Executive M.B.A.

MBA

Requirements

Graduation requirements for the MBA degree are listed below. Once a student begins the program, all program requirements are to be completed within a six-year period unless an extension is granted by the Else School MBA Council. Students attending full time generally complete the program in 12 months; attending part time generally takes 24 months.

Master of Business Administration

Students must have completed the following foundational prerequisites:

  • ACCT 580 Survey of Accounting (B- or higher)
  • ECON 500 Survey of Economics (B- or higher)
  • FINC 562 Survey of Finance (B- or higher)
  • MGMT 533 Survey of Management (B- or higher)
  • MRKT 521 Survey of Marketing (B- or higher)
  • Students must have completed an undergraduate course in Statistics with Regression
  • Students must have completed an undergraduate course in College Algebra

Students must complete the following class from the “Principles of Leadership” core course requirement:

  • MGMT 638 Seminar in Leadership (B- or higher)

Students must complete three credits from the “Financial Performance” core course requirement. Choose from below:

  • ACCT 681 Advanced Managerial Accounting (B- or higher)
  • ACCT 679 Financial Statement Analysis (B- or higher)
  • FINC 662 Financial Management (B- or higher)
  • FINC 666 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (B- or higher)

Students must complete one class from the “Data Analysis for Decision Making” core course requirement:

  • QMGT 679 Analytics (B- or higher)
  • ECON 679 Decision Making Under Uncertainty (B- or higher)
  • MRKT 626 Marketing Research (B- or higher)

Students must complete one class from the “Navigating a Complex World” core course requirement. An international travel course (*) may also complete this requirement:

  • MRKT 620 Seminar in Marketing Management (B- or higher)
  • MRKT 622 Buyer Behavior (B- or higher)
  • MRKT 626 Marketing Research (B- or higher)
  • ECON 602 Industrial Organizations (B- or higher)
  • *EACC 600 Study Abroad Topics in Accounting (B- or higher)
  • *EECN 600 Study Abroad Topics in Economics (B- or higher)
  • *EFIN 600 Study Abroad Topics in Finance (B- or higher)
  • *EMAR 600 Study Abroad Topics in Marketing (B- or higher)
  • *EMGT 600 Study Abroad Topics in Management (B- or higher)
  • *EMIS 600 Study Abroad Topics in Management Information Systems (B- or higher)
  • *EPOL 600 Study Abroad Topics in Business (B- or higher)

Students must complete the following class from the “Business Communications” requirement:

  • BUSI 691 Business Communications

Students must complete the capstone requirement:

  • BUSI 605 Strategic Management—Concepts and Applications (B- or higher)

Students must complete 12 credit hours, 4 courses, in Electives from the Else School.

MBA Areas of Focus

MBA students have the option of declaring an area of focus/concentration, including Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Quantitative Analysis, or Global Business Studies. Each focus area is designated as a three-course unit (nine hours) of study that enables in-depth examination of that area of business management. Focus areas may appear on the college transcript if the concentration is declared in the Office of Records. A student is not required to have a focus. A course taken as a core requirement may also count toward an area of focus; however, one course cannot count toward two focus areas. Students may petition the MBA council to include a special topics course a part of a particular focus area.

Optional MBA Focus/Concentration in Economics

Students must complete nine hours in Economics. Choose from the following courses:

  • ECON 602 Industrial Organization
  • ECON 679 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • ECON 685 International Economics
  • ECON 699 Special Topics in Economics

Optional MBA Focus/Concentration in Finance

Students must complete nine hours in Finance. Choose from the following courses:

  • ACCT 679 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 662 Financial Management
  • FINC 664 Financial Institutions
  • FINC 666 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FINC 667 Student Managed Fund I
  • FINC 668 Student Managed Fund II
  • FINC 669 Special Topics in Finance

Optional MBA Focus/Concentration in Management

Students must complete nine hours in Management. Choose from the following courses:

  • MGMT 635 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 637 The 48 Laws of Power
  • MGMT 638 Seminar in Leadership
  • MGMT 699 Special Topics in Management

Optional MBA Focus/Concentration in Marketing

Students must complete nine hours in Marketing. Choose from the following courses:

  • MRKT 620 Seminar in Marketing Management
  • MRKT 622 Buyer Behavior
  • MRKT 626 Marketing Research
  • MRKT 699 Special Topics in Marketing

Optional MBA Focus/Concentration in Quantitative Analysis

Students must complete nine hours in Quantitative Analysis. Choose from the following courses:

  • ECON 679 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • FINC 666 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • MRKT 626 Marketing Research
  • QMGT 679 Analytics
  • FINC 667 Student Managed Fund I
  • FINC 668 Student Managed Fund II
  • QMGT 669 Special Topics in Quantitative Analysis

Optional MBA Focus/Concentration in Global Business Studies

Students must complete nine hours in Global Business Studies. Choose from the following courses:

  • ECON 685 International Economics
  • EACC 600 Study Abroad Topics in Accounting
  • EECN 600 Study Abroad Topics in Economics
  • EFIN 600 Study Abroad Topics in Finance
  • EMAR 600 Study Abroad Topics in Marketing
  • EMGT 600 Study Abroad Topics in Management
  • EMIS 600 Study Abroad Topics in Management Information Systems
  • EPOL 600 Study Abroad Topics in Business