Master of business administration CURRICULUM

The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's current undergraduate and/or graduate catalog.
 
The Master of Business Administration Program at The University of Findlay is designed to equip the student with skills that can be directly applied in the workplace. The integrative nature of the curriculum seeks to link theory with practice, as well as address current and emerging issues such as total quality management and global competitiveness.  
 

Mission and Goals of the Program

The mission of the Master of Business Administration Program is to develop business leaders who translate knowledge into professional actions that provide valuable contributions to a global society.
 
Students graduating from the MBA program are expected to achieve each of the College of Business's five program goals:
Goal 1:  To demonstrate qualities of leadership, professionalism and teamwork in making ethical business decisions.
Goal 2:  To communicate effectively in a variety of business settings.
Goal 3:  To function productively in a diverse, dynamic global economic environment.
Goal 4:  To identify, analyze and solve business-related problems, as well as pursue business opportunities proactively.
Goal 5:  To exhibit knowledge, skills and technical competencies appropriate to general business fields and the students' chosen MBA concentration(s).
 

The Core Curriculum

In the core courses students learn how business and management work and how they relate to the external environment. They are introduced to the functional activities of organizations, learn managerial skills and the use of analytical tools for decision making and have an opportunity to apply what they have learned in various settings.
 

Concentrations

Concentrations allow the student to individualize the program to fit his/her interests and career needs.
 

Concentrations are offered in the following areas: General MBA, CMA, CPA, CPA qualified, health care management and hospitality management. Optional second concentrations include finance, human resource management and marketing.

 

Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the MBA program requires:
1.  A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work or have a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in at least nine hours of graduate work or a previous master's degree. This includes classes from all institutions attended.
2.  Fulfillment of prerequisite competencies.
3.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or first-professional doctorate-degree, specifically when no baccalaureate degree was offered (e.g., PharmD, etc.).
4.  Submission of a completed and signed application form.
5.  Submission of official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, or all college-level work.
 
Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from English speaking universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions plus:
1.  Achieve a verified TOEFL Internet-based text (iBT) minimum total score of 79 with 20 or better in speaking and 20 or better in writing or a verified international English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall bandscore of 6.5 (with no individual band score below a 6.5). Students not supplying a TOEFL or IELTS score are required to test in the Intensive English Language Program, and if necessary, complete coursework in English.
2.  Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

Prerequisite competencies:
1.  Accounting:  Principles of Accounting
2.  Economics:  Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
3.  Finance:  Principles of Finance
 
 

MBA Curriculum:

 

The student must complete a total of 11 courses (33 semester hours) to earn an MBA. No more than one course with a grade of "C+," "C" or "C-" can be used to meet graduation requirements. A student may choose to complete the General MBA Concentration or one of the listed specialized concentrations to receive an MBA degree.


 

​1.  General MBA Concentration

 

 

​MBA 610

​Leadership and Organizational Behavior

​3 semester hours

​MBA 620

​Management of Human Resources

3 semester hours

​MBA 630

​Marketing Management and Planning

3 semester hours

​MBA 640

​Research for Decision Making

3 semester hours

​MBA 649 ​Ethics and Legal Environment ​3 semester hours
​MBA 650  ​Operations Management and Systems Analysis ​3 semester hours
​MBA 665 ​Management of Information and Technology ​3 semester hours
​MBA 684 ​Finance Management ​3 semester hours
​MBA 670 ​Accounting for Managers ​3 semester hours
​MBA 680 ​Financial Reporting and Analysis ​3 semester hours

​MBA 700

​Business Strategy and Implementation

3 semester hours

 

​2.  Specialized Concentrations

​Students can choose one of the following specialized concentrations (minimum of 33 semester hours). Students must take all of the courses within the chosen concentration. Courses at the 700-level are to be taken in the student's last semester.

 
CMA Concentration

​MBA 610

​Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3 semester hours

​MBA 620

​Management of Human Resources

3 semester hours

​MBA 630

​Marketing Management and Planning

3 semester hours

​MBA 640 ​Research for Decision Making ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 650 ​Operations Management and Systems Analysis ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 665 ​Management of Information and Technology ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 670 ​Accounting for Managers ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 675 ​Financial Decision Making ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 676 ​Financial Planning, Performance and Controls 3 semester hours​
​MBA 680 ​Financial Reporting and Analysis ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 700 ​​Business Strategy and Implementation ​3 semester hours
​A student with an accounting undergraduate degree may substitute MBA 670 with:

