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MBA Program Details - University of Central Missouri

Program Details

To complete your MBA, you will need to complete 33 hours of graduate credit. The coursework, offered in the evenings, can be completed in as little as one calendar year.

The program consists of 18 hours of MBA core courses, 9-15 hours of concentration courses and 3-6 hours of electives.

The MBA core courses are completed in pairs:

CIS 5605 and ECON 5005 are taken the first semester.

ACCT 5105 and FIN 5805 are taken the second semester.

MGT 5305 and MKT 5405 are taken the last semester.

MBA Core (18 Hours)

CIS 5605

Information Management Systems

3 hours

ECON 5005

Economic Analysis for Business Decisions

3 hours

ACCT 5105

Controllership and The Treasury Function

3 hours

FIN 5805

Controllership and The Treasury Function

3 hours

MGT 5305

Strategic Management and Marketing

3 hours

MKT 5405

Strategic Management and Marketing

3 hours

MBA Concentrations (9-15 Hours)

Students must declare and complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:


Accounting Concentration (12 hours)

ACCT 5120

Seminar in Accounting Theory

3 hours

ACCT 5150

Auditing

3 hours

 

Accounting Electives:

6 hours


Finance Concentration (9 hours)

FIN 5800

Managerial Finance

3 hours

FIN 5830

Financial Institutions and Markets

3 hours

FIN 5840

Investment Analysis and Practice

3 hours


Information Systems Concentration (12 hours)

Courses in the Information Systems concentration are offered at UCM's Summit Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., approximately 45 minutes from main campus.

CIS 4655

Software Engineering

3 hours

or CIS 5675

Project Management

3 hours

CIS 5650

Managing Information Technology

3 hours

CIS 5660

Legal Issues in Information Systems

3 hours

CIS 5669

Telecommunications Management

3 hours


Marketing Concentration (12 hours)

MKT 5480

Applications in Marketing

3 hours

MKT 5400

Marketing Strategy

3 hours

  Selected Marketing courses 6 hours


Sports Business Concentration (9 Hours)

MKT 4454

Sports Marketing

3 hours

ECON 4054

Sports Economics

3 hours

BLAW 5700

Legal Aspects of Business Decisions

3 hours


General Concentration (9 Hours)

BLAW 5700

Legal Aspects of Business Decisions

3 hours

MGT 5360
or
MGT 5320

Innovations for Strategic Advantage

Crafting Corporate Culture 

3 hours

MKT 5400

Marketing Strategy

3 hours

 

Plus two courses (6 hours) from different areas:

 

BLAW 4740

FIN 4804 

FIN 5800 

MGT 4315 

MGT 4370 

MGT 5390 

MKT 4420 

SOC 4850 

Employment Law 

Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning 

Managerial Finance 

Entrepreneurial Business Planning

Supply Chain Management 

Internship in Business

Sales Management 

Work and the Modern Society 

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

Other courses must be approved by the MBA Director.

MBA Electives (3 - 6 hours)

The Accounting, Information Systems and Marketing concentrations require three hours of elective credit.  The Finance concentration and Sports Business concentrations require six hours of elective credit.  The General concentration requires no additional electives. Graduate electives must be approved by your program advisor.

Undergraduate Preparation

To complete UCM’s MBA program, you will need a background of undergraduate business courses. This can include completion of the required courses at other universities or at UCM after your admission to the graduate school. Your program advisor will help you determine which prerequisite courses you will need to complete.
Non-business students need to complete nine hours of prerequisites (Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Finance and Business Statistics II) before they enroll in the MBA program. In addition to the nine hours of undergraduate credit, candidates need to have had exposure to basic statistics and be familiar with the Microsoft Office environment.

Additionally, the MBA in Accounting requires 15 semester hours of undergraduate credit beyond Principles of Financial Accounting, including at least one course in auditing. At least six of the additional hours in accounting must be earned at the junior or senior level.

The MBA in Information Systems 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.

The MBA preparation courses at the University of Central Missouri are:

ACCT 2101

Principles of Financial Accounting

3 hours

FIN 3801

Business Statistics II

3 hours

FIN 3850

Principles of Finance

3 hours

Questions about undergraduate background preparation and/or course equivalencies should be directed to the MBA Director.

Dr. Jose Mercado, MBA Director
Dockery 300G 
660-543-4246
mba@ucmo.edu