Graduation Requirements


Program Requirements

All students must complete the following foundation courses. Advisors may, however, waive one or more of the foundation courses if the student has completed disciplinary equivalent coursework within five years preceding their admission.

Foundation Courses1 credits
ACCT A601 Accounting Foundations for Executives 3
BA A603 Fundamentals of Finance 3
ECON A602 Introduction to Economics for Managers 3
Total Credits 9
Core Courses credits
ACCT A650a Seminar in Executive Uses of Accounting 3
BA A610 Business Intelligence and Analytics 3
BA A613 Applied Leadership 3
BA A632 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
BA A635 Current Marketing Issues Seminar 3
BA A636 Financial Decision Making 3
BA A655 Strategic Management Seminar 3
Applied Management Elective credits
Select one of the following: 3
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
Advanced Topics in Business  
Capstone Course credits
Select one course based on preferred nature of experience (practical or academic) and application (applied or theoretical): 3
Management Project  
Management Simulation  
MBA Individual Research  
Total Credits 27

1 In certain cases at an advisor's discretion, one or more foundation courses may be waived where warranted by previous education or experience.
a Waived for students pursuing an MBA with Accounting Emphasis.
b Approval required, depending on topic.
c Other relevant topics (e.g., human resources, behavioral economics, or business law) can fulfill the requirement with an advisor's approval.

Elective Coursework/Emphasis Area

Students may take graduate elective courses in CBPP, for example, in management theory and practice, marketing, finance, international business and global economics, management information systems, logistics and supply chain management, or public administration. In addition, with the advisor’s approval, elective coursework can be selected from graduate courses offered by other colleges or disciplines, or graduate courses offered by other accredited universities. Up to two 400-level courses may be taken as electives if graduate course offerings are not available on those topics. By selecting courses in a particular business-related discipline, students can design a custom emphasis area or can choose one of the emphasis areas below.

Accounting Emphasis credits
Complete at least 9 credits of 400-level or 600-level advisor-approved accounting (ACCT) electives not applied to another undergraduate or graduate degree. A maximum of 6 credits of 400-level courses can be applied. ACCT A601 and ACCT A650 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. 9
Total Credits 9
Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Emphasis credits
BA A633 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis 3
BA A648 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3
BA A649 Advanced Business Data Analysis 3
or CIS A670 Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence
Total Credits 9

The Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Emphasis pairs well with the SAS Data Mining Certificate (many of the courses are also part of the requirements for your MBA degree). After successfully fulfilling the requirements, students qualify for the Data Mining Certificate jointly issued by SAS and the College of Business and Public Policy.

Entrepreneurship Emphasis credits
BA A671 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BA A672 Developing a Business Plan 3
BA A673 Creating and Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture 3
Total Credits 9
Leadership Emphasis credits
BA A621 Change Leadership and Facilitation 3
BA A627 Leadership in the Multicultural Organization 3
BA A628 Executive Leadership 3
BA A631 Business Environment Analysis 3
Total Credits 9
Public Sector and Non-profit Management EMPHASIS credits
Complete at least 9 credits of 600-level advisor-approved public administration (PADM) electives not applied to another undergraduate or graduate degree. 9
Total Credits 9
Health Administration EMPHASIS credits
Complete at least 9 credits of 600-level advisor-approved health-science-related electives not applied to another undergraduate or graduate degree. 9
Recommended courses include:  
HS A605  Public Health and Society
HS A624  Circumpolar Health Issues
HS A626/NS A626  Principles of Epidemiology 3
HS A628/SWK A628  Program Evaluation 3
HS A630  Public Health Emergencies and Disasters 3
HS A683/SWK A683  Innovative Practices in Telehealth 3
HS A690  Selected Topics in Public Health 1-4
Total Credits 9
Marketing Emphasis credits
BA A640 Global Marketing 3
BA A641 Advanced Consumer Behavior 3
BA A680 Social Media Strategies 3
Total Credits 9

A minimum of 36 credits (33 credits for accounting track), or up to 45 credits for students who need foundation courses, is required for the degree.

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