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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Curriculum

These pre-MBA, advanced MBA, and elective courses are available to students in the program. To view the official curriculum requirements and course descriptions for the MBA degree, and each of its emphases, visit the online Graduate Catalog.

Pre-MBA Courses (27 credits)

BUS 6110 Macroeconomics for Managers (3)
BUS 6120   Managerial Finance (3)
BUS 6130  Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 6132     Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 6140     Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 6150    Managerial Marketing (3)
BUS 6164  Operations Management (3)
BUS 6170     Information Systems Management (3)
BUS 6171 Statistics for Business Decisions (3)

Advanced MBA Courses (30 credits)

BUS 6201    Christian Values, Ethics, and the Marketplace (3)
BUS 6202     Business Ethics: Issues and Moral Leadership (3)
BUS 6210 Managerial Economics (3)
BUS 6220    Financial Analysis (3)
BUS 6250     Marketing Analysis (3)
BUS 6260   Managerial Communication (3)
BUS 6266   Leadership in Organizations (3)
BUS 6271 Enterprise Analysis & Integration (3)
BUS 6280       Global Political Economics (3)
BUS 6299 Strategic Policy and Planning (3)

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Finance Emphasis

BUS 6320 Investments and  Portfolio Management (3)
BUS 6321 Futures, Options, and  Risk Management (3)
BUS 6322 Advanced Problems in Finance (3)
BUS 6323 International Finance (3)

Human Resources Management Emphasis

BUS 6263 Designing Organizations (3)
BUS 6300  Human Resource Management (3)
BUS 6301 Labor and Employee Relations (3)
BUS 6302 Performance Management (3)
BUS 6303 Total Rewards Systems (3)
BUS 6305 Managing Cultural Diversity (3)
BUS 6360 Innovation and Change Management (3)
BUS 6361 Advanced Negotiations (3)

Information Systems Management Emphasis

ISM 6212 Data-Based Management & Warehousing (3)
ISM 6225  Information and  Technology Ethics (3)
ISM 6245 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
ISM 6255 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3)
ISM 6313 Information Technology as Strategic Advantage (3)
ISM 6348 End-User Computing and Interface Design (3)

International Business Emphasis*

BUS 6381 Pacific Rim Enterprise (3)
BUS 6382 European Enterprise (3)
BUS 6383 Emerging Economy Enterprise (3)
BUS 6389 Global Enterprise Seminar (3)
BUS 6323 International Finance (3)
BUS 6305 Managing Cultural Diversity (3), or ORG PSY 6201 Organizational Diversity and Globalization (4)

* To complete this Emphasis, you must integrate an international study abroad experience into your coursework (BUS 6389) or provide evidence of being posted to a professional work assignment outside the U.S. for an extended period.

Management Emphasis

BUS 6263 Designing Organizations (3)
BUS 6365 The High Technology Enterprise (3)
BUS 6367 Project Management (3)
BUS 6381 Pacific Rim Enterprise (3)
BUS 6382 European Enterprise (3)
BUS 6390 Entrepreneurial Management (3)
BUS 6916 Managerial Issues Seminar (1-6) 
BUS 6969 Practice of Business (1-6)

Social and Sustainable Enterprise Emphasis

BUS 6312 Business and Stewardship Global Sustainability (3)
BUS 6313 Business as Community of Work (3)
BUS 6314 Business and Global Poverty (3)
BUS 6317 Spirituality in Management (1-6)

Technology Management Emphasis

BUS 6365 The High Technology Enterprise (3)
BUS 6390 Entrepreneurial Management (3)
BUS 6360 Innovation and Change Management (3)
ISM 6313 Information Technology as Strategic Advantage (3)

MBA Program Contact

Deb Schleusener

Associate Graduate Director

Email: deb@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2753
Office: McKenna Hall 222

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