Core Curriculum

The JD/MBA program consists generally takes students five years to complete. All students must apply to the JD program first, then after completion of their first year, they may apply to the MBA program. The MBA program consists of 48 credits designed to help students become effective leaders and managers.

Students may move through the program at their own pace by enrolling in three or more credits per semester. Students must satisfy 24 credits of core courses designed to give them experience in the various functional areas of a global business environment. Twenty-one credits of electives are also included in the program, allowing students to customize their MBA program to help them meet their personal and professional career goals.

The final course in the MBA program is the MBA Consulting Practicum. Here students work together in small teams and pull together everything they’ve learned throughout their studies to perform a consulting project for a local area business.

BUS 619 Data Analytics and Statistics for Business (3)

Data analytical and statistical tools for the MBA with emphasis on descriptive and predictive quantitative analytical methods, including time series and regression. Repeatable unlimited times. MBA majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only. (Fall only)

BUS 620 Micro- and Macro-economic Foundations for Managers (3)

Applications of micro- and macro-economic principles to managerial decisions. Microeconomic focuses on economic foundations of business strategies. Macroeconomics focuses on the external economic environment including regulatory and international trends and issues. Admission to MBA program. A-F only. Pre: MBA math and economics tutorials, or equivalents. (Fall only)

BUS 623 Marketing Management (3)

Concepts and issues in marketing within the global environment of business. Ethical dimensions and social responsibilities; market research; consumer segmentation and positioning. Strategic marketing planning. A-F only.

BUS 624 Accounting for Decision-Making (3)

Accounting tools for business professionals focusing on the role of accounting information in capital markets, managerial decision-making and corporate governance. A-F only. Pre: 201 or successful completion of "Financial Accounting, Online Course Introductory Section" and "Cost-Volume-Profit models, Online Tutorial" both from "", or completing a 12 contact-hour tutorial.

BUS 626 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)

Personal leadership and communications development and the contributions of the behavioral sciences to understanding human behavior in organizations with a focus on leading organizations in times of change. A-F only.

BUS 629 Managerial Finance (3)

Financial management theories and tools for business professionals; asset management; capital budgeting; capital structure and dividend policies. A-F only. Pre: 621, 622, and 624; or consent.

BUS 632 Business Policy and Strategy (3)

Integration of learning through analysis of comprehensive business problems, resolution of policy issues, and the study of competitive strategies in the international setting. Pre: must be taken in the final semester of the MBA core, and consent.

BUS 696 MBA Consulting Practicum (3)

Final MBA requirement for those candidates not writing a thesis. Candidates will form consulting teams to perform a meaningful, strategic study for a client organization. Pre: 632.