Degree or Program Details

Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The College of Business offers a program of graduate studies leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  The primary objective of this program is to educate future, middle and senior managers to deal with basic problems of choice, complexity and change in the challenging environment of business.  The program is designed to develop skills which the manager can use to deal with these problems in a profit-oriented, free enterprise economy.  Therefore, the program’s focus is directed toward decision making.

The overall objective is achieved with ample emphasis on the traditional subject matter of business administration, i.e., accounting, finance, management and marketing.

Program Requirements

The MBA consists of 36 credit hours as follows:

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Total Credits Required for Degree 36
MBA Core Requirements 15
Behavioral/Quantitative Options 9
Choose 3 courses with at least one course from each category (Behavioral and Quantitative) 
Electives 12
At least 6 credits must be BUS prefix courses. BUS 595 may be repeated if the topic changes. Up to 6 credits can be selected from graduate courses offered by other NMU departments (outside the College of Business). These courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and the Associate Dean of the College of Business. 

The following 5 courses have undergraduate course prerequisites:

Course            Prerequisite*

BUS 540          MKT 230, Introduction to Marketing
BUS 550          MA 171, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BUS 560          MA 171, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BUS 570          ACT 240, Principles of Accounting II and MA 171, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BUS 580          FIN 351, Financial Management I

*Relevant professional experience may be substituted for some or all of the prerequisite courses. Decisions regarding the acceptability of professional experience substitutions will be made by the Associate Dean of the College of Business in consultation with the faculty member assigned to the course.