M.B.A Degree

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a professional degree that is offered as an interdisciplinary program through the five departments of the Harmon College of Business Administration (HCBA). The MBA program prepares students to assume positions of leadership and responsibility by providing:

Comprehensive examinations are not required in the MBA program. During the MBA program, students are required to demonstrate competency in knowledge, skills and abilities requisite to success as a practicing manager. Each MBA course includes a significant written and oral presentation component. A thesis is not required.

Admission to the MBA (Information Systems Concentration) is competitive. Successful candidates will be selected from the current year's pool of applicants based on GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, significant professional Information System experience, and professional and academic honors and awards. A minimum GMAT score of 550 is required. However, candidates with exceptional GRE scores and a GMAT score of 500 or higher will be considered for admission.

Degree Program


Minimum Total Graduate Hours Required (33)

REQUIRED UNDERGRADUATE BACKGROUND COURSES (*0 - 27 hours):

The following undergraduate courses (or equivalents) are required for all MBA degree
concentrations
. Undergraduate work already completed may be used to satisfy
undergraduate background requirements.


Acct 2100  Survey of Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CIS  1605  Principles of Computer Infor. Systems. . . 3
CIS  1610  Impact of Computer-Based Tech . . . .  . . 3
Econ 2005  Economic Analysis  . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fin  2801  Business Statistics I  . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fin  3801  Business Statistics II . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fin  3850  Principles of Finance  . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mgt  3310  Principles of Management, 3 or
Mgt  3315  Management of Organizations, 3 . . . . . . 3
Mkt  3400  Principles of Marketing, 3 or  
Mkt  3405  Marketing Policy, 3  . . . . . . . . . . . 3
BLaw 2720  Legal Environment of Business  . . . . . . 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-31
*In addition to the 27 hours of undergraduate credit listed above, the MBA (Information
Systems Concentration) requires 15 semester hours of undergraduate credit in information systems, including at least one course in the following areas: a language (Java, VB or COBOL), Networking, Database Management, Analysis and Design, and Client Server.

GRADUATE CORE (18 hours):
The following six courses are required for the MBA degree (all concentrations).


Acct 5105 Controllership & the Treasury Function  . . 3
CIS  5605 Technology Based Research & 
          Quantitative Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Econ 5005 Technology Based Research &  
          Quantitative Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fin  5805 Controllership & the Treasury Function  . . 3
Mgt  5305 Strategic Mgt. & Marketing  . . . . . . . . 3
Mkt  5405 Strategic Mgt. & Marketing  . . . . . . . . 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18




CIS CONCENTRATION (15 hours)


CIS  4655 Software Engineering  . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CIS  4675 Project Management   . . . . . . . . .  . . 3
CIS  5650 Managing Corporate Information Systems  . . 3
CIS  5660 Legal Environment of Information Systems  . 3
CIS  5669 Communication Network Management  . . . . . 3



TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

**GRADUATE ELECTIVES (3):


**All graduate electives require pre-approval of the graduate 
program advisor.  A maximum of 6 semester hours(of the total
required graduate credit hours) may be taken at the 4000 level.
MINIMUM TOTAL GRADUATE HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33