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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, with tracks in Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Management of Information Technology and Construction Industry (M.B.A.)


Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 

The MBA is designed to prepare students who have completed undergraduate work in any academic discipline and intend to pursue a management career. The primary objective of the program is to provide candidates with a general and versatile business acumen, skills and technical competencies, which have become essential for the success of today’s business professional. While the curriculum meets international standards, it also addresses local and regional business peculiarities. Advanced and elective courses provide more specialized insights in certain business areas. The program is housed by the School of Business which holds the triple-crown accreditation; the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditations.

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 Electives (12-21 credits)


Following the completion of the foundation courses and BADM 000/5310 - Strategic Management (3 cr.)  students would select four elective courses from at least three different tracks. At least three courses should be track mandatory courses. A student may also specialize in a specific track by selecting three courses from the same track (two track mandatory courses and a track elective). The fourth course should be selected from another track or from the list of general electives. Concurrent registration for foundation courses, BADM 000/5310 - Strategic Management (3 cr.) , track courses, and general electives is subject to approval.

Available tracks are as follows:

Finance

Marketing

Operations Management

Management of Information Technology

Construction Industry

Finance Track


To complete this track, students must complete four track courses. The two track mandatory courses stated below, and choose one course from the list of track electives. The fourth course is to be taken from any other track or from the list of general electives.

Marketing Track


To complete this track, students must complete four track courses. The two track mandatory courses stated below, and choose one course from the list of track electives. The fourth course is to be taken from any other track or from the list of general electives.

Operations Management Track


To complete this track, students must complete four track courses. The two track mandatory courses stated below, and choose one course from the list of track electives. The fourth course is to be taken from any other track or from  the list of general electives.

Management of Information Technology Track


To complete this track, students must complete four track courses. The two track mandatory courses stated below, and choose one course from list of track electives. The fourth course is to be taken from any other track or from the list of general electives.

Construction Industry Track


To complete this track, students must complete four track courses. The two track mandatory courses stated below, and choose one course from list of track electives. The fourth course is to be taken from any other track or from the list of general electives.