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Business Management

Objectives

To prepare professionals with:

  1. oral and written communication knowledge and skills for business;
  2. critical thinking and analytical skills for solving business problems;
  3. tools for ethical decision-making, ethical corporate governance and corporate social responsibility;
  4. knowledge of international and cross-cultural issues in a globally integrated business environment;
  5. core business knowledge and skills;
  6. strategic and innovative thinking skills.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of regionally accredited colleges and universities, and have achieved grades and GMAT scores indicating an aptitude for advanced study in business. International applicants must submit official TOEFL scores.

Applicants must have:

  1. Graduate admissions application with application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended*, with a cumulative or last-half GPA of 2.75.
  3. A well written personal statement indicating background and purpose for applying.
  4. An up-to-date resume’.
  5. A score of 450 or greater in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), with at least 20 in the verbal section and 24 in the quantitative, OR an overall score of 297 or greater in the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including scores of at least 143 in verbal reasoning and 140 in quantitative reasoning.
  6. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL score of 80 overall, with at least 20 in reading, writing, listening and speaking sections; or IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.5 in reading, listening, and speaking, and at least 6.0 in writing. *International applicants are required to have their educational credentials evaluated by Educational Perspectives as part of the application process, and should see http://www.emich.edu/graduate/admissions/applicationprocess/international.php for additional documents that may be required.

Advisor Information:

Graduate Programs Office

306 Gary M. Owens Building 
Eastern Michigan University 
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-4444
cob.graduate@emich.edu

Program Requirements

The MBA program is innovative, applied and global with an emphasis on corporate ethics. The program requires 54 credit hours: 18 hours of foundation courses; 18 hours of Core/Cross Functional courses; and 18 hours of electives (6 hours restricted electives and 12 hours of general electives). MBA candidates may also specialize in 1 of 13 areas of specialization (the specialization courses are taken in lieu of the general elective courses).

Transfer Credit
A maximum of six credit hours from a previous Master’s degree may be transferred to the core MBA program.

Master of Business Administration:

Foundation: 18 hours

Students must complete course work in each of the following foundation areas or have acceptable undergraduate equivalents, in which case the course may be waived.

  • ACC 501 - Accounting Principles 3 hrs
  • DS 501 - Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business 3 hrs
  • ECON 500 - Foundations of Economics Analysis 3 hrs
  • FIN 502 - Financial Principles 3 hrs
  • MGMT 505 - Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 hrs
  • MKTG 510 - Marketing Management 3 hrs

MBA Core Skills/Cross Functional Courses: 18 hours

  • ACC 605 - Strategic Information and Control Systems 3 hrs
  • FIN 620 - Financial Administration Policies 3 hrs
  • IB 610 - Globalization and Business Environment 3 hrs
  • MGMT 604 - Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision-Making 3 hrs
  • MGMT 696 - Strategic Management 3 hrs
  • MKTG 610 - Marketing Policies and Problems 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 6 hours

Choose one course from each of the following areas:

Innovation

One course from the following:

  • IS 605 - Business Innovation and Information Technology 3 hrs
  • IS 650 - Enterprise Resource Planning 3 hrs
  • MGMT 600 - Leading Innovation and Change 3 hrs
  • MGMT 603 - Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Technology Commercialization 3 hrs
  • MKTG 655 - Strategic Brand Management 3 hrs
  • OM 600 - Integrated Operations Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 611 - Supply Chain Management 3 hrs

Analytical Skills

One course from the following:

  • ACC 642 - Strategic Cost Management 3 hrs
  • DS 602 - Business Research Methods 3 hrs
  • DS 605 - Economics of Strategy 3 hrs
  • IS 662 - Business Intelligence 3 hrs
  • MGMT 610 - Diagnostic Techniques and Research Methods 3 hrs
  • MKTG 645 - Database Marketing 3 hrs

Elective Courses for General M.B.A.: 12 hours

Students choosing the general MBA will select four advisor-approved electives from any 500 or 600-level courses offered within the College of Business. At least one of the four courses must be a 600-level course, and no more than two Independent Studies (699) or Special Topics (592/681) courses may be taken.

