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Curriculum : MBA and Post-Bachelor's Certificates

 

Master of Business Administration

Frostburg State University's AACSB online Master of Business Administration program will give you the professional edge you need to succeed in today's demanding business world. Ranked in US News and World Report as a top MBA program and recognized by GetEducated.com as a Best Buy among AACSB online programs, FSU's online MBA is designed in a 7-week course model to allow students the opportunity to juggle professional, personal and academic commitments.

The 36-credit hour program offers eight core MBA courses to provide all students a well-rounded foundation to advance their careers in management. All students choose among three concentrations which offer 4 courses that focus on honing professional skills and knowledge to. align with a desired career path. These concentrations include Business Analytics, Health Care Management and General Management.

Course Requirements (36-42 credits)

  • MBA Essentials (6 credit hours)

    (The Essentials courses are 3 credit hours each. If you have credit for equivalent courses as an undergraduate or graduate student, these courses are not required. At the time of admission, your previous course work will be evaluated and you will receive a letter of acceptance indicating which of these courses you must complete.)

    MBA Essentials: 3-6 credits
    Please note: Students without academic background in business may be required to take the following essentials courses as prerequisites to core courses. This will be determined at the time of application and with a review the students undergraduate transcript.

    ACCT 507 Accounting Essentials
    MKTG 508 Management and Marketing Essentials

  • MBA Core Courses (24 credits)

    ACCT 546 Managerial Accounting (Prerequisite ACCT 507 or waiver from ACCT 507)
    ECON 511 Economics for Managers
    FINA 610 Financial Management (Prerequisite ACCT 507 or waiver from ACCT 507)
    MGMT 510 Leadership and Ethics
    MGMT 542 Organizational Behavior (Prerequisite MKTG 508 or waiver from MTKG 508)
    MGMT 621 Foundations of Analytics
    MKTG 640 Marketing Management (Prerequisite MKTG 508 or waiver from MTKG 508)
    MGMT 680 Strategic Planning ( Prerequisite ACCT 546 and should be taken in last 9 credit hours)
  • Business Analytics Concentration (12 credits)

    MGMT 622 Data Management (Prerequisite MGMT 621)
    MGMT 623 Data Analysis (Prerequisite MGMT 621)
    MGMT 624 Business Analytics I (Prerequisite 623)
    MGMT 625 Business Analytics II (Prerequisite 623)

  • Management Concentration (12 credits)

    MGMT 512 Management Decision Analysis
    MGMT 590 Special Topics in Management
    MGMT 620 Strategic Human Resources Management (Prerequisite MKTG 508 or waiver from MTKG 508)
    MGMT 623 Data Analysis


Course Descriptions Graduate Catalog


Post-Bachelor's Certificates

Post Bachelor's Certificates are designed to provide a pathway for those who are seeking to develop additional skills and knowledge for the purpose of career advancement and marketability. These certificates requires about half the coursework, time and tuition as a master's degree. Students who successfully complete the PBC with a 3.0 GPA or higher can continue on to the MBA program and will have GRE/GMAT requirements waived. Students wishing to continue in the MBA program should apply during the last semester of enrollment in the certificate program.

Course Requirements (12 -15 credits)

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Analytics (12 –15 credits)

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have a 200 level statistics course or strong statistical knowledge prior to entering this certificate program.

    MGMT 621 Foundations of Analytics
    MGMT 622 Data Management (Prerequisite: MGMT 621)
    MGMT 623 Data Analysis (Prerequisite: MGMT 621)

    And one of the following:
    MGMT 624 Predictive Analytics (Prerequisite: MGMT 623)
    MGMT 625 Prescriptive Analytics (Prerequisite: MGMT 623)

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Care Management (12 – 15 credits)

    Students who do not have a degree in business or undergraduate coursework to meet the prerequisites may be required to complete 15 credits to include the MKTG 508 Essentials of Marketing and Management (3 credits) as part of the PBC requirements. A transcript review will determine whether this is a required course as part of the PBC.

    MGMT 631 Health Care Management and Finance
    MGMT 632 Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics
    MGMT 633 Principles of Population Health Management
    MGMT 634 Health Care Information Management Systems

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Management (12 – 15 credits)

    Students who do not have a degree in business or undergraduate coursework to meet the prerequisites may be required to complete 15 credits to include the MKTG 508 Essentials of Marketing and Management (3 credits) as part of the PBC requirements. A transcript review will determine whether this is a required course as part of the PBC.

    MGMT 510 Leadership and Ethics
    MGMT 542 Organizational Behavior
    MGMT 620 Strategic Human Resource Management
    MKTG 640 Marketing Management


Course Descriptions Graduate Catalog


Course Load and Scheduling

Frostburg State University’s MBA program offers all courses each semester but availability differs in each 7 week session within the semester. Summer session schedules traditionally include all courses; however, this may vary based on demand. This program is designed with the recognition that students will progress at different paces, depending upon the personal and professional demands on their time. Students may complete the program in 12 months (3 courses per semester) with full-time enrollment and 2 years (2 courses per semester) with part-time enrollment. It is not advised for students to be working full time and taking more than 2 courses per semester (one each 7 week session).

Course Schedule by Semester and Session
Plan of Study - Course Schedule by Semester and Session
Essentials Courses Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B
ACCT 507 X X X
MKTG 508 X X X
Core Courses Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B
MGMT 510 X X X
ECON 511 X X X X X
MGMT 542
X X X X X
ACCT 546 X X X X X
FINA 610
X X X X X
MGMT 621
X X X X X
MKTG 640
X X X
MGMT 680
X X X
Business Analytics Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B
MGMT 622 X X X
MGMT 623 X X X
MGMT 624 X X X
MGMT 625 X X X
General Management Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B
MGMT 512 X X X
MGMT 590 X X X
MGMT 620 X X X
MGMT 623 X X X
Health Care Management Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B
MGMT 631 X
MGMT 632 X
MGMT 633 X X
MGMT 634 X X

**Please note this schedule is based on resource availability and may change as resources become limited.**

Administrative Program Features

Because most students are busy professionals, all administrative features of the program have been simplified and are achievable online:

  • There are no course requirements that cannot be satisfied within the program and online.
  • All registration activities can be conducted through FSU’s PAWS online registration system or by mail.
  • Contact with the graduate program coordinator, instructors and administrative support may be accomplished via phone or email or through Canvas, the universities online learning system.
  • Book ordering can also be conducted online.
  • Computer labs are available for students who are within geographic proximity of the Frostburg or Hagerstown (MD.) campuses.
  • All students are provided access (from personal PCs or program computer labs) to the University’s online research resources.

Technology Support

Frostburg’s MBA program uses the canvas platform. Technology training for students is available online via our OIT website. The Help Desk offers technology support 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.