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Online Master of Business Administration Curriculum


The online M.B.A. curriculum requires 40 credits of study. Students without a business background will be required to complete a sequence of self-paced, prequalification courses that do not bear credit and can be completed more quickly online than traditional eight-week courses. The online program’s M.B.A. courses include:

  • Core courses: 25 credits
  • Electives: 15 credits

Prequalification Sequence
Courses are taught online and do not bear credit. Students can be waived from these courses based on prior coursework if conditions are met. Challenge exams are available.
BMBA 8008 Accounting (Required for BMBA 9453)
BMBA 8009 Legal Studies (Required for BMBA 9454)
BMBA 8011 Economics (Required for BMBA 9459)
BMBA 8013 Finance (Required for BMBA 9460)
BMBA 8018 Mathematics (Required for BMBA 9455)
BMBA 8019 Statistics (Required for BMBA 9455)
BMBA 8020 Information Technology Management (Required for BMBA 9455 and 9458)

International Student Seminar
Required of all students needing preparation in language and communication skills (unless a waiver is obtained); must be completed prior to all core courses.

Core Curriculum (25 Credits)
BMBA 9450 The Launch Experience (2)
BMBA 9451 Corporate Social Responsibility (2)
BMBA 9452 International Perspective (2)
BMBA 9453 Accounting for Decision Makers (2)
BMBA 9454 Legal Environment (2)
BMBA 9455 The Role of Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making (2)
BMBA 9456 Management Theory and Practice (2)
BMBA 9457 Market Decision Making (2)
BMBA 9458 Information Technology Management (2)
BMBA 9459 Economics for Managers (2)
BMBA 9460 Financial Decision Making (2)
BMBA 9461 Business Consulting (Capstone) (3)

Electives (15 Credits)
All MBA students must complete 15 credit hours of electives. Students may pursue a concentration in accounting, finance or marketing by completing all the courses below within the listed concentration. Or they may select any combination of individual courses from those listed under the accounting, finance and marketing concentrations to complete a general MBA track.

Accounting Concentration Courses
BACC 7100 Financial Reporting (6)
BACC 7123 Auditing Standards and Problems (3)
BACC 7114 Cost Accounting (3)
BACC 7135 Essentials of Federal Taxation (3)

Finance Concentration Courses
BFIN 7215 Capital and Money Markets (3)
BFIN 7219 Security Analysis (3)
BFIN 7230 Portfolio Analysis (3)
BFIN 7236 Corporate Finance (3)

Marketing Concentration Courses
BMKT 7611 Marketing Research (3)
BMKT 7636 The Science of Persuasion (3)
BMKT 7640 Corporate Branding Strategy (3)
BMKT 7652 / BITM 7652 Interactive Marketing (3)

Course Descriptions

Prequalification Sequence

Note: Students may be granted waivers of pre-qualification courses based on the basis of coursework completed in the past five years. Students also may request a challenge exam to test out of a pre-qualification course.

International Student Seminar

This course is required of all students needing preparation in language and communication skills (unless a waiver is obtained) and must be completed prior to all core courses.

Core Curriculum (25 Credits)

Electives

All MBA students must complete 15 credit hours of electives. Students may pursue a concentration in accounting, finance or marketing by completing all the courses below within the listed concentration. Or they may select any combination of individual courses from those listed under the accounting, finance and marketing concentrations to complete a general MBA track.

Accounting Concentration Courses

Finance Concentration Courses

Marketing Concentration Courses