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Master of Business Administration

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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Program Objective

The objective of the M.B.A. program is to graduate individuals who are able to apply management theory and current business practices; communicate effectively and work as members of a team; use well-developed problem-solving and ethical decision-making skills, as well as leadership abilities; and possess an understanding of global business issues and their impact on business.

Learning Goals

The M.B.A. program has the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will be able to engage a business problem head-on and make an informed and implementable decision based on a thorough analysis of the situation from multiple perspectives.
  • Graduates will be able to analyze the value proposition of a firm's marketplace offerings, understand the strategic fit of the firm, and create a comprehensive plan to deliver customer value.
  • Graduates will be able to act with a managerial perspective, synthesize information from many varied sources, communicate business information persuasively, and influence others to achieve goals.
  • Graduates will be able to confront ethical dilemmas with a balanced and coherent perspective, apply a principled method for responding to ethical issues, and reflect on bias in their ethical decisions.

Required Courses

The M.B.A. curriculum consists of 51 credit hours and has four parts:

  1. Foundation courses
  2. M.B.A. core courses
  3. M.B.A. elective courses
  4. Capstone + community service

Curriculum Design

Foundation Courses

ACCT B601 Financial Accounting* 3
DECS B601 Statistics* 3
ECON B603 Economics* 3
FIN B601 Financial Management* 3
MGT B600 Management* 3
MGT B605 Managerial Communication 3
  Prerequisite: College Algebra, Finite Math, or Calculus** 0

* It is possible to waive these courses if you have graduated within the last 7 years and earned a grade of B or better in the undergraduate equivalents of these courses from an AACSB-accredited business school. To waive ECON B603, Economics, a student must have taken both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as an undergraduate.

** Must be completed at an accredited university or college with a grade of C or higher. It is also possible to waive this requirement with a GMAT Quantitative score of 20% or higher.

Core Courses

ACCT B715 Management Control + Decision-Making 3
BA B700 Ethical + Legal Responsibility 3
FIN B700 Advanced Financial Management 3
MKT B700 Marketing Management 3
MGT B711 Management Science + Operations 3
MGT B715 Global Supply Chain Management 3
MGT B725 Leadership Dynamics 3

Elective Courses

BA / FIN / MGT / MKT / etc M.B.A. Electives: May be chosen from any graduate-level business electives offered 9

Capstone + Service

BA B850 Total Global Strategy* 3
BA B795 Community Service 0
* The capstone must be taken during the last semester in residence and students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to register for the course. A grade of B or higher is required in the capstone course to be eligible for graduation.

Total Credits


Other Information

M.B.A. Course Descriptions