All current degree options share the same required common core courses, which give our students a comprehensive and in-depth insight in crucial areas for managerial success.

* PLEASE NOTE: 9 hours per semester is full time at the graduate level. It is equivalent to 15 hours at the undergraduate level.

For each of our current degree options:

  • Accounting (provides an advanced understanding of accounting issues and allows a student to be academically qualified to sit for the CPA examination.)
  • Environmental Management (provides for the application of sciences to the business environment)
  • Financial Management (provides an enhanced understanding of the current conceptual framework of financial and economic concepts for both domestic and international markets)
  • General Management (develops the knowledge base, management skills and personal attributes that allow individuals to advance professionally in, and provide executive leadership to their organizations.)
  • Industrial Management (designed to serve technical managers, production supervisors, and engineers to enhance their leadership positions in industry)
  • International Business (provides specialized curriculum that prepares individuals for managerial career in international business)
  • Health Administration (provides for a general understanding of the health care sector of business in our state and country)
  • Entrepreneurship (designed for an enhanced understanding of individuals interacting in entrepreneurship and small business)
  • Sport Management (provides a differential advantage because of advanced education for individuals interested in the Sport Management field.)

Our program offers a variety of elective courses that can be chosen by our students according to their individual interests.

Students who do not have a background in business need to successfully complete (grade of C or above) the following prerequisite MBA courses prior to regular admission to our MBA program. Provisional admission will be granted until the prerequisites are complete. Most students with an undergraduate business degree will have these classes completed.

Undergraduate Foundation Courses for MBA Program

  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • Principles of Microeconomics *
  • Principles of Macroeconomics *
  • Introductory Business Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Business Statistics II OR Applied Calculus *
  • Principles of Accounting I*
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Management *
  • Principles of Marketing *
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Additional Prerequisite Courses(Accounting option only)

*CLEP test available for these courses through Testing Services. Proficiency in these areas can be proven through a CLEP exam. Credit will not be given for these courses with a passing grade on the exam, but score will be taken as proof of course knowledge. For more information, see the following site: http://ustudies.semo.edu/testing/cbe/clep/htm.

AD101 Test Out will be offered early fall 2014 semester. See department for dates. Additionally, MBA students can make an appointment with Testing Services throughout the semester to take the exam.

Common Core Courses

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (capstone, must complete 12 hours first)
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Management (not required by Accounting option)
  • BA668 The Financial Environment
  • BA657* Applied Research Project (final project, enroll near end of program)

Note: BA657 will not be a core course starting Fall 2016.

Elective Courses

Students who choose the General Management Option may use this list to choose their electives.

  • AC540 International Perspectives on Accounting
  • AC545 Advanced Tax
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing
  • AC534 FAR III
  • AC537 Advanced Audit & Assurance
  • AC534 Financial Accounting & Reporting III
  • AC540 International Perspective on Accounting
  • AC545 Taxation of Bus Entities
  • AC550 Fraud Exam & Forensic Accountnig
  • AC548 Government and Not-For-Profit
  • AC580 International Economics
  • BA521 Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • BA531 Imagination, Creativity and Innovation
  • BA551 Managing & Growing the New Venture
  • BA560 International Business Practice
  • BA561 Entrepreneurship: Planning and Strategy
  • BA640 Integrative Management
  • BA641 Entrepreneurship
  • BA656 Applied Human Resources Management
  • BA657 Applied Research Project
  • BA658 Business Internship
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financing
  • BA661 External Environment of Business
  • BA662 Contemporary Issues in Business
  • BA663 International Business Strategies
  • BA664 Organizational Leadership
  • BA665 Financial Institutions, Credit Markets & Regular Policies
  • BA667 Liability Risks, Production and Services
  • EC561 Managerial Economics
  • EV551 Hazardous Material Assessments
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics
  • EV653 Occupational Health
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications
  • EV655 Industrial Hygiene
  • EV660 Introduction to Toxicology
  • EV661 Business Strategies for Corporate Management
  • FI540 International Finance
  • FI568 Portfolio Seminar
  • FM504 Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • FM554 Facilities Operations and Supervision
  • GO605 Environmental Assessment
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations
  • HA520 Intro to Healthcare Quality
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics
  • HA580 Management of Health Systems: Strategy and Quality
  • HA581 Health Administration Policy
  • HA582 Health Care Budgeting & Reimbursment
  • HA585 Healthcare Marketing
  • IM600 Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM601 Industry Saftey & Ergonomic
  • IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 Technology Supervision in a Diverse Workplace
  • IM606 Knowledge Management
  • MA580 Expert Design, Analysis of Variance
  • MA623 Statistic Analysis for Forensic Science
  • MG550 Improving Team Performance
  • MG560 International Management
  • MK560 International Marketing
  • SM540 Legal Aspects of Sport Activity
  • SM570 Managment & Leadership in Sport Organizations
  • SM610 Principles & Practices of Sport Management
  • SM612 Topics, Trends and Issues in Sport Managment
  • SM655 Design & Operations of Sport Facilities

