MBA Program Curriculum
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Students earn their MBA by completing a total of 12 courses:
8 core courses (24 credit hours)
3 elective courses (9 credit hours)
1 capstone course (3 credit hours)
TOTAL = 36 credit hours
Residency requirement: 27 hours must be completed at Otterbein University
Students must be able to utilize certain skills and knowledge sets in order to complete the MBA program, taking all the foundation courses, and earning a “B” or better in each, prior to taking MBA courses.
- Statistics: proficient in statistics for business applications and mathematics that drive modeling and decision-making.
- Accounting: understand basic accounting principles and applications.
- Economics: understand basic principles of micro- and macroeconomics.
- Technology: proficient in word-processing, spreadsheets, graphic presentation applications, and the internet.
The foundation component requirements can be fulfilled by taking the following courses at Otterbein (or they may be transferred in from another accredited institution):
Mathematics & Statistics
|MATH 1240 ||Statistics I (College Algebra is a required prerequisite to this course) |
|Accounting ||ACCT 2000 ||Financial Accounting |
|Economics ||ECON 2100 ||Principles of Microeconomics |
| ||ECON 2200 ||Principles of Macroeconomics |
Core Courses (24 hours )
|Course Number ||Name ||Hours ||Prerequisites |
|MBA 6000 ||Managing in Organizations ||3 hrs. || |
|MBA 6050 ||Managerial Accounting ||3 hrs. || ACCT 2000 |
|MBA 6150 ||Managerial Economics ||3 hrs. || ECON 2100 & ECON 2200 |
|MBA 6400 ||Marketing Management ||3 hrs. || N/A |
|MBA 6450 ||Financial Management ||3 hrs. || ACCT 2000 & MATH 1240 |
|MBA 6600 ||Quantitative Methods for Business Decision-Making ||3 hrs. || MATH 1240 |
|MBA 6700 ||Global Competition and the World Economy ||3 hrs. || N/A |
|MBA 5960 ||Ethical Leadership ||3 hrs. || N/A |
Capstone Course (required - 3 credit hours)
|MBA 6990. ||Consulting Project Teams: |
Strategy Formulation and Implementation. (Fall is a non-profit organization; Spring is a for-profit company) .
|3 hrs. ||Must be taken during one of the last two terms of the program and upon completion of the core courses, or by permission of the instructor. |
Elective Courses (Choose 3 - 9 credit hours)
All elective courses are 3 credit hours unless noted otherwise.
Note: In addition to, or in place of the electives listed below, electives may also be taken from graduate courses specially approved by the University. For example, courses might include languages for the international business manager, nursing for the health care professional, religion & philosophy for the corporate ethics officer, education for the school administrator, or sports medicine for the sports administrator.
ACCT 5100 - Taxation of Entities and Tax Planning
ACCT 5110 - Estates, Trusts, and Family Tax Planning
ACCT 5120 - Tax Research and Communication
ACCT 5130 - Tax Planning and Communication
ACCT 5140 - Tax Seminar
ACCT 5300 - Accounting History and Ethical Issues
ACCT 5310 - Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
ACCT 5320 - International Accounting
ACCT 5330 - Accounting Theory and Current Reporting Issues
ACCT 5400 - Graduate Seminar
ACCT 5900 - Fraud Examination
ACCT 5910 - Investigation Methods and Interviewing
ACCT 5920 - Criminology and Legal Aspects
ACCT 5930 - Forensic Accounting
ASCI 5000 - Financial Mathematics II – 4 hrs.
ASCI 5100 - Actuarial Models I – 4 hrs.
ASCI 5200 - Actuarial Models II – 4 hrs.
ASCI 5500 - Special Topics in Actuarial Science – 4 hrs.
ASCI 5300 - Loss Models – 4 hrs.
ASCI 5990 - Practicum in Actuarial Science
BUS 5100 - Business Essentials**
MBA 5000 - Financial Management for Health Care Administration
MBA 5640 – Entrepreneurship
MBA 5800 - Communications and Negotiations
MBA 6200 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
MBA 6250 - Change Management
MBA 6300 - Production and Operations Management
MBA 6350 - Management of Services
MBA 6610 - Computer Simulation of Business and Manufacturing Processes
MBA 6620 - Legal Environment of Business
MBA 6630 - Fraud Examination
MBA 6650 - Special Topics in Finance
MBA 6750 - Strategic Marketing
MBA 6850 - Managing Information Systems
MBA 6860 - Information Technology Leadership
MBA 6870 - IT: Agile, Change, and Project Management
MBA 6900 - Independent Study
MBA 6905 - Special Topics
MBA 6905 - Special Topics: Accounting Tax Procedures
MBA 6905 - Special Topics: Debating Modern Capitalism
MBA 6905 - Special Topics: Leadership in the Non-Profit Environment
MBA 6905 - Special Topics: Principles of Taxation for Business Decision Making
MBA 6920 - International Business Seminar
MBA 6950 - Business Strategy
MBA 6980 - 21st Century Leadership
** This course is for non-business majors who are entering Otterbein’s Bachelor’s to MBA program only.
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