Professional Master of Business Administration

The professional master of business administration degree program helps students achieve proficiency in the fundamentals of business and to see the growing value in ethical leadership, globalization, sustainability, and social responsibility.

This ​flexible ​part-time program is offered in on-campus (self-paced or cohort options), online, and hybrid formats. The self-paced on-campus, online, and hybrid options allow students to design their own course schedule to meet their professional and personal needs.  Students may take up to five years to complete the program. The cohort option is structured to be completed in three years; however, students may take up to five years to complete the program.  In all program options all students, the 27 credits in elective courses built into the curriculum allows students to craft a program of study to meet their own objectives.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional program information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 55.5 credits, including 28.5 credits in required courses and 27 credits in elective courses. Students may choose to complete a 12-credit concentration using elective credits.

Required
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6213Managerial Accounting
MBAD 6223Operations Management
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6245Global Perspectives
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6288Strategic Management
MBAD 6289Business Ethics & Public Policy
Electives
Electives may be in courses numbered 6000 and above in any GWSB department. Up to 12 credits in elective courses may be from outside GWSB.
MBAD 6298 may not be applied toward PMBA degree requirements.

Concentration Options

Students may complete an elective concentration by completing coursework as outlined by the academic department.  All concentrations require the successful completion of 12 unique credits.  Each concentration includes both required coursework (3-6 credits) that must be completed and a list of optional courses to fulfill the remaining credits (6-9 credits). For more information on concentration options, please visit the MBA Current Student website. 

The concentration options include:

*Concentration can be completed either on-campus on online.

Accounting and Advisory Services

Required
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
Electives
9 credits from the following:
ACCY 6104Intermediate Accounting I
ACCY 6105Intermediate Accounting II
ACCY 6110International Reporting and Control
ACCY 6111International Accounting
ACCY 6112International Financial Reporting Standards
ACCY 6202Managerial Accounting II
ACCY 6203Controls, Alignment & the Org.
ACCY 6301Contemporary Auditing Theory
ACCY 6302Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
ACCY 6401Federal Income Taxation
ACCY 6402Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships
ACCY 6403Federal Income Taxation of Corporations
ACCY 6501Accounting Information Systems and EDP
ACCY 6601Business Law: Contracts, Torts, and Property
ACCY 6602Business Law: Enterprise Organization
ACCY 6701Government and Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing
ACCY 6801Corporate Governance and Ethics
IBUS 6308Intl Reporting and Contrl
IBUS 6309International Accounting
IBUS 6310Intl Fin. Reporting Standards
MBAD 6285Business Law
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics

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Consulting

Required
MGT 6214Consultative Processes
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Consulting Practicum)
Electives
6 credits from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
DNSC 6258Executive Decision Making
DNSC 6261Introduction to Project and Program Management
DNSC 6290Special Topics
FINA 6223Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FINA 6224Financial Management
FINA 6237Private Wealth Management and Personal Financial Advising
FINA 6248Real Estate Development Cases
FINA 6290Special Topics
IBUS 6201International Marketing
IBUS 6401International Business Strategy
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
IBUS 6290Special Topics
ISTM 6201Information Systems Development and Applications
ISTM 6206Information Systems Security
ISTM 6224Management of Technology and Innovation
MBAD 6243Macroeconomics for the World Economy
MGT 6210Leading Teams
MGT 6215Conflict Management and Negotiations
MGT 6253Leadership and Executive Development
MGT 6280Entrepreneurship
MGT 6290Special Topics (Global Consulting: Theory and Practice)
MKTG 6242Buyer Behavior
MKTG 6243Marketing Research
MKTG 6246Marketing of Services
MKTG 6248Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
MKTG 6250Selling/Sales Management
MKTG 6251Product Management
MKTG 6252Digital Marketing
MKTG 6255Strategic Brand Management
MKTG 6259Marketing Strategy
MKTG 6290Special Topics (Global Brand Strategy)
MKTG 6290Special Topics (Integrated Marketing Communications)
SMPP 6202Business-Government Relations
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6211Corp. Env. Mg. in Dev. Nations
SMPP 6213Management of Strategic Issues
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics
SMPP 6216Public Policy, Governance, and the Global Market
SMPP 6241GlobalCorporateResponsibility
SMPP 6271Corporate Envir Mgmt & Policy
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Clean Tech & Competitive Energy)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Co-Creating Value)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Corporate Social Responsibility)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Energy Practicum)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Ethics in Health Services Management)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Governance through Dealmaking)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Healthcare Policy Analysis I)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Healthcare Policy Analysis II)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Human Rights and Multinationals)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Public Private Partnerships)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Management in Developing Country Environments)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategy & International Political Economics)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Today’s Market)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Worldwide Energy Challenges)
TSTD 6214Consultative Processes
TSTD 6282International Experiences (China: Major League Baseball and Globalization)
TSTD 6282International Experiences (Myanmar: Enhancing Economic Development through Scientific, Academic, Volunteer, and Experiential Tourism )
TSTD 6290Special Topics (Walt Disney World: Innovation in Services)