Degree Options

International Business Option

Required Course
  • BA663 International Business Strategies
Electives (6 hours)

Choose one from the following

  • AC540 International Perspective on Accounting
  • FI540 International Finance
  • EC580 International Economics

Choose one from the following

  • MK560 International Marketing
  • International Management
Open Elective (3 hours)

Please Note: BA657 Applied Research Project (Core Course) needs to be related to International Business.
Foreign Language: 9 hours of university foreign language or equivalent proficiency is required.
An international experience is required of all International Business option students. Click here for international study programs.

Accounting Option Electives (12 hours required)

Required Courses (3 Hours) Select One
  • AC534 Financial Accounting and Reporting III
  • AC537 Advanced Audit
  • AC545 Advanced Tax
Applied Research (3 Hours)
    BA657 Applied Research Project (related to accounting)
Electives
  • AC534 Financial Accounting and Reporting III
  • AC537 Advanced Audit
  • AC540 International Accounting
  • AC545 Advanced Tax
  • AC548 Govt and Non-profit
  • AC550 Fraud Exam & Forensic Accounting
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis
  • AC5-- Any 500-level AC course not selected above
Additional Prerequisites to the Accounting Option
  • AC321 Financial Accounting and Reporting I
  • AC332 Financial Accounting and Reporting II

Financial Management Option

  • BA665 Financial Institutions, Credit Markets, and Regulatory Policies
  • FI540 International Finance
  • FI568 Portfolio

Environmental Management OptionElectives

Required Course
  • EV661 Business Strategies
Electives (6 hours)
  • EV551 Hazardous Material Assessments
  • EV653 Occupational Health
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications
  • EV655 Industrial Hygiene
  • EV660 Introduction to Toxicology
Prerequisites
  • EV661: CH181 or CH185 and MA134
  • EV660: BI200, ZO200, CH186
  • EV551: CH185, CH186, EV655
  • EV653: CH181 or CH185
  • EV655: BI200, CH186, MA134
  • EV654: CH181 or CH185, MA134

Industrial Management Option

Required Courses (9 hours)
  • IM601 Industrial Safety & Ergonomics
  • IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM604 Facilities Management

Health Administration Option

Required Courses (9 hours)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budgeting and Reimbursement
  • HA580 Management of Health Systems: Strategy and Quality
  • HA581 Health Administration Policy
  • HA520 Introduction to Healthcare Quality
  • HA585 Healthcare Marketing
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics

See MBA Director for advising information related to this option.

Sport Management Option

Required Courses (9 hours)
  • SM612 Topics, Trends and Issues in Sport
  • SM610 Principles and Practices of Sport Management
  • SM655 Design and Operations of Sport Related Facilities

Please note: Students are allowed only two 500 level courses for use as MBA courses.

Exit Assessment Options:

  • *BA657 -Applied Research Project (required for students in the Accounting Option)

Please note: The Research Project chosen for BA657 should pertain to the chosen option in the MBA program. For example, it would relate to Accounting if one's chosen field of study were Accounting.

