of the student’s program.

(2) In the event that taking a core course would require a student with an undergraduate degree in business to repeat coursework equivalent to that which the student has already taken, the college dean or the student’s academic advisor may advise the student to select an alternative, higher level elective course (from within the same discipline) to fulfill the core requirement.

(3) Required Core Courses: MBA students who have sufficient undergraduate course work in a discipline may be permitted to substitute an advance course within the stated discipline for a required core course. An example would be: substituting ACCT 51030 Advance Cost Management for ACCT 51011 Managerial Accounting. Any substitution must be approved by the department chair and/or the dean of the specific discipline.

Quantitative Coursework

3 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

MGMT 56075Linear Statistical Models

3

MGMT 56080Business Analytics

3

MGMT 56085Operations Management

3

Selected course will not count towards emphases.

Business Administration, MBA Emphasis Areas

12 credit hours of coursework in a specific business discipline listed as options in the areas below.

Accounting Emphasis - MBA 

Finance Emphasis - MBA

Healthcare Administration - MBA

Human Resource Management Emphasis - MBA

International Business Emphasis - MBA

Leadership Emphasis - MBA

Management Emphasis - MBA

Marketing Emphasis - MBA

Nonprofit Administration Emphasis - MBA

Project Management - MBA

Sport Management Emphasis - MBA

Supply Chain Management Emphasis - MBA