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Plan of Study

Structure of the Program

The basic structure of the M.B.A. program consists of four levels:

  • General Business Core – Six courses (18 credits)* at the 500 Level
  • Advanced Business Core – Three courses (9 credits) at the 600 level
  • Concentration – Four advanced courses (12 credits) in Management, Finance, Healthcare Sector Management or  The Business of Pharmaceutics/Biothecnology at the 700 level                                  
  • Capstone Course – One course (3 credits) at the 800 level

The general business core courses are particularly important for students who have not had previous work in economics or business, or who lack comparable business experience. Students lacking relevant business experience may be required to complete a three credit internship course. A student who majored in economics or business administration as an undergraduate may qualify for a reduction of some or all of the general business core courses, reducing the total requirements of the program. Further information can be found in the paragraph on waivers.

Credit Waivers and Transfers

Students with undergraduate and/or graduate business administration training may petition the Academic Standing Committee of the School to waive courses in the general business core, up to the maximum of four courses (12 credits). Students with relevant business experience may be waived from the business internship course. Students shall have received grades of at least 3.0 (B) in two courses for each general business core course to be waived. If courses are waived for students, their performance in the remaining general business core courses will be used to assess eligibility for M.B.A. matriculation.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Concentration Options 33-42 credits

 

Core Courses:  Required 15-18 credits

Number

Course Title

Credits

GBA 520

Business Internship*

3

GBA 512

Principles of Management and Leadership

3

GBA 515

Managerial communications

3

GBA 517

Fundamentals of Management Information Systems

3

GBA 518

21st Century Financial Management

3

GBA 519

Business Statistics for Operational Decision Making

3

 

*Required only for those pursuing the MBA who have no relevant business experience

Advanced Courses: Required  9 credits

MBA 624

Financial Services in Global Capital Markets

3

MBA 632

Marketing Management and Strategy

3

MBA 633

Organizational Behavior in a Global Society

3

 

Concentration: The Business of Pharmaceutics/Biotechnology (Four Courses, 12 credits)

MBA 656

Inside the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnical and Related Industries (Required)

3

PHS 901

Basic Pharmaceutics

3

PHS 902

Regulatory Compliance in the Practice of Industrial Pharmacy

3

MAN 704

Managerial Planning and Control Systems

3

MAN 750

Management Seminar

3

 

 Concentration:  Finance (Four Courses, 12 credits)

FIN 702A

Money and Capital Market Applications

3

FIN 703

Corporate Financial Policy

3

FIN 704

Financial Report Analysis

3

FIN 705

Securities Analysis

3

FIN 707

Portfolio Management

3

FIN 710

Mergers and Acquisitions

3

FIN 715

International Trade

3

FIN 750

Financial Problems Seminar

3

 

Concentration: Health Care Sector Management (Four Courses, 12 credits)

HCM 710

Health Care Sector Organization

3

HCM 720

Health Care Sector Finance

3

HCM 730

Health Care Sector Information Management

3

HCM 750

Advanced Seminar in Health Care Sector Management

3

  

Concentration:  Management (Four Courses, 12 credits)

MAN 702

Theories of the Organization

3

MAN 703

Project Analysis and Program Management

3

MAN 704

Managerial Planning and Control Systems

3

MAN 705

Management Decision Theory

3

MAN 722

Human Resource Management

3

MAN 724

Organizational Development

3

MAN 725

Work, People and Productivity

3

MAN 750

Management Seminar

3

 

Capstone:  Required (3 credits)

HCM 810

Health Care Sector Management Capstone

3

MBA 811

Business Policy (Concentrations in Finance, Management or The Business of Pharmaceutics/Biotechnology

3