Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Program Outline

The MBA program comprises 36 credits for the general MBA degree including thirty (30) credits of mandatory core courses and six (6) credits of elective courses, of which a minimum of 27 must be taken at DSU. The MBA program requires 39 credits for students earning a concentration with their degree, thirty (30) credits of core courses and nine (9) credits of elective courses in their field of concentration. Appropriately-qualified students may petition for a waiver or test out of prerequisite or CBK (Common Body of Knowledge) courses up to a maximum of eighteen (18) credits. To request a waiver for a course the student must have taken the equivalent course(s) at DSU or another accredited institution with a grade of ‘B’ or better; to test out of a course a student must successfully take and pass a comprehensive test in that course developed by the College of Business faculty or, alternately, take and pass an equivalent CLEP test. 

Students seeking additional information on waiving or testing out of a course should contact the MBA Program Director at 302-857-6978.

Prerequisites (Common Body of Knowledge, if needed)

Credits

Accounting Foundations (MBA 501)

Economics Foundations (MBA 502)

Finance Foundations   (MBA 503)

MIS Foundations (MBA 504)

Marketing Foundations (MBA 505)

Quantitative Methods Foundations (MBA 506)

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 3

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 3

   

Required (Core) Courses

Credits

Information and Technology Management (MBA 600)

Economics for Managerial Decision-Making (MBA 601)

Marketing Management (MBA 602)

Accounting for Decision Making (MBA 603)

Financial Management (MBA 604)

Organizational Leadership and Behavior (MBA 605)

Business Law and Ethics (MBA 619)

Operations Analysis and Management (MBA 620)

International Management (MBA 625)

Applied Strategic Management (Capstone – MBA 616)* 

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 3

Total Required Credit Hours

30

(*Prerequisite for MBA 616: Completion of all core course requirements)

 

Elective Courses Required of all students

Two Electives  (Six Credit Hours) required for general MBA

Three Electives from the specific area (Nine Credit Hours) required for a Concentration

 

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 9

Finance Concentration

Financial Statement Analysis (MBA 617)
Investments and Portfolio Management (MBA 641)
Domestic and Global Financial Markets and Institutions (MBA 643)
Economic and Financial Environment of Business (MBA 645)

Information Systems Concentration

Strategic Information Systems (MBA 631)
Managing Electronic Commerce (MBA 632)
Topics in Information Systems (MBA 633)
Supply Chain Management (MBA 651)

Project Management Concentration

Project Risk Management (MBA 621)
Project Management Methodology (MBA 622)
Program and Portfolio Management (MBA 623)

Aviation Management

Airport Operations Planning and Management (MBA 661)
The International Air Transportation System (MBA 662)
Aviation Safety and Crew Resource Management (MBA 663)
Aviation Security (MBA 664)