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Apply what you learn today, on the job tomorrow.

Our program is based on the essentials we believe provide the foundation for success in the business world: innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic leadership, and professional development. We provide you with rigorous, application-based, thorough knowledge of business disciplines with emphasis on these four areas.

Hear from Dr. Ed Yost on what we expect from students in the Professional MBA.


Semester One

MBA 6340 - Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

This course will provide students with a strategic and analytical approach to complex behavioral problems within organizations. In addition, the design and implementation of management practices for aligning human resource practices and the strategic intent of the organization will be reviewed and discussed.

MBA 6320 - Data Analysis for Decision Making

Data analysis is rapidly becoming a required skill set for today’s managers in competitive environments. As a decision maker in business, you are likely to be asked to conduct your own analysis of data, or you will be asked to interpret a report that has been derived by others. In this course, you will learn how to summarize, visualize, and manage data within software environments that are commonly used in business today. In addition, you will learn techniques that help decision makers reduce risk and identify opportunities that would provide an individual or a company with a competitive advantage.

Semester Two

MBA 6325 - Analytics

With the development of the PC and spreadsheet applications, it is now possible for most decision makers to access the tools and techniques that previously required the skills of specialists. Some refer to analytics as the new science of winning. It refers to a commitment by top management to the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. This course covers the topics of analytics and spreadsheet modeling for decision-making. You will be expected to master, at an introductory level, techniques that are at the heart of the competitive posture of many successful organizations.

MBA 6315 - Accounting for Executives

Introduction to financial reporting concepts and application of fundamental accounting principles is the main emphasis of this course. The curriculum also relates accounting and financial disciplines to the strategic focus of an organization utilizing valuation and managerial accounting concepts.

MBA 6900 - Seminar - Leadership Series

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, sales, leadership, and ethics.

Semester Three

MBA 6350 - Strategic Marketing and Value Chain Management

The course is an application-oriented course with a focus on marketing strategy and supply chain management for organizations. Critical aspects of strategic marketing planning, such as situation analysis, competitive analysis, product and service management, distribution and supply chain management, and integrated marketing communications, are examined in depth. The course will discuss the latest analytical tools used in strategic marketing. Students will study how to explore marketing resources and information to maximize long-run customer value and to generate the greatest financial return for the organization.

MBA 6335 - Managerial Finance

This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques of financial decision-making. The primary learning objectives of the course include knowing what information is necessary for a manager to make effective financial decisions, understanding the corporation’s role in the financial system including how firms are funded and how the securities used for funding are valued, and how financial information should be analyzed and interpreted in order to make effective and informed business decisions.

Semester Four

MBA 6360 - Strategic Use of Information

This course provides an introduction to information systems and their strategic role in organizations, blending organizational and managerial concerns with the study of information technologies.

MBA 6370 – Operations Management

Selected survey and case applications of techniques in plant layout, production planning and control, materials management, quality control, and operations research in relation to operations management problem solving, decision making, and policy determination are explored during this course.

MBA 6900 - Seminar - Leadership Series

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, sales, leadership, and ethics.

Semester Five

MBA 6380 - Strategic Leadership

Students bring together lessons from all their prior course work to analyze the firm and its industry, and to formulate and implement strategy. In this course, you will be asked to take the perspective of executives who have overall responsibility for an organization. Concepts discussed include strategy formulation at the corporate and business levels, interrelationships between firms and their environments; corporate governance and strategy implementation issues.

MBA 6912 - Applied Business Experience

In this course, students work in teams to complete a computer simulation. In this simulation, the teams each run a fictitious firm, making financial, production, marketing, and other key business decisions. Teams compete with one another in a dynamic industry environment. This provides an opportunity to apply many of the concepts you have learned throughout the MBA program.  

MBA 6900 - Seminar - Leadership Series

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, sales, leadership, and ethics.