Programs of Study

To learn more about the available programs in the School of Business Administration,
explore the programs of study:

Master of Business Administration

The MBA Program is a 30 semester credit hour program for the student with a recent undergraduate degree in business. For the student with a non-business degree, or who lacks coursework in key areas of undergraduate business study, foundation courses are required.

Eleven courses are required of all students consisting of eight Core courses (12 semester hours) and two Capstone courses (6 semester hours). The final required course is entitled "The Principled Organization Integrating Faith, Ethics and Work" (3 semester hours). Additionally, three Elective courses (9 semester hours) are required of all students. Three MBA Elective courses may be chosen in any area.


Foundation Courses

Students who need coursework in basic business knowledge and skills are required to take the appropriate course(s) from the following foundation courses. The Foundation courses consists of a variety of courses up to a maximum of 15 hours. All foundation courses are accelerated, half-semester courses.

A student applying to the MBA program may have foundation courses waived if appropriate undergraduate studies with earned grades of C or better have been completed within four years. Grades earned from undergraduate coursework will not be calculated in the cumulative MBA grade point average. However, grades earned from MBA foundation courses will be calculated into the cumulative MBA grade point average. When foundation courses are required, they must, when offered, be completed before proceeding to core, elective, or capstone courses. For information on appropriate undergraduate courses to waive foundation requirements, contact the MBA office. 

Placement exams, which waive foundation courses, are also available to students who can demonstrate experience or knowledge in a particular area. All placement exams should be taken prior to the second term of enrollment, and are offered at no cost to the student. They can be scheduled by calling the MBA Office at (937) 229-3733. 
 

Foundation Courses 1
MBA 600AIntroduction to Financial Accounting1.5
MBA 601AIntroduction to Managerial Accounting1.5
MBA 611Statistical Technique for Decision Analysis1.5
MBA 612Principles of Operations Management1.5
MBA 620Principles of Finance3
MBA 630Principles of Marketing1.5
MBA 640Principles of Economics1.5
MBA 660Information Technology & Systems1.5
MBA 670Organizational Theory & Behavior1.5
Total Hours15
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Foundation courses required by students without a recent undergraduate business degree.

Core Courses
MBA 790Managerial Economics1.5
MBA 791Modeling & Analysis for Business Analytics1.5
MBA 792Performance Measurement & Control Systems Perspective1.5
MBA 793Operational Effectiveness1.5
MBA 794Information Systems & Business Decisions1.5
MBA 795Organizational Behavior1.5
MBA 796Corporate Finance1.5
MBA 797Marketing Management1.5
Total Hours12
Capstone Courses 1
MBA 798Business Strategy3
MBA 799Integrative Project3
Total Hours6
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The capstone sequence consists of two 3 credit hour required courses completed over two semesters.

Required Course
MBA 758Principled Organization: Integrating Faith, Ethics & Work3
Electives 19
Information Assurance
Fraud Examination
Advanced Financial Accounting
Taxes & Business Strategy
Advanced Issues in Accounting
Contemporary Issues in Accounting
International Accounting
International Accounting-IFRS Certificate and Research (UD Students Only)
International Accounting-IFRS Certificate and Research (Non UD Students Only)
Financial Statement/Risk Analysis
Cost Management Lean Principle & Application
Accounting Information Systems
Special Topics in Accounting
Individual Research in Accounting
Advanced Topics and Applications in Business Analytics
Project Management for Professionals
Business Process Improvements
Operations Management Research Seminar
Special Topics in Operations Management
Advanced Corporate Finance
Investments
Financial Derivatives & Risk Management
Fixed Income Analysis
Special Topics in Finance
Consumer Behavior
Market Analysis & Research
Product Planning Development
Special Topics in Marketing
Social Responsibility & Ethical Dimensions of Management
International Culture & Management (Study Abroad)
Special Topics: Organizations & Their Environments
E-Commerce
Security Management for Informational Systems
Telecommunications and Networking
Internet Security
Management of Information Resources
Database Management
System Analysis & Design
Business Intelligence
Data Warehousing
Advanced Website Development
Special Topics in Management Information Systems
Special Topics in Management & Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship & The Family Firm
New Venture Management
Individual Research
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Electives may be selected to obtain program breadth or depth in a particular area by choosing an optional concentration. The student may choose from among the MBA courses offered, or with approval by the MBA director, students may elect up to six semester hours of graduate courses from other programs at the University when these are appropriate to their education plans.

