Effective fall 2016, Students must complete at least 30 credit hours to earn an MBA. Effective with the Fall 2016 Semester, all students pursuing an MBA degree (FlexMBA, IMBA, PMBA) must complete an Assurance of Learning assessment prior to graduation.

Prerequisites:

All students must demonstrate quantitative skills, knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, business statistics, and managerial communication skills.

If students have completed equivalent undergraduate courses, prerequisites may be waived. If not, we offer the options listed below for students to satisfy the prerequisites:

Quantitative Skill: Boot Camp
Economics: Boot Camp or BA 5000 Economics for Managers
Statistics: Boot Camp or LOG OM 5300 Statistical Analysis
Communication: BA 5100 Managerial Communication

Business Core (0-21 credit hours)


ACCTNG 5400: Financial and Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS AD 5900: Law, Ethics and Business (3)
FINANCE 6500: Financial Management (3)
INFSYS 5800: Management Information Systems (3)
LOG OM 5320: Production and Operations Management (3)
MGMT 5600: Managing People in Organizations (3)
MKTG 5700: Contemporary Marketing Concepts (3)

Advanced Topics (0-18 credit hours)


MBA candidates must take at least one course in each functional area.  If a course in the Business Core section is waived, an advanced course in that functional area must be taken. If ACCTNG 5400 is waived, students must complete ACCTNG 5401. Students can take no more than a total of 15 credit hours in any functional area.

ACCTNG 5401 only if ACCTNG 5400 waived (3)
FINANCE Elective: only if FINANCE 6500 waived (3)
INFSYS Elective: only if INFSYS 5800 waived (3)
LOG OM Elective: only if LOG OM 5320 waived (3)
MGMT Elective:  only if MGMT 5600 waived (3)
MKTG Elective: only if MKTG 5700 waived (3)

Required Electives (9 credit hours)


Students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours of elective courses. Courses must be graduate-level and business-related.  Elective classes may be applied to an emphasis.

Global Management- take one of the following* (3 credit hours)


BUS AD 6990: Strategy Formulation and Implementation (3) 
INTL BUS 5289: International Business Strategies (3)
MGMT 4614: Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management (3)

*For students with a non-business undergraduate degree, The Global Management requirement is satisfied only with BUS AD 6990- Strategy Formulation & Implementation.


MBA Emphasis Areas

Accounting


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Accounting must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Accounting electives beyond ACCTNG 5400. The following 4000-level Accounting classes may be counted toward the emphasis: ACCTNG 4401-Financial Accounting & Reporting III, ACCTNG 4402-Financial Accounting & Reporting IV, ACCTNG 4435-Auditing.

Finance


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Finance must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Finance electives beyond FINANCE 6500.


Information Systems


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Information Systems must complete a minimum of 12 hours of graduate-level Information Systems electives beyond INFSYS 5800.


International Business


MBA students seeking an emphasis in International Business must complete a minimum of 12 hours of International Business courses or courses approved by the Director of the International Business Institute.


Logistics and Supply Chain Management


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Logistics and Supply Chain Management must complete 3 hours from approved courses in addition to the following four courses: LOG OM 5300, LOG OM 5320, LOG OM 6330, MKTG 5770. A student cannot receive an emphasis in both Operations Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management for the same set of courses. An overlap of up to 3 credit hours other than LOG OM 5300 and LOG OM 5320 is allowed. Contact Graduate Business Programs for a list of acceptable courses.


Management


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Management must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Management electives beyond MGMT 5600.


Marketing


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Marketing must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Marketing electives beyond MKTG 5700, including MKTG 5701.


Operations Management


MBA students seeking an emphasis in Operations Management must complete 9 hours from approved courses in addition to LOG OM 5300 and LOG OM 5320. A student cannot receive an emphasis in both Operations Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management for the same set of courses. An overlap of up to 3 credit hours other than LOG OM 5300 and LOG OM 5320 is allowed. Contact Graduate Business Programs for a list of acceptable courses.

For more detail on course listings please go to:
http://bulletin.umsl.edu/collegeofbusinessadministration/graduatestudy/#courseinventory