The Master of Business Administration program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students will create and defend their solutions to problems of crisis management, profitable growth opportunities, and change leadership. Throughout the program, students gain experience in distilling a situation into a well-defined problem; applying tools and concepts to analyze a variety of alternative solutions; and selecting and defending their recommended course of action.

The Master of Business Administration program utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information utilization, and critical thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical thinking skills during their presentation.

Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems.

The MBA consists of 39 credit hours and includes three proficiency courses (MBA/501, MBA/502, MBA/503) which may be satisfied using an undergraduate business degree, undergraduate coursework or graduate coursework. Students may also waive an additional nine credits using graduate courses and may qualify for a 21-credit hour residency.

CourseCourse Title CreditsPrerequisite(s)
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits Prerequisites
MBA/500Foundations of Problem-Based Learning3
Proficiency Courses
MBA/501Forces Influencing Business in the 21st Century3
MBA/502Managing the Business Enterprise3
MBA/503Introduction to Finance and Accounting3
Core Courses
MBA/520Transformational Leadership3 MBA/500
MBA/530Human Capital Development3 MBA/500
MBA/560Enterprise Risk 3 MBA/500
MBA/510Managerial Decision Making3 MBA/500, MBA/501, MBA/502, MBA/503
MBA/540Maximizing Shareholder Wealth3 MBA/510
MBA/550Resource Optimization3 MBA/510
MBA/570Sustainable Customer Relationships3 MBA/510
MBA/580Strategies for Competitive Advantage3 MBA/510
MBA/590Strategic Implementation and Alignment3 MBA/500