Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Technology-driven Curriculum

Huntsville 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, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 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 the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. Faculty are active in publishing in leading journals and have lectured at universities and for organizations around the world, including China, Russia, Romania, England, and Germany.

Energetic Professional Community

UAH 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 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Fewer than 28% of all business schools are accredited by this prestigious body.

MBA Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

Optional Concentrations

Accounting Example concentration courses:
  • ACC 514 Cost Accounting
  • ACC 520 State and Local Taxation
  • ACC 603 Financial Statement Analysis
Acquisition Management (Contracts, Federal Procurement) Example concentration courses:
  • MGT 501 Intro to Contract Management
  • MGT 503 Contract Pricing and Cost Analysis
  • BLS 506 Government Contract Law
Entrepreneurship Example concentration courses:
  • MKT 505 New Venture Strategies
  • MKT 580 Marketing Management
  • MKT 606 Marketing in a High Technology Environment
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Example concentration courses:
  • MSC 510 Transportation and Logistics
  • MGT 611 Supply Chain Management
  • IS 522 Supply Chain Management Systems
Information Assurance and Security Example concentration courses:
  • IS 501 Intro to Information Systems Assurance
  • IS 560 Telecommunications and Networking
  • IS 660 Information Security Management
Information Systems Example concentration courses:
  • IS 634 Management of Information Technology
  • IS 680 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • IS 597 Information Systems Design
Project Management Example concentration courses:
  • MGT 640 Principles of Project Management
  • 2 Engineering Management electives
Human Resource Management Example concentration courses:
  • MGT 560 Employee Staffing and Development
  • MGT 561 Strategic Compensation Management
  • MGT 562 Employment Law for Managers