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Entrepreneurship

Required
MGT 6280Entrepreneurship
Electives
9 credits from the following:
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues
or ISTM 6234 New Venture Financing
ISTM 6223Technology Entrepreneurship
MGT 6281Small Business Management
MGT 6282New Venture Initiation
MGT 6283Strategic Entrepreneurship
MGT 6284Family Business Management
MGT 6285Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 6286Creativity and Innovation
MGT 6290Special Topics (Entrepreneurship, Peace and Economic Development)

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Finance

Required
FINA 6221Financial Decision Making
FINA 6224Financial Management
or FINA 6223 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Electives
6 credits from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
ACCY 6112International Financial Reporting Standards
ACCY 6801Corporate Governance and Ethics
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6293Topics in International Finance
FINA 6222Capital Formation
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues
FINA 6235Futures Markets: Trading and Hedging
FINA 6236Options
FINA 6237Private Wealth Management and Personal Financial Advising
FINA 6238Financial Engineering
FINA 6239Applied Portfolio Management
FINA 6240Real Estate Development
FINA 6241Financing Real Estate
FINA 6242Real Estate Valuation and Investment
FINA 6290Special Topics (Exploring Finance with Simulation)
FINA 6290Special Topics (Securities Regulation and the Financial Crisis)
FINA 6290Special Topics (Walkable Urban Real Estate Development)
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
IBUS 6308Intl Reporting and Contrl
IBUS 6310Intl Fin. Reporting Standards
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics

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Global Management

Required
MBAD 6243Macroeconomics for the World Economy
A variable-credit study abroad experience*
Electives**
Remaining credits selected from the following:
ACCY 6110International Reporting and Control
ACCY 6111International Accounting
ACCY 6112International Financial Reporting Standards
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
ECON 6269Economy of China I
ECON 6284Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy
ECON 6285Economic Development of Latin America
ECON 6292Topics in International Trade
ECON 6293Topics in International Finance
ECON 6294Topics in Economic Development
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
IBUS 6201International Marketing
IBUS 6202Regional Strategy for Multinationals
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
MKTG 6248Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
MGT 6297International Mgt Experience
PMGT 6265Special Topics in PMGT (Engaging in Latin America)
PPPA 6057International Development Administration
PPPA 6058International Development NGO Management
PSC 6439International Political Economy
PUBH 6443Global Health Agreements and Conventions
SMPP 6241GlobalCorporateResponsibility
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Human Rights & Multi-Nations)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategy & International Political Economy)

*Information about the short- and long-term study abroad experiences is available online.
**Elective credits should be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

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Government Contracts

Required
GCON 6502Formation of Government Contracts
GCON 6503Performance of Government Contracts
Electives
6 credits from the following:
GCON 6505Marketing for the Government Marketplace
GCON 6506Pricing Issues in Government Contracts
GCON 6510Foreign Government Contracting
GCON 6514Anti-Corruption Policy and Compliance in Procurement
IBUS 6202Regional Strategy for Multinationals
IBUS 6297International Management Experience
MGT 6254Negotiations and Labor Relations

