Academics

Masters of Business Administration Programs

Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The MBA program is designed to develop students both personally and professionally into well-educated, ethical, competent business leaders. The curriculum ensures that students are prepared to deal effectively with critical issues in a changing, global business environment.

Program Objectives

Students will develop skills to allow them to effectively communicate in a variety of situations, including but not limited to, the following areas:

1. Group work

2. Presentation format

3. Written based forum

4. Technology based forums

Students will develop skills to make excellent decisions in an environment of complex problems and situations, including:

1. Reflective analysis

2. Critical thinking

3. Research methodology

4. Assess global and cultural influences

5. Evaluate ethical implications

6. Handling uncertainty

Students will develop management and leadership skills, including:

1. Use social structure around them to identify opportunities to create value, mobilize resources and organize to deliver successful results.

2. Manage and lead through high performance teams, corporate culture, strategic change, informal organization and across business units.

3. Assess influences of globalization and diversity.

Degree Requirements

Completion of 39 hours (with the exception of Accountancy, which is 48 hours) of coursework including the Capstone Experience. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Conceptual Framework (18 hours)
ACC-6200 Financial Accounting and Analysis
ECO-6100 Managerial Economics (two credit hours)
ECO-6200 Macroeconomic Analysis
MGT-6200 Global Managerial and Organizational Behavior
(School Business Management does not include this course.)
MGT-6400 Ethical Strategic Leadership
MGT-6600 Seminar in Descriptive Statistics (one credit hour)
MKT-6100 Marketing Design and Strategy

MBA Concentrations

Choose (21 hours, unless otherwise noted)

Accountancy (30 hours)

Depth Courses
ACC-6300 Managerial Accounting & Analysis
MGT-6300 Corporate Finance

Breadth Courses
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources
MGT-6520 Managers and the Legal Environment

Concentration Courses
ACC-6xxx Intermediate Accounting I
ACC-6xxx Intermediate Accounting II
ACC-6xxx Audit
ACC-6xxx Individual Tax
ACC-6xxx Corporate Tax
ACC-6xxx Advanced Tax

Capstone

MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

Banking and Financial Institutions

Depth Courses
ACC-6300 Managerial Accounting & Analysis
MGT-6300 Corporate Finance

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
MGT-6310 Investments
MGT-6320 Entrepreneurial Finance

Capstone
MGT-6110 Competitive Strategy

Chief School Business Official

Depth Course
ACC-6300 Managerial Accounting & Analysis

Breadth Course
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
EDL-6130 School Evaluation & Change Processes
EDL-6211 Principles in Business Management
EDL-7230 Educational Finance
EDL-7250 Legal Issues for School Districts

Capstone
EDL-6986 Internship: School Business Management I
EDL-6987 Internship: School Business Management II

Comprehensive

Depth Courses
ACC-6300 Managerial Accounting & Analysis
MGT-6300 Corporate Finance

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources
MGT-6520 Managers and the Legal Environment

Concentration Courses
MGT-6110 Competitive Strategy

Capstone
MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

Health Care

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
HAL-6100 Health Care Systems I
HAL-6150 Health Care Systems IIHAL-6400 Health Care Finance and Economics
HAL-6500 Public Policy in Health Care

Capstone
MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

Leadership and Change Management

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
OLDR-6800 The Leader as Trainer, Mentor, & Coach
OLDR-6810 Leader Development
OLDR-6830 Leadership Communication & Decision Making
OLDR-6840 Agents of Change

Capstone
MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

Not-for-Profit/Church Management

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
ACC-6500 Financial Management of NFP Organizations
MGT-6500 Fund Development and Management
MGT-6530 Introduction of NFP Organizations
MGT-6540 Board Governance/Management of Volunteers

Capstone
MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

School Business Management (24 hours)

Depth Courses
ACC-6300 Managerial Accounting and Analysis

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
EDL-6130 School Evaluation & Change Processes
EDL-6211 Principles in Business Management
EDL-7230 Educational Finance
EDL-7250 Legal Issues for School Districts

Capstone
MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

Sports Management

Breadth Courses
MGT-6100 Operations Management
MGT-6510 Management of Human Resources

Concentration Courses
SPML-6010 The Essentials of the Law in Sports
SPML-6020 The Economics of Sports
SPML-6040 Sports Finance
SPML-6060 Diversity in Sports

Capstone
MGT-6990 Cases in Financial Analysis

Master of Church Music (33 hours)

An integration of curricular studies and applied music in organ or voice oriented to the practical and professional requirements of the church musician. This program will provide opportunities for the student to:

• Broaden experience with and understanding of music in the church.

