May 18, 2022
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Business Administration, M.B.A.
Helzberg School of Management
The Rockhurst MBA normally consists of a minimum 30 semester hours beyond the Prerequisites, divided into Core Managerial Perspectives and Electives.
MBA Prerequisite Courses (0-18 hours):
These 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 his/her initial credit evaluation at the time of admission.
Students meet MBA Prerequisite requirements by:
- Earning a C or better in applicable undergraduate business courses.
- Completing specified Rockhurst MBA Prerequisite courses.
- 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 profiency in all work discussed in those courses.
Rockhurst offers six 3-credit hour Prerequisite courses:
- AC 4500 Principles of Accounting (3)
- FN 3000 Essentials of Finance (3)
- EC 4500 Applied Quantitative Methods (3)
- EC 4550 Principles of Economics (3)
- MK 3000 Principles of Marketing (3)
- MG 3100 Management Information Systems (3)
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.
In addition to meeting Prerequisite requirements, students are expected to demonstrate a basic proficiency in computers, written communication, and oral communication. These proficiencies are assessed upon initial application. The computer proficiency requirement, to include a basic understanding of word processing and spreadsheet packages, may be met by successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of a college-level computer course, or by providing evidence of achievement based on relevant experience. The written communications proficiency requirement may be met 1) by successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of six hours of undergraduate composition or 2) by providing evidence of achievement based on relevant experience. The oral communications proficiency requirement may be met by the successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of three hours of undergraduate speech, or by other relevant experience. The Dean or the Dean’s designee will approve proficiency waivers.
Core Managerial Perspective Courses (22 hours):
The part-time evening Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program will require students to take 24 hours of graduate education coursework which will form the Core of the program. The student will then choose 6 additional hours of elective coursework for a total of 30 credit hours to earn the degree. All students must take the following courses as the Core of the program:
In addition to the Core courses listed above, students must select:
In addition to the Core courses listed above, students must select one 2 credit hour course from the list below:
Electives (6-8 hours):
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.
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level AC courses outside of the MBA Core.
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level Entrepreneurship courses outside of the MBA Core. Examples include, Managing Small Business Growth, Venture Capital, and Social Entrepreneurship.
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level FN courses outside of the MBA Core.
Fundraising Leadership Concentration
Minimum of 9 hours of 6000-level FD courses outside of the MBA Core.
Health Care Management Concentration:
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level HCM courses outside of the MBA Core.
Human Capital Concentration
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level Human Capital courses outside of the MBA Core. Examples include HR and Managing People, Cross Culture Management, and Conflict Management and Negotiation.
International Business Concentration:
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level International courses outside of the MBA Core. Examples include Cross Culture Management, International Marketing, International Finance.
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level BIA, MG, or MK courses outside of the MBA Core.
Non-Profit Administration Concentration:
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level NP or FD courses outside the MBA core.
Organizational Development Concentration
Minimum of 8 hours of 6000-level Organizational Development courses outside of the MBA Core. Examples include Organizational Development and Consulting, Organizational Theory and Design, Organizational Change, and Innovation.