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AACSB

MBA Specializations

The School of Business offers six different specializations within the MBA program:

AccountingInternational Business*
FinanceManagement
Health Services AdministrationMarketing

*This specialization requires 39 credit hours.

MBA Core Courses

The program’s core curriculum is designed to maximize your understanding of the different business disciplines. The nine core business courses (27 credits) that all MBA students must complete are listed below:

International BusinessEconomics for Strategic Decisions
Technology and Information SystemsStrategy Formulation, Implementation & Entrepreneurship
Managerial FinanceLeadership and Advanced Management Concept
Marketing in a Dynamic EnvironmentSocial, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Business
Managerial Accounting

General MBA

The General MBA provides you with an opportunity to customize your degree by choosing cross-discipline business electives. To earn the General MBA, you will be able to choose any three business elective courses (students must fulfill pre-requisites for certain elective courses) in addition to completing the MBA core courses (27 credit-hours).

Accounting

For the Accounting specialization, you will need to complete all of the MBA core courses (except for Managerial Accounting), in addition to all of the courses provided below.

  • MSA 660 Contemporary Accounting Theory & Research
  • MSA 663 Business Taxation
  • MSA 664 Advanced Auditing
  • MSA 668 Not-for-profit and Government Accounting

Finance

For the Finance specialization, you will need to complete all of the MBA core courses and choose three electives (9 credits) from the list provided below:

  • MBA 612 International Finance
  • MBA 622 Investment Analysis
  • MBA 624 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MBA 628 Advanced Topics in Financial Management

Health Services Administration

For the Health Service Administration specialization, you will need to complete all of the MBA core courses and choose three electives (9 credits) from the list provided below:

  • HSA 530 Health Law, Ethics and Social Issues
  • HSA 540 Performance Improvement & Quality Assurance
  • HSA 610 Financing and Delivery of Health Care Services
  • HSA 620 Health Care Budgeting and Financial Management

International Business

For the International Business specialization, you will need to complete all of the MBA core courses in addition to all of the electives (12 credits) from the list provided below:

  • MBA 612 International Finance
  • MBA 613 Global Marketing
  • MBA 614 Cross-Cultural Management
  • MBA 700 Independent Study (Must be approved by advisor in advance)

Management

For the Management specialization, you will need to complete all of the MBA core courses and choose three electives (9 credits) from the list provided below:

  • MBA 601 Human Resource Management
  • MBA 604 Research in Management
  • MBA 605 Entrepreneurial Management
  • MBA 607 Business Consulting
  • MBA 608 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 614 Cross-Cultural Management
  • MBA 630 Managing Continuous Improvement
  • MBA 652 Diversity in the Workplace

Marketing

For the Marketing specialization, you will need to complete all of the MBA core courses and choose three electives (9 credits) from the list provided below:

  • MBA 613 International Marketing
  • MBA 643 Buyer Motivation & Behavior
  • MBA 644 Marketing Research
  • MBA 645 Marketing Strategy

 

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