The MBA program provides students with a broad overview of management and business skills with areas of emphasis available.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The specialization in management and organization provides the student with detailed knowledge of managerial functions, concepts, and practices of organization design and behavior required for decision making in a wide range of managerial positions. The specialization in entrepreneurial/small business management is designed to provide the student with the concepts, skills, and attitudes necessary to start and manage a small business. The program focuses on new venture creation, business planning, innovation, and the foundations for small business management. Limited specialization and elective graduate courses, all at the 800 level, must be approved in advance, in writing, by the graduate adviser.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Sustainable Business
This concentration provides students with an in-depth appreciation of the environmental and social dimensions of conducting business in a global market. Three aspects of sustainable business that improve a firm’s long-term performance will be emphasized: managing risks (regulatory, reputation, litigation, market, etc.), values-driven leadership, and recognizing market opportunities created by environmental and social challenges. Learning outcomes include how to articulate the business case for sustainability, develop and lead internal and external coalitions needed to drive organizational change, and implement metrics for measuring progress and providing accountability. Students specializing in sustainable business must complete: BUS 856 (Managing the Sustainable Business), BUS 857 (Business Management and Environmental Leadership), BUS 858 (Sustainability and Business Opportunity) and one 800 level business elective on advisement. For more information on Emphasis in Sustainable Business, see Concentration in Sustainable Business.
For more information on the MBA programs, see College of Business : Graduate Programs.