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Master of Business Administration

Jennifer ShoemakerPictured | Jennifer Shoemaker | Illinois State University, 1998 | Niles, Michigan (hometown)
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Master of Business Administration

The Leighton School Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 37.5 credit hour degree program with an optional 6-credit hour concentration in finance or marketing.

This program is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s leading business school accrediting organization.

The Leighton MBA program is offered in a hybrid format with a 50 percent face-to-face weekday evening sessions and 50 percent online. A minimum GMAT score of 450 is required. GMAT test waivers may be granted to students with significant executive work history. The flexibility and convenience of the Leighton MBA allows students to complete the program at their own pace, as well as manage career and family commitments.

Program Requirements­­ (37.5 cr.)
  • 37.5 credits does not include the optional concentration
  • As a condition of graduation, each student must pass a comprehensive exam by ETS during their final year of study.
  • All courses are 1.5 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Foundation Courses (10.5 cr.)
  • BUSB-A 501 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • BUSB-B 501 Communication Skills for Managers (not eligible for Fast-Track waiver or for exemption by passing a placement examination)
  • BUSB-B 504 Team Management (not eligible for Fast-Track waiver or for exemption by passing a placement examination)
  • BUSB-D 501 Management of Marketing
  • BUSB-D 502 Financial Management
  • BUSB-D 505 Business Analytics I
  • BUSB-D 506 Business Analytics II

Core Courses (27 cr.)
  • BUSB-A 502 Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-A 504 Information Technology for Managers
  • BUSB-B 503 Leadership and Change (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-B 520 Design Thinking for Managers
  • BUSB-B 521 Evidence Based Management
  • BUSB-C 502 Legal/Ethical Environment of Business (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-D 503 Operations Management
  • BUSB-F 503 Decision Making Tools in Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-F 542 Strategic Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-M 544 Managing Advertising and Sales Promotion (3 cr.)
  • Capstone Experience
    • BUSB-E 510 Business Policy; OR
      BUSB-F 514 Investment Management; OR
    • BUSB-M 512 Marketing Strategy

Optional Concentrations (9 cr.)
  • BUSB-F 514 Investment Management (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-F 517 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-F 530 International Finance (3 cr.)

  • BUSB-M 503 Applied Marketing Research (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-M 512 Marketing Strategies (3 cr.)
  • BUSB-M 594 Global Marketing Management (3 cr.)

Academic Bulletins

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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