Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Our MBA program, developed and updated in collaboration with students and successful industry leaders, enables our diverse student body to advance in their professional careers by attaining business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills, while taking into account the ever-changing global business environment.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
- Adapt and innovate to solve management issues in unpredictable environments.
- Critically analyze and question knowledge claims.
- Solve business challenges using strategic theories, models and/or tools.
- Analyze ethical issues and socially responsible business practices in complex organizational situations.
- Analyze management issues with a global perspective.
Graduates will learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that will help them to ethically solve problems that occur in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways.
Our program incorporates critical career-building tools throughout the curriculum, as opposed to other MBA programs where career development is a separate or additional program. Every course, special program and resource focuses on helping students acquire the professional tools they need to advance their careers now and in the future.
Optional concentrations within the MBA program allow students to focus their skills and experiences to demonstrate unique abilities to current and future employers.
- Accounting: Earn the 150 hours of advanced study required to take the Uniform CPA Examination after completing the concentration.
- Hospitality: Gain experience in event operations, strategic marketing and information technology within various sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry.
To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants must possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.85. However, applicants with GPAs below 2.85 will be considered based on additional factors: coursework completed beyond the baccalaureate, reputation of undergraduate institution, undergraduate major, and current position's level of responsibility. To be considered for acceptance into the Enhanced Accounting Track, applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.20.
In addition, scores on standardized tests such as GMAT, GRE, ETS test of Business Knowledge and other nationally recognized instruments will be considered. Students who have an undergraduate GPA below 2.85 are strongly encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE score.
Other factors considered for admission include two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose describing why you want to enter the program and how you believe your previous training and experience will help you succeed. The statement should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted in printed form. Both may be emailed to Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 401-598-1286.
MBA Degree Requirements
Students are required to complete a minimum of 54 quarter credits with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to complete their MBA program. Prerequisite and foundation courses must be completed prior to registering for core and concentration classes.
The Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School provides students with the tools and experiences to develop lifelong career success. To further assist students and help foster their advancement, the university's Experiential Education & Career Services office provides career counseling and employment services in preparation for graduation.
MBA General Program
CreditsPrerequisite Course *
|MATH1002||A Survey of College Mathematics||4.5|
|ECON5000||Economics in the Global Economy||4.5|
|FISV5000||Corporate Financial Accounting||4.5|
|MATH5000||Quantitative Business Methods||4.5|
|MGMT5000||Foundations of Business Administration||4.5|
|FISV5526||Financial Reporting and Control||4.5|
|IBUS5511||Global Economic Environments||4.5|
|MGMT5900||Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law||4.5|
|RSCH5500||Business Information and Decision Making||4.5|
|Choose three of the following courses:||13.5|
|Tax Planning for the Financial Manager|
|Strategic Financial Planning|
|Fundamentals of Investment and Portfolio Management|
|Managing Capital Markets|
|Graduate Special Topics|
|International Business Negotiations|
|Emerging Economics of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China)|
|The Leader as Coach|
|Contemporary Leadership Issues and Strategies|
|International and Comparative Employment Law|
|Contemporary Human Resource Issues and Strategies|
|Advertising and Promotional Strategies|
|Social Media & Internet Marketing|
|Career Capstone Course|
|MGMT6800||Business Policy and Strategy||4.5|
Course offered through the undergraduate School of Arts & Sciences.