Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Master of Business Administration (55-505) (33 hours)


Additional information regarding the MBA program can be obtained at ucmo.edu/mba.

Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree will:

  • Business Competency: Synthesize core business skills and knowledge to make business decisions.
  • Decision Making: Identify problems and opportunities, obtain relevant information, analyze and evaluate alternative courses of action, select and defend an ethical course of action.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate in both verbal and written form.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Lead (and inspire) others through effective teamwork.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is a professional degree that is offered as an interdisciplinary program.

The M.B.A. program prepares students to assume positions of leadership and responsibility by providing:

  • A common body of knowledge that is applicable to the management of organizations.
  • Skills and abilities to identify problems and opportunities, obtain relevant information, analyze and evaluate alternative courses of action, and operationalize a selected course of action.
  • Simulation and practice needed to experience and integrate the concepts and techniques from the functional areas of business.
  • An understanding of the problems and opportunities resulting from environmental, multicultural and global forces impacting management.

M.B.A. Admission Requirements

Beyond the University and College admission requirements, applicants for the M.B.A. program must meet the following additional admission requirements:

Applicants for the M.B.A. program must have a completed undergraduate degree (in any discipline) from an accredited institution and have earned a minim undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).  The GMAT and GRE are no longer required for admission.  However, students must be prepared for the rigor of quantitative analysis (including business math and statistics, accounting, finance, and economics) in order to be successful in the program.

M.B.A. Ongoing Enrollment Requirements

Beyond the University and College admission requirements, candidates for the M.B.A. program who earn a course grade lower than C will prompt review by M.B.A. Program Director and possible dismissal from the program.

All course work associated with a “U” grade must be completed within the following session.  Students who earn a “U” must petition the M.B.A. Director to enroll in courses while completing the “U” course.

Program Requirements

During the M.B.A. program, students are required to demonstrate competency in knowledge, skills and abilities requisite to success as a practicing manager. Each M.B.A. course includes a significant written and oral presentation component. A thesis is not required.  A minimum of 17 of 33 semester hours of program coursework must be taken with the following business prefixes:  ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, or RMI. Students will be assessed on student learning outcomes through a combination of course-based assessments as well as a capstone exam to be completed in the final semester of a student’s program. Students must complete the capstone exam in order to be eligible for graduation.

 

The M.B.A. Program consists of 3 components:

  1. Foundations (3)
  2. Core (12)
  3. Area of Emphasis (18)

MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL: 33 Sem. Hours

1. M.B.A. Foundations: 3 Semester Hours *


In order to ensure that all candidates have the same foundational level of understanding, the foundations course allows students to self-study and progress independently. This course is a requirement for all students entering the program.
BADM 5400 - MBA Knowledge Foundations (.5-3)  (3)

3. M.B.A. Area: 18 Semester Hours


Choose one of the following emphasis areas: Airport Management, Finance, General Business, Healthcare Administration, Interdisciplinary/Individualized, International Business, Management and Organizational Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations, or Sports Business.  See individual area in the following section for required courses associated with area choice.

Airport Management Area


Electives: 2 Semester Hours **


Graduate Electives: 2 Semester Hours**


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Finance Area


Electives: 9 Semester Hours **


Finance Electives: 6 Semester Hours


Graduate Electives: 3 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

General Business Area


Electives: 9 Semester Hours **


Graduate Electives: 9 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Healthcare Administration Area


Interdisciplinary/Individualized Area


Required Courses: up to 18 Semester Hours


Required Courses:  Choose any Graduate Certificate (or a combination of 2 Graduate Certificates with up to 18 semester hours total) from the following

  • Big Data System and Business Analytics (15)
  • Customer Relationship Marketing (9)
  • Finance (18)
  • Social Media Marketing (9)
  • Other UCM Graduate Certificates with approval of MBA Director

 

Electives: 0-9 Semester Hours depending on Graduate Certificate(s) selected**


Graduate Electives: 0-9 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

International Business Area


Electives: 9 Semester Hours **


Graduate Electives: 9 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Management and Organizational Leadership Area


Electives: 3 Semester Hours **


Graduate Electives: 3 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Marketing Area


Electives: 9 Semester Hours **


Marketing Electives: 6 Semester Hours


Graduate Electives: 3 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Public Relations Area


Electives: 12 Semester Hours


Public Relations Electives: 9 Semester Hours


Graduate Electives: 3 Semester Hours**


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Sports Business Area


Electives: 6 Semester Hours **


Marketing Electives: 3 Semester Hours


Graduate Electives: 3 Semester Hours


**Graduate electives must be taken at the 5000 or 6000 level from one of the following business prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, RMI, or another MBA-approved discipline.

Minimum Graduate Hour Total: 33 Semester Hours