Professional Master of Business Administration
(Professional MBA)

The Professional MBA is a 42-credit* program designed to accommodate working professionals. Students have the flexibility to take a full-time or part-time course load with courses offered online, onsite, or a combination of both. Generally, courses are offered Monday-Thursday evenings each term and online once per year.

Students develop expertise in all aspects of management and an understanding of the how the disciplines are interrelated. Through the program, students develop leadership skills while learning how to responsibly manage in an efficient, effective manner.

Core courses build upon a broad foundation of business and industry knowledge while the Capstone Project and Strategy sequence is designed to sharpen strategic skills and critical-thinking abilities through engagement with a real-world project partner.

Professional MBA students may earn a certificate in Analytics & Information Management, Entrepreneurship or Supply Chain Management for an additional 9 - 10.5 credits. When the certificate in Analytics & Information Management, Finance, or Supply Chain Management is paired with the Professional MBA, the degree has STEM designation.

* Up to 6 credits may be waived based on previous coursework in accounting, economics, finance and statistics. To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of ‘B-‘ or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years.

Learning Goals and Methods in the Professional MBA Program

Knowledge Area Related Learning Goal
Ethical Competency Students will be able to recognize ethical dilemmas in an organizational context and apply ethical decision-making frameworks to business decisions.
Sustainability Perspective Students will recognize and apply sustainability principles to strategic decisions as a means for competitive differentiation.
Problem Solving Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze complex situations, analyze information and evaluate alternatives from different perspectives to develop solutions for business problems and to seize innovative opportunities.
Management and Leadership Skills Students will gain innovative managerial and leadership skills for motivating people and creating positive organizational change.
Cultural Intelligence Students will possess the skills to manage effectively in a global business environment.

Graduation Requirements for the Professional MBA Program

ACCT 501 Accounting Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
STAT 501 Statistics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
ECON 501 Economics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
FINC 501 Finance Fundamentals * 1.5 credits
GRBU 503 Managerial Decision Tools 1.5 credits
STAT 510 Applied Statistics 3 credits
MGMT 513 Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage 1.5 credits
ACCT 515 Accounting for Decision Makers 3 credits
ECON 520 Managerial Economics 3 credits
MGMT 523 Applied Business Ethics 1.5 credits
ISYS 525 Managing Information 1.5 credits
SCMG 527 Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5 credits
BLAW 529 Business Legal Environment 1.5 credits
FINC 530 Financial Management 3 credits
MGMT 531 Strategic Sustainability and Models 1.5 credits
MGMT 533 Global Business 1.5 credits 
MKTG 535 Marketing Management 3 credits
MGMT 540 Strategy and Implementation 3 credits
MGMT 545 Executive Insights 3 credits
MGMT 548 Capstone Project 3 credits
Total credits   42 credits

* These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.