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Business Administration MBA

It is not required to have a business undergraduate degree to pursue a Master in Business Administration (MBA).  All candidates must take the 6 Managerial component courses, 2 Informational Analysis Component courses, and 2 electives.  Those without appropriate background course credit will be required to take the pre-requisite in each non-fulfilled area.  Minimum program length for the General MBA is 30 semester hours; maximum program length is 48 hours.

MBA in Business Administration

Generally, for students who have completed the following body of knowledge at the undergraduate level, the 30-hour format is appropriate.

Undergraduate Background Requirements: ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 222 Prin of Accounting II, ECO 2301 GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics, ECO 2302 Principles of Micro Economics, FIN 304 Introduction to Business Finance, BA 302 , MGT 305 GLB/Management & Organizational Behavior, MGT 307 GLB/Operations Management and MKT 306 Marketing.

30-Hour Format
The general MBA program includes a 6-course managerial component, a 2-course information analysis component, and 2 elective courses as detailed below.
48-Hour Format
For individuals who have not completed the above listed undergraduate background requirements, the 48-hour format is appropriate. Credit will be given for previously completed courses. The program structure is similar to the 30-hour format with the same Managerial, Information Analysis, and elective components.
Background Courses
Background courses (pre-requisites) cannot be used to satisfy elective requirements for degree in the College of Business.
Courses can be waived for students with appropriate undergraduate coursework.
ACCT 501Accounting for Managers3
ECO 501Economics for Decision Makers3
FIN 501Finance for Decision Makers3
ECO 502Quantitative Analysis for Managers3
MGT 501Operations and Organizations3
MKT 501Marketing Environment3
MBA 30 semester hours
Managerial Component (18 semester hours)
ACCT 525Adv Managerial Accounting3
ECO 562Managerial Economics3
or ECO 576 Macro Theory & Policy
FIN 504Financial Management3
MGT 585Management & Organizational Behavior3
MKT 521GLB/Marketing Management3
MGT 527GLB/Strategic Management3
*Course must be taken in student's final semester.
Information Analysis Component (6 semester hours)
ECO 578Statistical Methods3
ECO 595Applied Business Research3
Recommended to be taken in student's first semester.
Elective Component
Two elective courses complete the 30-hour program requirements. Graduate level electives may be taken from any combination of business fields (Acct, Eco, Fin, BA, Mgt, Busa, and Mkt).6
Total Hours30

Minor Areas of Concentration

At least 12 advanced hours must be completed in an academic field (Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Management of Technology) to meet the requirements for a minor concentration area. The details of each particular minor are shown below.

Accounting
At least 4 courses from Accounting: Includes
ACCT 525Adv Managerial Accounting3
Economics
At least 4 courses from Economics: Includes
ECO 562Managerial Economics3
ECO 576Macro Theory & Policy3
Finance
4 courses from Finance
Includes:
FIN 504Financial Management3
FIN 510Investment Seminar3
Financial Planning
4 courses from Finance
12 semester hours from
FIN 504Financial Management3
FIN 510Investment Seminar3
FIN 530Fundamentals of Financial Planning3
FIN 537Advanced Topics in Estate Planning3
or FIN 534
International Business
Any 4 courses from:
ECO 528International Economic Problems3
FIN 571International Business Finance3
MGT 590GLB/Global Competitiveness3
MGT 597SPECIAL TOPICS1-4
MKT 586GLB/International Marketing3
Marketing
At least 4 courses from Marketing: Includes9
MKT 521GLB/Marketing Management3
Management of Technology
2 courses from:
MGT 590GLB/Global Competitiveness3
MGT 591Quality Management3
MGT 594Transforming Organizations3
MGT 597SPECIAL TOPICS1-4
Plus 2 courses from:
TMGT 510Management of Technology in Organizations3
TMGT 511Emerging Technologies3
TMGT 512Leadership in Engineering and Technology3
TMGT 513Knowledge Management in Engineering & Technology Organizations3
TMGT 590Technology Management Seminar3
Total Hours18

BA 530 - Ethical Issues in Org
Hours: 3
Ethical Issues in Organizations. Three semester hours. Ethical issues applied to individuals in an organizational setting. Included are theories of moral philosophy and the development and professional business codes and laws.

BA 582 - Contemporary Business Issues
Hours: 3
Contemporary Business Issues. Three semester hours. This seminar deals with important trends, developments, and policies in the economy of the United States. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in economics or consent of the instructor.

BA 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

BA 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.