Master of Business Administration in Business Administration

The MBA with a major in business administration prepares students for professional career opportunities in today’s dynamic, challenging, and complex world of global business. The program equips its graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to achieve their professional business goals and objectives. The program prepares students to be managers and leaders within a broad range of organizations.

Key Features of the MBA in Business Administration

  • Flexible duration: It can be done in one year or at your own pace.
  • Credit hours: It requires 33 credit hours: Core courses comprise 24 credit hours and Business Analytics courses comprise 9 credit hours
  • Format: Online, hybrid or in the classroom
  • Affordable: One of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and the second-lowest cost MBA in Texas

Business Administration Core Courses (24 hours)

ACCT 5213 Cost Analysis and Control (3 hrs)

Management control systems, profit performance, standard and direct costing, investment control, and long-range planning.

BUAD 5603 Advanced Applied Business Statistics (3 hrs)

This course teaches students the application of statistical methods and interpretation of statistical analysis. The statistical methods include descriptive statistics, one-and two-sample tests, ANOVA, correlation, linear and multiple regression, and analysis of categorical data. The course gives students the statistical background to analyze data to solve business problems.

ECON 5113 Managerial Economics (or ECON 5143)  (3 hrs)   
Formulation of economic theories of supply, demand, and market equilibrium with emphasis on teaching students how to apply microeconomic theory in managing a business.

ECON 5143 Data Modelling and Forecasting (or ECON 5113) (3 hrs)

This course teaches students to analyze and model time series data. Students will analyze data, create forecast models, assess forecast models, and forecast future data values. This includes learning about autoregressive models, autoregressive moving average models, the ARIMA model, conditional heteroscedasticity models, vector autoregressive models, and vector error correction models. These methodologies can be used to forecast business data and data from other areas.

FINC 5713 Financial Administration (3 hrs)

Theoretical and procedural consideration in administering business firm financial planning, fund raising, and controlling of firm’s finances. Specific emphasis is given to capital budgeting and cost of capital.

MGMT 5443 Current Issues in Organizational Behavior (3 hrs)

Behavioral factors relating to issues such as automation, ethics, labor-management relations, and similar problems, with emphasis upon research and current literature.

MGMT 6883 Graduate Seminar in Business Policy (3 hrs)

Analytical study of business decision making, the creation of business strategy, and the creation of sound business objectives and policies. Takes an integrating or interdisciplinary approach to the role of the organizational executive. Should be taken during student’s last spring semester.

MIS 5113 Introduction to Business Analytics (3 hrs)

This course provides an overview of the business analytics ecosystem with introductions on three types of analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. Applications and tools of business analytics are the focus. In addition, data foundations, as well as big data concepts, are also discussed.    

MKTG 5513 Graduate Seminar in Marketing (3 hrs)

An intensive study of specific marketing concepts, theories, and strategies used to market goods and services. Emphasis is placed on reading current journal articles and other related marketing publications.

Business Administration Elective Courses (9 hours)

Students choose three 5000-level or 6000-level courses within the DCOBA. This depends on course availability and it must be approved by the MBA advisor.