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General MBA

General MBA

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The General MBA option within the Flex program offers a broad-based education with course work from each McCoy College department: Accounting, Computer Information Systems & Quantitative Methods, Finance & Economics, Management, and Marketing. Students who select this program option may also choose to complete a Thesis.

As with all MBA program options, the General MBA emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed for professional success and is designed for those individuals who expect to pursue careers in the management of organizations in either the public or private sector. This is a 36-hour program consisting of the following:

Tier I Courses (9 hours) 

BA 5351: Organizational Performance for Competitive Advantage (must be first course)

FIN 5352: Financial Management († BA 5351)

BA 5100A**, B and C: Business Professional Development


Tier II Courses (21 hours) 

MGT 5314: Organizational Behavior and Theory (*BA 5351)

QMST 5338: Operations Management (*BA 5351)

MKT 5321: Marketing Management (*BA 5351)

ACC 5361: Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making (*BA 5351 & FIN 5352)

QMST 5334: Advanced Statistical Methods for Business (*BA 5351 & FIN 5352)

ECO 5316: Managerial Economics (*QMST 5334)

MGT 5313: Strategic Management († All Tier II courses, but may be concurrent with some)


Graduate Elective Courses (6 hours)


Tier I 9 hours
Tier II 21 hours
Graduate Electives
6 hours
TOTAL MBA 36 hours


* prerequisite course(s)

** BA 5100A taken in first semester; B and C taken in subsequent semesters for a total of 3 credit hours

† prerequisite or can be taken concurrently