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.

Program Expectations: Entering students are expected to be able to utilize word processing, spreadsheets, electronic communications, and information retrieval on the Internet; to have access to a personal computer; to be able to apply mathematical skills for solving basic economic and business problems; and, to possess good oral and written communication skills. The University offers courses to assist students in obtaining these necessary competencies.

Foundation Courses: 0-9 semester hours

The foundation courses a student must fulfill 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.

Code Course Title Units
BUS 600A Accounting and Finance 3
BUS 600B Economics 3
BUS 600C Statistics 3

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

Code Course Title Units
BUS 630 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 650 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Practice 3
BUS 660 Marketing Management 3
BUS 670 Technology Based Operations Management 3

Electives and Concentrations: 18 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 18 semester hours of electives is needed to complete the degree requirements.

Culminating Activity: 3 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
BUS 690 Strategic Management 3