MBA Curriculum

The Master of Business Administration requires 36 semester hours. These hours include:
MBA Core Courses (12 hours required)
Competency Area Courses (12 hours required)
Concentration Courses (12 hours required)

MBA Core Courses (12 semester hours)
MBAD 611 Managerial Economics 3
MBAD 616 Managerial Finance 3
MBAD 621 Managerial Accounting* 3
MBAD 631 Strategic Business Management 3
*Prerequisite- ACCT 124 – Survey of Accounting and Budgeting or consent of instructor.

Competency Area (12 semester hours) Choose four courses from the following:
MBAD 606 Marketing Management 3
MBAD 626 Applied Business Research Methods 3
MBAD 641 Human Resource Management 3
MBAD 646 Ethical, Legal and Social Environment of the Firm 3
MBAD 650 International Business 3
MBAD 651 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MBAD 658 Operations Management 3
MBAD 659 Information Technology 3
MBAD 660 Macroeconomics in a Global Economy 3
MBAD 661 Social Media 3
MBAD 671 Special Topics 3
MBAD 695 Experiential Learning Project 3

Concentration Courses (12 semester hours)
Choose one of the following concentrations:

Accounting* (12 credit hours)
MBAD 627 International Accounting & Reporting 3
MBAD 628 Fraud Examination 3
MBAD 629 Financial Statement Analysis 3
MBAD 630 Taxes II 3
*Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or additional foundation courses will be needed

Business Analytics (12 credit hours)
MBAD 637 Business Forecasting & Econometrics 3
MBAD 638 Enterprise Resource Computing 3
MBAD 639 Business Intelligence & Analytics 3
MBAD 640 Data Mining 3

Finance (12 credit hours)
MBAD 620 Entrepreneurship Small Business Finance 3
MBAD 622 Advanced Financial Management 3
MBAD 623 International Finance 3
MBAD 624 Derivatives Valuation 3

Health Administration (select 12 hours from the following)
HSAD 607 Medical Sociology 4
HSAD 623 Health Information and Analytics 4
HSAD 630 Health Care Finance 4
HSAD 637 Health Care Law and Compliance 4
HSAD 650 Health Care Ethics and Decision Making 4

Human Resource Management (12 semester hours) *
MBAD 642 Talent Management: Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Talent 3
MBAD 643 Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits 3
MBAD 644 Employment and Labor Laws 3
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment 3
*Students that choose the Human Resource Management concentration must take MBAD 641 within the Competency Areas

Management (12 credit hours)
Select four courses from any of the MBA concentrations


Supply Chain Management (Select 12 credit hours from the following)

MBAD 612 Logistics Analysis 3
MBAD 613 Supply Chain Management 3
MBAD 614 Sustainable Supply Chains 3
MBAD 615 Supply Chain Logistics Strategy 3
MBAD 625 Project Management 3
MBAD 655 Business Logistics 3
MBAD 656 Transportation Management & Economics 3
MBAD 657 International Logistics Management 3

Training and Development (12 credit hours)
TDEV 602 Foundations of Continuing Education and Training 3
TDEV 612 Adult Learning and Development 3
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design & Assessment 3
TDEV 632 Program Development 3

Curriculum – Czech Republic Program

The Master of Business Administration program for students in the Czech Republic requires 36 semester hours. These hours include:
Major Program (36 semester hours)
MBAD 606 Marketing Management 3
MBAD 611 Managerial Economics 3
MBAD 616 Managerial Finance 3
MBAD 621 Managerial Accounting 3
MBAD 622 Advanced Financial Management 3
MBAD 623 International Finance 3
MBAD 631 Strategic Business Management 3
MBAD 646 Ethical, Legal and Social Environment of the Firm 3
MBAD 650 International Business 3
MBAD 651 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MBAD 659 Information Technology 3
MBAD 671 Topics: 3

National Honor Society
The graduate business programs provide students with the opportunity to be a member of Delta Mu Delta, an international national honor society in business administration with a growing membership of 150,000 nationwide. For membership, students must have completed over half the requirements for the degree and be in the top 20% of their class with a minimum cumulative 3.6/4.0 G.P.A.

BRIDGE PROGRAMS

Earning an MBA as a second USF graduate degree

After completing a graduate program at the University of St. Francis, a student can often complete a second graduate degree with a reduced number of credit hours. Official admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a prerequisite to beginning classes in any MBA bridge program.

Candidates in a bridge program need to show proficiency in fundamental business skills in management, marketing, quantitative methods and statistics, economics, finance and financial accounting. This proficiency can be demonstrated through one of three methods: 1) work experience 2) previous course equivalent to the content required 3) completion of survey courses in the specific areas listed above.

If the student is required to complete survey courses, they should be taken as soon as possible because many of the courses are prerequisites for the core courses. Survey courses and core courses may be taken simultaneously, as long as the prerequisite has been completed for the course in which a student is enrolled.

Master of Science in Health Administration (M.S. to M.B.A.)
Foundation Courses
(4 semester hours)
MBAD 510 Survey of Quantitative Methods of Statistics 2
MBAD 521 Survey of Financial Accounting 2
Note: These requirements can also be met through undergraduate courses

MBA Core Courses (20 semester hours)
MBAD 606 Marketing Management 4
MBAD 611 Managerial Economics 4
MBAD 616 Managerial Finance 4
MBAD 621 Managerial Accounting 4
MBAD 631 Strategic Business Management 4

Master of Science in Management (M.S. to M.B.A.)
Foundation Courses
(8 semester hours)
MBAD 506 Survey of Marketing 2
MBAD 510 Survey of Quantitative Methods of Statistics 2
MBAD 511 Survey of Economics 2
MBAD 521 Survey of Financial Accounting 2
Note: These requirements can also be met through undergraduate courses

MBA Core Courses (20 semester hours)
MBAD 606 Marketing Management 4
MBAD 611 Managerial Economics 4
MBAD 616 Managerial Finance 4
MBAD 621 Managerial Accounting 4
MBAD 646 Ethical, Legal and Social Environment of the Firm 4

Master of Science in Training and Development (M.S. to M.B.A.)
Foundation Courses (12 semester hours)
MBAD 501 Survey of Management* 2
MBAD 506 Survey of Marketing 2
MBAD 510 Survey of Quantitative Methods of Statistics 2
MBAD 511 Survey of Economics 2
MBAD 516 Survey of Finance 2
MBAD 521 Survey of Financial Accounting 2

MBA Core Courses (24 semester hours)
MBAD 606 Marketing Management 4
MBAD 611 Managerial Economics 4
MBAD 616 Managerial Finance 4
MBAD 621 Managerial Accounting 4
MBAD 646 Ethical, Legal and Social Environment of the Firm 4
MBAD 651 Management & Organizational Behavior* 4
*Students who took the Business Administration track do not need these courses