May 25, 2019  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Business Administration, with concentrations in Construction Industry, Finance, International Business, Leadership and Human Resources Management, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management (M.B.A.)


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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 

The MBA is a professional degree designed to prepare students who have completed undergraduate work in any academic discipline and intend to pursue a management career. The curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying business operations as well as advanced technical knowledge in relevant specializations. It provides tools for analysis and helps develop a managerial perspective. Advanced specialized and elective courses provide the necessary skills in a functional area of business. The MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Admission


All applicants must satisfy the university’s graduate admission requirements and obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). In addition, applicants should have three or more years of relevant professional experience. To obtain the MBA degree, a minimum of 39 semester credit hours and a maximum of 48 credit hours are required. The exact number of credits will be determined according to the educational background of each candidate.
 

MBA Foundation Courses (3-27 credits)


The MBA Foundation courses are directed at providing the student with a basic background in the various functional areas of Business. Between one and nine courses are required for the completion of foundation courses. Once these foundation courses are completed, students may start taking the elective courses. These courses are usually chosen from the following list:
 

MBA Electives and Concentration (18-33 credits)


Advanced coursework for the MBA constitutes a diversified program aiming at providing the student with:


a. General background in the concepts, processes, and institutions of finance, marketing, personnel, and operations management
b. Decision-making tools and techniques such as accounting, quantitative methods, and management information systems
c. Organizational theory, economic analysis, and business policy and strategy

Students must take a minimum of 9-12 credit hours that covers at least three of the following business areas:


  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Construction Industry

 

Students may concentrate in one of these areas (except Accounting) by taking at least three courses in that area (9 credit hours).


Construction Industry


Students may concentrate in the Construction Industry by taking at least four courses in that area (12 credit hours)

MBA Capstone Course (3 credits)


Finally, a capstone course, the following is required for all MBA candidates:

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