RU’s MBA consists of core coursework that helps you develop critical management skills and a deeper understanding of the business field. To complete your degree, select courses from a list of popular business electives or customize your MBA choosing from three in-demand concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Leadership

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 & Control
MBA 540 Financial Management
MBA 550 Leadership
MBA 560 Marketing
MBA 580 Business Research & Data Analysis
MBA 696 Applied Strategies & Business Planning

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 – Complete all 3 following

  • 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 Financial Management
  • MBA 685 Contemporary Topics and Issues in Organizations

Organizational Leadership – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 551 Change Management
  • MBA 552 Consulting Strategies
  • MBA 590 Organizational Communication
  • MBA 651 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 685 Team Dynamics & Conflict Resolution

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.

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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