May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.


A Helzberg MBA from Rockhurst University provides an individually tailored education with a focus on personal and professional development.  The prestige of this program is evidenced by our national rankings and broad network of alumni both in Kansas City and across the globe.

The Helzberg MBA strives to be the preeminent applied leadership, general management and competency-building program in the Kansas City area and beyond.  The Helzberg MBA incorporates the following six themes in the program: Leadership, Ethical Behavior/Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Skills and Knowledge, International/Global, Information Analysis and Application, and Communication.

The MBA core curriculum consists of 24 core credit hours in business courses, along with a minimum of 6 credits in electives to complete the program.  Completing 8 credit hours of electives in a specified discipline allow a student to receive a concentration for the MBA degree.

All MBA students must adhere to the Helzberg School of Management  Graduate Business Programs Admission Requirements, Standards and Policies.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite courses are designed to prepare students for MBA study. The Prerequisite requirement is typically satisfied by an undergraduate degree in business or a Rockhurst University undergraduate degree with a minor in business administration. Otherwise, a student’s Prerequisite requirement is determined during the student’s initial credit evaluation at the time of admission.  Prerequisite courses may also be taken by individuals seeking background in basic areas of business or by those wanting to review specific subjects before moving into the Core Managerial Perspective courses. Students are expected to satisfy Prerequisite requirements before moving into Core Managerial Perspective coursework.

Students meet MBA prerequisite requirements by:

  1. Earning a C or better in applicable undergraduate business courses.
  2. Completing specified Rockhurst MBA Prerequisite courses.
  3. Or by receiving a waiver from the Dean or the Dean’s designee based on prior work experience or professional achievement. In all cases, the student is responsible for proficiency in all work discussed in those courses.

Core Managerial Perspective

The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program requires students to take 24 credit hours of graduate education coursework which will form the Core of the program.

Electives

The student pursuing the MBA degree must also choose 6 additional hours of elective credit for the 30-hour degree.

The student pursuing a concentration within the MBA will take 8 prescribed credit hours outside of the Core. Elective hours may be counted toward the concentrations listed below.

Concentrations

The student pursuing a concentration within the MBA will take 8 prescribed credit hours outside of the Core. Elective hours may be counted toward the concentrations listed below.

  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Capital
  • Management
  • NonProfit Leadership
  • Organizational Development