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Flex MBA Requirements

UMSL's Flex MBA Requirements

Students must complete at least 30 credit hours to earn an MBA. Effective with the Fall 2016 Semester, all students pursuing an MBA degree must complete an Assurance of Learning Assessment prior to graduation. 

Knowledge of 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:

Boot Camp Quantitative Skills
BA 5000 Economics for Managers (3)
BA 5100 Managerial Communication (3)
SCMA 5300 Statistical Analysis for Management Decisions (3)

Business Core (0-21 credits)

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

Advanced Topics (0-18 credits)

If a course in the Business Core section is waived, an advanced course in that functional area must be taken. For example, if ACCTNG 5400 is waived, students must complete ACCTNG 5401. Students can take no more than 15 total credits in any functional area.

ACCTNG 5401 only if ACCTNG 5400 waived
Finance Elective   only if FINANCE 6500 waived
INFSYS Elective   only if INFSYS 5800 waived
SCMA Elective only if LOG OM 5320 waived
MGMT Elective only if MGMT 5600 waived
MKTG Elective only if MKTG 5700 waived

Required Electives (9 credits)

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

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

Graduate program capstone course examining concepts and methods that integrate functional areas of business. This course should be taken during the semester prior to graduation. In no case may it be taken sooner than two semesters prior to graduation.

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 BA 6990 - Strategy Formulation and Implementation.

Emphasis areas in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Management, and Marketing are available for those who wish to focus their studies in a particular discipline.

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