MBA with Specialization in an Area: 12-15 hours

Specializations may be pursued in lieu of the Elective Courses for General M.B.A.  Specializations are offered in the thirteen areas listed below. The area of specialization is noted on the student’s transcript. Course substitutions must be approved by department heads. These specialization options have program codes associated with them that differ from the general MBA. Therefore students wishing to change from one program to another (e.g., general MBA to MBA in supply chain management or vice versa) must submit a program change form to the Graduate Business Programs Office so that a new program of study can be issued.

Specializations offered:

E-Business (12 hrs) International Business (15 hrs)
Enterprise Business Intelligence (12 hrs) Management (12 hrs)
Entrepreneurship (12 hrs) Marketing (12 hrs)
Finance (12 hrs) Nonprofit Management (12 hrs)
Hotel and Restaurant Management (12 hrs) Sport Management (12 hrs)
Human Resource Management (12 hrs) Supply Chain Management (15 hrs)
Internal Auditing (12 hrs)  

 

E-Business (EBUS): 12 hours

  • MKTG 530 - E-Commerce Essentials 3 hrs
Three courses from the following:
  • ACC 510 - Contemporary Accounting Information Systems 3 hrs
  • ACC 511 - Accounting for E-Commerce 3 hrs
  • LAW 525 - E-Commerce Law 3 hrs
  • MGMT 611 - HR and Technology 3 hrs
  • MGMT 656 - E-Business Strategy 3 hrs
  • MKTG 635 - Digital Marketing 3 hrs
  • MKTG 645 - Database Marketing 3 hrs
  • SCM 611 - Supply Chain Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 614 - Information Technology for Supply Chain Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 622 - Customer Relationship Management 3 hrs

Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI): 12 hours

  • IS 614 - Systems Analysis and Design 3 hrs
  • IS 645 - Database Management Systems 3 hrs
  • IS 650 - Enterprise Resource Planning 3 hrs
  • IS 665 - Data Warehousing and Data Mining 3 hrs

Entrepreneurship (ENTR): 12 hours

  • MGMT 570 - New Venture Creation 3 hrs
  • MGMT 614 - Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Ventures 3 hrs
Two courses from the following:
  • MGMT 603 - Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Technology Commercialization 3 hrs
  • MGMT 617 - Social Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 636 - Current Topics in Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 660 - Field Studies in Entrepreneurship 3 hrs

Finance (FIN): 12 hours

Choose four courses from the following:

  • FIN 540 - International Finance 3 hrs
  • FIN 615 - Financial Markets and Institutions 3 hrs
  • FIN 625 - Securities Analysis 3 hrs
  • FIN 660 - Advanced Financial Management 3 hrs
  • FIN 670 - Risk Management with Derivatives 3 hrs
  • FIN 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs

Hotel and Restaurant Management: 12 hours

Required Courses: 6 Hours
  • HRM 609 - Advanced Topics in Food-Service Management 3 hrs
  • HRM 610 - Advanced Topics in Hospitality Management 3 hrs
Two Courses from the Following:
  • HRM 630 - International Hospitality Management 3 hrs
  • HRM 560 - Service Strategies for Hospitality Industry 3 hrs
  • HRM 585 - Global Hospitality Management - Study Abroad 3 hrs

Human Resource Management (HR): 12 hours

  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
Three courses from the following:
  • LAW 540 - Employment Law 3 hrs
  • MGMT 611 - HR and Technology 3 hrs
  • MGMT 618 - Staffing Organizations 3 hrs
  • MGMT 620 - Compensation Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 621 - Benefits Administration 3 hrs
  • MGMT 622 - Current Issues in Human Resources Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 625 - Management in Unionized Settings 3 hrs
  • MGMT 628 - Human Resource Development 3 hrs

