May 22, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog (as of 08-31-16) 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog (as of 08-31-16) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Program Requirements

  • 36 credit hours
  • 3 non-credit online proficiency courses
  • Foreign study travel experience
  • Pre-term session
  • Engagement with non-credit organized events


Pre-Term Curriculum

Because our program attracts a wide array of students with diverse backgrounds, academic degrees, work experience, and talent, it is important to establish a common thread of knowledge and vocabulary in fundamental areas before students start classes. Students accepted into our One-Year MBA take three online Harvard Business School courses in accounting, finance, and quantitative methods to establish a baseline understanding of these business principles before classes begin. This enables instructors to start classes at a higher level of appropriate for a graduate program. The Harvard courses are self-paced and students with backgrounds or degrees in the subjects can take the proficiency test(s) in each tutorial prior to entering the program.

The Pre-Term Orientation then centers on helping our students understand their professional and personal interests. It also provides additional skill building in critical areas, such as communication and negotiation. The Pre-Term is designed to ensure that our students are able to realize the full value from their academic work and the School of Business’s resources.

Emphasis Area Courses (9 Credit Hours):

One of these emphasis areas is required. The study abroad will also reflect the emphasis area.

Marketing Emphasis

Students build on the strategic and tactical marketing elements to gain skills that enable them to assume marketing responsibilities for B2C and B2B organizations. These include business development, account management, research, product and brand management, and supply chain management.

Finance Emphasis

Students learn strategic and tactical financial tools with global application. They are versed in corporate finance modeling, fixed income securities models, portfolio models, and option pricing models. They also deal with the advantages and limitations of different financial theories with respect to practical application. Students are business ready to enter basic financial positions and move rapidly to financial areas of high responsibility in a variety of organizations.

Hospitality Revenue Management Emphasis

Students learn hands-on practical skills in profit maximization particularly focused on hospitality service businesses. Each course in the sequence builds on the previous to develop revenue management, pricing strategies, forecasting, analytics and channel management knowledge and application. Students who focus in this hospitality-related field graduate and quickly progress in corporate roles within major hotels and property management companies.


Transfer Credit Policy

The Master of Business Administration does not accept graduate transfer credit from another institution.

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