Graduate Catalog

Master of Business Administration

Businesses of every size and type, non-profit institutions, and government agencies require effective and efficient management of human and material resources to achieve their objectives. The Barry M.B.A. program provides the preparation required to succeed in an increasingly challenging, complex and competitive workplace environment. In keeping with our mission, the M.B.A. is designed to provide the tools and the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to succeed in middle and senior management positions.

The M.B.A. degree program consists of 36 credits of course work for students with a typical undergraduate degree in business. Students without business degrees will be required to successfully complete one or several not-for-credit workshops in various business disciplines, as applicable. Students may choose to complete the requirements for either the general M.B.A. or a specialization chosen from among the following: Accounting, Finance, Health Services Administration, International Business, Management, or Marketing.

M.B.A. Program Goals

The Master’s degree in Business Administration is designed to challenge students to demonstrate an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to business so that their current and future employers can achieve and sustain a competitive advantage. The specific learning goals are:

  1. Our students will use their conceptual understanding to manage in a strategic, socially responsible, and entrepreneurial manner;
  2. Our students will be able to apply knowledge in new and unpredictable circumstances, to develop innovative solutions to strategic challenges;
  3. Our students will be able to lead and manage people ethically in organizational situations, so that a competitive advantage can be achieved and/or maintained; and
  4. Our students will demonstrate an integrated perspective of global trends and issues.

Dual Degree Programs

The M.B.A. is offered in conjunction with the following programs: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Science in Movement Science-Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology, and Master of Science in Sport Management. Those interested should see the pertinent sections of this Catalog under the School of Podiatric Medicine, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, respectively. All students pursuing dual degree programs must be admitted to the School of Business, in accordance with normal admission procedures and requirements, and all prerequisite requirements will apply.

Graduate Certificate Programs

For students who hold graduate business degrees but wish to undertake advanced study in a new business discipline, the School of Business offers postgraduate certificate programs in Accounting, Finance, Health Services Administration, International Business, Management, and Marketing. To obtain the certificate, students must complete three 600‑level courses within the chosen specialization with a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Prerequisites may apply to some courses.

Degree Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration, candidates must:

  1. Be fully accepted into the program;
  2. Complete at least 36 credits of required, elective, and specialization courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or greater;
  3. Repeat only once any specialization course with a grade below “B” to attain a grade of “B” or better;
  4. Complete all course requirements with no more than two “C” (2.0) grades in the final grade point average; any “C” grades beyond this limit must be repeated for a grade of “B” or better with only one repeat per course allowed;
  5. Repeat any failed course and obtain a grade of at least “C”; only one repeat for a failed course will be allowed; any student who fails a course a second time or who fails three courses will be dismissed from the program; and
  6. Meet all general requirements of the University for a Master’s Degree and complete the program within five years from the date of initial matriculation.

Note:

A student is placed on academic probation when the cumulative GPA falls below 3.00. In this event, the student must raise the cumulative GPA to at least 3.00 within one calendar year following the semester in which the GPA fell below 3.00.

General Master of Business Administration (36 credits)

Core Courses (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Electives (9 credits)

Choose three graduate specialization courses in the School of Business, for which prerequisites have been met.

Master of Business Administration, Accounting Specialization (36 credits)

Required Core Courses (24 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Required Specialization Courses (12 credits)

MSA-660CONTEMP ACCOUNTING THEORY&RES

3

MSA-663BUSINESS TAXATION

3

MSA-664ADVANCED AUDITING

3

MSA-668NOT-FOR-PROFIT & GOV ACCOUNT

3

Note: Accounting specialization students may not substitute any other M.B.A. or M.S.A. courses in place of those stated above without the permission of the Dean or the Dean’s designee.

Master of Business Administration, Finance Specialization (36 credits)

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Choose from the following:

MBA-612INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

3

MBA-622INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

3

MBA-624FIN MARKETS&INSTITUTIONS

3

MBA-627STUDENT MANAGED INVEST FUND

3

MBA-628ADV TOPIC FINANCIAL MGT

3

Master of Business Administration, Health Services Administration Specialization (36 credits)

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Choose from the following:

HSA-530HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS

3

HSA-540QUALITY ASSURANCE

3

HSA-610FIN/DEL OF HLTH CARE SER

3

HSA-620HLTH CARE BUDGET/FIN MGMT

3

Master of Business Administration, International Business Specialization (36 credits)

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Required Specialization Courses (9 credits)

MBA-612INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

3

MBA-613GLOBAL MARKETING

3

MBA-614CROSS CULTURAL MGT

3

Master of Business Administration, Management Specialization (36 credits)

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Choose from the following:

MBA-601HUMAN RESOURCE MGT

3

MBA-604RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT

3

MBA-605ENTREPRENEURIAL MGT

3

MBA-607BUSINESS CONSULTING

3

MBA-608ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3

MBA-614CROSS CULTURAL MGT

3

MBA-630MANAGING CONTINUOUS IMPROV

3

MBA-652DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

3

MBA-665SPEC. TOPICS IN BUSINESS

3

Master of Business Administration, Marketing Specialization (36 credits)

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Choose from the following:

MBA-613GLOBAL MARKETING

3

MBA-643CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

3

MBA-644MARKETING RESEARCH

3

MBA-645MARKETING STRATEGY

3