​MBA 682

​Internal Auditing

3 semester hours

 
CPA Concentration
 

​MBA 610

​Leadership and Organizational Behavior

​3 semester hours

​MBA 620 ​Management of Human Resources ​3 semester hours
​MBA 630 ​Marketing Management and Planning ​3 semester hours
​MBA 640 ​Research for Decision Making ​3 semester hours
​MBA 649 ​Ethics and Legal Environment ​3 semester hours
​MBA 650 ​Operations Management and Systems Analysis ​3 semester hours
​MBA 665 ​Management of Information and Technology ​3 semester hours
​MBA 680 ​Financial Reporting and Analysis ​3 semester hours
​MBA 700 ​Business Strategy and Implementation ​3 semester hours
​ ​A student seeking a CPA concentration must take two of the following:
​MBA 653 ​Financial Accounting and Reporting ​3 semester hours

​MBA 655

Auditing and Attestation

3 semester hours

​MBA 656

​Regulation

3 semester hours

​MBA 657

​Business Environment and Concepts

​3 semester hours

 
CPA Qualified Concentration

​MBA 610

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3 semester hours

​MBA 620 ​Management of Human Resources ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 630 ​Marketing Management and Planning ​​3 semester hours
​OR ​​
​MBA 682 ​Internal Auditing ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 649 ​Ethics and Legal Environment ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 650 ​Operations Management and Systems Analysis ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 655 ​Auditing and Attestation ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 656 ​Regulation ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 665 ​Management of Information and Technology ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 670 ​Accounting for Managers ​​3 semester hours

​MBA 680

Financial Reporting and Analysis

​3 semester hours

​MBA 700

Business Strategy and Implementation

​3 semester hours

 
Health Care Management Concentration

​MBA 610

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

​3 semester hours

​MBA 620 ​Management of Human Resources ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 630 ​Marketing Management and Planning ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 649 ​Ethics and Legal Environment ​​3 semester hours
MBA 665​ ​Management of Information and Technology ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 669 ​Managed Care ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 679 ​Health Care Regulations and Public Policy ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 684 ​Finance Management ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 689 ​Health Care Financial Analysis and Control ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 719 ​Health Care Management Strategy and Implementation ​​3 semester hours

A student seeking a Health Care Management concentration must take one of the following:​ 

​MBA 685

​Special Topics in Business

3 semester hours

​MBA 690

​Research Project

3 semester hours

 
Hospitality Management Concentration​ ​ ​
​MBA 610 ​Leadership and Organizational Behavior ​3 semester hours
​MBA 620 ​Management of Human Resources ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 630 ​Marketing Management and Planning ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 640 ​Research Decision Making ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 645 ​Advanced Operations in the Resort and Lodging Industry ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 646 ​Seminar in Food and Beverage Systems Management ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 647 ​Travel and Tourism Development and Planning ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 649 ​Ethics and Legal Environment ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 665 ​Management of Information and Technology ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 700 ​Business Strategy and Implementation ​3 semester hours
A student seeking a Hospitality Management Concentration must take one of the following:
​MBA 685 ​Special Topics in Business ​​3 semester hours
​MBA 690 ​Research Project ​​3 semester hours
 

​3.  MBA Optional Elective Courses

​Students may take additional OPTIONAL elective courses listed below. The elective courses are not required for earning a MBA.

 

​MBA 633

​Special Topics in Marketing

3 semester hours

​MBA 668
​Intergovernmental Relationships and Community Affairs
​3 semester hours

​MBA 673

​Special Topics in Accounting

3 semester hours

​MBA 678 ​Public Policy Business and Society
​3 semester hours

​MBA 683

​Special Topics in Finance

3 semester hours

​MBA 688

Public Budgeting and Financial Analysis

3 semester hours

​MBA 716

​Hospitality Management and Strategic Planning

3 semester hours

​MBA 718

​Public Administration Strategy and Implementation

3 semester hours

 


 

4.  Optional Second Concentrations

​Second concentrations are offered for students seeking additional expertise in a specific area. Taking a second concentration is OPTIONAL and not a requirement for earning a MBA. Listed below are the classes that must be taken for each second concentration.

 

Finance

​MBA 648 ​Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
​3 semester hours

​MBA 654

​Risk Management

3 semester hours

 

Human Resource Management

​MBA 622

​Contracts and Labor Relations

3 semester hours

​ MBA 624

​Organizational and Human Resource Development

3 semester hours

International Business
​MBA 660
​International Business 3 semester hours​
​MBA 664 ​International Trade and Marketing
​3 semester hours
 

Marketing

​MBA 634

​Seminar in Marketing and Promotion

3 semester hours

​MBA 662

​International Marketing

3 semester hours