Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MBA Business Administration

Learning Goals (AACSB)


Technology Skills - Students will be able to assess tech-relevant issues and utilize the appropriate technology and software applications to address what is needed. 


Strategic Problem Solving and Analytical Skills - Students will be able to define and resolve business problems using appropriate analytical tools. 


Professional Communication Skills - Students will be able to compose professional communication messages and reports across oral, written and visual mediums. 



The Master of Business Administration degree is a professional degree. The program is designed to prepare students for administrative positions in both the private and public sectors. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

Students are provided a broad preparation in business administration while being allowed to concentrate in specific business areas. Attention is given to lasting principles instead of specific techniques which may be subject to frequent change.

The program is designed to satisfy the needs of students with or without undergraduate degrees in business administration. Additional coursework may be required for students whose undergraduate education is missing preparation in foundation areas such as Accounting, Management or Quantitative Methods.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum standards for admission to the Graduate School, admission to the traditional Master of Business Administration program is at the discretion of the College of Business Administration’s Committee on Graduate Admissions and the Graduate School. Applicants are normally admitted if they have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with a grade-point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 grading system).

Degree Requirements

Total Credits Required: 33


  1. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in accounting or who have completed a substantial number of accounting courses will be required to substitute a three-hour accounting course at the 6000 level.
  2. Must be approved by the coordinator of the Master of Business Administration program.
  3. A grade of C or higher is necessary for any course to be accepted for credit. However, a C grade is considered to be below the standard normally expected of a graduate student.
  4. As a minimum, a student must present at least 33 semester hours of work in courses numbered 6000 or above (exception: three 5000 graduate-level courses may be accepted for elective. However, credit towards the MBA degree may not be earned for any 5000 graduate-level course that the student has previously taken at the undergraduate level.). A student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on all course work taken to fulfill Graduate Curriculum requirements.

Master of Business Administration Concentrations

Concentrations allow students to focus their studies on a particular area of business administration. The M.B.A. Program offers concentrations in the following areas: Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Technology Management. Each concentration consists of nine hours in selected courses (with the exception of Technology Management which requires 18 credit hours in specific courses), thus fulfilling the elective requirements in the core curriculum. Specific courses must be approved by the program director. An executive track concentration is available as described below.

Financial Aid

A limited number of assistantships are available to qualified applicants. These assistantships involve half-time work assignments (20 hours per week) in the various academic departments, centers and functional areas of the College of Business Administration.

Executive Track

For experienced managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs who are working full time, the Executive track of the MBA is a lock-step program designed to allow rapid completion of the MBA degree with minimal disruption of work responsibilities. Classes are held primarily on Saturdays and Sundays of alternating weeks. Additional fees apply. Classes may be taken only by students admitted to the Executive track of the MBA program. Admission to the executive track of the MBA program is separate from admission to the MBA program. Preparatory course material is integrated into the program through the use of special topic sessions.

In addition to meeting the minimum standards for admission to the Graduate School, admission to the Executive track of the MBA Program is at the discretion of the College of Business Administration’s Committee on Executive track MBA graduate admissions. Applicants are evaluated based on: (1) the length and quality of their professional work experience; and (2) the attainment of, and grade point average in, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants to the program may be required to take the Graduate Management Applications Test (GMAT). English language requirements described above must also be fulfilled.

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