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SB&E - Degree Requirements - MBA Emphases



MBA Emphases

Accounting
The graduate curriculum in accounting offers advanced training in the nature, theory, and central problems of business accounting. Based upon a strong foundation of accounting prerequisites, the program is designed to develop the expanded knowledge that is the basis for the specialist in an accounting management career in business or government, in public accounting, or in further advanced study. Completion of an emphasis in an MBA program, when added to the Bachelor of Arts program with a major in accounting may satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement for the Uniform CPA Exam. Please consult an advisor in the School of Business & Entrepreneurship for further information on this option. (Students who aspire to become CPAs will be required to complete a total of 150 credit hours before sitting for the Uniform CPA exam; any student who has not completed a BA in accounting may be required to complete additional coursework at the graduate level in order to accrue sufficient credit hours before taking the Uniform CPA Exam.) For an emphasis in accounting, select four courses from among the following options:

ACCT 51020 Financial Accounting Theory I
ACCT 51021 Financial Accounting Theory II
ACCT 51030 Advanced Cost Management
ACCT 51050 Individual Tax Planning
ACCT 51055 Business Tax Planning
ACCT 51060 Govt. and Non-Profit Accounting
ACCT 51065 International Accounting
ACCT 51070 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 51080 Seminar in Auditing
Note: It is recommended that students avoid taking accounting elective courses that may be equivalent to accounting courses taken at the undergraduate level.

Entrepreneurial Studies
An emphasis in entrepreneurial studies is designed to prepare individuals interested in developing and managing their own business or new enterprises within a larger business. Required elective courses for an emphasis in entrepreneurial studies are

ENTR 57525 Entrepreneurial Finance
ENTR 57515 Small Business Management
ENTR 57535 Entrepreneurship & Growth

In addition to the three courses listed above, students must choose one course from the following options:

MRKT 55080 Marketing Strategy and Management
MRKT 55020 Marketing Information and Research
MRKT 55040 Advertising and Promotional Strategy
MRKT 55050 Personal Selling & Sales Management
HRM 56510 Human Resource Management
INTL 58010 International Marketing
SPMGT 57040 Sport Marketing and Promotion

Finance
An emphasis in finance is designed to prepare individuals for staff or line positions in business or with financial advisory firms. For an emphasis in finance, select four courses from among the following options:

FIN 52020 Managerial Finance
FIN 52030 Investments
FIN 52060 Money and Banking
ENTR 57525 Entrepreneurial Finance
ACCT 51021 Financial Accounting Theory II
ACCT 51070 Financial Statement Analysis
INTL 58020 International Finance

Human Resource Management
An emphasis in human resource management is designed to prepare individuals for professional, management, consultant, leadership, and executive human resource positions in business, government, and other organizations. The emphasis has a strong practical base, along with leading edge HR techniques and skills, so that the students will be able to apply their learning to the workplace. For an emphasis in human resource management, select four courses from among the following options:

HRM 56501 Organizational Behavior
HRM 56510 Human Resource Management
HRM 56520 Labor Relations
HRM 56530 Employees Training & Development
HRM 56570 Employee Health & Wellness
MGMT 56056 Leadership in Structured Situations

International Business
An emphasis in international business offers advanced training in the nature, theory, and issues central to U.S. businesses dealing in international trade. For an emphasis in international business, select four courses from among the following options:

INTL 58060 International Risk & Politics
INTL 58032 International Management
INTL 58010 International Marketing
INTL 58020 International Finance
INTL 58070 International Business and Cross Cultural Communication
ACCT 51065 International Accounting

Management
The prime mission of the management emphasis is to provide students with an in-depth graduate education in management to prepare them to competently fill administrative positions in business enterprises and non-business organizations, such as government and not-for-profit institutions. For an emphasis in management, select four courses from among the following options:

MGMT 56020 Communications in the Corporate Environment
MGMT 56040 Supply Chain Management
MGMT 56045 Logistics Management
MGMT 56056 Leadership in Structures Situations
MGMT 56085 Operations Management
ENTR 57515 Small Business Management
ENTR 57535 Entrepreneurship and Growth
HRM 56501 Organizational Behavior
HRM 56510 Human Resource Management

Marketing
An emphasis in marketing is intended to prepare individuals for the responsibility of management in marketing. The program is flexible, offering a balance between theoretical analysis and examination of established practices. Areas of marketing offered include advertising, sales management, personal selling, business-to-business marketing, international marketing, public relations, and marketing research. For an emphasis in marketing, select four courses from among the following options:

SPMGT 57040 Sport Marketing and Promotion
MRKT 55080 Marketing Strategy and Management
MRKT 55020 Marketing Information and Research
MRKT 55040 Advertising and Promotions
MRKT 55035 Product Management
MRKT 55050 Personal Selling & Sales Management
MRKT 55060 Public Relations
INTL 58010 International Marketing
MGMT 56045 Logistics Management

Supply Chain Management
An emphasis in Supply Chain Management (SCM) enables MBA students to gain principles and application knowledge in supply chain management. SCM includes procurement, operations, and logistics functions and integrates them within the firm, as well as between the firm and its supplier and distribution channel partners. This discipline is recognized and practiced by many businesses within manufacturing and service industries, worldwide. To complete an emphasis in SCM, the following four courses are required:

MGMT 56040 Supply Chain Management
MGMT 56085 Operations Management
MGMT 56045 Logistics Management
MGMT 56048 Procurement Management
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