The MBA at Rockford University is designed for people holding undergraduate degrees in any field. Students entering the program with a non-business undergraduate degree may be required to take prerequisites. The MBA consists of 12 courses (9 core and 3 electives).  Three electives in a specific field constitute a concentration. Concentration options include Healthcare Administration, Finance, and Project Management.

Concentration Coursework

Any 3 electives in a specific field constitute a concentration. There are 3 different concentrations from which a student can choose:

Healthcare Administration (3 eight-week courses in classroom and online)

  • MBA 581 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
  • MBA 582 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MBA 583 US Healthcare Strategy

Finance – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 509 Public Finance
  • MBA 517 Money and Banking
  • MBA 641 Investment Management
  • MBA 670 International Trade/Financial Management
  • MBA 685 Contemporary Topics and Issues in Organizations

Project Management – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 650 Operations Management
  • MBA 680 Information Systems in Business
  • MBA 685 Project Planning and Control
  • MBA 685 Supply Chain Management

You may enroll in the general track of the MBA. If you choose to pursue a general MBA, you take any 3 electives of your choosing.

Core Coursework

Core courses help MBA students develop critical management skills and a deeper understanding of the business field. 

MBA 503 Managerial Economics or MBA 504 Business & The National Economy
MBA 510 Legal Environment of Business
MBA 530 Managerial Accounting and Control
MBA 540 Financial Management
MBA 550 Management and Leadership Theory and Practice
MBA 560 Marketing
MBA 580 Introduction to Business Research

MBA 590 Organizational Communication

MBA 696 Business Planning and Strategies

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite business courses are satisfied through previous college credits (or by proficiency examination). Information on proficiency exams is available from Student Administrative Services.

Prerequisite course work includes:

Business Finance (3 credit hours) or MBA 518

Accounting (3 credit hours) or MBA 524

Economics (3 credit hours) or MBA 502

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