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Degree Requirements for the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program



Degree Requirements for the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program

The Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program is an academic program designed to meet the needs of international students whose baccalaureate degrees were completed in three years (the equivalent of fewer than 120 semester credit hours) rather than four years. Students in the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program are required to meet all University Admission requirements as well as the School of Business Administration MBA general requirements. Bridge students will not be allowed to enroll in MBA core and elective courses until they have satisfactorily completed the Fourth-Year Bridge. The only exception to this rule will be that a student with a UHV GPA of 3.0 or higher may file a Course Credit Petition to complete the final hours for the Bridge and begin the regular MBA courses simultaneously. The petition form is available in the Office of the Registrar and Student Records, or on the web at www.uhv.edu/oar/ under Forms.

The following courses are required for completing the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program (students should refer to individual course descriptions for information on course prerequisites):

FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS (30 HOURS)

ENGL 3430 Professional Writing
HUMA 4322 Ethics
MGMT 3312 Legal Environment of Business

9 upper-division hours selected from approved electives listed at http://www.uhv.edu/bus/bmba/bridgecourses.asp

12 hours selected by advisement

REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS COURSES (36 HOURS)

Requirement (Prerequisite*)

ECON 6351 Economics for Managers
MGMT 6351 Management and Organizational Behavior
QMSC 6351 Statistics and Research Methods (business calculus)
BUSI 6351 Business and Society
ACCT 6351 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGMT 6352 Management Information Systems (basic computer literacy)
ACCT 6352 Strategic Cost Management (ACCT 6351)
MGMT 6355 Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (QMSC 6351)
FINC 6352 Financial Management (ACCT 6351, ECON 6351, and QMSC 6351)
MKTG 6352 Strategic Marketing Management
MGMT 6354 Leadership and Organizational Change (BUSI 6351 and MGMT 6351)
MGMT 6359 Seminar in Strategic Management (Completion of all MBA Core Courses; MGMT 6354 may be taken concurrently)

*Students should refer to individual course descriptions for additional information on course prerequisites.

REQUIRED ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION (12 HOURS)

Choose one of the following:

General Business: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete 12 hours of graduate business electives without designating a concentration. Study abroad courses completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting may be included.

Accounting: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete one of two options to achieve a concentration in Accounting:

  • Four accounting electives or
  • Three accounting electives plus one finance, economics, or study abroad elective (study abroad course may be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, or Economics.)

Finance: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete one of two options to achieve a concentration in Finance:

  • Four finance electives or
  • Three finance electives plus one accounting, economics, or study abroad elective (study abroad course may be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, or Economics.)

Management: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 courses from the graduate Management course offerings not already required for their degree program. One study abroad completed in Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting may be substituted for a Management course.

Marketing: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 courses from the graduate Marketing course offerings not already required for their degree program. One study abroad completed in Management, Finance, Economics, or Accounting may be substituted for a Marketing course.

International Business: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of the electives listed to complete a concentration in International Business:

  • ACCT 6377 International Accounting
  • ECON 6367 Global Economics
  • FINC 6367 International Finance
  • MGMT 6367 International Operations Management
  • MGMT 6377 International Management
  • MKTG 6377 International Marketing
  • MGMT 6300 Selected Topics in Management (Must be designated as an international elective)
  • Study Abroad (May be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting.)

Entrepreneurship: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of the 7 electives listed to complete a concentration in Entrepreneurship:

  • EDEN 6350 Introduction to Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
  • EDEN 6351 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • EDEN 6352 Developing the Business Plan
  • EDEN 6353 Nurturing and Growing the Fledgling Venture
  • EDEN 6354 Growing the Successful Venture
  • EDEN 6355 Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Study Abroad (May be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting – limited to one.)

Economic Development: Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of the 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Economic Development:

  • EDEN 6350 Introduction to Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
  • EDEN 6355 Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • EDEN 6356 Methods in Economic Development
  • EDEN 6358 Theory and Practice of Regional Economic Development
  • EDEN 6357 The Practice of Local Economic Development
  • Study Abroad (May be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting – limited to one.)
TOTAL FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS    31 hours
CORE REQUIREMENTS                                    36 hours
ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION                      12 hours
TOTAL                                                                 79 hours

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Please refer to the General Requirements for MBA students in the previous section.