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Information Systems and Technology Management

Required
ISTM 6201Information Systems Development and Applications
ISTM 6202Relational Databases
Electives
6 credits from the following:
ISTM 6204Information Technology Project Management
ISTM 6203Telecommunications and Enterprise Networks
ISTM 6206Information Systems Security
ISTM 6211Data Warehousing and Online Analytical Processing
ISTM 6215Human-Computer Interaction
ISTM 6290Special Topics (Web & Social Analytics)

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Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing

Required
MKTG 6252Digital Marketing
MKTG 6248Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
or MKTG 6256 Integrated Marketing Communication
Electives
6 credits from the following:
DNSC 6279Data Mining
DNSC 6290Special Topics
ISTM 6202Relational Databases
MKTG 6241Advanced Marketing Management
MKTG 6242Buyer Behavior
MKTG 6243Marketing Research
MKTG 6246Marketing of Services
MKTG 6250Selling/Sales Management
MKTG 6251Product Management
MKTG 6255Strategic Brand Management
MKTG 6290Special Topics (Marketing & the Government Marketplace)
MKTG 6290Special Topics (Marketing Metrics)
MKTG 6290Special Topics (Pricing)
SMPA 6205Media, Development, and Globalization
TSTD 6296Travel Information Management Systems

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Project Management

Required
DNSC 6261Introduction to Project and Program Management
DNSC 6267Planning and Scheduling
Electives
6 credits from the following:
DNSC 6234Procurement & Contracting
DNSC 6251Optimization Models for Decision Making
DNSC 6252Risk Analysis for Decision Making
DNSC 6254Risk Management
DNSC 6257Cost Estimation and Control
DNSC 6258Executive Decision Making
DNSC 6259Project Portfolio Management
DNSC 6262Directed Computational Project Management
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Communication Strategies in Project Management)
DNSC 6290Special Topics (International Project Management)
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Project Management)
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Project Management and Organizational Context)
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Project Management Governance)
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Project Quality Management)

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Sports Management

Required
TSTD 6264Sport Marketing
TSTD 6265Sport Law: Contracts and Negotiations
Electives
6 credits from the following:
DNSC 6261Introduction to Project and Program Management
DNSC 6279Data Mining
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Sports Analytics)
DNSC 6290Special Topics (Web and Database Analytics)
MGT 6254Negotiations and Labor Relations
MKTG 6248Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
MKTG 6252Digital Marketing
MKTG 6290Special Topics (Social Media Marketing)
PPPA 6031Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
PPPA 6032Managing Fund Raising and Philanthropy
PPPA 6033Non-Profit Enterprise
TSTD 6266Sport and Event Facility Management
TSTD 6267Sport Media and Communications
TSTD 6277Event Management
TSTD 6279Event Entertainment Management
TSTD 6280Advanced Workshop
TSTD 6282International Experiences (China: Major League Baseball and Globalization) *
TSTD 6282International Experiences (International Experience: Olympic Games/World Cup) *

 *Indicates a short-term study abroad experience

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Tourism

Required
TSTD 6250Destination Management
TSTD 6262Tourism Policy Analysis
TSTD 6263Destination Marketing
Electives
6 credits from the following:
TSTD 6214Consultative Processes *
TSTD 6220International Hotel Management
TSTD 6221Hotel/Resort Market Analysis
TSTD 6249Sustainable Destination Development
TSTD 6264Sport Marketing
TSTD 6266Sport and Event Facility Management
TSTD 6277Event Management
TSTD 6278Conference and Exposition Management
TSTD 6282International Experiences *
TSTD 6290Special Topics (Managing the Customer Experience)
TSTD 6290Special Topics (Walt Disney World: Innovation in Services)

 *Indicates a short-term study abroad experience