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MBA Program Requirements

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Prerequisites to MBA enrollment

  • Economics,3 credits
  • Psychology,3 credits
  • Philosophy*,6 credits
  • Sociology, 3 credits
  • Statistics or Management Science,3 credits
  • Speech or Effective Communications for Leaders, 3 credits

*including at least three credits of ethics Business Functional Areas:

  • Accounting, 3 credits
  • Finance, 3 credits
  • Information Systems, 3 credits
  • Human Resources, 3 credits
  • Marketing, 3 credits
  • Management Principles and Theory, 3 credits

*If pursuing the accounting specialization 15 additional credits of accounting credits are needed. Technology Competence

All MBA candidates must pass a Business-specific Technology Competence examination.

Curriculum

The MBA program consists of 36 credits of study that can be completed on an evening part-time basis or day full-time basis in a 5 year undergraduate/MBA course sequence. Students must complete a core curriculum of 24 credits and a specialization area of 12 credits.

Core Courses* (24 credits)

  • MBA 500, Organizational Behavior and Development
  • MBA 501, Law and the Business Environment
  • MBA 503, Marketing Management
  • MBA 504, Information Analysis and Interpretation
  • MBA 506, Human Resources Management for Leaders
  • MBA 507, Accounting and Finance for Business Leaders**
  • MBA 508, Information Systems for Management
  • MBA 509, Managerial Economics

* A student having the educational or experiential background that would result in the student not benefiting from an MBA common core course may request a substitution of another MBA elective for the respective course. The request has to be made in writing to the program director and documentation for experiential background is required.

** Students specializing in Accounting will take the Integrative MBA Capstone Experience - MBA 650 in place of Accounting and Finance for Business Leaders - MBA 507.

The MBA offers an opportunity for students to specialize in the following areas: Management, Accounting, and Human Resources Management.

Management Specialization (9 credits)

  • MBA 610, Organizational Leadership
  • MBA 612, Strategic Management
  • MBA 650, Integrative MBA Capstone Experience

Accounting Specialization* (9 credits)

  • MBA 620, Accounting Theory
  • MBA 622, Advanced Auditing
  • MBA 624, Advanced Taxation: Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts

(Note: Students specializing in Accounting will take the Integrative MBA Capstone Experience - MBA 650 in place of Accounting and Finance for Business Leaders - MBA 507.) * The MBA coupled with a BS in Accounting satisfies the 150-hour required to become a CPA mandated by many states. Human Resource Management (9 credits)

  • MBA 552, Regulations of Human Resource Management
  • MBA 557, Performance, Compensation, and Reward Systems
  • MBA 558, Employee Relations and Services

(Note: Students specializing in Human Resource Management will take the Integrative MBA Capstone Experience - MBA 650 in place of an elective.)
Electives (3 credits)

  •   Any non-core or MBA course

Experiential Learning

An experiential learning placement is required either at the undergraduate or the graduate level to earn the MBA.

 

Who can help me if I have questions?

For information on the MBA program, please contact: Mr. David Pasquini, Assistant Director, Center for Adult and Continuing Education, at 570-674-6255, toll free at 1-866-262-6363 or by e-mail at dpasquin@misericordia.edu.

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Timonthy F. Kearney, Director of Business Graduate Programs, at 570-674-1487or by e-mail at tkearney@misericordia.edu.