Master of Business Administration - MBA


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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500 Corporate Strategy
2 hours. Analysis of major strategic decisions affecting the long-term performance of a firm and its ability to sustain competitve advantage. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA Program.

501 Business Concepts and Skills
2 hours. Introduction to concepts and skills required for success in the MBA program including: institutions and vocabluary of US business, game theory; mathematics and statistics; spreadsheets and databases; and business writing and presentation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Credit will not be given for MBA 501 if the student has already completed 12 or more hours of MBA coursework. Meets 8 weeks of the semester.

502 Teamwork and Creativity
2 hours. Basics of guiding classroom and workplace teams to successful productivity and of leading deliberate efforts to more creatively apply knowledge, especially in cross-functional contexts. Meets eight weeks of the semester.

570 Enterprise Decision Making
4 hours. Provides content and frameworks to integrate prior course work to address business problems from a cross-functional and enterprise perspective. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all other core courses in the MBA Program. This course should be taken during the final semester in the program.

590 Professional Topics
2 TO 4 hours. A series of skills workshops designed to develop critical management skills and to explore timely management issues not directly related to core business functional areas. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA program.

591 Study Abroad-Master of Business Administration Program
0 TO 16 hours. Lectures, seminars, and independent travel/study abroad in conjunction with admission to the MBA program. May be repeated to a maximum of 24 hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA program and consent of the director.

592 Master of Business Administration Project
8 hours. Multi-disciplinary team project at an outside company or University office. A written report and an oral presentation of the project is required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA program and consent of the MBA program director.

594 Special Topics-Master of Business Administration Program
1 TO 4 hours. An intensive study of a selected business topic not available in current course offerings. Subject matter will vary by section and semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA program.

596 Independent Study
0 TO 8 hours. Indpendent study under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment by petition to the director of the MBA program.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.