School of Business
Master Of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares
students in the functional areas of business allowing them to
develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly
changing business environment. The program is designed for
students with an interest in entering or advancing their careers in
business. The program reflects current research of managerial
competencies as well as graduate business standards as
reflected by existing national standardized graduate business
• In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program
prepares students to do the following:
•Recognize and solve problems systematically to make better
•Manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing
•Discover how diversity and values strengthen working
relationships and contribute to effective problem solving.
•Leverage technology in a global environment to create
sustainable competitive advantage.
• Evaluate risks and develop plans to lessen or eliminate their
•Develop awareness of one's own personal values and how
they affect business decision making.
•Assess whether an organization's plans and actions are
aligned to meet its values.
• Integrate knowledge and reach decisions with incomplete or
• Understand a broad range of theoretical and practical
applications in business.
The MBA consists of 36-54 credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours
constitute the core curriculum which covers the following areas of
business: management, human capital management, business
law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, applied
business research &statistics, operations management,
corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning
&implementation. Students can develop additional expertise in a
particular area through the selection and completion of 15 credits
of elective courses to earn a...