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2007-2008 Academic Catalog 
2007-2008 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

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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.


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 two or more years of relevant professional experience.

To obtain the MBA degree, a minimum of 33 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 management. Between one and nine courses are required for the completion of the foundation courses. These courses are usually chosen from the following list:

MBA Electives and Concentration (18-27 credits)

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

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

9 credits from the following

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

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management


Students may concentrate in one of these areas by taking at least three courses in that area

(9 credit hours).

MBA Capstone Course (3 credits)

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

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