A minimum of three years full-time professional experience. Students without a degree from an English-speaking institution, where English is the primary language of instruction and of the geographic area, must establish minimal proficiency in English by providing a TOEFL score of 79-80 or higher or a minimum score of 110 on the Duolingo English Test.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

0-9 semester hours

The foundation courses a student must complete are determined by the Director’s review of the student’s undergraduate coursework and professional experience. If foundation courses are needed, they should be among the first courses taken.

BUS 600AAccounting & Finance3
BUS 600BEconomics3
BUS 600CStatistics3
BUS 500JBusiness Communications3
Total Semester Hours12

Foundation courses can be waived, if the equivalent undergraduate courses were completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or higher within the past seven years.

Total Program: 33 semester hours

Core Courses

12 semester hours

BUS 630Corporate Finance3
BUS 650Organizational Behavior: Theory and Practice3
BUS 660Marketing Management3
BUS 670Technology Based Operations Management3
Total Semester Hours12


12 semester hours

Each student can select a set of courses that addresses his or her career needs. Specific concentrations can be pursued or courses can be selected from any 500-level BUS courses (other than foundation courses). A minimum of 12 semester hours of electives is needed to complete the degree requirements1.


Marketing and Finance concentrations require 9 semester hours.

Culminating Activity

3 semester hours

  • BUS 690 Strategic Management

Concentrations/Electives for the MBA and MBA, Experienced Professionals

In addition to the concentrations listed below, students may pursue any of the concentrations listed under the M.S. Management and Leadership. Units do not double count in the Core and the Concentration.

Accounting Concentration

Required Courses
BUS 501Corporate Accounting and Reporting I3
BUS 502Corporate Accounting and Reporting II3
Select a minimum of two of the following:6
BUS 503
Accounting Information for Decision-Making
BUS 505
Accounting for Specialized Entities
BUS 506
Auditing Standards & Practices
BUS 508I
Federal Taxation Concepts and Practices - Individual
BUS 509
Cost Accounting
Total Semester Hours12

Finance Concentration

Select a minimum of three of the following:9
BUS 531
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
BUS 532
Management of Financial Institutions
BUS 533
Investment Banking
BUS 534
Entrepreneurial Finance
BUS 536
International Financial Management
BUS 538
Financial Strategy & Policy
Total Semester Hours9

Note: BUS 630 Corporate Finance is a prerequisite to all Finance elective courses.

Information Technology Concentration

Select a minimum of four of the following:12
BUS 511
Management Support Systems
BUS 512
Integrated Data Management
BUS 515
Systems Planning and Implementation
BUS 516
BUS 517
BUS 565I
Internet Marketing
Total Semester Hours12

International Business Concentration

BUS 516E-Business3
BUS 528Contemporary Issues in International Trade3
BUS 536International Financial Management3
BUS 566International Marketing Management3
Total Semester Hours12

Management and Leadership Concentration

MGMT 522Human Resource Management (Required)3
BUS 586Leadership in the Future (Required)3
Two additional elective course in BUS or MGMT6
Total Semester Hours12

Marketing Concentration

Select a minimum of three of the following:9
BUS 561
Seminar in Consumer Behavior
BUS 562
New Product Management
BUS 563
Marketing Channels/Distribution
BUS 564
Marketing Intelligence
BUS 565I
Internet Marketing
BUS 566
International Marketing Management
BUS 567
The Management & Marketing of Services
BUS 568
Marketing Communications
Total Semester Hours9

Note: BUS 660 Marketing Management is a prerequisite to all Marketing elective courses.

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Required Courses
BUS 576Supply Chain Management & Strategy3
BUS 577Compliance Issues in Supply Chains3
Select a minimum of two of the following:6
BUS 516
BUS 558
Project Management
BUS 563
Marketing Channels/Distribution
Total Semester Hours12

Health Services Management Concentration

Required Course
HSM 501Current Trends and Issues in Health Services (Required)3
Select three of the following:9
HSM 540
Legal Issues in Health Service Organizations
HSM 545
Foundations of Public Health
HSM 547
Public Health Policy
HSM 562
Human Resource Management in Health Service Organizations
HSM 571
Management of Clinical and Financial Information
HSM 598
Field Work/Internship
Total Semester Hours12

Concentration vary by location and some are also available online. MBAX students are also eligible to pursue concentrations listed under the MSLM program.

Students in the MBAX must take additional electives (over and above the requirements for their concentration) in order to complete the requirement of the degree.

Additional electives might apply to each concentration, please consult the schedule each academic term.