Master of Business Administration

Concentrations and Electives

MBA students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in MBA elective courses. Pursuing a concentration is not required but is an opportunity for you to tailor your electives in the fields of your choice, to provide a broader understanding of the business world, or to specialize your degree.

All MBA students are required to take three graduate business electives as part of their MBA studies.  These electives can come from any of the MBA departments which include Accounting & Business Law, Business Analytics & Information Systems, Economics & International Business, Finance, Management (includes Human Resources) & Enterpreneurship, and Marketing.

An MBA elective is a course numbered in the 600’s (excluding the MBA Capstones of BUAD 690, BUAD 691, and BUAD 694).

  • BUAD 603: MBA Internship Administration (3)
  • BUAD 611: Workforce Diversity Issues Administration (3)
  • SHRM 600: Introduction to Human Resource Administration (3)

9 credit hours are equired to receive the Business Intelligence concentration.

  • BAIS 655: Business Intelligence (required) (3)
  • BAIS 674: Database Management (required) (3)
  • BAIS 680: Intro Data Mining for Managers (required) (3)

12 credit hours are required to receive the Finance concentration

  • FINC 602: Investment Management (3)
  • FINC 621: Options & Futures Markets (3)
  • FINC 632: Multinational Financial Management (3)
  • FINC 640: Purchase, Sale and Valuation of Closely Held Firms (3)
  • FINC 645: Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
  • FINC 651: Money & Capital Markets (3)
  • FINC 663: Fixed Income and Debt Management (3)
  • FINC 675: Real Estate Finance (3)
  • FINC 684: Financial Modeling (3)
  • FINC Elective: Other courses may count for this concentration. This is determined based upon course offerings each semester.

Innovation

  • ENTR/MGMT 605: Strategic Innovation OR
  • ENTR 631: Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Change

  • MGMT 646: Change Management I OR
  • MGMT 647: Change Management II

Entrepreneurship

  • ENTR 611: New Venture Planning OR
  • ENTR 668: Small Business Consulting

9 credit hours are required to receive the International Business concentration

  • ECON 627: International Economics and Business (required) (3)
  • BUAD 640:Doing Business in a Global Economy (3)
  • BUAD 680: Doing Business in Asia (international business study trip) (3)
  • BUAD 681: Doing Business in Europe (international business study trip) (3)
  • BUAD 684: Doing Business South America (international business study trip) (3)
  • BUAD 688: Doing Business in Israel (international business study trip) (3)
  • FINC 632: Multinational Financial Management (3)
  • MGMT 625: Multinational Management (3)
  • MGMT 633: Global Supply Chain Management (3)
  • MKTG 626: Multinational Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 667: International Sales and Negotiations (3)

9 credit hours are required to receive the Marketing concentration

  • MKTG 602: Marketing Research (required) (3)
  • MKTG 621: Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 626: Multinational Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 629: Integrated Marketing Communications (3)
  • MKTG 630: Service Marketing (3)
  • MKTG 640: Consumer-Centric Category Management (3)
  • MKTG 662: Strategy & Tactics of B to B Pricing (3)
  • MKTG 667: International Sales & Negotiations (3)
  • MKTG 668: New Product Planning & Development (3)
  • MKTG 670: Ethical Issues in Marketing (seminar) (3)
  • MKTG Elective: Other courses may count for this concentration. This is determined based upon course offerings each semester.

9 credit hours are required to receive the Pricing Strategy concentration.

  • ECON 640: Empirical Analysis for Pricing Strategy (required) (3)
  • ECON 650: Managing Pricing Strategy (required) (3)
  • ECON 651: Pricing & Revenue Optimization (Required) (3)

9 credit hours are required to receive the Supply Chain Management concentration.

  • MGMT 633: Global Supply Chain Management (required) (3)
  • MGMT 635: Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (required) (3)
  • MGMT 654: Project Management (required) (3)

9 credit hours are required to receive the Values Based Leadership concentration

  • BUAD 609: Business Ethics Through Film (3)
  • BUAD 604: Spirituality and Leadership (3)
  • BUAD 681: Doing Business in Europe: International Ethics (3)MGMT 616: Leadership and Ethics (3)