The Main Track provides an integrated sequence of required courses and additional elective courses in selected concentrations. 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, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management. Students may also obtain the MBA degree with a customized concentration with advisor approval.
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. 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.
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 must submit a separate graduate program application to the College of Business and Economics. Applicants are admitted based on a comprehensive review of their work experience, prior education, GMAT or GRE scores, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants who document 5 years of significant work experience in a managerial or professional role, or who have completed at least 9 units of graduate-level courses in business administration within the past 5 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE requirement.
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 request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE requirement. 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
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, or a successful petition to waive the writing examination within University policy.
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.
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.
Each student cohort in the Executives Track will complete a set of 5000 level courses chosen by the College of Business and Economics to match the needs of the particular group of students.. A sample of elective courses may include the following: