The online MBA curriculum
At Marquette, our online MBA curriculum offers the interdisciplinary mastery that has defined our graduate business education for years. Core courses in the online MBA program cover all functional areas of business, with concerted emphasis on business literacy, strategy and leadership. In doing so, they follow a common thread of principled, ethical management woven through each course.
The MBA program can be completed with 31.5 or 42 credit hours depending on academic background. Students who are waived from all business essentials courses and MBA 6010 Quantitative Analysis are required to complete the minimum 31.5 credits.
- Business Essentials (9 credit hours)
- Decision Making (4.5 credit hours)
- Ethics and Organizations (3 credit hours)
- Strategy (6 credit hours)
- Leadership (4.5 credit hours)
- Electives (15 credit hours)
MBA 6010 Quantitative Analysis (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6040 Business Essentials: Accounting (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6050 Business Essentials: Economics (1.5 credit hours)
Microeconomics focuses on 1) the behavior of individuals as consumers and employees, 2) the behavior of businesses firms as producers and employers, 3) how the behaviors of individuals and business firms is coordinated through a system of markets and prices, 4) how various government policies affect market outcomes, and 5) how society’s scarce resources are allocated and how income is distributed in a modern mixed (market/government) economy.
Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole and looks at topics including 1) total production in a society, 2) business cycles, 3) inflation and unemployment, 4) global product, service and financial markets, and 5) how various government policies affect domestic and international markets.
This course will provide an overview of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. The course will integrate current economic conditions, events, and issues in order to make economic theories relevant to everyday situations.
MBA 6060 Business Essentials: Finance (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6070 Business Essentials: Information Systems (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6080 Business Essentials: Marketing (1.5 credit hours)
This course introduces essential topics and skills in the function of marketing by applying an array of marketing concepts to a multitude of business scenarios. The understanding of marketing principles and application of marketing variables are underscored in terms of analyzing, planning, implementing and controlling marketing activities such as positioning, differentiation, segmentation analysis and target market selection within a firm. Emphasis is given to understanding the plethora of ways firms manage their approaches to the marketing mix parameters; namely, the product strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy and integrated marketing communications for their products and brands. After successful completion of this course, students will have an essential base in marketing as well as a necessary foundation for future marketing courses or roles.
MBA 6090 Business Essentials: Operations and Supply Chain (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6140 Leading People and Change (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6110 Strategic Management Introduction (3 credit hours)
MBA 6100 Business Analytics (3 credit hours)
MBA 6120 Concepts for Ethical Business Practice (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6150 Leading Innovation and Creativity (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6130 Corporate Social Responsibility (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6160 Leadership Coaching and Development (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6200 Enterprise Risk Management (1.5 credit hours)
MBA 6997 Strategic Management Capstone (1.5 credit hours)
Regardless of their required core course load, online MBA students will have the opportunity to take 15 credit hours of elective courses. These courses cover specialized areas of business expertise and can help students tailor their experience in the online MBA program to their own industry and their personal career goals.