• Master of Business Administration

    Program Admission Requirements

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2.75 grade point average (four-point scale) or graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (four-point scale) is required. A minimum score of 475 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

    A student who has an undergraduate grade-point average between 2.5 and 2.75, or a graduate grade-point average between 2.75 and 3.00, and a GMAT score between 425 and 475, will be admitted conditionally and will be allowed to take 12 hours of graduate work. If a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher is achieved in the first 12 hours, regular admission to the graduate program may be granted and these credit hours may apply toward a degree.

    Students should take the GMAT prior to admission to the School of Graduate Studies. However, students will be allowed to begin graduate work prior to submission of an acceptable test score with the understanding that no one can take beyond 12 semester hours without completing this requirement. The School of Graduate Studies will accept GMAT scores taken within 10 years of completion of the initial 12 hours of coursework in the MBA program.

    I. Program Requirements: 24 hours

    AC 510 . Accounting and Financial Analysis (3)
    BA 560 . Comparative Legal Systems, Regulatory Environments and Ethics (3)
    BQ 575 . Operations Research and Quantitative Analysis (3)
    CS 570 . Emerging Technologies and Information Systems (3)
    EC 510 . Financial and Economic Analysis (3)
    MG 590 . Strategic Management and Business Policy (3)
    MK 513 . Marketing and Advertising Strategies (3)
    MK 572 . Research Methods and Design (3)

    II. General Business Emphasis: 9 hours

    A. Nine semester hours from the following electives:

    BA 500 . Business Seminar (1)
    BA 501 . Foundations of Business I (3)
    OR
    BA 502 . Foundations of Business II (3)
    BA 507 . Independent Study (3)
    BA 508 . Special Topics (3)
    BA 580 . Business Intelligence and Analysis (3)
    BQ 571 . Statistical Analysis (3)
    MG 515 . Operations and Project Management (3)
    MG 550 . International Entrepreneurship (3)
    MK 511 . Behavioral Marketing and Advertising (3)
    MK 512 . Electronic Branding and Strategy (3)

    OR

    B. Three semester hours from the following electives:

    BA 500 . Business Seminar (1)
    BA 501 . Foundations of Business I (3)
    OR
    BA 502 . Foundations of Business II (3)
    BA 507 . Independent Study (3)
    BA 508 . Special Topics (3)
    BA 580 . Business Intelligence and Analysis (3)
    BQ 571 . Statistical Analysis (3)
    MG 515 . Operations and Project Management (3)
    MG 550 . International Entrepreneurship (3)
    MK 511 . Behavioral Marketing and Advertising (3)
    MK 512 . Electronic Branding and Strategy (3)
    AND
    BA 599 . Project (3)

    III. Finance Elective: 9 hours

    A. Nine semester hours from the following electives:

    BA 500 . Business Seminar (1)
    BA 507 . Independent Study (3)
    BA 508 . Special Topics (3)
    BQ 571 . Statistical Analysis (3)
    FI 511 . Behavioral Finance and Organizational Decisions (3)
    FI 513 . Managerial Finance and Organization Decisions (3)
    FI 514 . Non-Profit Financial Management (3)
    FI 550 . International Finance and Capital Markets (3)

    OR

    B. Three semester hours from the following electives:

    BA 500 . Business Seminar (1)
    BA 507 . Independent Study (3)
    BA 508 . Special Topics (3)
    BQ 571 . Statistical Analysis (3)
    FI 511 . Behavioral Finance and Organizational Decisions (3)
    FI 513 . Managerial Finance and Organization Decisions (3)
    FI 514 . Non-Profit Financial Management (3)
    FI 550 . International Finance and Capital Markets (3)
    AND
    BA 599 . Project (3)

    Program Completion Requirements

    Completion of all courses required in the curriculum with a 3.0 quality point average (overall and in each requirement area).
    At least 36 semester hours within the required areas.
    Completion of a Master’s Project or six (6) additional hours in emphasis area and a comprehensive examination.