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The Butler MBA Program

Curriculum and Concentrations

Prerequisite Business Foundations Courses

Students in our program are required to demonstrate proficiency in six business foundation areas prior to starting the Graduate Core. Some of these competency areas may be waived based on your undergraduate transcript (*certain requirements apply). If an automatic waiver is not granted, you will be required to show competency by completing up to six prerequisite Business Foundation courses offered through Butler Executive Education.

The prerequisites for the program include:

  • MPRIM410 Organizational Behavior
  • MPRIM420 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • MPRIM425 Foundations in Economics+
  • MPRIM430 Foundations in Finance
  • MPRIM435 Foundations in Marketing
  • M440 Statistical Analysis+

+No automatic waivers granted for these competency areas.

*Requirements include a grade of B or better in an approved course, from an approved college or university, if the individual graduated within the last five years. Subject to approval.

MBA Graduate Core

  • MBA505 Gateway Experience (1 credit)
  • MBA510 Leadership (3 credits)
  • MBA515 Legal and Ethical Operation of Business (3 credits)
  • MBA520 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MBA522 Business Practicum* (2 credits)
  • MBA525 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MBA530 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MBA535 Marketing Management and Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MBA540 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain (3 credits)
  • MBA542 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3 credits)
  • MBA545 Integrated Capstone Experience** (3 credits)

*May substitute Global Business Experience, but it will not count as elective credit.

**All of the MBA Graduate Core courses (MBA505-MBA542) are prerequisites for MBA545.  MBA545 Capstone may NOT be taken concurrently with or before any other MBA Graduate Core course. 

MBA Concentrations (8 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • MBA556 Developing and Managing Teams (2 credits)
  • MBA558 Perspectives on Leadership (2 credits)
  • MBA559 Venture Planning (3 credits)
  • MBA568 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)
  • MBA571 Global Business Experience (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA576 International Business Strategy (GGG) (3 credits)
  • MBA584 New Product Development (3 credits)

Finance Concentration

  • MBA561 Financial Institutions and Markets (3 credits)
  • MBA562 International Finance (GGG) (3 credits)
  • MBA563 Seminar in Investment Management (3 credits)
  • MBA564 Derivatives: Futures, Options, and Swaps (2 credits)
  • MBA568 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)
  • MBA571 Global Business Experience (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA576 International Business Strategy (GGG) (3 credits)

International Business

  • MBA552 Managing People in Global Organizations (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA562 International Finance (GGG) (3 credits)
  • MBA571 Global Business Experience (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA576 International Business Strategy (GGG) (3 credits)
  • MBA581 International Marketing (GGG) (3 credits)

Leadership

  • MBA551 People in Organizations (2 credits)
  • MBA552 Managing People in Global Organizations (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA553 Issues in Ethics and Social Responsibility (2 credits)
  • MBA556 Developing and Managing Teams (2 credits)
  • MBA557 Managing Change (2 credits)
  • MBA558 Perspectives on Leadership (2 credits)
  • MBA559 Venture Planning (3 credits)
  • MBA571 Global Business Experience (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA573 Board Fellows (2 credits)
  • MBA576 International Business Strategy (GGG) (3 credits)

Marketing

  • MBA571 Global Business Experience (GG) (2 credits)
  • MBA576 International Business Strategy (GGG) (3 credits)
  • MBA581 International Marketing (GGG) (3 credits)
  • MBA582 Advertisement and Promotion Management (2 credits)
  • MBA583 Buyer Behavior and Consumer Driven Strategies (2 credits)
  • MBA584 New Prodct Development (3 credits)
  • MBA587 Marketing Research (3 credits)

A General MBA requires students to complete a minimum of 8 credit hours from the above list of electives.
Global Requirement: Students must accumulate a minimum of two G points by completing designated courses. Example: (GG) = 2 G points

Students pursuing a dual concentration may only count one elective course towards both concentration requirements.