The prerequisite courses (Block I) are completed first. These courses will develop quantitative skills, effective writing and speaking style and analytical capabilities. These are necessary for the effective business decision maker, and serve as the foundation for the core courses. Students may satisfy the requirements of prerequisite courses through prior academic studies. The core courses (Blocks II and III) provide an overview of the functional fields of business. Once the core courses have been completed, the student will command knowledge of the individual decision-making processes for business entities. The student completes three elective courses (Block IV) to add greater depth and breadth to the curriculum. These electives may be used to complete a concentration in accounting, finance, strategic marketing management, human resource management, health care administration, international management, strategic management, or to create one’s own concentration. The capstone course (Block V) uses case studies and a strategic-planning project to provide the student with an overall managerial perspective of the functioning of today’s corporation and the environment in which it operates. This course should be taken only after students have completed 33 credit hours of course work.
Classes emphasize communication and team-building skills. Group projects and case studies are required in most of the courses. A major objective of the program is the development of strong interpersonal skills.
During each summer, the MBA program has offered weeklong study-abroad options.