MBA Degree Requirements

NOTE: THESE REQUIREMENTS GO INTO EFFECT IN FALL 2013.  For a list of the earlier requirements view the past requirements.

The UW-Whitewater MBA consists of 4 parts:

Common Body of Knowledge/Foundation (0-14 credits)

As you enter the MBA program, an advisor will review your transcripts to determine what courses may be required for you to complete the MBA.  If you did not have an undergraduate degree in business, or if your business degree requirements differed from college requirements, you may need to take some or all of these Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses as foundations or prerequisites for the more advanced courses in the MBA.  You may take these courses at the graduate or undergraduate level to complete requirements. 

CBK Course

Undergraduate Equivalent

ACCOUNT 701 Accounting Foundations (2 cr)

ACCOUNT 244: Intro to Financial Accounting

ECON 703 Statistics Foundations (2 cr)

ECON 245 Business Statistics

ECON 704 Economics Foundations (2 cr)

ECON 201 & 202 Micro & Macroeconomics (both needed)

ITSCM 715 Technology and Information Systems (2 cr)

ITSCM 280 Intro to Information Systems

FNBSLW 718 Financial Management (2 cr)

FNBSLW 344 Business Finance

ITSCM 719 Operations Management (2 cr)

ITSCM 306 Operations Management

MARKETNG 716 Marketing (2 cr)

MARKETNG 311 Principles of Marketing

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) credits do not count towards the minimum 36 credits required for the MBA at UW-Whitewater.  Note that the graduate and undergraduate equivalent courses may carry different credit loads.  All of the graduate courses are more accelerated and carry 2 credits while undergraduate equivalents carry 3 - 6 credits.

Part 1: Breadth Requirement (24 credits)

The Breadth Requirements cover the range of business skills that are a core part of the MBA.

  • BEINDP 740 Persuasion and Negotiation Strategies (2 cr)
  • FNBSLW 735 Business Valuation Using Financial Statements  (3 cr)
  • ITSCM 745  Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (2 cr)
  • ITSCM 770 Fundamentals of Project Management ( 2 cr)
  • MANGEMNT 757 Leadership Development (3 cr)
  • MARKETNG 731 Quantitative Analysis for Business (3 cr)
  • MARKETNG 747 Marketing Strategy (2 cr)
  • MANGEMNT 787 Business Policy and Strategy (3 cr)  **This class should be completed in the final semester or within the last 12 credits of the program.**

Select one class from:

  • ECON 736 Business Conditions Analysis (2 cr) OR
  • ECON 737 Managerial Economics (2 cr)

Select one class from:

  • MANGEMNT 759 Social Responsibility of Business ( 2 cr) OR
  • MARKETNG 766 Ethics in the Marketplace (2 cr)

PART 2: EMPHASIS (9 CREDITS)

Select 3 courses (9 credits) from 1 of the emphases listed below:

Data Analytics

ITSCM 773 Data Foundations for Business Analytics
ITSCM 774 Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
ITSCM 776 Business Process Innovation and Management
ITSCM 777 Data Mining for Business
MARKETNG 772 Digital Marketing

Finance

FNBSLW 739 Financial Planning Process
FNBSLW 750 Real Estate Finance and Investment
FNBSLW 755 Multinational Business Finance
FNBSLW 760 Financial Markets
FNBSLW 770 Capital Budgeting
FNBSLW 780 Portfolio Theory and Practice
FNBSLW 785  Financial Modeling  

Human Resource Management

MANGEMNT 751 Staffing and Evaluation
MANGEMNT 752 Current Issues in Compensation and Benefits
MANGEMNT 753 Training and Development
MANGEMNT 758 Mangement and Labor Relations
MANGEMNT 760 Strategic Management of Human Resources 

Information Technology Management

ITSCM 772 IT Service Management
ITSCM 774 Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
ITSCM 776 Business Process Innovation and Management
ITSCM 760 Topics in IT and Management
ITSCM 780 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 

International Business

ECON 758 Advanced International Economics
FNBSLW 755 Multinational Business Finance
ITSCM 763 Global Operations Management
MANGEMNT 777 International Management
MARKETNG 761 International Marketing  

Management

MANGEMNT 738 Management of Innovation
MANGEMNT 741 Organizational Behavior
MANGEMNT 764 Sustainable Management
MANGEMNT 770 Organization Design
MANGEMNT 771 Strategic Management
MANGEMNT 777 International Management
MANGEMNT 765 Social Transformation and NPO/NGO Management

Marketing

MARKETNG 751 Consumer Behavior
MARKETNG 761 International Marketing
MARKETNG 767 Entrepreneurial Marketing Strategy
MARKETNG 770 Brand Management
MARKETNG 772 Digital Marketing

Project Management

ITSCM 785 Applied Project Management - REQUIRED 
ITSCM 765 Topics in Project Management 
ITSCM 769 Quality Issues in Operations
ITSCM 780 Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity 
ITSCM 782 Global Project Management
MANGEMNT  764 Sustainability Management 

Supply Chain Management

MANGEMNT 738 Management of  Innovation
ITSCM 761 Supply Chain Systems
ITSCM 763 Global Operations Management
ITSCM 768 Operations Strategy
ITSCM 769 Quality Issues in Operations

General

9 credits of College of Business and Economics classes numbered above 730 and approved by a graduate business advisor.

PART 3: ELECTIVE (3 credits)

Select one additional course to round out your MBA.  This can be another course from the emphasis you have selected for additional depth or you can choose from courses in other electives.

Students interested in adding a second emphasis can use the 3 credit elective plus 6 additional credits (42 total) to complete the MBA with two emphases.

Requirements for International Students

English/Writing Proficiency Requirements (Undergraduate Courses)
If your TOEFL score is:

  • 550 – 600, you will enroll in ENGLISH-091 Basic Writing Skills for 2 credits. (This TOEFL Score is equivalent to 213 - 250 if you completed the computer-based test.)
  • 540 - 549, you will enroll in ENGLISH-091 Basic Writing Skills for 2 credits AND ENGLISH-161 English for International Students for 3 credits. (This score is equivalent to 207 - 212 if you took the computer-based test.)
  • 530 - 539, you will complete ENGLISH-091 Basic Writing Skills for 2 credits AND ENGLISH-161 English for International Students for 3 credits AND ENGLISH-162 English for International Students for 3 credits. (This TOEFL score is equivalent to 197 - 206 if you took the computer-based test.)