UAHuntsville is one of the fastest growing, high technology business regions in the U.S. We offer a unique MBA program that positions our graduates for success in organizations and industries influenced by technology and innovation. In addition to advanced coursework in business disciplines, organization theory, and decision-making, our core program introduces the role of technology in driving innovation, uncertainty, and change -- and the unique issues in managing high technology professionals. Through concentration options, students may focus their program on Supply Chain Management, Technology Commercialization, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICE), Information Systems, Contracts & Acquisition Management (i.e. Federal Procurement), or other areas.
Nationally Recognized Faculty
Our faculty include nationally recognized researchers, award-winning classroom instructors, and distinguished executive leaders. Many of our faculty are involved in sponsored research programs with the Army and companies in the Huntsville high-tech community and several have won research awards from the Decision Sciences Institute and IEEE. Faculty are active in publishing in leading journals and have lectured at universities and organizations in China, Russia, Romania, England, Germany, & others.
Energetic Professional Community
UAHuntsville is part of the second largest research park in the United States, housing more than 300 businesses including 50 Fortune 500 firms. Nearby Redstone Arsenal houses NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the Army's Material Command and over 50 other agencies. Our MBA program draws on the experience of managers in these technology organizations and provides opportunities for students to engage with the community through projects, internships, and professional associations.
Accredited by AACSB International
The college of Business Administration is accredited by the AACSB International - The International Association for Management Education. Fewer than 28% of all business schools are accredited by this prestigious body.
UAHuntsville MBA Courses
Basic Skills Requirements
|EH 101 and 102- English Composition||Basic skills may be achieved either by prior experience or as part of the MBA curriculum. Students who need these skills will be advised at the time of their admission. A student may be waived from a foundation course by having completed approved substitute undergraduate coursework with a minimum of "C". At the time a student is admitted to the program, the transcript is reviewed to determine if any of the foundation courses have been satisfied.|
|MA 120- Math Applications II|
|MSC 287- Statistics|
|IS 146- Computer Usage|
Foundation (15 Credit Hours)
|ACC 600- Foundations of Accounting for Managers||Intro to accounting framework, how it is used in evaluating economic conditions and success in decision-making in organizations.|
|ECN 600- Foundations of Economics||Economic analysis, theory behind output and pricing decisions, principles of comparative advantage and gains from trade.|
|MGT 600- Organized Theory, Behavior, & Environment||Human behavioral and organizational influences on the performance and of the organization.|
|MKT 600- Survey of Marketing Management||Planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing goods and services.|
|MSC 600- Operations Management||Concepts, processes, and problem-solving tools involved with the operation of a firm.|
* Foundation courses may be exempted by students with a business undergraduate degree (pending review of transcript ).
Core (24 Credit Hours)
|MGT 601- Introduction to Technology Development||Emerging Technologies, role of technology in driving industry change.|
|MSC 603- Quantitative Methods||An introduction to and an application of several fundamental quantitative methods commonly used in business. Topics include hypothesis testing, ANOVA, regression, and queuing theory.|
|ACC 602- Managerial Accounting||Accounting concepts, accepted methods of applying concepts in decision-making, planning, and control.|
|ECN 626- Managerial Economics & Technology||Effect of technology and technological change on revenue and costs and related decision calculuses are stressed.|
|FIN 601- Financial Decisions Under Uncertainty||Principles of asset valuation, long-term financial decision making, capital budgeting and cost of capital.|
|MKT 604- New Product Development||Practical management of new product development methods and techniques from current research and successful industry practice.|
|MGT 622- Management of Technological Professionals (or 631)||Special issues in managing engineers, scientists, and technical support personnel.|
|MGT 631- Strategic HRM in a Technological Environment (or 622)||Management of personnel from a strategic perspective with challenges faced by high technology firms and organizations experiencing technological change.|
|MGT 698- Strategic Management||Industry change, unifying strategy, implementation of integrated functional policies, and a plan of action to achieve established objectives.|
Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Electives may be from different disciplines or you may choose to concentrate in one of the following areas.
|Accounting||Example concentration courses:
|Acquisition Management (Contracts, Federal Procurement)||Example concentration courses:
|Entrepreneurship||Example concentration courses:
|Logistics and Supply Chain Management||Example concentration courses:
|Information Assurance and Security||Example concentration courses:
|Information Systems||Example concentration courses:
|Project Management||Example concentration courses:
|Human Resource Management||Example concentration courses:
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