Master of Business Administration

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Curriculum

Drake’s M.B.A. program allows you to customize your degree based on your personal interests.

While working with faculty members to develop leadership skills in courses focused on expanding your business acumen, your adviser will assist you in choosing elective courses and an area of specialization to help you realize your career goals. The 39 credit-hour M.B.A. program consists of 27 credit-hours of required courses, nine elective credit-hours in an area of specialization and three credit-hours of professional development seminars.

Foundations of Decision Making - 6 Credit Hours

Core Courses - 21 Credit Hours

  • MBA 242: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • MBA 251: Creating Customer Value through Marketing
  • MBA 253: Corporate Finance
  • MBA 254: Leadership and Human Capital Development
  • MBA 256: Information Technology & Business
  • MBA 257: Project Management
  • MBA 260: Strategic Business Processes (Capstone)

Areas of Specialization - 9 Credit Hours

Students must complete nine (9) hours focused within an area of specialization, or selected from all offerings. Students work with their advisor to determine which area of specialization best matches their goals.

Accounting (12 hours required)

Students must complete twelve (12) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Accounting.

ACCT 120: Advanced Managerial Accounting

ACCT 167: Advanced Financial Accounting

ACCT 175: Auditing Principals

ACCT 185: Individual Taxation

ACCT 186: Business Equity Taxation

ACCT 210: Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities

ACCT 255: Tax Research and Planning

ACCT 265: Emerging Accounting Issues

ACCT 275: Seminar in Auditing

ACCT 276: IT Auditing

ACCT 277: Fraud Examination

ACCT 278: Internal Auditing

ACCT 280: Financial Statement Analysis

BLAW 250: The Law of Business Organizations

Business Analytics (Online Only)

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Business Analytics.

MDAL 210: Business Analytics, Teams, & Projects

MDAL 220: Information Tech Legal & Ethical Issues

MDAL 230: Data Management &Visual Analytics

MDAL 240: Statistical Modeling

Cybersecurity Management

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Cybersecurity Management.

IS 298: Cybersecurity Management

IS 298: Cyber Attack Prevention & Mitigation

ACCT 276: IT Auditing

ACCT 277: Fraud Examination

ACCT 278: Internal Auditing

INS 280: Operational Risk Management

BLAW 298: Practical Contract Interpretation

Financial Management

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Financial Management.

ACCT 280: Financial Statement Analysis

ECON 280: Business, Govt, and the Global Economy

FIN 280: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Mgmt

FIN 281: Regulatory Environ for Fin Institutions

FIN 283: Multinational Financial Management

FIN 284: Analysis of Fixed Income Securities & Deriv

FIN 285: Equity Evaluation

FIN 286: Risk Management for Financial Institutions

FIN 288: Futures, Options, and Swaps

INS 280: Operational Risk Management

QUAN 270: Quanitiative Analytical Methods

Health Care Management

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Health Care Management.

HLTH 261: Health Care Policy

HLTH 263: Health Care Administration

HLTH 264: Beyond Ethics: Policy & Healthcare

HLTH 266: Health Regulation, Law, and Advocacy

Human Resources

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Human Resources.

BLAW 245: Law in the Workplace

BUS 283: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

MGMT 282: Human Resource Management
or
MPA 216: Managing Human Resources as Assets

MGMT 284: Staffing Organizations

MGMT 288: Compensations and Benefits

MGMT 298: Special Topics

PADM 287: Workplace/Workforce Issues

PADM 288: Human Resource Applications

Individualized

Students select nine (9) hours tailored to their unique interests from among all specialization courses offered.

Innovation & Leadership

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Innovation & Leadership.

BLAW 245: Law in the Workplace

BUS 212: Seminar in Executive Leadership

BUS 283: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

BUS 298: Special Topics

ECON 280: Business, Government, and the Global Economy

INS 280: Operational Risk Management

MGMT 280: International Management

MGMT 298: Special Topics

Marketing

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Marketing.

MKTG 275: Sales Management

MKTG 280: Global Marketing Management

MKTG 285: Brand Management

MKTG 291: Services Marketing

MKTG 298: Special Topics

Nonprofit Management

Students must complete nine (9) credit hours from the offerings below to earn an area of specialization in Nonprofit Management.

ACCT 210: Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities

MPA 221: Public Organizations & Leadership

PADM 270: Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations

PADM 273: Nonprofit Management

PADM 280: Managing Across Sector Boundaries

PADM 281: Program Performance Evaluation & Mgmt

PADM 283: External Resource Development

 

Professional Development Seminars - 3 Credit Hours

Students complete three one credit-hour professional development seminars.


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