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MS in Business Administration

The Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) is an accelerated graduate business degree designed to enhance each students’ understanding of the fundamental practices of business while enabling them to acquire the analytical skills necessary to lead others. The program provides convenient delivery design and formats for working professionals who seek the opportunity to complete an entire graduate business degree plan in only ten months (by taking two classes per eight week term for five sessions). The MSBA degree requires students to successfully complete ten courses (30 credit hours) representing each of the functional areas of business including a capstone course requiring students to develop a new, comprehensive case study.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for the MSBA degree program, each student must complete 30 hours of graduate coursework along with a significant research project:

A.  30 semester hours of core coursework:

ACCT 6301 -- Reporting Accounting Positions
BMGT 6302 -- Leveraging the Best in People
BFIN 6303 -- Funding Organizational Performance
HRES 6304 -- Maximizing Human Capital
ECON 6305 -- Competing in a Global Economy
BLAW 6306 -- Strengthening Stakeholder Responsibility
BMGT 6307 -- Investigating Business Solutions
BMKT 6308 -- Maximizing Customer Value
BMGT 6309 -- Delivering Customer Value
BMGT 6310 -- Sustaining Strategic Advantage Capstone

Curriculum, Format, and Schedule

Although MSBA students may choose to pursue their degree at a less than accelerated pace, the program does enable highly-driven and motivated students to complete their degree in 40 weeks by following the recommended schedule. Students may take classes at our Northwest center and/or online through UIW Online.

First eight week term:
ACCT 6301 -- Reporting Accounting Positions (Case study methodology and Program research project introduced)
BMGT 6302 -- Leveraging the Best in People

Second eight week term:
BFIN 6303 -- Funding Organizational Performance
HRES 6304 -- Maximizing Human Capital

Third eight week term:
ECON 6305 -- Competing in a Global Economy
BLAW 6306 -- Strengthening Stakeholder Responsibility

Fourth eight week term:
BMGT 6307 -- Investigating Business Solutions
BMKT 6308 -- Maximizing Customer Value

Fifth eight week term:
BMGT 6309 -- Delivering Customer Value
BMGT 6310 -- Sustaining Strategic Advantage Capstone
 

Admission Note

The MSBA has undergraduate prerequisites that must be completed before a student may be admitted into this program of graduate study. If an applicant’s undergraduate degree is not in a business area, the student may be required to fulfill Common Professional Components (CPCs) to provide an adequate foundation in several core areas of undergraduate business studies including:

• Financial Accounting
• Managerial Accounting
• Management Information Systems
• Micro Economics
• Macro Economics
• Statistics/Quantitative Methods
• Finance
• Global Environment
• Marketing
• Legal Environment
• Management

As the MSBA curriculum uniquely combines several traditional subject areas to form each of its ten courses, all thirty credit hours must be completed through UIW’s Extended Studies Division. Although students may have previously completed graduate coursework, transfer credit is not accepted into the 30 credit hour degree Program.

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UIW Online Fall II term starts Oct. 20, 2014
Application deadline is Oct. 12

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Course Registration

UIW Online Course Registration

Registration for UIW Online Fall II courses opens Sept. 3.

Fall II Term begins on Monday, October 20, 2014.

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