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Marilyn Ettinger, CFA, Chairperson(201) 200-3353
John Laski, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator, MBA(201) 200-2410
Robert J. Matthews, CPA, Graduate Coordinator, MS in Accounting(201) 200-3353
Rosilyn Overton, CFP, RFC, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator Finance(201) 200-3353
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program mission is to develop professionals with contemporary management skills who are able to lead organizations ethically and to manage a diverse workforce in a modern multi-cultural, service-dominated economy. The MBA program prepares its graduates to lead and manage organizations through:
The 36 credit course of study consists of a core curriculum of 21 credits, an area of specialization of 12 credits, and a capstone course of three credits. Students choose a 12 credit specialization in one of the following areas:
The capstone project is the culmination of the program. Working within an interdisciplinary project team, learners utilize practices developed in the classroom to solve “real world” business problems. Following capstone completion, all students will be required to take the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test for Master of Business Administration (MFT/MBA). Results will be used for program rather than student assessment.
Admission to the Master of Business Administration program requires that the student:
The MBA admissions committee may at its discretion request an interview to further qualify the candidate’s ability to succeed in the MBA program.
The 36 credit course of study assumes an undergraduate degree in Business, which included financial accounting at the intermediate level, and two semesters of statistics. For students with a degree in Business but without those courses, Business 601 – Financial Accounting (3 credits) and Business 603 – Quantitative Methods (3 credits) may be required. Similar graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval of the program coordinator.
Master of Business Administration, Finance Specialization
The Finance specialization prepares individuals for a career in the financial management of businesses, government and non-profit organizations. It provides students with specific skills in finance complementing a broader business competence base in organizational management and marketing. This generalist orientation contrasts with the Master of Science in Finance program, which offers in-depth specializations in financial planning, financial analysis and financial management.
The program focuses on traditional fundamentals of financial management and contemporary financial thought. It prepares professionals to provide strategic and tactical guidance to the organization.
Core Requirements (21 Credits)Pre-requisites: Undergraduate business degree, BUSI 601- Financial Accounting, and 603 - Quantitative Methods or the equivalent (see “Program Pre-requisites” section above). Note: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are pending approval
Finance Specialization Requirements (12 Credits)Pre-requisites: BUSI 606 and BUSI 607
Capstone Requirements (3 Credits)Taken in the last semester:
Master of Business Administration, Marketing Specialization
The Marketing specialization provides individuals with a rich understanding of traditional and contemporary marketing thought and best practices. Traditional fundamentals will include such areas as marketing research and brand management.
The importance of recognizing the varying needs of consumers of diverse backgrounds as a fact of modern marketing will be emphasized. Contemporary areas covered include customer-centered marketing, encompassing lifetime value of the customer and customer relationship management, and the global marketplace. The program addresses internet marketing, search engine marketing, and Web communication. An emphasis throughout will be on competing effectively in the increasingly multi-cultural market.
Core Requirements (21 Credits): Pre-requisites: Undergraduate business degree, BUSI 601- Financial Accounting, and 603 - Quantitative Methods or the equivalent (see “Program Pre-requisites” section above). Note: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are pending approval
Marketing Specialization Requirements (12 credits):Pre-requisites: BUSI 606, BUSI 607, BUSI 615*
Master of Business Administration, Organizational Management and Leadership Specialization
The Organizational Management and Leadership specialization prepares individuals for management and leadership responsibilities in business, government and non-profit entities. All management students will apply the required prerequisite tools of accounting and quantitative analysis in the core courses of Corporate Financial Management, Decision Analysis, and Strategic Profitability Analysis.
The specialization courses will provide students with knowledge of business and other organizational forms and leadership and management skills relevant to today’s knowledge economy and service-oriented marketplace. This includes skills in the management of cross-functional teams, project management, technology application, and new products and services development. A distinguishing focus of the proposed specialization is on managing a diverse work force and competing in an increasingly multi-cultural market. Emphasis will placed on including diversity in developing organizational plans.
Organizational Management and Leadership SpecializationPre-requisites: BUSI 606, BUSI 607, BUSI 611