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Prerequisites Required for MBA (8 SH) 

Students are expected to complete the following prerequisites as a condition for admission to the EMU MBA program:

PMBA 411 Survey of Economics (3 SH) This course introduces the field of economics, emphasizing the key components of a mixed

market economy. Topics include quantity and price determination, business and household decision making, market failures, macroeconomic measurement, and explanations of the business cycle. The course will also assess the pros and cons of government intervention under various settings.

PMBA 431 Financial Accounting (2 SH)

Introduces accounting principles and practices and interpretation of financial statements. No background in accounting is assumed. The course includes a description and derivation of financial statements prepared by accountants and a discussion of a conceptual framework which provides rationale for accounting practices. The course also covers corporation accounting and examines the use of accounting information in the planning and controlling of the firm’s operations. (Online prerequisite)

PMBA 441 Introduction to Finance (3 SH) Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of business finance. The course emphasizes the problems faced by financial managers. Topics include the role of financial markets, interest rates, time value of money, valuation of securities, capital budgeting and working capital management. (Online prerequisite)

All prereqs offered in an online format in the fall, spring, and summer

MBA- General Management Concentration (36 SH)

The program (36 credit hours) takes two years, usually in 24 consecutive months, including a three credit hour capstone course in the final semester. The accelerated format assumes students spend more time on coursework out of class than in a traditional delivery format. Students are expected to take the courses in the order outlined below. Any deviation from this schedule must be approved by the MBA program director.

NOTE: Course requirements and order may change as the program evolves. Students are accountable to the sequence of course work under the catalog in which they entered the program and as updated from time to time on the MBA website. Should program courses change and the student desire to replace an old requirement with a new one, he/she must petition the co-directors for the change to occur.

OLS 510 – Leadership and Management for the Common Good
OLS 515 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
OLS 530 – Organizational Behavior
OLS 610 – Strategic Marketing Management
MBA 550 – Technology, Information and Data Analysis
MBA 560 – Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship
OLS 540 – Managerial Accounting and Finance I
MBA 555 – Legal Aspects of Human Resources
MBA 630 – Managerial Economics
MBA 640 – Managerial Finance and Accounting II
MBA 650 – Sustainable Organizations for the Common Good
OLS 665 – Project Management and Grant Writing (Non-profit concentration)
OLS 670 – Project Management and Intrapreneurship (3 SH) or Elective (general and health administration concentrations)

MBA - Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management Concentration (36 SH)

The nonprofit sector represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. national economy. The nonprofit sector encompasses many types of mission- driven and results-oriented organizations that increasingly demonstrate innovations in management, leadership, and stewardship initiatives.

Our focus on entrepreneurial management training responds to a growing expectation that nonprofit organizations – whether they be churches, hospitals, other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or international governmental organizations (IGOs) – need to be managed effectively for results and for stewardship of social, economic, and natural capital. In addition, social entrepreneurs are leading the charge on the Triple-E bottom line for investments that demonstrate that they are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially equitable (and ethical).

In today’s environment, nonprofit management requires a capacity to serve as a good steward of organizational and community values and resources, to lead and work with people effectively, and to manage well through the requisite skills of financial, personnel, and project management. Through these enhancements we equip our students with the skills to be successful in their leadership and management roles.

The Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management concentration provides the theory and practice for managing and leading nonprofit organizations to achieve innovation, effectiveness, and sustainability in the stewardship of social, economic, and natural capital. The program serves reflective practitioners who seek to do good and to do well in these endeavors. Please see the section on Curriculum for information about specific course offerings.

NOTE: Course requirements and order may change as the program evolves. Students are accountable to the sequence of course work under the catalog in which they entered the program and as updated from time to time on the MBA website. Should program courses change and the student desire to replace an old requirement with a new one, he/she must petition the co-directors for the change to occur.

  • OLS 510 – Leadership and Management for the Common Good
  • OLS 515 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • OLS 530 – Organizational Behavior
  • OLS 610 – Strategic Marketing Management
  • MBA 550 – Technology, Information and Data Analysis
  • MBA 560 – Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship or ELECTIVE
  • OLS 540 – Managerial Accounting and Finance I
  • MBA 555 – Legal Aspects of Human Resources or

ELECTIVE

  • MBA 630 – Managerial Economics
  • MBA 640 – Managerial Finance and Accounting II
  • MBA 650 – Sustainable Organizations for the Common Good
  • OLS 665 – Project Management & Grantwriting (Every other year odd) 

MBA- Health Services Administration Concentration (36 SH)

Health care services and health care management are among the strongest employment fields in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as nationally. Retiring baby boomers and the rising average age indicate an increased demand for health care and retirement services. The growing demand calls for innovative leadership in health services administration in all sectors of health care. Future leaders face challenges of meeting an organization’s goals and providing adequate services.

The Health Service Administration concentration supports innovative delivery of services across a broad spectrum of health providers from church-related organizations to community-based organizations. The program serves practicing health care providers who desire to earn a graduate degree. Please see the section on Curriculum for information about specific course offerings

NOTE: Course requirements and order may change as the program evolves. Students are accountable to the sequence of course work under the catalog in which they entered the program and as updated from time to time on the MBA website. Should program courses change and the student desire to replace an old requirement with a new one, he/she must petition the directors for the change to occur.

  • OLS 510 – Leadership & Management for the Common Good
  • OLS 515 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • OLS 530 – Organizational Behavior
  • OLS 540 – Managerial Finance and Accounting I
  • MBA 550 – Technology, Information, and Data Analysis
  • NURS 515 – The Health Care Delivery System
  • NURS 516 – Application of Legal & Ethical Principles to Health Care
  • NURS 626 – Managing in a Complex Health Care Environment
  • MBA 555 – Legal Aspects of Human Resources or *
  • OLS 665 – Project Management & Grantwriting* or ELECTIVE (3 SH)
  • MBA 630 – Managerial Economics
  • MBA 640 – Managerial Finance and Accounting II
  • MBA 650 – Sustainable Organizations for the Common Good

*alternating year courses

Students may petition the co-directors to replace up to four semester hours of required courses with electives. The director will base the decision to grant the student’s request on their professional experience and interests.

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