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Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

  • Introduction

    Our Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program offers a broad perspective and is designed to develop and enhance knowledge valuable to executives, administrators and managers in both the profit and non-profit sectors of the economy.

    The M.B.A. program is open to all applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree, regardless of their field of undergraduate study. The program seeks students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, including the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, business, engineering and education.

    Graduates of our M.B.A. program do not have a major in any specific business discipline. Students are expected to complete a series of courses at the graduate level in accounting, marketing, management, finance, economics, decision analysis, legal and social environment, research methods, operations management and information systems. International business and business ethics are integrated throughout the M.B.A. curriculum.

    The educational emphasis of the M.B.A. program is on organizational decision-making. The program is appropriate for those pursuing or seeking a career at the executive level in either public or private organizations.

    For more information about admission to the program, visit the College of Graduate Studies and the Department of Management and Marketing websites.

  • Program Prerequisites
    •   Business Administration
      Admission Formula No formula
      Requirements
      Test Scores GMAT or GRE
      All college and university transcripts Yes
      Essay Yes
      Résumé Yes
      Prerequisites
      • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
      • ACC 2301 & 2302 - Principles of Accounting I & II
      • BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications
      • ECO 2300 or 2302 - Economic Analysis or Microeconomics
      • FIN 3361 - Financial Management
      • MATH 1312 or 2331 - Business Math II or Calculus I
      • MGT 3301 - Principles of Management
      • MSC 2331 - Business Statistics
      • MKT 3321 - Marketing
  • Requirements

    Students admitted to the M.B.A. program must complete the following undergraduate courses or their equivalents, if these courses have not previously been completed.

    • Accounting 2301 and 2302 (or Accounting 5191 and 5192)
    • Economics 2301 and 2302 (or Economics 5191 or Economics 6300)
    • Finance 3361 (or Finance 5191)
    • Mathematics 1325
    • Management 3300 (or Management 5191)
    • Management Science 2331 (statistics) or Management Science 5191
    • Marketing 3321 (or Marketing 5191)
  • Degree Plan

    Master of Business Administration

    The online M.B.A. program consists of 13 courses (39 credit hours) and will likely take two years and one semester to complete. When you enroll, you’ll take two courses (six credit hours) each long semester and six credit hours each summer.

    Please see the table below for details about when required courses are offered. 

    Fall Spring Summer
    • Mgt Information Systems (MIS 6313)
    • Decision Analysis (MIS 6301)
    • Advanced Management Account (ACC 6301)
    • Marketing Management (MKT 6301)
    • Corporate Strategies and Policies* (MGT 6313)
    • Research Methods (BA 6303)
    • Managerial Economics (ECO 6311)
    • Financial Management (FIN 6301)
    • Operations Management (MGT 6312)

     

    • Organizational Behavior (MGT 6311)
    • Legal and Social Environment of Business (BA 6302

    *This course must be taken during your last semester of the program.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to choose two elective courses from these departments:

    • Management and Marketing
    • Accounting, Economics and Finance
    • Political Science and Philosophy
    • Security Studies and Criminal Justice

    With prior approval from your graduate advisor, you may be allowed to take courses outside of the disciplines listed above. We recommend taking electives during the summer, but you can also take them during the fall or spring semesters.

  • Courses
    • FIN 6301 Financial Management (3-0). Corporate financial management decision-making techniques emphasized in areas of planning the financial structure, management of assets, capital budgeting, obtaining capital, and management of income. Prerequisite: Finance 3361.

    • ECO 6311 Managerial Economics (3-0). A survey of microeconomic theories and analysis methods with applications in business problems for managerial decision making. Topics include demand analysis and estimation, costs, market structures and pricing. Prerequisite: Economics 2302 and Management Science 6301.

    • BA 6303 Research Methods (3-0). Collection, analysis, and interpretation of both primary and secondary data for business decisions. Prerequisite: Management Science 6301.

    • BA 6302 Legal and Social Environment of Business (3-0). Analysis of the role of business in contemporary society with emphasis on the legal, social, political, and regulatory factors affecting business.

    • MGT 6313 Corporate Strategies and Policies (3-0). An advanced case course dealing with the wide range of management problems involving policy and strategy decisions faced by executives in both domestic and international markets. A capstone course that requires integration of all materials covered in the MBA curriculum in the policy formulation process. Prerequisite: 24 graduate hours or final long semester of enrollment in the MBA program.

    • MGT 6312 Operations Management (3-0). A case-oriented examination of operations management. Topics include inventory management, MRP, production planning and scheduling, plant layout, process analysis, material flows, quality, project management, and service operations. Consideration of Japanese manufacturing techniques. Prerequisite: Management Science 6301.

    • MGT 6311 Organizational Behavior (3-0). A study of people in an organizational setting. Attention is given to behavioral theory, empirically derived knowledge, and application of this theory and knowledge. Students will participate in solving organizational problems through cases, experiential exercises, and/or simulations.

    • MKT 6301 Marketing Management (3-0). An analysis of the marketing management process for all types of organizations. Included are the topics of (1) planning marketing activities, (2) directing the implementation of the plans, and (3) controlling marketing plans.

    • ACC 6301 Advanced Management Accounting (3-0). A comprehensive study of the preparation of internal accounting reports for decision making, planning and control; cost determination and evaluation; budgeting and quantitative techniques. May not be taken by accounting majors to satisfy requirements in accounting. Prerequisite: Accounting 2302.

    • MSC 6301 Decision Analysis (3-0). A study of statistical methodology and the application of statistics in business and economics. Includes descriptive and inferential techniques for decision analysis. Personal computers are used in analyzing decision data and presenting results.

    • MIS 6313 Management of Information Systems (3-0). Addresses the management of the information resources from a senior management viewpoint. Covers the use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, information technology and the organization, managing information assets, outsourcing, information technology operations and management, and information technology as a business.