Example Plan of Study for MBA Students

Plan of Study for MBA students

Example only. Your cohort may or may not be following this plan of study.

Semester 1

MBA 601 Organizational Communications
MBA 602 Organizational Behavior

Semester 2

MBA 603 Quantitative Decision Making
MBA or MSL Elective

Semester 3

MBA 607 Marketing Management
MBA 605 Managerial Economics

Semester 4

MBA 604 Managerial Accounting
MBA 640 Legal Environment of Business

Semester 5

MBA 606 Managerial Finance
MBA or MSL Elective

Semester 6

MBA 608 Strategic Management
MBA or MSL Elective


Advising notes:

1. Students have three electives.
2. We strongly encourage students to take MBA 601, 602, and 603 at the beginning of their program. These courses provide the foundation for success in later courses.
3. Once MBA 601, 602, 603 are completed, electives and all courses except MBA 608 (the capstone course) may be taken in a sequence other than the one shown above.

Customized Courses

Customized Courses for Public Service MBA

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Organizational Communications - Written and oral communications; interpersonal and organizational communications; human relations and ethical considerations.  
  • Advanced Organizational Behavior - Individual behavior, group processes, organizational structure and design; conflict, influence and power, decision making.  
  • Quantitative Decision Making - Statistics and mathematical methods for decision-making.
  • Managerial Accounting - The use of accounting information for budgeting, financial analysis, planning, control and decision-making.  
  • Managerial Economics - Analytical tools and concepts from economic theory as they pertain to human behavior, group processes, and decision-making.
  • Managerial Finance - Analysis of investment opportunities, financial forecasting, and the sociopolitical environment of budgeting decisions.
  • Marketing Management - Client focused planning and decision-making; an integrated approach to public relations, media management, and using communications for influence.
  • Strategic Management - Managing departments and organizations for the long run; planned change and sustainable development; integration of knowledge from previous courses.
  • Legal and Ethical Environment - Survey of legal and ethical issues related to managing individuals and organizations in both the market and the public sectors.

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Class members and administrators will choose three electives from the following list of available classes:

  • Management of Technology
  • Managerial Negotiations
  • Leadership, Ethics and Community
  • Human Resource Management
  • Seminar in Public Safety Management
  • Project in Public Safety Management