Graduate Studies

Business Administration
2014-2015

Please refer to the Business Administration graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, a list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.  The Business Administration graduate program offers several integrated programs which are listed below.

Bachelor of Business in Accountancy/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Accountancy (ACCT)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Accountancy to complete an undergraduate degree in Accountancy and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated ACCT/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Accountancy
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree in Accountancy and the Master of Business Administration degree..

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576B Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

III. Concentration Courses:* 9 s.h.

Nine hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor.

Select two of the following bridge courses, which may be used as either directed electives or concentration courses in the MBA degree:

ACCT 442G/B Advanced Accounting II* (3)
ACCT 445G/B The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements* (3)
ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)      
ACCT 471G/B Advanced Federal Taxation* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Computer Science to complete an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated CS/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Computer Science and a Pre-MBA minor
  • Completion of at least six semester hours of Pre-MBA minor courses
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in Pre-MBA minor courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business and CS classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524B Corporate Management Information Systems* (3)
MKTG 576 Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

CS 470G/B Database Systems* (3)

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

To be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Business in Economics/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Economics (ECON)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Economics to complete an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated ECON/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Economics (B.B.)
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree in Economics and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576B Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

Nine hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor.

Select two of the following bridge courses, which may be used as either directed electives or concentration courses in the MBA degree:

ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 432G/B Public Finance* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Business in Finance/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Finance (FIN)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Finance to complete an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated FIN/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Finance
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree in Finance and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576B Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

Select one of the following:

ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

FIN 496G/B Seminar in Investments* (3)
Six hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor.

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management (HRM)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Human Resource Management to complete an undergraduate degree in HRM and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated HRM/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Human Resource Management
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree in Human Resource Management and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576B Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

Select one of the following:

ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

MGT 445G/B Organization Development* (3)
Six hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor.

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in LEJA to complete an undergraduate degree in LEJA and an MBA degree in a five year period. 

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated LEJA/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration with a Pre-MBA minor
  • Completion of at least six semester hours of Pre-MBA minor courses
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in Pre-MBA Minor courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business and LEJA classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I.  Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576 Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

To be chosen in consultation with the MBA Advisor

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

LEJA 509 Security: Theory and Practice (3)
ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course.  Please consult the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Business in Management/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Management (MGT)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Management to complete an undergraduate degree in MGT and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated MGT/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Management
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree in Management and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576 Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

Select one of the following:

ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 445G/B Organizational Development* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
Six hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor.

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Business in Marketing/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Marketing (MKTG)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in MKTG to complete an undergraduate degree in MKTG and an MBA degree in a five year period. 

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated MKTG/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Marketing
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business in Marketing and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576B Decision Making for Global Markets* (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

Select one of the following:

ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

Nine hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course.  Please consult the MBA advisor.

Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management/Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management (SCM)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Supply Chain Management to complete an undergraduate degree in SCM and an MBA degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated SCM/MBA degree program requires the following:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours completed
  • A major in Supply Chain Management
  • A minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in MBA Foundation courses
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level business classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree in Supply Chain Management and the Master of Business Administration degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 18 s.h.

ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning  (3) or MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
FIN 565 Financial Management: Theory and Practice (3)
IS 524 Corporate Management Information Systems (3)
MKTG 576 Decision Making for Global Markets (3)
BAT 611 MBA Outcomes (0)

II. Directed Elective: 3 s.h.

Select one of the following:

ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
DS 435G/B Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making* (3)
DS 490G/B Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making* (3)
ECON 420G/B Economic Development* (3)
ECON 425G/B Money Markets, Capital Markets and Monetary Policy* (3)
ECON 435G/B Comparative Capitalist Systems* (3)
ECON 445G/B Game Theory and Economic Behavior* (3)
ECON 460G/B Urban and Regional Economic Analysis* (3)
ECON 470G/B International Trade* (3)
ECON 471G/B International Monetary Economics* (3)
ECON 487G/B Econometrics* (3)
MGT 474G/B Small Business Management* (3)
MGT 481G/B Management and Society: Ethics and Social Responsibility* (3)
MGT 483G/B Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability* (3)
OM 457G/B Project Management* (3)

III. Concentration Courses: 9 s.h.

SCM 465G/B Supply Chain Risk Management* (3)
Six hours to be chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor.

IV. Integrative Course: 3 s.h.

MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy either the directed elective requirement or as a concentration course, depending on the specific bridge courses selected. Please consult the undergraduate business advisor and the MBA advisor.