Department of Management Studies


Master of Business Administration (MBA): General Degree Overview

A general Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides comprehensive training in a wide variety of business disciplines. Get an overview of the curriculum and future opportunities for graduates.

Master’s Degree in Business Administration

In MBA programs, students start by completing a general program curriculum and then choose elective courses in their areas of interest. Common course topics include:

  • Business studies
  • Managerial decision-making
  • Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Funds management
  • Global business
  • Leadership prospective
  • Marketing strategies
  • Operations management
  • Organizational change

7 Core courses

Managerial Economics
The first section of this course covers essential concepts such as supply, demand elasticities, and efficiencies in industries.

Business Research Methods
This course advances students’ ability to think, adapt, build, apply, evaluate, and conduct business research in support of business decision making. Topics include research design process, designing a research proposal, selecting the research instrument, ascertain reliability and validity of instruments, scale measurements.

Marketing Management
This course focuses on understanding customers with their preferences for designing appropriate products & services, determining appropriate products & services, conducting international relations, and determining appropriate methods to communicate, capture, and deliver value to customers.

Accounting & Financing Decisions 
This course blends the use of information (financial and non-financial) for making operating and financing decisions. It links information to manage organizations and finance their activities. Topics covered include financial reporting and analysis.

Organizational Behavior
This course provides a framework for understanding the values, attitudes, and behaviors of an individual in an organizational setting. This course explains how individuals and groups function to achieve goals and why they succeed or fail in achieving these goals. Ultimately, this course teaches students how to manage behavior of individuals and groups within an organization in order to achieve organizational goals.

Managing Services Operations and Projects
This course reviews concepts and tools for effectively and efficiently managing service operations and successful projects within an organization. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to manage any service industry project from beginning to end.

Strategic Management
This course is designed to integrate knowledge acquired from MBA Courses and apply it to the management of the firm at the Corporate and Strategic planning level. Hands on simulation of business game at the MBA level and case analysis assure the student has mastered the tools, techniques, and methods of the Strategic Management process. In this course, students will act as managers making decisions and contribute to the success of a business.

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