MBA in Business Administration

Degree Requirements

Crosby MBA

Required course work in Quantitative Analysis, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Professional Development provides a comprehensive business education for Crosby MBA students. Our curriculum assures that graduates enter the 21st century business world with tools that will enable them to be successful. 

The program consists of 45 credit hours, including foundation and advanced coursework. The delivery format is online and includes 1.5 credit hour (8-week modules) courses to allow for focused attention to a particular topic, as well as 3 credit (16 week) courses. The structure of the Crosby MBA allows students to concentrate in a specific area of business, develop a broad managerial focus, or complement business training with coursework from other areas on campus. For graduation, MBA students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

ACCTCY 8310Accounting for Managers3
FINANC 8110Managerial Finance I1.5
FINANC 8220Economics for Managers1.5
MANGMT 8390Organizational Behavior and Management: Dyadic, Group and Organizational Processes1.5
MANGMT 8960Introduction to Strategic Management1.5
MRKTNG 8460Managerial Marketing1.5
MRKTNG 8470Advanced Marketing Management1.5
Professional Skills & Competencies (15)
BUS_AD 7050MBA Communications Practice1.5
BUS_AD 7340Business Ethics and Leadership1.5
BUS_AD 8500Business Problem Analysis: Field Project3
JOURN 7242Strategic Communication Leadership3
MANGMT 7450Business Analytics3
MANGMT 8010MBA Professional Development - Executive Career Development1.5
MRKTNG 8720Global Business Environment (Elective Courses (6.0 credit hours))1.5
Specialty Content Courses (18) (Students choose one certificate either offered exclusively from or jointly with the Trulaske College of Business)
Center for the Digital Globe (with Center for the Digital Globe)
Construction Management (with College of Engineering)
Financial Management
Global Supply Chain Management (with College of Engineering)
Investments Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship (with College of Engineering and School of Medicine)
Marketing Analytics
Elective Courses (3-6 credit hours)

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Total graduate course work necessary to qualify for the execMBA degree is 48 credit hours.  For graduation, execMBA students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The program curriculum, designed with executives in mind, is inventive, practical and market-facing. Students will build skills that increase self- and global-awareness, develop strategic risk-taking, and heighten influence. Delivery is a blend of approximately 75% online and 25% in-class coursework. Students will amplify global expertise and value in the marketplace with an 8- to 10-day international residency. This lock-step, cohort program – meaning students will take the same classes together in the same order – is conducive to personal interactions with the other high-level professionals.

Required Courses
ACCTCY 8310Accounting for Managers3
BUS_AD 8001Topics in Business Administration9
BUS_AD 8730International Study Abroad6
FINANC 8220Economics for Managers3
FINANC 8350Financial Statement Analysis I3
FINANC 8140Managerial Finance3
MANGMT 8010MBA Professional Development - Executive Career Development1
MANGMT 8020MBA Professional Development - Managing Conflict and Designing Effective Teams1
MANGMT 8030MBA Professional Development - Executive Leadership1
MANGMT 7030Organizational Behavior3
MANGMT 7430Operations Strategy3
MANGMT 7450Business Analytics3
MANGMT 8970Strategy and Global Competitiveness3
MRKTNG 8060Competitive Marketing Strategy3
MRKTNG 8470Advanced Marketing Management3
Total Credits48

International Residency (execMBA)

The international residency is an 8-10 day immersion in a foreign culture and its business practices during the summer between the first and second year in the program.  It serves as an opportunity to apply classroom education to an international setting.  Students will consult with businesses on strategic issues, network with local businesses and government officials, and explore international culture.

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Sample Plan of Study

Crosby MBA

The plan of study below, while it is a sample, is truly representative of the majority of full time students.

First Year
ACCTCY 73103BUS_AD 73401.5
FINANC 81101.5MANGMT 85003
FINANC 82201.5BUS_AD 70501.5
MANGMT 73901.5JOURN 72423
MANGMT 79701.5MRKTNG 87201.5
MRKTNG 74601.5MANGMT 80101.5
MRKTNG 74701.5 
 12 12
Second Year
Open Electives*3-6Graduate Certificate Choice*12-15
MANGMT 74503 
 6-9 12-15
Total Credits: 42-48


First Year
1st 8-week session 1st 8-week session BUS_AD 8001 (Leadership Topics)3
MANGMT 70303BUS_AD 8001 (Analytics & A.I. for Marketing Decisions)3MANGMT 80201
MANGMT 74503FINANC 82203 
2nd 8-week session 2nd 8-week session  
ACCTCY 73103FINANC 81403 
MRKTNG 74703MANGMT 80101 
 12 10 4
Second Year
1st 8-week session 1st 8-week session  
BUS_AD 8730 (Travel dates vary per year)6FINANC 83503 
2nd 8-week session MRKTNG 80603 
BUS_AD 8001 (Operations Strategy)32nd 8-week session  
MANGMT 74303MANGMT 80301 
 MANGMT 89703 
 12 10  
Total Credits: 48

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Contact Information

Graduate Programs Office
306 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Crosby MBA

exec MBA

Degree Audit

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