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MBA Business Administration

The MBA program is designed to develop student leadership, decision making, and critical thinking abilities. Students are given opportunities to make decisions based on the critical evaluation of real-life situations. Graduate faculty members strive to prepare MBA students for career opportunities and to compete in global business.

In an effort to aid in the successful completion of your graduate business courses at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, you may be required to demonstrate pre-requisite knowledge for certain courses prior to registration. At your initial advising appointment, your faculty advisor will confirm what areas of leveling that you will need in order to clear pre-requisites that have been established for certain courses. Presently, some pre-requisite knowledge is required in the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Statistics. Pre-requisite knowledge may be demonstrated through approved undergraduate coursework in that discipline or satisfactory completion of a required skills examination administered through a third-party provider, Ivy Software. Contact your advisor for specific leveling details.

Required Courses
ACCK 503Accounting and Management3
CISK 511Managing Information Systems3
FINK 507Financial Management3
G BK 510Business Research Methods3
G BK 588Seminar in Business Strategy3
MKTK 508Marketing Management3
MGTK 501Organizational Behavior3
G BK 577Comprehensive Exam0
Approved Electives
Approved graduate level electives15
Total Semester Credit Hours36

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MKTK 510Integrated Marketing Communications3
MKTK 512Brand Management3
MKTK 515International Marketing3
Total Semester Credit Hours9


MGTK 507Resp and Ethics of Leadership3
MGTK 515International Management3
MGTK 568Org Development and Change3
Graduate Level Management Electives6
Total Semester Credit Hours15

International Business

FINK 501Int'l Fin and Bus Str3
G BK 515International Business Law3
MGTK 515International Management3
MKTK 515International Marketing3
Total Semester Credit Hours12

Human Resource Management

HRMK 502Human Resource Management3
HRMK 503Managing HR Development3
HRMK 505Human Resource Law3
HRMK 514Workforce Plan. & Employment3
HRMK 516Compensation Management3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Information Systems

CISK 507Sys Analysis for Managers3
CISK 504Telecommunications for Manager3
CISK 516Applied Database Management3
Graduate Level Computer Information System Elective3
Total Semester Credit Hours12

For a complete list of all courses go to the Course Information page. 

To check if a course is offered this Semester check the Online Schedule.

Required Courses

ACCK 503. Accounting and Management. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of accounting as related to problems of making business and economic decisions. Includes both financial and managerial accounting. Readings, problems, and cases requiring the use of accounting data. MS-ACC majors may not take this course for credit. Prerequisite(s): Required accounting leveling or instructor approval.

CISK 511. Managing Information Systems. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Studies the management and use of information and technology as a resource to create competitive businesses, manage global operations, provide useful products, and provide quality services to customers, whether public or private. Examines information systems management, intellectual property, privacy, organizational and societal impact, legal issues, ethics, security issues, decision making, strategic information systems, and organizational support systems.

FINK 507. Financial Management. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Course focuses on financial decision making in the modern corporation. Basic issues include capital budgeting, capital structure, corporate sources of funding, dividend policy, and financial risk management, standard theories of risk and return, and valuation of assets. Prerequisite(s): FINK 500 or approval of instructor.

G BK 510. Business Research Methods. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Nature, scope, and significance of business research and research methodology; primary research methods with applications to specific problems, place of quantitative methods in research and individual investigation and report on current problems in student's field of interest. Prerequisite(s): G BK 500 or approved leveling in statistics.

G BK 588. Seminar in Business Strategy. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An integrated view of the business functions addressed in the MBA core curriculum. Applies case analysis methodology for evaluating complex business situations, developing strategic alternatives, and recommending effective solutions. Prerequisite(s): ACCK 503, FINK 507, G BK 510, MGTK 501, & MKTK 508. A student may take one of these concurrently with the permission of the instructor. A materials fee of $45 is required for needed course materials.

MKTK 508. Marketing Management. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Study of the planning and coordination of marketing functions specifically related to product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies. Includes case analysis and presentation of results. Prerequisite(s): MGTK 500 or approval of Department Chair.

MGTK 501. Organizational Behavior. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Behavioral theory in organizational context. A study of individual and group dynamics in the business environment. Specific emphasis is given to leadership, motivation, communication, employee supervision, and morale. Prerequisite(s): Management leveling.

For a complete list of all courses go to the Course Information page. 

To check if a course is offered this Semester check the Online Schedule.