• Engage in scholarly research in the church’s musical heritage.

• Adapt new forms of musical expression to the requirements of the parish.

• Extend one’s capacities in musical creativity and performance.

• Enhance one’s ability to enrich the worship life of the parish through music.

Entrance Requirements

• Completion of at least 30 hours of music courses at the undergraduate level including nine hours of music theory, six hours in music history and three hours of conducting.

• Pass entrance exams in theory, history and aural skills.

• Demonstrate performance ability by audition in organ or voice.

• Demonstrate basic piano skills equivalent to MUSA-2600.

• Experience in church music leadership or demonstrated potential.

Students with undergraduate deficiencies may, depending upon their background, satisfy the entrance requirements by taking undergraduate level work, review courses, or by self-study and examination. A grade of “B” or better in a review course may be used to satisfy in part the undergraduate deficiencies or they may be satisfied during the course of studies. (Deficiencies in theory, history or aural skills should be removed by re-examination before the close of the second semester/term of graduate study. Courses taken to satisfy deficiencies may not be counted toward the graduate degree).

Program Requirements

Successful completion of 33 semester hours of coursework including the Master’s Capstone Experience.

The Master of Church Music program may be completed in four consecutive terms (summer, fall, spring, summer) or five consecutive four-week summer terms. Students must plan to be in residence for at least two consecutive summers.

Theory (3 hours)
MUS-6133 Analysis and Compositional Techniques
MUS-6143 Composing for the Liturgy
MUS-6153 Music Theory: Analysis
MUS-6163 Orchestration and Arranging
MUS-6173 Music Theory: Counterpoint

History (3 hours)
MUS-6213 The Literature of the Organ
MUS-6223 J.S. Bach and the Baroque
MUS-6253 Choral Literature
MUS-6263 20th-Century Music Literature and Techniques
MUS-6343 Music in the Age of Reformation
MUS-6643 The Literature of the Piano

Research (3 hours)
MUS-6243 Music Research and Bibliography

Church Music (13-14 hours)

Required:

MUS-6323 Music for the Contemporary Church
MUS-6333 Traditions of Christian Hymnody
MUS-6353 Studies in Christian Worship: Theology and Music
MUS-6362 Musical Heritage of the Church (2 hours)

Students must take 2-3 hours in either conducting or service playing:

MUS-6322 Service Playing and Liturgical Leadership (2 hours)
MUS-6483 Graduate Choral Conducting

Performance Studies (4-6 hours)

Major Instrument (4-6 hours)
MUSA-6621 Applied Organ, or MUSA-6631 Applied Voice
Other applied (0-2 hours)

Theology electives (0-3 hours)
THY-6020 Psalms
THY-6110 New Testament and Early Christian Worship
THY-6313 Baptism and Eucharist

Music Electives (0-4 hours)

Choose from the remaining music courses listed above plus the following:

MUSA-6110 Applied Composition (1-2 hours)
MUS-6313 Baptism and Eucharist
MUS-6383 Current Issues in Church Music
MUS-6412 Methodologies of Music Learning
MUS-6452 The Children’s Choir:

Techniques and Materials (2 hours)

MUS-6543 Organ Design and Registration
MUSA-6650 Organ Improvisation (1-2 hours)

Other courses may be considered upon consent of the department chair.

Ensemble (one hour; one-half credit per semester or summer)

Supervised apprenticeship (1 hour)
MUS-6391 Church Music Practicum

Written comprehensive examination (0 hours) to be taken during the semester of, but prior to, the capstone project.

Capstone Project (1 hour)

MUS-6520 Graduate Recital

The performance may consist of a recital (organ or voice), a lecture-recital, or planning and presenting a hymn festival.