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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Specializations


Students may elect to enroll into any one, or more, of the following Graduate Business Certificates. These certificates do not lead to the completion of an MBA Degree; however, successful completion of the courses embedded within the Graduate Business Certificates can be applied to the MBA program. Students must adhere to the admission procedures of the Master of Business Administration Program to enroll into any Graduate Business Certificate.

The designated list of Graduate Business Certificates includes the following areas: Accounting, Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Management, Health Care Management and Leadership, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Sport Management, and Supply Chain Management.


Accounting Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the course content necessary for a Certified Public Accounting Exam Review Course. Upon the successful completion of the Certificate and the Review course, students will be provided with a path to obtain their Certified Public Accounting license.  Additionally, it provides students with multiple career opportunities in accounting as students can also choose to pursue coursework that will prepare them for careers as Certified Management Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, and Certified Internal Auditors. 

*The program builds on a student’s undergraduate accounting experience and coursework by using graduate accounting courses to develop broader and deeper technical accounting knowledge

Course number and title

Hrs.

prerequisites

Dependent on previous Accounting background:

*MBAF 500B Accounting

or

*ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting

(3)

or

(3)

None

or

ACCT 201

*ACCT 207 Intermediate Accounting I

(3)

ACCT 202 or MBAF 500B

*ACCT 208 Intermediate Accounting II

(3)

ACCT 207 or MBAF 500B

*ACCT 302 Cost Accounting

(3)

ACCT 202

Required:

ACCT 535 Fund and Non-Profit Accounting

3

ACCT 208

ACCT 538 Advanced Cost Management

3

ACCT 208

ACCT 540 Advanced Accounting

3

ACCT 208

MBA 511 Managerial Accounting

3

MBAF 500B or equivalent

Business Analytics Certificate

This graduate certificate provides students the skills to analyze, understand, and interpret data.  Based on statistical methods, business analytics searches for new insights and patterns in the data to improve organizational performance.  The specialization is designed to equip students with business analytics and intelligence (BI) skills, which is a broad category of analytical techniques, technologies, and applications for accessing, and analyzing data to help users make better business decisions. 

This certificate requires the successful completion of the four courses listed below.

course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

MBA 503 Operations Management

3

None

MBA 545 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

3

None

MBA 546 Business Analytics I

3

None

MBA 548 Analytical Modeling for Decision-Making

3

MBA 546

Digital Marketing Certificate

This certificate introduces students to the skills needed for success in the digital marketing field. Students will work on various simulations, create ads, and monitor/interpret results. The digital marketing curriculum will include pay-per-click (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO), web development, and email marketing.

course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

MBAF 500E or equivalent

3

None

MBA 507 Marketing Management

3

MBAF 500E or equivalent

MBA 525 Digital Marketing

3

MBA 507

MBA 526 Social Media Marketing

3

MBA 525

MBA 527 Mobile Marketing

3

MBA 526

Entrepreneurship Certificate

This graduate certificate provides students with the fundamental skills needed to start, fund, and run their own business.  Students learn the techniques used by successful entrepreneurs for idea creation, feasibility analysis, business planning, and funding options. 

This certificate requires successful completion of two (2) required courses and two (2) elective courses listed below.

Course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

Required:

MBA 503 Operations Management

3

None

MBA 540 Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

3

None

Electives (Choose 2 courses):

MBA 541 Business Information Systems for

the Small Business

(3)

None

MBA 542 Business Tax Planning

(3)

None

MBA 544 Small Business Management

(3)

None

Financial Management Certificate

This certificate provides a global perspective to financial markets, risk, and return.  Special emphasis is placed on corporate financial management, emerging financial markets, and global financial management.  Students learn how transition economies join the wave of globalization through liberalization of financial markets, deregulation of industries, and relaxation of policies governing foreign direct investment.

Course number and title

HRS.

prerequisites

Required:

MBAF 500B or equivalent

3

None

MBAF 500F or equivalent

3

MBAF 500B

MBA 505 Financial Management

3

MBAF 500F & MBA 500F, or equivalents

MBA 560 Investments

3

MBA 505

Electives (Choose 2 courses):

MBA 561 Emerging Financial Markets

(3)

MBA 505

MBA 562 Global Finance

(3)

MBA 505

MBA 564 Financial Markets Tour

(3)

MBA 505

Global Management Certificate

This graduate certificate offers a thorough understanding of globalization of firms, industries, and markets.  Core principles of international business and international finance are applied through practical analyses of major industries.  Suitable strategies are developed for building a portfolio of competitive advantages and ensuring future success. 

