Required Courses

Students may start the online program at any term. In only four regular semesters and two summer sessions, you can complete your degree. While the program is designed to be completed in two years, a student may choose to enroll in one course per semester, which will expand the duration of the degree.

If you are enrolled in the standard 2-year track taking 2 courses per term, please follow the sequence below. Please note that courses are only offered during the terms listed.

First Year - 1st Summer Session (June) and 2nd Summer Session (July): 

MBA 601 – Leadership and Ethics: Integration of leadership, communication and managerial theory with business practice using case analysis with an emphasis on persuasive, crisis, cross cultural and informative challenges in business interactions.
MBA 614 – Managerial Economics:  Economic principles applicable to the solution of selected problems facing business decision makers; emphasizing demand theory, production theory, cost estimation, pricing and capital budgeting. 

Fall Semester (Late August to December): 

Fall 1 (August - October): MBA 617 - Managerial Accounting: This course provides an understanding of the uses and limitations of accounting information in economic decision-making in a variety of personal, business, and other organizational contexts. The course will also build skills in problem solving, interpersonal communications and the use of computers.
Fall 2 (October - December): MBA 611 - Financial Analysis: Managerial and cost accounting fundamentals as well as the use of current techniques for financial analysis, capital allocation, and capital structure.

Spring Semester (Mid-January to May):

Spring 1 (January - March): MBA 622 - Business Planning and Entrepreneurship: With a unique blend of marketing and finance, this course takes students through the entire process of conceiving and planning an e-business start-up. The semester long business-planning project serves as the framework for all instruction. The final business plan encompasses all the necessary components to launch a successful business.
Spring 2 (March - May): MBA 606 - Organizational Behavior: The behavior of people in groups and organizations, concepts and theories for leadership, human resource management, as well as the development of student abilities in writing and speaking.

Second Year - 1st Summer Session (June) and 2nd Summer Session (July):

MBA 612 – Supply Chain Management: This course is the application of analysis and decision-making tools in a business setting, with emphasis on logistics and supply chain management as the fundamental issues facing the modern firm in a changing global marketplace.  It provides in-depth coverage of analytical tools that are invaluable to the entrepreneur/manager as he or she is confronted with the design, planning, and operational decisions within the supply chains.
MBA 623 – Strategic Marketing Management: A rigorous overview of business models and issues that change as products or services evolve through a life cycle. The course emphasizes the interrelated view of functional areas within organizations as a foundation for the core skills courses.

Fall Semester (Late August to December):

Fall 1 (August - October): MBA 624 – Project Analysis:  Implementation of methodologies taught in other MBA courses
Fall 2 (October - December): MBA 631 – Strategic Management (Capstone):  Practical application of the knowledge skills acquired in the first year courses to real business problems and decision environments. The course emphasizes cross-functional integration of tasks and responsibilities to develop effective strategies for problem identification and resolution.  (As the capstone course, students must have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisite courses prior to registering for MBA 631:  MBA 611, MBA617, MBA 606 or 622, and MBA 623)

SPRING SEMESTER (Mid-January to May):

Spring 1 (January -March): MBA 621 - Predictive Modeling and Analytics: Develops skills in predictive modeling and analytics to improve organizational performance. Topics include exploratory data analysis and visualization, as well as development of predictive models such as linear regression, logistic regression, clustering techniques, and classification techniques.
Spring 2 (March - May): MBA 613 – Management of Technology and Innovation:  The role of information and computer technology in the modern business enterprise, emphasizing the practical application of computer and information technology to real-world problems and decision environments. The course requires development of an advanced end-use application involving process re-engineering.