Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.


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Degree Requirements


Prior to enrolling in the MBA program, admitted students must demonstrate basic competency in business subjects. Most students with an undergraduate degree in a business field will have demonstrated their competency through the successful completion of previous course work (students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher). An applicant’s transcripts will be reviewed to identify the areas in which a student must demonstrate competency, if any. If a student needs to demonstrate competency in a given subject, the student can accomplish this by successfully completing the undergraduate course (with a grade of “C” or higher) or by successfully completing a learning module that includes a competency exam in the subject area (learning modules are delivered as online content, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Services for details). A student must demonstrate competency in the following business content areas.

Content Areas

  • (ACCT 2101) Financial Accounting
  • (ACCT 2102) Managerial Accounting
  • (ECON 2105 or ECON 2106) Economics
  • (ECON 3402) Statistics for Business and Economics
  • (FINC 3511) Corporate Finance

Graduate Coursework (30 credit hours)


To earn the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a student must successfully complete 30 graduate credit hours outlined below. A student can earn a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration by choosing to complete additional credit hours (please see details below). Students with an undergraduate degree in Accounting must substitute another course for ACCT 6232  with approval from the Office of Graduate Student Services. A student must also demonstrate an understanding of the content covered in the graduate course work by completing a comprehensive exam that is incorporated into the capstone course, MGNT 6681 - Strategic, Ethical, and Global Management .

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)


Working with the Office of Graduate Student Services, MBA students develop a four course area of elective study. All elective courses must be on the 5000 level or higher and two of the courses must be on the 6000 level or higher. Two elective courses must be taken in the Richards College of Business.

Early Executive Track


The Early Executive Track is designed for young professionals with little to no experience (typically less than 2 years) who want to obtain an MBA and enhance their professionalism and leadership skills and want to gain real world experience. Upon completion of this track, the MBA student will earn an Early Executive Tack digital badge.


The goals of this track are the following:

• Provide students the opportunity to develop their professionalism skills
• Further develop students’ leadership and communication skills needed to be successful in today’s business world
• Provide opportunities to gain real world experience locally or internationally that will strengthen the student’s business skills, leadership skills, and will ultimately increase their marketability in today’s competitive workforce

Degree Requirements


International Master of Business Administration Track


The International Master of Business Administration requires the same 30 credit hours and required courses as the Master of Business Administration degree does. It allows students to pick one of our international partner schools to attend for a semester and in working with the graduate program director create an International Plan of study that fits their needs and desires. Each plan of study requires approval from the graduate program director.

Concentration in Business Intelligence and Cyber Security (33 credit hours)


To earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in Business Intelligence and Cyber Security, a student must successfully complete 33 graduate credit hours.

Business Intelligence and Cyber Security: (12 credit hours)


One Elective Course (3 credit hours):


Working with the Office of Graduate Student Services, MBA Concentration students will complete one elective course. This elective course must be on the 6000 level.

*If a student has taken CISM 4330, they cannot take CISM 5330.

*If a student has taken CISM 4390, they cannot take CISM 5390 .

*If a student has taken CISM 4355, they cannot take CISM 5355.

Concentration in Data Analytics (33 credit hours)


To earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in Data Analytics, a student must successfully complete 33 graduate credit hours.

Data Analytics (12 credit hours): Select 4 courses from the following:


One Elective Course (3 credit hours):


Working with the Office of Graduate Student Services, MBA Concentration students will complete one elective course. This elective course must be at the 6000 level. Any RCOB 6000 or higher elective or other 6000 or higher elective approved by the program director or advisor.

Concentration in Digital Marketing (33 credit hours)


To earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in Digital Marketing, a student must successfully complete 33 graduate credit hours.

One Elective Course (3 credit hours):


Working with the Office of Graduate Student Services, MBA Concentration students will complete one elective course. This elective course must be on the 6000 level.

*If a student has taken MKTG 4818, they cannot take MKTG 5818.

*If a student has taken MKTG 4868, they cannot take MKTG 5868.

*If a student has taken MKTG 4810, they cannot take MKTG 5810.

Concentration in IoT, Networking, and Cyber Security (33 credit hours)


To earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in IoT, Networking, and Cyber Security, a student must successfully complete 33 graduate credit hours. The completion of this concentration provides the student the opportunity to earn 3 Cisco digital badges and 2 Cisco certification vouchers.

One Elective Course (3 hours):


Working with the Office of Graduate Student Services, MBA Concentration students will complete one elective course. This elective course must be on the 6000 level. Any RCOB 6000 or higher elective or other 6000 or higher elective approved by the program director or advisor.

*If a student has taken CISM 4330, they cannot take CISM 5330.
*If a student has taken CISM 4390, they cannot take CISM 5330.
*If a student has taken CISM 4355, they cannot take CISM 5355.

*Introduction to Iot and Networking - Prereq taken as CISM 3350, bootcamp through UWG, or equivalent coursework

Concentration in Sales and Consumer Research (3 credit hours)


To earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in Sales and Consumer Research, a student must successfully complete 33 graduate credit hours.

Core Courses Required (18 credit hours):