EdM/MBA

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Lead the business of higher education

Through the collaborative Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Education (EdM) program in higher education administration, you will gain a competitive advantage and broaden your options for career success in two and four year colleges and universities, as well as policy and advocacy organizations. You will have opportunities to engage with leaders, advocates and change-makers in the business and education communities.

Be Career Ready

  • Become leaders, advocates and empowered influencers who go on to improve educational practice and education quality in diverse school settings
  • Stand out in your field with complementary, specialized higher education administration skills and a solid foundation in business management
  • Learn to address critical issues and to actively discuss, practice and apply real-life theories that ultimately improve the higher education landscape
  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills

Timeline

If admitted to both degree programs, you will blend MBA and higher education curricula, taking predominantly MBA coursework in the first year, and combining MBA and higher education in years two and fall of year three.

Admissions

Apply to Both Schools

You must apply, meet the individual admissions criteria for, and be accepted to each degree program independently. For MBA admissions, you must submit the GMAT or GRE. For Master of Architecture admissions, you may need to submit the GRE. For specific program timeline and curriculum, consult with our Graduate Programs Office before applying.


Total Hour Requirement

Higher Education Credits School of Management Credits
EdM courses


Total
27


27
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48
Higher Education Credits
EdM courses
Total
27
27
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

Curriculum

Search School of Management courses and descriptions.

First Year - Fall Semester

MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGF 611LEC Financial Analysis for Managers

The purpose of this course is to study the financial decisions of the firm. Specifically, the course develops a theoretical framework which is then used to understand and evaluate corporate financial decisions. Topics include present value, capital budgeting techniques, the relationship between expected return and risk, market efficiency, dividend policy, capital structure policy, financial planning, and the management of working capital.

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGO 658LEC Entrepreneurship Foundations

This course will expose students to entrepreneurship in the context of the individual entrepreneur as well as taking the idea of entrepreneurial thinking into the environment of larger corporations. We will first experience what it takes to create a start-up; briefly examining the process of real-life entrepreneurs have used to move from having the "big idea" to the eventual company launch. During this time, we will explore the importance of teams, the process of risk mitigation, the concept of "fail-fast," the need for a relentless focus on customer buy-in and the important process of spiraling iteration. Next, we will move our focus to applying entrepreneurial thinking within the large corporate environment; considering the importance of entrepreneurial development within a company as a sustainable competitive advantage. And finally, we will look at individuals and companies that use their business skills to create innovative solutions to specific societal problems (social entrepreneurship). Together, we will discover the mindset that many entrepreneurs share.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGG 635LEC Management Communications

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of effective communication techniques in an organizational setting and to provide grounding in communication skills. Team communication skills are also emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to understand leadership and communication strategies, and develop their writing skills through several assignments and class activities. Focus will be placed on improving students┬┐ ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral skills primarily through active learning.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGQ 609LEC Analytics for Managers

This course serves as a companion course for (and is taken in conjunction with) Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


First Year - Spring Semester

MGA 605LEC Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2019
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603


MGE 604LEC Business Economics

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2019


MGO 620LEC Operations Management

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2019
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611


MGO 640LEC Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2019
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611 And MGM 615


MGS 605LEC Information Technology for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2019
Co-Requisite: MGO 630 Or Pre-Requisite: MGO 630


 • MGT elective (6 credits)

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