Certificate in Business Systems Analysis and Design (BAD)

The certificate in Systems Analysis and Design provides career-switching preparation for individuals interested in system analysis and design, but do not have the required undergraduate coursework. It also provides preparation for individuals whose expertise is in other areas (e.g. marketing, finance, accounting, health care, manufacturing, etc.) to become knowledgeable contributors to teams that are responsible for developing information systems to support their primary area of expertise.

MBA 664Database Management3
MBA 665System Analysis & Design3
MBA 616Project Management for Professionals3
or MBA 668 Advanced Website Development
Total Hours 19
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Nine credit hours do not include any prerequisites that must be satisfied for specific courses.  Prerequisites that do not count toward the credits for the Certificate Program have equivalent courses offered at the undergraduate level.  Transfer hours may be used toward such prerequisites but not toward any of the nine credit hours required for the Certificate Program.

Certificate in Business Analytics (BAN)

The certificate in Business Analytics is for students interested in moving into this high-demand career area. Business Analytics represents a growing need both in the Dayton area and nationally with employment opportunities readily available.  Business, government, and society in the U.S. and throughout the world depend to an ever increasing extent on the effective use of data through sophisticated analytical techniques. This certificate program includes both technical and managerial aspects of Business Analytics, including statistics, optimization and simulation.  Students learn the key elements of the analytics process and are exposed to successful real-world applications in analytics that they emulate through case studies.

Note that the 

MBA 611Statistical Technique for Decision Analysis (Required)1.5
MBA 615Advanced Topics and Applications in Business Analytics (Required)3
MBA 791Modeling & Analysis for Business Analytics (Required)1.5
MBA 617Business Process Improvements3
or MBA 667A Business Intelligence
Total Hours 19
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Nine credit hours do not include any prerequisites that must be satisfied for specific elective courses. Transfer hours may be used toward such prerequisites but not toward any of the nine credit hours required for the Certificate Program.

Certificate in Business Intelligence (BIN)

The certificate in Business Intelligence (BIN) is intended for students interested in the organizational architecture for building information systems in support of decision making. Individuals with BI qualifications are in high demand for positions in large organizations such as dunnhumby (BI provider to Kroger and Home Depot among others), 5/3 Bank, GE Appliances, Teradata, Sogeti, and Reinsurance Group of America.

MBA 664Database Management3
MBA 667ABusiness Intelligence3
MBA 667BData Warehousing3
Total Hours 19
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Nine semester hours do not include any prerequisites that must be satisfied for specific courses. Prerequisites that do not count toward the credits for the Certificate Program have equivalent courses offered at the undergraduate level. Transfer hours may be used toward such prerequisites but not toward any of the nine credit hours required for the Certificate Program.

Certificate in Cyber-Security Management (CSM)

The focus of the coursework is on both management and technical aspects to secure computer information systems and networks. It also focuses on aspects of information warfare that may be relevant to Department of Defense and other government entities, although skill sets acquired in the program are also useful in private industry (in particular for entities who work in defense and government-related industries and as well banks and credit unions, among others).

MBA 662ASecurity Management for Informational Systems3
MBA 662BTelecommunications and Networking3
MBA 662CInternet Security3
Total Hours9

Certificate in Project Management (PJM)

The certificate in Project Management will prepare students to be effective contributors and leaders in today’s contemporary business world. Project-oriented work makes up the bulk of managerial activity in today’s organizations with multi-dimensional and increasingly complex projects being the norm. This certificate program will be of interest/value to students and employees of all business functions as project improvement initiatives are prevalent in all business disciplines (finance, accounting, marketing, operations, MIS, etc.).       

MBA 616Project Management for Professionals3
MBA 695Individual Research (Project Management Experiential Application)3
MBA 617Business Process Improvements3
or MBA 665 System Analysis & Design
Total Hours 19
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Total credit hours do not include any prerequisites that must be satisfied for specific courses.  Prerequisites have equivalent courses offered at the undergraduate level.  Transfer hours may be used toward prerequisites but not toward any of the nine credit hours required for the Certificate Program.