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The Butler MBA Program

Curriculum and Concentrations

Program Prerequisites

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 Business Foundation courses offered through Butler Executive Education .

The prerequisites for the program include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Foundations in Economics+
  • Foundations in Financial Management
  • Foundations in Marketing
  • 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

  • Gateway Experience (1 hour)
  • Leadership (3 hours)
  • Legal and Ethical Operation of Business (3 hours)
  • Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • Business Practicum* (2 hours)
  • Managerial Economics (3 hours)
  • Financial Management (3 hours)
  • Marketing Management and Research Methods (3 hours)
  • Information Management and Business Analytics (3 hours)
  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3 hours)
  • Integrated Capstone Experience (3 hours)

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

MBA Concentrations (8 hours)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Developing and Managing Teams (2 hours)
  • Perspectives on Leadership (2 hours)
  • Venture Planning (3 hours)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (3 hours)
  • Global Business Experience (GG) (2 hours)
  • New Product Development (3 hours)

Finance Concentration

  • Financial Institutions and Markets (3 hours)
  • International Finance (GGG) (3 hours)
  • Seminar in Investment Management (3 hours)
  • Derivatives: Futures, Options, and Swaps (2 hours)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (3 hours)
  • Global Business Experience (GG) (2 hours)

International Business

  • Managing People in Global Organizations (GG) (2 hours)
  • International Finance (GGG) (3 hours)
  • Global Business Experience (GG) (2 hours)
  • International Marketing (GGG) (3 hours)

Leadership

  • People in Organizations (2)
  • Managing People in Global Organizations (GG) (2 hours)
  • Issues in Ethics and Social Responsibility (2 hours)
  • Developing and Managing Teams (2 hours)
  • Managing Change (2 hours)
  • Perspectives on Leadership (2 hours)
  • Venture Planning (3 hours)
  • Global Business Experience (GG) (2 hours)
  • Board Fellows (2 hours)

Marketing

  • Global Business Experience (GG) (2 hours)
  • International Marketing (GGG) (3 hours)
  • Advertisement and Promotion Management (2 hours)
  • Buyer Behavior and Consumer Driven Strategies (2 hours)
  • New Product Development (3 hours)
  • Marketing Research (3 hours)

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.