Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Our program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to help executives in both the for-profit and nonprofit environments appreciate and address a myriad of concerns, ranging from ethical and human rights issues to globalization and environment protection.

Students are required to complete the following prerequisites: Accounting (six credits), economics (three credits), and quantitative analysis and calculus or statistics (six credits). Prerequisite course equivalencies may be demonstrated through an official undergraduate transcript from an accredited institution signifying successful completion of the prerequisite courses, or CLEP examination results demonstrating proficiency in the prerequisite courses.

To earn the MBA, students take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits).

Required courses:

  • MGT502: Managing in a Global Economy
  • MGT503: Business Law
  • MGT510: Managing Business Operations
  • MGT530: Building Value Through Marketing
  • MGT540: Social Justice and Business Ethics
  • MGT558: Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats
  • MGT561: Financial Management
  • MGT562: Managerial Accounting
  • MGT567: Creative Problem Solving
  • MGT575: Strategic Management and Business Policy (capstone)

Students also take two elective courses chosen from a list of offerings in administration of justice and homeland security, applied behavior analysis, business studies, health care administration and management, holistic studies, humanities, international relations and rehabilitation studies.


Students may combine elective courses into an area of concentration (minimum of nine credits required). The following concentrations are available:

Cybersecurity Issues in Business

This concentration addresses the cyber threats that face many organizations. Awareness of threats and managing risks works to decrease vulnerabilities and exposure that, left unchecked, may damage an organization's brand, credibility and value.

Elective courses:

  • ADJ531: Cyberthreat Management
  • ADJ565: Analytic Methods
  • MGT558: Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats

Entrepreneurial Enterprise

This concentration is designed to develop creative thinking, opportunity analysis and support, business plan development and strategic planning.

Elective courses:

  • MGT524: Entrepreneurial Enterprise
  • MGT554: Business Foresight and Futuring
  • MGT567: Creative Problem Solving

Health Care Administration and Management

This concentration requires the completion of health care-specific courses in marketing, law, ethics, health policy and finance.

Elective courses:

  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing (substitute for MGT530: Building Value for Marketing)
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance (substitute for MGT561: Financial Management)
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals (substitute for MGT540: Social Justice and Business Ethics)
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law (substitute for MGT503: Business Law)

Nonprofit Management

This concentration focuses on administrative positions in nonprofit fields such as health care, education, social welfare, labor unions, museums, historic sites, libraries and fraternal, professional, performing arts, environmental and cemetery organizations.

Elective courses (students choose three of the following):

  • HCA/MGT509: Human Resources Management
  • MGT550: Nonprofit Management
  • MGT551: Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
  • MGT552: Nonprofit Financial Management

Social Ventures

Social ventures are business units focused on providing benefits and solutions to social problems. For-profit or nonprofit, the focus is on providing a positive impact on social issues in a sustainable manner.

Elective courses:

  • MGT525: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
  • MGT551: Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofits (substitute for MGT530: Building Value for Marketing)
  • MGT554: Business Foresight and Futuring