As an MBA student, you will need to complete 11 core courses and 2 three-hour electives for a total of 37 graduate credits. The school year for the MBA Program is organized into three terms, so most students take two classes per term. The program is highly structured, and the successive courses are designed to build upon previous courses.
Core requirements include: Business Ethics and the Law, Economics for Managers, Behavioral Science for Managers, Managerial Accounting, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Production & Operations Management, International Business, Communications Workshop, Leadership Workshop, and Business Policy & Strategy.
Students wishing to complete a research paper may substitute one elective with a one and a two credit research paper.
While the primary goals of the MBA program and degree are administration and management skills, there are actually two Business Administration Degree programs available: the general and the accounting degree programs.
Students wishing to focus on accounting must have completed a Business Bachelor’s Degree program and have at least 24 credits in accounting and 3 credits in business law. This program deviates slightly from the standard MBA program as it requires 40 credits instead of 37. Students enrolled in this track take their electives from a selection of accounting courses.
Graduating from the MBA Program at Franciscan University will position students to either assume greater responsibility with a current employer or to seek new management opportunities in the broader market. Currently our graduates are employed in senior management positions throughout the Ohio Valley and around the country.
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