Internal Auditing (INAU): 12 hours

  • ACC 548 - Information Systems Audit and Control 3 hrs
  • ACC 550 - Professional Internal Auditing 3
  • ACC 560 - Fraud Examination 3 hrs
One course from the following:
  • ACC 510 - Contemporary Accounting Information Systems 3 hrs
  • ACC 511 - Accounting for E-Commerce 3 hrs
  • ACC 642 - Strategic Cost Management 3 hrs

International Business (INB): 15 hours

Choose four courses from the following:

  • ACC 675 - International Accounting and Taxation 3 hrs
  • FIN 540 - International Finance 3 hrs
  • LAW 550 - International Business Law 3 hrs
  • MGMT 550 - International Management: A Cultural Perspective 3 hrs
  • MKTG 525 - Global Marketing 3 hrs
One course from the following:
  • ECON 508 - International Trade 3 hrs
  • ECON 509 - International Monetary Economics 3 hrs
  • ECON 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs

Management (MGMT): 12 hours

  • MGMT 613 - Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice 3 hrs
Three courses from the following:
  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 600 - Leading Innovation and Change 3 hrs
  • MGMT 615 - Organization Design and Strategy 3 hrs
  • MGMT 616 - Negotiation and Influence Applications for Business 3 hrs

Marketing (MKTG): 12 hours

  • MKTG 665 - Seminar in Consumer Behavior 3 hrs
  • MKTG 670 - Advanced Methods in Marketing Research 3 hrs
Two courses from the following:

Other electives to be developed based on demand

  • MKTG 525 - Global Marketing 3 hrs
  • MKTG 530 - E-Commerce Essentials 3 hrs
  • MKTG 630 - Sales Operation Management 3 hrs
  • MKTG 635 - Digital Marketing 3 hrs
  • MKTG 640 - Integrated Marketing Communications 3 hrs
  • MKTG 645 - Database Marketing 3 hrs
  • MKTG 655 - Strategic Brand Management 3 hrs
  • MKTG 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs
  • SCM 611 - Supply Chain Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 618 - Logistics in the Supply Chain 3 hrs
  • SCM 622 - Customer Relationship Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 628 - Purchasing/Outsourcing & Quality 3 hrs

Nonprofit Management (NPMG): 12 hours

  • ACC 646 - Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations 3 hrs
  • LAW 603 - Legal Environment of Nonprofit Organizations 3 hrs
One course from the following:
  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 628 - Human Resource Development 3 hrs
One course from the following:
  • *  PLSC 645 - Intergovernmental Relations 2 hrs
  • SWRK 662 - Grant Writing and Resource Development 3 hrs
  • *  SWRK 694 - Community Action Seminar 2 hrs

Sport Management: 12 hours

Required Courses: 9 hours
  • SMGT 562 - Facility Planning and Development 3 hrs
  • SMGT 564 - Planning and Promoting Events in Physical Education and Sports 3 hrs
  • SMGT 566 - Financial Administration of Physical Education and Athletics 3 hrs
One course from the following:
  • LAW 511 - Sports Law 3 hrs
  • SMGT 568 - Human Resources for Physical Education and Sport 3 hrs
  • SMGT 688 - Sport Management Internship 3 hrs

Supply Chain Management (SCMG): 15 hours

  • SCM 611 - Supply Chain Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 614 - Information Technology for Supply Chain Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 618 - Logistics in the Supply Chain 3 hrs
Two courses from the following:
  • EM 620 - Integrated Product and Process Design 3 hrs
  • SCM 622 - Customer Relationship Management 3 hrs
  • SCM 624 - Operations Planning and Scheduling in Supply Chain 3 hrs
  • SCM 628 - Purchasing/Outsourcing & Quality 3 hrs

Program Total: 54 hours

Extended Program:

This graduate program is available at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .

Please note: Not all specializations are offered at EMU–Livonia. Contact livonia@emich.edu for more details.