MBA Curriculum

 

Monistere

" The Southeastern MBA program was a rigorous and rewarding experience because of the personal attention that I received from my instructors. They knew how to challenge and motivate me each class and they instilled the values of hard work, competition, and business ethics that have carried over into my career. I'm both proud and honored to be a product of the SLU MBA program. "

- Daniel Monistere, Class of 1988
Senior Vice-President Client Solutions
Nielsen, Dallas/ Ft Worth, TX

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Mondhatuplin

" What I learned from Southeastern's MBA was not only an academic foundation, but I also learned to be a social contributor while studying there. Big thanks to the MBA program for shaping me to be who I am today and teaching me to contribute back to society. "

- Nattapon Mondhatuplin, Class of 2003
Lead Learning and Development Specialist
IBM, Thailand

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Crawford

" During my tenure there, I had the honor to learn from and work with a wonderful group of faculty members. Additionally, my fellow graduate students significantly helped in my development as both a professional and individual. I could not have asked for a better experience. To this day, Southeastern feels like home. "

- Wayne S. Crawford, Class of 2012
Assistant Professor of Management
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

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PROGRAM OF STUDY

The MBA degree program is 33 hours consisting of 8 core/required courses and student selection of 3 electives. 
 
The MBA program has three prerequisites which are needed before scheduling certain courses. Most students with an undergraduate business degree from an accredited business school are likely to have already taken these courses.

All applicants will want to schedule an advising session with the MBA Director to evaluate your transcripts and to develop a personal degree plan.
 

Prerequisite Courses (9 Hours):

 

OMIS 200- Business Statistics (or MATH 241 or Similar Statistics Course)

3 Credit Hours 

Prerequisites: MATH 155 or 161. Collection and organization of business and economic data; descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency and dispersion; statistical inference; probability; time series; index numbers; and regression and correlation topics.

FIN 381- Business Finance

3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 200. A study of organization of business firms, financial planning, funds from operation, short and intermediate loan capital, owners' equity, long-term debt, and business promotion and expansion. A Laboratory fee is required for this course.

ACCT 200- Introduction to Financial Accounting

3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. An introduction to corporate financial accounting systems including preparing, interpreting, and using financial statements.
 

*Non-business undergraduate students may be able to schedule ACCT 200 and FIN 381 concurrently but must first contact the MBA Director for permission.

**Students must attain a grade of "C" or better on all pre-requisite coursework.

 

Core Courses (24 Hours):

 

ACCT 625- Accounting
for Business Decisions

3 Credit Hours 

The fundamental accounting concepts and techniques that relate to planning and control are reviewed. An investigation is made of the concepts that underlie cost behavior patterns, responsibility accounting, cost allocation, and cost systems. Techniques used in budgeting, long-range planning performance measurement and break-even analysis are developed. 

ECON 613- Managerial Economics

3 Credit Hours

 A study of management problems from an economic point of view. Includes analyses of demand, forecasting, cost and price relationships, price decisions, risk and uncertainty, and capital investment.

 FIN 653- Financial Policies

3 Credit Hours

 The study of tools and techniques used in the formulation and implementation of financial policies. Specific emphasis is given to the analysis of financial statements, working capital management, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure and leasing.

 MGMT 663- Organizational Theory and Behavior

3 Credit Hours

 Contributions of both formal theory of organizations and the behavioral sciences are examined as they impact upon organizational functions and processes.

 MGMT 683- Business Policy and Strategy

3 Credit Hours

 Prerequisite: Open to MBA candidates during the last twelve hours of the program. This is the integrative capstone course for graduate students in business and utilizes a systems perspective to analyze complex organizational issues and problems from the viewpoint of top management. The case method is used for problem identification and solution proposals.

 MGMT 695- Special Topics in Management

3 Credit Hours

 A seminar course focusing on selected issues in management. The content will change from semester to semester and will be announced in advance.

 MRKT 673- Marketing Administration

3 Credit Hours

 A study of the various problems and policy decisions required in the areas of product policies, price policies, distribution policies, and promotion policies.

 OMIS 600- Statistical Methods in Business

3 Credit Hours

 Statistical inference; analysis of variance; trend and curve fitting; multiple and partial correlation; application to business problems with appropriate computer applications.

 

 

Elective Courses (9 Hours):

 
Students can select these electives from a variety of disciplines in subject areas that match their individual interests and career pursuits.
 
The College of Business also provides MBA students with study abroad opportunities in either Costa Rica or Panama. The program allows students to earn up to 6 hours of graduate credit during the May intersession. Graduate students interested in the study abroad program should inquire about course offerings and plan their elective schedules accordingly. 
 
Electives include: 
 

Art and Science of Negotiations

Business Ethics

Advanced Tax Accounting

Advanced Health Care Administration

Challenges in Health Care Operations

Entrepreneurship

International Business

Study Abroad - Costa Rica

Applications in Project Management

Study Abroad - Panama

Accounting for Government and Nonprofits

Investment Analysis