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  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.


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Full-Time MBA Program

Executive MBA Program

Professional MBA Program

Online MBA Program

Dual Degree Options

Master Requirements

 
Full-Time MBA Program
mba.business.utah.edu
Spencer Fox Eccles 3rd Floor
801-585-6291
ftmba@utah.edu

Minimum Full-Time MBA Master Hours: 62

The primary objective of Full-time MBA program is to develop leaders who are effective in a range of responsible managerial positions in business firms, nonprofit institutions, or government agencies. Emphasis is placed upon clear definition of problem situations, analysis, and decision making. The teaching method employs a balanced mix of case analysis, student projects and presentations, computer simulations, lectures, and seminar discussions. Written and oral communication skills are stressed throughout the curriculum. The programs serve graduates from liberal arts, science, engineering, or other fields, as well as graduates form recognized colleges of business who want to study business administration. The Full-time MBA program requires two academic years of study (four semesters) and a summer internship for full-time students.

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Executive Education
emba.business.utah.edu
C Roland Christensen Ctr. Rm 125
801-581-5577
emba@utah.edu

Minimum EMBA Master Hours: 48

The Executive MBA is designed to provide working executives with 6+ years work experience, the management skills to handle today’s rapidly changing business environment. By creating a dynamic learning environment with advanced technology resources, the program offers opportunities for meaningful exchange between faculty experts, business leaders and executive level program participants. This program’s unique curriculum and schedule allows executives to continue managing their business affairs with minimal disruption to work schedules.

The degree program is a 21-month program that meets one full day a week on alternating Fridays/Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. In addition to regular class work, there are two intensive week sessions at the beginning of each year and a two-week international field study at the end of the program. All Executive MBA students are admitted only for fall semester.

Executive MBA Admission Requirements:

Degree requirements for students entering the Executive MBA program include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, college algebra with a grade of B or better within the last ten years, six years work experience, and official report of GMAT score (unless waived by department in select cases). The following items should be submitted directly to the Executive Education Department of the David Eccles School of Business: EMBA Application, Resume, Essay, and Nomination Form and Letter from the applicant’s employer. Transcripts, graduate application, and applicable fee should be submitted to the University’s Admission Office.

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Professional MBA Program
pmba.business.utah.edu
C Roland Christensen Ctr. Rm 118
801-581-6836
pmba@utah.edu

Minimum PMBA Master Hours: 48

The Professional MBA is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, this part-time option is to develop leaders who are effective in a range of responsible managerial positions in business firms, nonprofit institutions, or government agencies. Emphasis is placed upon clear definition of problem situations, analysis, and decision making. The teaching method employs a balanced mix of case analysis, student projects and presentations, computer simulations, lectures, and seminar discussions. Written and oral communication skills are stressed throughout the curriculum. The programs serve graduates from liberal arts, science, engineering, or other fields, as well as graduates form recognized colleges of business who want to study business administration.

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Online MBA Program
mbaonline.business.utah.edu
C Roland Christensen Ctr. Rm 130
801-587-8870
MBAOnline@utah.edu

Minimum Online MBA Master Hours: 48

The online program is designed to provide the same rigorous content from our world-renowned faculty in a convenient, high-quality, interactive, on-demand format. Our program allows for in-depth discussions between team members and with faculty using web conferencing, online forums, and multimedia. While all content in the online courses is available 24/7, students have the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students in a weekly live web-conferencing session.

Dual Degrees:

Full-Time MBA degree has dual degree options with Chemical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Bioengineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Juris Doctor, Medicine, Master of Healthcare Administration  and the Masters of Entertainment Arts and Engineering. Click on the name to view more information. (if applicable)

Professional MBA degree has a dual degree option with Master of Healthcare Administration . Click on the name to view more information.

Students in the dual degree programs receive two degrees in approximately one year less time than if the degrees were pursued independently. Admission to all dual MBA programs require that the student be independently admitted by both programs. For detailed requirements and course requirements for these programs, contact the Masters Program Office.

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Master Requirements: 

Master Requirements for Full-Time Master of Business Administration


Intensive Week


Full-time MBA students complete an intensive week for 6 days (Monday through Saturday) the week prior to classes starting. Students will get oriented to the culture, goals, and co-curricular programs available through the MBA Program. Intensive Week includes pre-program course and in class students learn about team dynamics and a wide range of tools to effectively diagnose complex dynamics in work groups and take actions to improve performance.

The class ends with student teams completing a community service project. The experiences throughout this week enable students to build the learning community and establish a support network for their time in the MBA program.

Electives


(Complete 24 credits)

Electives may be taken in a wide variety of courses with the following primary areas of concentration: Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, Entrepreneurial Studies, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, and Management.

Students may elect up to 6 credits of graduate courses outside the David Eccles School of Business with the permission of the graduate advisor.

Study Trip Requirement


Full-Time MBAs are invited to complete one out-of-state or out-of-country study trip per year during their MBA. Study trips are normally planned during academic breaks and funding is available to help students meet this important program requirement.Full-Time MBAs are required to complete one out-of-state study trip per year during their MBA. Study trips are normally planned during academic breaks and financial assistance is available to help students meet this important program requirement.

Dual-Degree Students


MBA dual-degree students will have different core and total credit hour requirements. Students should reference their dual-degree materials for credit hour totals.

Master Requirements for Executive Master of Business Administration


First Year


Second Year


Master Requirements for Professional Master of Business Administration


Core Courses


 33 credits of core coursework is required.

Electives


*Electives subject to change. Adjustments to electives offered may occur due to instructor availability or enrollment.

  • 15 total credits of elective coursework is required. Elective courses can be taken at the 6000 level* in any of the departments listed below:

    • MGT
    • ACCTG
    • FINAN
    • OIS/IS
    • STRAT
    • MKTG

    *Students may take 3.0 credits of elective coursework at the 5000 level, but only with approval from the Professional MBA administration.

  • STRAT 6792 - Applied International Management & Regional Contexts 3 Credit(s)
  • *Applied International Management is the Professional MBA student international trip course. Acceptance into this course is by application only. Please contact pmba@utah.edu if you are interested in this course.

Master Requirements for Online Master of Business Administration


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