Harmon College of Business
To apply for admission to the MBA program, a candidate must apply for graduate study at the University of Central Missouri [Graduate School Application]. The candidate should specify "Master of Business Administration" as the desired graduate program.
The MBA degree is completed in one of five concentrations: Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, or General. The degree requires completion of 33 hours of graduate credit (36 hours for the Information Systems concentration). The hours are completed in the MBA Core (18 hours), concentration courses (9-15 hours depending on the concentration), and MBA electives (3-6 hours depending on the concentration).
MBA Core (18 Hours)
|CIS 5605||Tech. Based Research & Quantitative Tools||3.0 hrs|
|ECON 5005||Tech Based Research & Quantitative Tools||3.0 hrs|
|ACCT 5105||Controllership & The Treasury Function||3.0 hrs|
|FIN 5805||Controllership & The Treasury Function||3.0 hrs|
|MGT 5305||Strategic Management & Marketing||3.0 hrs|
|MKT 5405||Strategic Management & Marketing||3.0 hrs|
The MBA core courses are completed in pairs. That is, CIS 5605 and ECON 5005 must be taken in the same semester, ACCT 5105 and FIN 5805 are taken jointly, and MGT 5305 and MKT 5405 are taken the same semester.
MBA Concentrations (9-15 Hours)
Students must declare and complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:
Accounting Concentration (12 hrs)
|ACCT 5120||Seminar in Accounting Theory||3.0 hrs|
|ACCT 5150||Auditing||3.0 hrs|
|Accounting Electives||6.0 hrs|
Finance Concentration (9 hrs)
|FIN 5800||Managerial Finance||3.0 hrs|
|FIN 5830||Financial Institutions & Markets||3.0 hrs|
|FIN 5840||Investment Analysis & Practice||3.0 hrs|
Information Systems Concentration (15 hrs)
(Courses in the Information Systems concentration are offered at UCM's Central Summit Center in Lee's Summit, MO, approximately 45 minutes from main campus.)
|CIS 4655||Software Engineering||3.0 hrs|
|CIS 5675||Project Management||3.0 hrs|
|CIS 5650||Managing Information Technology||3.0 hrs|
|CIS 5660||Legal Issues in Information Systems||3.0 hrs|
|CIS 5669||Telecommunications Management||3.0 hrs|
Marketing Concentration (12 hrs)
|MKT 4420||Sales Management||3.0 hrs|
|MKT 4440||Seminar in Marketing||3.0 hrs|
|MKT 5480||Applications in Marketing||3.0 hrs|
|MKT 5400||Marketing Strategy||3.0 hrs|
General Concentration (15 Hours)
|BLAW 5700||Legal Aspects of Business Decisions||3.0 hrs|
|Innovations for Strategic Advantage
Crafting Corporate Culture
|MKT 5400||Marketing Strategy||3.0 hrs|
|Two courses from the following from different prefixes||6.0 Hrs|
Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning
Supply Chain Management
Internship in Business
Work and the Mondern Society
Others must be approved by the MBA Director
MBA Electives (3 - 6 hrs)
The Accounting, Information Systems and Marketing concentrations require 3 hours of elective credit. The Finance concentration requires 6 hours of elective credit. The General Concentration requires no additional electives. Graduate electives require approval of the concentration program advisor.
Required Undergraduate Preparation (0 - 31 hrs)
Enrollment in MBA core and concentration courses requires fulfillment of sufficient undergraduate preparation in business. This preparation may be obtained via completion of appropriate courses at other universities or through the University of Central Missouri upon admission to the Graduate School. The concentration program advisor is responsible for determining which background courses, if any, the candidate must complete.
In addition to the undergraduate preparation listed below, the MBA (Accounting Concentration) requires 15 semester hours of undergraduate credit beyond Principles of Financial Accounting, including at least one course in auditing. At least 6 of the additional hours in accounting must be earned at the upper division (junior/senior) level.
In addition to the undergraduate preparation listed below, the MBA (Information Systems Concentration) requires 15 semester hours of undergraduate credit in information systems, including at least one course in the following areas: COBOL, Visual Basic or Java, Networking, Database Management, Analysis and Design, and Client Server.
For the background preparation, the equivalent University of Central Missouri courses are:
|ACCT 2101||Principles of Financial Accounting||3.0 hrs|
|BLAW 2720||Legal Environment of Business||3.0 hrs|
|BTE 1210||Essentials of Managing Information||2.0 hrs|
|CIS 1605||Microcomputer Application Software||2.0 hrs|
|ECON 1010||Principles of Macroeconimcs||3.0 hrs|
|ECON 1011||Principles of Microeconomics||3.0 hrs|
|FIN 2801||Business Statistics I||3.0 hrs|
|FIN 3801||Business Statistics II||3.0 hrs|
|FIN 3850||Principles of Finance||3.0 hrs|
|MGT 3315||Management of Organizations||3.0 hrs|
|MKT 3405||Marketing Policy||3.0 hrs|
Questions about undergraduate background preparation and/or course equivalencies should be directed to the MBA Director.
Program Costs and Related Information
A current list of costs associated with graduate study at UCM is available from the School of Graduate and Extended Studies website.
For more information, contact
Dr. Jose Mercado, Chair of Economics, Finance and Marketing and MBA Director