The master of business administration (MBA) program provides training in business for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business managers and executives who understand the nature of business as a whole, with the tools and techniques applicable to a wide variety of business situations.
The capstone for the MBA program gives students the chance to bring together all of the theories, skills, and tools studied during the program and integrate them into a learning experience that highlights the nature of competition and the kind of strategic maneuvering that must be done in order to succeed.
The degree requires satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours of the MBA curriculum and 6 credit hours of graduate electives for a total of 36 credit hours, OR, if the Global Track is selected for a total of no less than 42 credit hours, students, or if an area of emphasis is selected for a total of no less than 48 credit hours. Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more than 36, 42, or 48 credit hours to receive the MBA. Electives for the MBA may be selected from any graduate School of Business offering. If a student has a particular interest in a graduate course outside of the School of Business, approval may be sought for such course(s).
- Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge in each of the primary functional areas of business.
- Students will be able to solve semi-structured business problems.
- Students will be able to solve unstructured business problems
The MBA/MHA dual degree option requires the completion of 54 credit hours consisting of the 9 required core courses (27 credit hours) in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and the 9 required core courses (27 credit hours) in the Master of Business Administration (MBA), as listed in the respective sections of this catalog.
Upon completion of the 54 credits, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement. Dual degree students must take BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics, but they may substitute another relevant graduate course for the HLTH 5100 Statistics for Health Administration requirement. (They may also complete both statistics courses as an option.)