Accounting Option

Required Courses (3 Hours) Select One
  • AC545 Advanced Tax
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing
  • AC534 FAR III
Accounting Course Choices (9 Hours)
  • AC537 Advanced Audit & Assurance
  • AC534 Financial Accounting & Reporting III
  • AC540 International Perspective on Accounting
  • AC545 Taxation of Bus Entities
  • AC550 Fraud Exam & Forensic Accountnig
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financing
  • AC548 Government and Not-For-Profit
  • AC--- any 500-level AC course not selected above
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Accounting)
Additional Prerequisites to the Accounting Option
  • AC321 FAR I
  • AC332 FAR II

YOU MUST MEET PREREQUISITES OF SELECTED COURSES

Finance Option

Required Courses
  • BA665 Financial Institutions, Credit Markets & Regular Policies
  • FI540 International Finance
  • FI568 Portfolio Seminar

Choose One of the Following

  • FI5-- Financial Policy
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Financial Management)

Industrial Management Option

Required Courses
  • IM600 Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM601 Industry Saftey & Ergonomic
  • IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 Technology Supervision in a Diverse Workplace
  • FM504 Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • IM606 Knowledge Management
  • FM554 Facilities Operations and Supervision
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Industrial Management)

International Business Option

Required Course
  • BA663 International Business Strategies
Electives (9 hours)

Choose at Most Two Courses From This List

  • AC540 International Perspectives on Accounting
  • AC580 International Economics
  • FI540 International Finance

Choose at Most Two Courses From This List

  • MK560 International Marketing
  • MG560 International Management
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to International Business)
Additional Requirement

Students who select this option are required to take 9 credit hours of classes in foreign language classes.

Sport Management Option

Required Courses
  • SM612 Topics, Trends and Issues in Sport Managment
  • SM610 Principles & Practices of Sport Management
  • SM655 Design & Operations of Sport Facilities
  • SM540 Legal Aspects of Sport Activity
  • SM570 Managment & Leadership in Sport Organizations
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Sport Management)

General Management Option

Course Options

Note: Courses offered in other options may be selected and applied to this option.

  • EC561 Managerial Economics
  • BA658 Business Internship
  • BA661 External Environment of Business
  • BA662 Contemporary Issues in Business
  • BA656 Applied Human Resources Management
  • BA664 Organizational Leadership
  • BA640 Integrative Management
  • BA560 International Business Practice
  • MG550 Improving Team Performance
  • BA667 Liability Risks, Production and Services
  • MA580 Expert Design, Analysis of Variance
  • MA623 Statistic Analysis for Forensic Science
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Management)

You may also take any other 500-level or 600-level course offered in the College of Business

Environmental Management Option

Required Course
  • EV661 Business Strategies for Corporate Management
Electives (9 hours)

Select two courses from this list:

  • EV551 Hazardous Material Assessments
  • EV653 Occupational Health
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications
  • EV655 Industrial Hygiene
  • EV660 Introduction to Toxicology
  • GO605 Environmental Assessment
  • BA657 Applied Research Topic (related to Environmental Management)
Prerequisites
  • EV661: CH181 or CH185 & MA134
  • EV660: BI200, ZO200, CH186
  • EV551: CH185, CH186, EV655
  • EV653: CH181 or CH185
  • EV655: BI200, CH186, MA134
  • EV654: CH181 or CH185, MA134

Note: EV Courses are taught in the Environmental Science program.

Health Administration Option

Required Courses (12 hours)
  • HA582 Health Care Budgeting & Reimbursment
  • HA580 Management of Health Systems: Strategy and Quality
  • HA581 Health Administration Policy
  • HA520 Intro to Healthcare Quality
  • HA585 Healthcare Marketing
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Health Administration)

Entrepreneurship Option

Required Courses (12 hours)
  • BA521 Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • BA561 Entrepreneurship: Planning and Strategy
  • BA531 Imagination, Creativity and Innovation
  • BA551 Managing & Growing the New Venture
  • BA641 Entrepreneurship
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Entrepreneurship)

Contact

573.651.5116
mba@semo.edu
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MBA Program
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701