Core Curriculum

MBA Curriculum and Tracks

The program consists of 48 total credit hours, of which 27 are required for core courses and 21 for electives. All prerequisites must be met for both core and elective courses unless otherwise approved by the instructor and the Master Programs Director.

*For students admitted prior to Fall 2017 the following courses would fulfill the Core requirements:

BUS 619 – BUS 621 & 628

BUS 620 – BUS 622 & 627

BUS 625 – BUS 630 & 631

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 "hbsp.harvard.edu", 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.