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MBA in Self-Designed

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

The MBA Self-Designed specialization provides an introduction to foundational business disciplines including leadership, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, strategy, and business analytics. Learners in this specialization are able to incorporate courses in a variety of disciplines to meet individual interests and needs.

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Eight Required Courses

 

 

At least 33 quarter credits 

MBA5002
MBA Leadership

This course covers contemporary models of leadership and examines behaviors and skills of effective leaders. Learners assess their own leadership strengths and how to lead effectively in their work settings. Learners also analyze ways in which leaders use their skills to support innovation, change, and collaboration within organizations. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MBA degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

4 quarter credits
MBA5006 *
Business Strategy

Learners in this course examine ways in which companies formulate and implement strategy to effectively compete in the marketplace. Learners apply strategic models and analysis to address competitive challenges. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MBA5002.

4 quarter credits
MBA5008
Applied Business Analytics

This course introduces learners to business analytics and its role in evidence-based decision making. Learners examine data and analytics techniques that create relevant, actionable, and meaningful information.  For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.

4 quarter credits
MBA5010
Accounting Methods for Leaders

Learners in this course gain an understanding of how methods of financial and managerial accounting are used to analyze business performance and make evidence-based business decisions. Learners examine tax, ethical, and legal implications of accounting methods.  For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.

4 quarter credits
MBA5012 *
Marketing Management

This course covers marketing theories, models, and practices used by businesses. Learners examine the expanded roles of analytics, technology, and social media in marketing strategy and implementation. Learners also use business analytics skills to address marketing problems and apply marketing methods to business challenges. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): MBA5008.

4 quarter credits
MBA5014 *
Applied Managerial Finance

Learners in this course explore financial concepts and techniques required to evaluate, report, and maximize firm performance and value. Learners analyze environmental and market factors, goals, and constraints; and apply regulatory and ethical principles and business analytics skills to drive data-based decision making. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): MBA5008, MBA5010.

4 quarter credits
MBA5016 *
Operations Management for Leaders

In this course, learners examine theories and models of business operations and their role in developing and delivering a superior product or service to the marketplace. Learners also apply business analytics skills and use data to evaluate strategic and tactical impact to business functions across the organization. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): MBA5008.

4 quarter credits

Taken during the learner’s final quarter: 

MBA5910 *
MBA Capstone Experience

In this course, learners integrate the knowledge and skills gained during the MBA program in an application-based business project. Learners demonstrate their overall ability to identify and recommend evidence-based solutions to business challenges and opportunities.  For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.  Prerequisite(s): All required and elective coursework. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

5 quarter credits

 

 

Elective Courses 

 

 

At least 12 quarter credits

 

Choose three graduate-level courses. 

 

 

Total

 

 

At least 45 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.