MBA in Business Administration

Crosby MBA

Office of Admissions
306 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Degree Requirements (Crosby MBA)

Total graduate course work necessary to qualify for the Crosby MBA degree is 57 credit hours; however, students who meet the criteria for waiving certain beginning level courses may substitute those courses with electives. For graduation, MBA students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in the hours completed in the designated MBA plan of study and a minimum 3.0 cumulative MU graduate grade point average.

Required course work in Quantitative Analysis, Finance, Management, Marketing and Professional Development and Experiential Learning 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 34.5 required credits, including foundational and advanced coursework, plus 22.5 elective credits.

The structure of the MU Crosby MBA allows students to concentrate in a specific area of business, develop a broad managerial focus, or complement business training with course work from other areas on campus. Areas of concentration are offered within the departments of finance, management, and marketing, including the marketing analytics certificate, or another field related to a student’s individual interests. The delivery format includes 1.5 credit hour, 8-week modules, to allow for more focused attention to a particular topic, as well as to provide a wider array of choices. 3 credit, 16 week courses are also available.

ACCTCY 7310Accounting for Managers3
BUS_AD 7050MBA Communications Practice1.5
BUS_AD 7340Business Ethics and Leadership1.5
BUS_AD 8010MBA Seminar1
BUS_AD 8020MBA Seminar1
BUS_AD 8030MBA Seminar1
BUS_AD 8500Business Problem Analysis: Field Project3
FINANC 7210Microeconomics for Business1.5
FINANC 7440Managerial Finance3
FINANC 8350Financial Statement Analysis I1.5
MANGMT 7380Organizational Behavior and Management: The Individual1.5
MANGMT 7390Organizational Behavior and Management: Dyadic, Group and Organizational Processes1.5
MANGMT 7410Management Information Systems1.5
MANGMT 7420Managerial Statistics1.5
MANGMT 7430Operations Strategy1.5
MANGMT 7470Data Analysis for Managers1.5
MANGMT 7480Managerial Analytics1.5
MANGMT 7970Introduction to Strategic Management1.5
MANGMT 8970Strategy and Global Competitiveness1.5
MRKTNG 7460Managerial Marketing1.5
MRKTNG 7470Advanced Marketing Management1.5
ELECTIVES (offerings vary semester by semester)
Accounting Electives
ACCTCY 8453Taxes and Business Strategies3
Business Administration Electives
BUS_AD 8001Topics in Business Administration1.5-3.0
BUS_AD 8600Business Consulting3
BUS_AD 8730International Study Abroad3-6
Finance Electives
FINANC 7620Investment Strategy of Warren Buffett3
FINANC 7820Investment Fund Management3
FINANC 7830Chartered Financial Analyst Exam Review Course3
FINANC 7840Angel Capital Education Program1-3
FINANC 8001Topics in Finance1-3
FINANC 8320Financial Markets1.5
FINANC 8340Derivative Financial Securities3
FINANC 8352Financial Statement Analysis II1.5
FINANC 8360Equity Securities Analysis1.5
FINANC 8370Fixed-Income Securities Analysis1-3
FINANC 8410Advanced Financial Management3
FINANC 8440Financing Multinational Business1.5
FINANC 8450Ethics and Standards of Financial Practice1.5
FINANC 8510Management of Financial Institutions3
FINANC 8530Real Estate Portfolio Analysis1.5
FINANC 8560Real Estate Securities Analysis1.5
FINANC 8620Investment Strategy of Warren Buffett3
FINANC 8630Corporate Risk Management1.5
Management Electives
MANGMT 8001Topics in Management1-6
MANGMT 8054Entrepreneurship and Media of the Future3
MANGMT 8100Exploring the Digital Globe3
MANGMT 8360Negotiations3
MANGMT 8410Decision Making and Risk1.5
MANGMT 8420Decision Support Systems3
MANGMT 8510Project Management1.5
MANGMT 8540Entrepreneurial Ventures3
MANGMT 8550Launching a High-Growth Venture3
MANGMT 8560Legal Strategies for Entrepreneurs3
Marketing Electives
MRKTNG 8001MBA Topics in Marketing1-3
MRKTNG 8060Competitive Marketing Strategy1.5
MRKTNG 8070Marketing Business Models1.5
MRKTNG 8180Applied Statistics in Marketing Analytics (Applied Statistics in Marketing Analytics)1.5
MRKTNG 8280Research for Marketing Decisions3
MRKTNG 8350Business-to-Business Marketing1.5
MRKTNG 8420Sales Force Management1.5
MRKTNG 8520Services Marketing3
MRKTNG 8680Database Marketing3
MRKTNG 8720International Marketing3
MRKTNG 8750Brand Management1.5
MRKTNG 8760Marketing Analytics for Business Decisions3
MRKTNG 8770Marketing Databases and SQL3
MRKTNG 8780Advanced Marketing Analytics3

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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
1st 8-week session 1st 8-week session 
MANGMT 74201.5MANGMT 73801.5
MANGMT 74701.5MANGMT 74101.5
MANGMT 79701.52nd 8-week session 
MRKTNG 74601.5MANGMT 73901.5
2nd 8-week session MANGMT 74301.5
BUS_AD 70501.5Regular session (16 weeks)* 
FINANC 72101.5BUS_AD 80201
MANGMT 74801.5FINANC 74403
MRKTNG 74701.5Electives*3
Regular session (16 weeks)  
ACCTCY 73103 
BUS_AD 80101 
 16 13
Second Year
8-week session 8-week session 
BUS_AD 73401.5MANGMT 89701.5
FINANC 83501.5Electives*10.5
Regular session (16 weeks)  
BUS_AD 80301 
BUS_AD 85003 
 16 12
Total Credits: 57

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Degree Audit for the Crosby MBA

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Office of Admissions
306 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO  65211

Degree Requirements (execMBA)

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 7310Accounting for Managers3
BUS_AD 8001Topics in Business Administration6
MANGMT 8001Topics in Management3
BUS_AD 8730International Study Abroad6
BUS_AD 8010MBA Seminar1
BUS_AD 8020MBA Seminar1
BUS_AD 8030MBA Seminar1
FINANC 7210Microeconomics for Business3
FINANC 7440Managerial Finance3
FINANC 8350Financial Statement Analysis I3
MANGMT 7430Operations Strategy3
MANGMT 7030Organizational Behavior3
MANGMT 8970Strategy and Global Competitiveness3
MANGMT 7450Business Analytics3
MRKTNG 7460Managerial Marketing3
MRKTNG 8060Competitive Marketing Strategy3
Total Credits48

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Plan of Study (execMBA)

First Year
1st 8-week session 1st 8-week session 8-10 days in June 
MANGMT 70303FINANC 72103BUS_AD 87306
MANGMT 74503MANGMT 80013 
2nd 8-week session 2nd 8-week session  
ACCTCY 73103FINANC 74103 
MRKTNG 74603BUS_AD 80101 
 12 10 6
Second Year
1st 8-week session 1st 8-week session  
MANGMT 74303FINANC 83503 
BUS_AD 80013MRKTNG 80603 
2nd 8-week session 2nd 8-week session  
BUS_AD 80201MANGMT 89703 
BUS_AD 80013BUS_AD 80301 
 10 10  
Total Credits: 48

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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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