This certificate requires successful completion of one (2) required courses and two (2) electives listed below.

Course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

Required:

MBA 503 Operations Management

3

None

MBA 567 Multinational Management

3

None

Electives (Choose 2 courses):

MBA 561 Emerging Financial Markets

(3)

None

MBA 562 Global Finance

(3)

None

MBA 568 International Business Study Tour

(3)

None

Health Care Management and Leadership Certificate

This graduate certificate provides students with both the theoretical knowledge associated with health care management and leadership plus a set of practical tools to aid in the challenges faced or may be faced in this dynamic industry.  Through real world scenarios of how to incorporate solutions and weekly health care related current events discussions, students are able to gain more than a clinical perspective into the world of healthcare management. 

This certificate requires successful completion of the four courses listed below.

Course number and title

HRS.

prerequisites

MBA 501 Organizational Dev. & Change Management

3

None

MBA 575 The Health Care Organization

3

None

MBA 577 Managing the Health Care Organization -

The Financial Perspective

3

MBA 575

MBA 579 Improving the Health Care Organization

3

MBA 577

Human Resource Management Certificate

This graduate certificate offers students the opportunity to create strategic human resource plans, initiatives, and activities to meet organizational needs and significantly impact the success of an organization.  Key topic areas include creating and implementing strategic human resources initiatives; evaluating the effectiveness and financial impact of human resource activities; talent recruitment, training, development, management, reward and retention strategies; effective labor relations practices; and creating healthy, safe, and compliant work environments. 

This certificate requires successful completion of two (2) required courses and two (2) electives listed below.

Course number and title

Hrs.

prerequisites

Required:

MBA 501 Organizational Dev. & Change Management

3

None

MBA 550 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

3

None

Electives (Choose 2 courses):

MBA 551 Labor Relations and Collective   Bargaining

(3)

None

MBA 552 Training and Development

(3)

None

MBA 553 Compensation and Benefits

(3)

None

Management Information Systems Certificate

This graduate certificate is designed to equip students to manage technology to solve business problems, transform business processes, and assist in decision making.  The courses are designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business analytics and intelligence, data modeling, information system strategy, e-commerce and Structured Query Language. 

This certificate requires the successful completion of the four courses listed below.

Course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

MBA 503 Operations Management

3

None

MBA 513 Management Information Systems

3

None

MBA 535 System Analysis and Design

3

None

MBA 545 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

3

None

Project Management Certificate

This graduate certificate provides students with a comprehensive overview of the tools needed to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  The courses are designed to equip students with necessary techniques of managing resources, applying specialized knowledge, and using techniques and methodologies to meet today’s changing business needs and objectives. 

This certificate requires the successful completion of the four courses listed below. 

Course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

MBA 503 Operations Management

3

None

MBA 530 Foundations of Project Management

3

None

MBA 531 Increasing Organization Capacity in

Project Management

3

None

MBA 533 Advanced Topics in Communications for

Project Managers

3

None

Sport Management Certificate

This graduate certificate provides students with the specific application of business concepts to the field of sport.  The certificate is designed to meet the accreditation guidelines established by the Committee on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).  This certificate provides students not only with the critical skills necessary to succeed in the sport industry, but numerous field experiences to apply those skills in “real world” sport settings.  Faculty work closely with students to provide a quality learning experience in the sport organization of their choice. 

This certificate requires successful completion the courses listed below.

Course number and title

hrs.

prerequisites

MBAF 500E Marketing

3

None

MBA 507 Marketing Management

3

MBAF 500E or equivalent

SMG 572 Sport Management

3

None

SMG 574 Social and Ethical Issues in Sport

3

None

SMG 580 Sport Marketing and Promotions

3

None

Supply Chain Management Certificate

This graduate certificate will introduce students to the importance of purchasing, logistics, warehousing, inventory, and more.  This certificate is ideal for students seeking a leadership role within the Supply Chain industry, students that work in a career that calls for collaboration with professionals in this field, or students who want to become more knowledgeable on the supply chain management systems in general.

This certificate requires the successful completion of the four courses listed below.

Course number and title

Hrs.

prerequisites

MBA 503 Operations Management

3

None

MBA 570 Supply Chain Management

3

None

MBA 571 Logistics and Procurement

3

None

MBA 572 Supply Chain Strategy

3

None

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