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The M.B.A. Curriculum

Before you decide if the M.B.A. program at Indiana University Kokomo is the place for you, get a look at what we do around here and check out the M.B.A. curriculum.

What can you expect in the classroom?

You can absolutely expect a life-changing journey. The classroom experience at IU Kokomo is dynamic; we bring students and faculty together from diverse backgrounds, both professionally and culturally. You will have the opportunity to learn, network, and share information with fellow students from around the world who are employed by local, regional, national, and global companies. In the M.B.A. program at IU Kokomo, every event, class, and meeting doubles as a networking event.

What can you expect outside the classroom?

We want to be real with you here: expect to be challenged. The M.B.A. program will take you out of the classroom where you will put those in-class skills to the test with our real-world capstone consulting course. Why is this so important? Because learning doesn’t simply come from a course or a textbook; learning comes from doing. You’ll gain the practical skills and the confidence that you can take with you and go out in the real world and put what you’ve learned to work.

Specialize your M.B.A. to fit your needs

Earning your M.B.A. is all about advancing your career and accomplishing your goals. These things are very personal and specialized. Whatever your goals and whatever your current resume holds, we have options and paths that will work for you. Our goal is to provide you with a flexible curriculum that can be achieved regardless of your background. Check out the phases below to find the path that best fits your situation: 

Phase I

Phase I is designed for those students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business. This first phase of our program covers economics, accounting, management, finance, marketing, and management science. These introductory business courses will provide you with the necessary business foundation needed to succeed in our M.B.A. program.

Phase I Foundation Courses (18 credit hours)

Complete 18 credit hours in the following course areas, depending upon equivalent preparation. (Note: All of the core course requirements may be completed at the undergraduate level. Any or all may be waived if equivalent background is evident.)

BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)

ECON-E 300 Survey of Economics (3 cr.)

BUS-F 301 Financial Management (3 cr.)

BUS-K 302 Introduction to Management Science (3 cr.)

BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management (3 cr.)

BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)

Phase II

Phase II is the core of our M.B.A. and is designed for those students who are ready to take their business education to the next level. This phase immerses our students into a premiere business management curriculum. The core of our program engages students with advanced managerial courses in finance, marketing, global strategy, business law and ethics, accounting, economics, organizational theory, and business consulting.

Depending on where you see yourself working and making a difference, we offer four concentrations for the M.B.A. Dive in and check out what these specializations entail and decide which one works best for you:

M.B.A. General

Our general Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is a top-quality business degree. The program is designed to prepare you to be a successful business manager in any organization, large or small. Our faculty are both dedicated and committed to your success. They will focus strongly on your interests to help ensure you have a competitive edge when it comes to career success and advancement.

Phase II M.B.A. General Core Courses (27 credit hours)

BUKO-E 542 Strategic Managerial Economics (3 cr.)

BUKO-L 512 Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) or OR BUKO-J 542 Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 560 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.) 

BUKO-Z 542 Creating, Leading, and Maintaining High Performance Organizations (3 cr.)

BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

BUKO-F 542 Advanced Financial Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 570 Advanced Operations Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-J 561 Advanced Integrated Business Simulation (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 599 Project Demonstrating Expertise (3 cr.)

Elective (3 credit hours)

Students pursuing a General Administration M.B.A. with no concentration will add an elective to the foundation and core courses.

Choose an available BUKO elective (3 cr.)

M.B.A. Finance

Our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance is designed to prepare you to be a successful financial manager in a diverse global economy. Our business professors will work closely with you to help build solid financial management and analysis skills that are important to companies of all types and sizes. We emphasize the need to develop practical managerial skills combined with a rich and complete understanding of today's financial realities and business concepts. We are dedicated and focus strongly on your interests to help ensure a competitive edge when it comes to career success and advancement.

Phase II M.B.A. General Core Courses (27 credit hours)

BUKO-E 542 Strategic Managerial Economics (3 cr.)

BUKO-L 512 Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) or BUKO-J 542 Ethical and Regulator Environment of Business (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 560 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-Z 542 Creating, Leading, and Maintaining High Performance Organizations (3 cr.)

BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

BUKO-F 542 Advanced Financial Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 570 Advanced Operations Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-J 561 Advanced Integrated Business Simulation (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 599 Project Demonstrating Expertise (3 cr.)

Phase II M.B.A. Finance Concentration Courses (9 credit hours)

Students pursuing an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance will take the following courses in addition to the foundation and core courses:

BUKO-F 571 International Corporate Finance (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 555 Investments (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 567 Issues in Financial Management (3 cr.)

M.B.A. Human Resource Management

Our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Human Resource Management is designed to prepare you to be a successful human resource manager in today’s complex business environment. Our business professors will work closely with you to help build organizational knowledge and leadership skills needed for a successful career in human resource management. We emphasize the need to develop organizational competencies, and abilities necessary to integrate business and human-resource strategies. We are dedicated and focus strongly on your interests to help ensure a competitive edge when it comes to career success and advancement.

Phase II M.B.A. General Core Courses (27 credit hours)

BUKO-E 542 Strategic Managerial Economics (3 cr.)

BUKO-L 512 Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) or BUKO-J 542 Ethical and Regulator Environment of Business (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 560 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-Z 542 Creating, Leading, and Maintaining High Performance Organizations (3 cr.)

BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

BUKO-F 542 Advanced Financial Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 570 Advanced Operations Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-J 561 Advanced Integrated Business Simulation (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 599 Project Demonstrating Expertise (3 cr.)

Phase II M.B.A. Human Resource Management Concentration Courses (9 credit hours)

Students pursuing an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resource Management will take the following courses in addition to the foundation and core courses:

BUKO-L 506 Employment Problems and the Law (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 542 Organizational Theory and Development (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 570 Issues in Human Resource Management (3 cr.)

M.B.A. Accounting

Our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Accounting is designed to prepare you to be a successful CPA. Our business professors will work closely with you to help you build a foundational understanding of accounting theory to begin your career.

Phase II M.B.A. General Core Courses (27 credit hours)

BUKO-E 542 Strategic Managerial Economics (3 cr.)

BUKO-L 512 Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) or BUKO-J 542 Ethical and Regulator Environment of Business (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 560 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-Z 542 Creating, Leading, and Maintaining High Performance Organizations (3 cr.)

BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

BUKO-F 542 Advanced Financial Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-M 570 Advanced Operations Management (3 cr.)

BUKO-J 561 Advanced Integrated Business Simulation (3 cr.)

BUKO-C 599 Project Demonstrating Expertise (3 cr.)

Accounting (9 cr.)

Required Concentration Courses (6 cr. hrs.):

BUKO-A 511 Financial Accounting Theory & Practice I

BUKO-A 512 Financial Accounting Theory & Practice II

Choose 1 of the following (3 cr. hrs.):

BUKO-A 528 Introduction to Taxation

BUKO-A 534 Auditing Theory and Practice

BUKO-A 537 Business Information Systems

BUKO-A 522 Advanced Financial Accounting

For even more details regarding the M.B.A. and the concentration possibilities for you, visit our Academic Bulletin. You can also reach out to the M.B.A. program advisor

Ready to advance your career?

Are you ready to get started on earning your degree and advancing your career? Check out the steps to apply to our program. If you have questions or would like to chat with someone in our department prior to jumping in, reach out! We’re excited that you’re taking the next step and we can’t wait to meet you.

Last updated: 10/12/2018