Curriculum

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It’s Your Future. It’s Your Choice.

 

The Executive MBA is a conceptual, yet practical, program leading to the Master of Business Administration degree. The curriculum is designed to give practicing managers and executives the skills needed to assume leadership roles in their organizations. The program consists of eleven graduate courses, which employ lectures, readings, cases, speakers, simulations, and projects. Each course challenges participants with current, critical business issues. There are no prerequisite courses to enroll in the program.

 

The sequence of courses begins each January and ends approximately seventeen months later. The program spans four semesters -- Spring, Summer, Fall, and Spring. There are holidays and breaks between semesters.

 

Our Executive MBA program allows you to choose the path that leads to your professional success. There are two tracks available: a general MBA, and an MBA with a health care management concentration. The general MBA participants can choose between
1) accounting and finance electives or 2) business electives.

 

The three choices that lead to an MBA degree are:

  1. A general MBA (with accounting and finance electives)

  2. A general MBA (with business electives)

  3. An MBA with a Health Care Management Concentration

 

All Executive MBA students register for seven core courses and four non-core courses. The seven core courses are required of all participants.

 

Graduate Courses

Common Curriculum

All participants in the program enroll in seven fundamental graduate courses: Accounting, Managerial Economics, Financial Management, Statistics, Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy, and Marketing.

 

1) General MBA

 

1A) General MBA (with Business Electives)

In addition to the seven fundamental courses presented above, students enroll in the following business courses: 1) Entrepreneurship, 2) Project Management, 3) Business Law and Negotiations, and 4) Advanced Accounting/Finance.

 

Degree Plan for General MBA (with Business Electives)

 

Course # Course Name

Hours

ACCT 625

Accounting for Business Decisions

3

ECON 613

Managerial Economics

3

FIN 653

Financial Policies

3

OMIS 600

Statistical Methods in Business & Economics

3

MGMT 663

Organizational Theory and Behavior

3

MGMT 683

Business Policy & Strategy

3

MRKT 673

Marketing Administration

3

MGMT 694

Project Management

3

MGMT 695

Business Law & Negotiations

3

GBBT 695

Entrepreneurship

3

FIN 695

Advanced Accounting/Finance

3




1B) General MBA (with Accounting and Finance Electives)

In addition to the seven fundamental common curriculum courses presented above, students enroll in the following accounting and finance courses: 1) Special Topics in Accounting, 2) Special Topics in Finance, 3) Financial Policies II, and 4) Business Law and Negotiations.

 

Seven of the eleven graduate courses in this track are finance (three courses), accounting (two courses), or analysis courses (statistics and economics).

 

Degree Plan for General MBA (with Accounting and Finance Electives)

 

Course # Course Name

Hours

ACCT 625

Accounting for Business Decisions

3

ECON 613

Managerial Economics

3

FIN 653

Financial Policies

3

OMIS 600

Statistical Methods in Business & Economics

3

MGMT 663

Organizational Theory & Behavior

3

MGMT 683

Business Policy & Strategy

3

MRKT 673

Marketing Administration

3

ACCT 695

Special Topics in Accounting

3

FIN 654

Financial Policies II

3

FIN 695

Special Topics in Finance

3

MGMT 695

Business Law & Negotiations

3



2) Health Care Management Concentration

In addition to the seven fundamental common curriculum courses presented above, students receiving an MBA with a concentration in health care management enroll in the following courses: 1) Health Care Law, 2) Health Care Financial Management, 3) Advanced Health Care Administration, and 4) Special Topics in Health Care Management.

Degree Plan for MBA with a Health Care Management Concentration

 

Course # Course Name

Hours

ACCT 625

Accounting for Business Decisions

3

ECON 613

Managerial Economics

3

FIN 653

Financial Policies

3

OMIS 600

Statistical Methods in Business & Economics

3

MGMT 663

Organizational Theory & Behavior

3

MGMT 683

Business Policy & Strategy

3

MRKT 673

Marketing Administration

3

MGMT 650

Health Care Law

3

FIN 650

Health Care Financial Management

3

MGMT 656

Advanced Health Care Administration

3

MGMT 695

Health Care Special Topics in Management

3




Because the Executive MBA curriculum is reviewed continuously to reflect the ever-changing needs of the business environment, the College of Business reserves the right to alter the curriculum at any time through appropriate procedures for the purpose of effectively achieving its educational mission.

 

On-Line Quick-Start Seminars

While there are no prerequisite courses to enroll in the fundamental courses, Quick-Start Seminars are presented on-line prior to each fundamental course. Since participants possess varying degrees of experience in the major subject areas, these seminars are designed to enhance the knowledge of students in finance, economics, accounting, marketing and management. Online delivery of the seminars provides students with flexibility as they gain the foundation necessary to successfully complete the fundamental courses. Quick-Start Seminars are offered for the accounting, economics, finance, statistics, management, and marketing courses.

 

Tutorial Sessions

Since our program participants come from diverse backgrounds and possess different talents, optional tutorial sessions are offered for the quantitative courses. The tutorial sessions allow students to sharpen their skills, when necessary, in order to keep pace in the program. Tutorial sessions are offered for the finance, accounting, and statistics courses.