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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA)


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This is a broad, management-oriented degree with two tracks: the Main Track and the Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) Track.  The Main Track provides an integrated sequence of required courses and additional elective courses in selected concentrations.  Having a different integrated sequence of required courses, the FEMBA Track provides unspecified - and possibly interdisciplinary - elective courses that can be tailored to the specific professional needs of different groups of students.

MBA Main Track


This program track is designed for individuals of widely-varied backgrounds.  Elective courses provide for concentration in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment Business Management, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing.  Students may also obtain the MBA degree with a customized concentration with advisor approval.

Admission to the Program

To be admitted to the program, students must fulfill University requirements for admission to graduate study and College requirements for admission to the MBA program.  Applicants are admitted based on a comprehensive review of their work experience, prior education, GMAT or GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. Applicants must submit a separate graduate program application to the College of Business and Economics.

Foundations of Business ( 9 units)


All students must complete with a grade of “B” or better BUS 5000 Foundations of Business Administration (9  units) prior to taking core MBA courses..  Students with a concentration in Information Systems must have a basic background in information systems.

Requirements for the Degree (36 units)


In addition to meeting the foundation requirements, a total of 36 units of 5000-level courses is required for the degree.  The University also requires demonstration of writing proficiency by enrollment in and passing UNIV 4000 Writing Proficiency Examination (0) within the first two semesters  of study.

Culminating Experience (3 units)


Elective Courses (9 units)


Students should complete 9 units of 5000-level courses in the concentration.    Students with a customized concentration may choose electives with advisor approval from any of the 5000-level courses offered by the departments of the College of Business and Economics or other departments of the University.

Electives for the concentration in Accounting


Students should select 9 units of the following courses:

Electives for the concentration in Business Analytics


Students should select 9 units of 5000-level courses offered by the College of Business and Economics, with advisor approval.

Electives for the concentration in Entertainment Business Management


Students with a concentration in Entertainment Business Management should choose 9 units of electives offered by the College of Business and Economics, or the College of Arts and Letters, with advisor approval.

Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) Track


This program track is designed for groups of working business executives who as student cohorts will complete courses on a customized timetable and usually at special locations.  The College will consider the particular needs of each group of students in selecting the specialized courses.

Admission to the Program


Applicants are admitted based on a comprehensive review of their work experience, an acceptable bachelor degree, GMAT or GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and an interview.  The work requirement will generally be three to five years of significant experience.  Applicants who document 5 years of significant work experience in a managerial or professional role may be exempted from the GMAT or GRE requirement, with the College’s approval.  In addition to meeting University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must submit a separate graduate program application to the College of Business and Economics.

Requirements for the Degree (36 units)


A total of 36  units is required for the degree.  The University also requires demonstration of writing proficiency by enrollment in and passing UNIV 4000 Writing Proficiency Examination (0) within the first two  semesters of study, or successful petition to waive the writing examination within University policy.

Culminating Experience (3 units)


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