Curriculum: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA degree requires 36 to 42 graduate hours.

Foundation Courses (0-12 semester hours)
Foundation courses serve the needs of MBA students with no previous formal education or experience in the business area. Then can also serve as optional review courses for students with undergraduate business degrees. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine what, if any, foundation courses they should take. Foundation courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. A”pass” indicates that the student has earned an “A” or “B” grade. Grades for the foundation courses are not calculated as part of the student’s graduate G.P.A.

Survey of Management (2)
Survey of Marketing (2)
Survey of Quantitative Methods and Statistics (2)
Survey of Economics (2)
Survey of Finance (2)
Survey of Financial Accounting (2)

MBA CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 semester hours)
Managerial Economics (3)
Managerial Finance (3)
Managerial Accounting (3)
Experiential Learning Project (3)

 

COMPETENCY AREA (12 semester hours)
Choose two areas from the following and complete
two courses in each chosen area

Analytic Thinking
Applied Business Research Methods (3)
Operations Management (3)
Information Technology (3)
Special Topics (3)

Global and Competitive Challenges
Ethical, Legal and Social Environment of the Firm (3)**
International Business (3)
Macroeconomics in a Global Economy (3)
Special Topics (3)

Leadership and Decision Making
Marketing Management (3)
Human Resource Management (3)
Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
Social Media (3)
Special Topics (3)

 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENT (12 semester hours)
Choose from one of the following concentrations

Accounting Concentration
International Accounting & Reporting (3)
Fraud Examination (3)
Financial Statement Analysis (3)
Taxes II (3)

Business Analytics Concentration
Business Forecasting & Econometrics (3)
Enterprise Resource Computing (3)
Business Intelligence & Analytics (3)
Data Mining (3)

Finance Concentration
Entrepreneurship Small Business Finance (3)
Advanced Financial Management (3)
International Finance (3)
Derivatives Valuation (3)

Health Administration Concentration
Medical Sociology (4)
Health Informatics (4)
Financial Management of Health Services (4)
Health Care Law (4)
Health Care Ethics (4)

Human Resource Management Concentration*
Talent Management: Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Talent (3)
Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits (3)
Employment and Labor Laws (3)
Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment (3)
* Students that choose the Human Resource Management concentration must take
the Human Resource Management course within the Competency Areas

Logistics Concentration
Logistics Analysis (3)*
Supply Chain Management (3)*
Sustainable Supply Chains (3)*
Supply Chain Logistics Strategy (3)*
Project Management (3)
Business Logistics (3)
Transportation Management & Economics (3)
International Logistics Management (3)
*new courses

Management Concentration
Select four courses from any of the MBA Concentrations

Training and Development Concentration
Foundations of Continuing Education and Training (3)
Adult Learning and Development (3)
Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment (3)
Program Development (3)

 

Second Master’s Degrees

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) to MBA

Foundation Courses (4 semester hours)
Survey of Financial Accounting (2)
Survey of Quantitative Methods and Statistics (2)
Note: These requirements can also be met through undergraduate courses in accounting and statistics.

MBA Core Courses (20 credit hours required)
Marketing Management (4)
Managerial Economics (4)
Managerial Finance (4)
Managerial Accounting (4)
Strategic Business Management (4)

MBA to Master of Science in Training and Development (MSTD)

MSTD Courses(24 credit hours required)
Adult Learning and Development (4)
Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment (4)
eLearning: Evolving Theory and Practice (4)
Interpersonal and Group Communication (4)
Elective per advisor’s approval (4)
Comprehensive Project (4)

Master of Science in Training and Development (MSTD) to MBA

Foundation Courses (12 semester hours)
Survey of Management* (2)
Survey of Marketing (2)
Survey of Quantitative Methods of Statistics (2)
Survey of Economics (2)
Survey of Finance (2)
Survey of Financial Accounting (2)

MBA Core Courses (20-24 semester hours)
Marketing Management (4)
Managerial Economics (4)
Managerial Finance (4)
Managerial Accounting (4)
Ethical. Legal and Social Environment of the Firm  (4)
Management & Organizational Behavior* (4)
*Students who took the Business Administration track do no need these courses

Master of Science in Management (MSM) to MBA

Foundation Courses (8 semester hours)
Survey of Marketing (2)
Survey of Quantitative Methods of Statistics (2)
Survey of Economics (2)
Survey of Financial Accounting (2)
Note: These requirements can also be met through undergraduate courses.

MBA Core Courses (20 semester hours)
Managerial Marketing (4)
Managerial Economics (4)
Managerial Finance (4)
Managerial Accounting (4)
Ethical, Legal and Social Environment of the Firm (4)

 

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are designed to enhance the credentials of the business professional. They can also be applied toward a graduate degree at a later date.

 

Accounting Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
International Accounting and Reporting (3)
Fraud Examination (3)
Financial Statement Analysis(3)
Taxes II (3)

 

Business Analytics Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
Business Forecasting and Econometrics (3)
Enterprise Resource Computing (3)
Business Intelligence and Analytics (3)
Data Mining (3)

 

E-Learning Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
Management of E-Learning (3)
Facilitating E-Learning Instructional Strategies (3)
Survey of Multimedia (3)
Development of Multimedia Materials (3)

 

Finance Certificate

Required Courses (12 semester hours)
Entrepreneurship Small Business Finance (3)
Advanced Financial Management (3)
International Finance (3)
Derivatives Valuation (3)

 

Human Resource Management Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
Talent Management: Acquiring, Developing, and Retaining Talent (3)
Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits (3)
Employment and Labor Laws (3)
Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment (3)

 

Logistics Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
Project Management (3)
Business Logistics (3)
Transportation Management & Economics (3)
International Logistics Management (3)

 

Management of Training and Development Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
Management of Training & Development (3)
Program Development (3)
Marketing of Continuing Education and Training (3)
Strategic Planning and Budgeting (3)

 

Training Specialist Certificate

Required courses (12 semester hours)
Adult Learning and Development (3)
Needs Analysis, Instructional Design & Measurement (3)
Interpersonal and Group Communication (3)
Select on additional TDEV course (3)

 

For More Information

For more information on certificate programs, please contact Bonnie Covelli, Director School of Professional Studies in the College of Business and Health Administration:bcovelli@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-5071

 

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