Degree Options

All current degree options share the same required common core courses, which give our students a comprehensive and in-depth insight in crucial areas for managerial success. *PLEASE NOTE: 9 hours per semester is full time at the graduate level. It is equivalent to 15 hours at the undergraduate level.*

Students who do not have a background in business need to successfully complete (grade of C or above) the following prerequisite MBA courses prior to regular admission to our MBA program. Provisional admission will be granted until the prerequisites are complete. Most students with an undergraduate business degree will have these classes completed.

Accelerated MBA Option

For Students with at Least 75 Semester Hours, the accelerated master’s degree program allows certain undergraduate students to take a couple of classes in their senior year that count for both undergraduate credit and graduate credit. Our MBA program was approved for this program. We encourage you to consider this new opportunity.

Students with a bachelor's degree in business or an undergraduate degree with a business minor from an AACSB accredited institution are considered to have met the course prerequisites for this program. For all other students, individual academic and professional experience will determine potential prerequisites needed for the MBA program. A resume will need to accompany your application for professional experience to be considered. Please contact the Graduate Business and Computing Studies office at mba@semo.edu or 573-651-5116 to determine whether any further preparation and or concurrent coursework is required for you to be successful in the MBA program.

Minimum grade of 'C' required in these courses. Students may CLEP any course that is offered by CLEP for proof of knowledge.
You can find a CLEP testing center near you at: https://clep.collegeboard.org/test-center-search

Common Core Courses

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (capstone, must complete 18 hours first)
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Management (not required by Accounting option)
  • BA668 The Financial Environment

Degree Options and Course Requirements

Required Courses (3 Hours) Choose One:
  • AC545 Advanced Tax
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing
  • AC534 FAR III
Accounting Course Choices (9 Hours) Choose Three:
  • AC537 Advanced Audit & Assurance
  • AC534 Financial Accounting & Reporting III
  • AC540 International Perspective on Accounting
  • AC545 Taxation of Bus Entities
  • AC550 Fraud Exam & Forensic Accountnig
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financing
  • AC548 Government and Not-For-Profit
  • AC--- any 500-level AC course not selected above
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Accounting)
Additional Prerequisites to the Accounting Option
  • AC321 FAR I
  • AC332 FAR II

YOU MUST MEET PREREQUISITES OF SELECTED COURSES

Required Course
  • EV661 Business Strategies for Corporate Management
Electives (9 hours)

Select two courses from this list:

  • EV551 Hazardous Material Assessments
  • EV653 Occupational Health
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications
  • EV655 Industrial Hygiene
  • EV660 Introduction to Toxicology
  • GO605 Environmental Assessment
  • BA657 Applied Research Topic (related to Environmental Management)
Prerequisites
  • EV661: CH181 or CH185 & MA134
  • EV660: BI200, ZO200, CH186
  • EV551: CH185, CH186, EV655
  • EV653: CH181 or CH185
  • EV655: BI200, CH186, MA134
  • EV654: CH181 or CH185, MA134

Note: EV Courses are taught in the Environmental Science program.

Required Courses
  • BA665 Financial Institutions, Credit Markets & Regular Policies
  • FI540 International Finance
  • FI568 Portfolio Seminar

Choose One of the Following

  • FI5-- Financial Policy
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Financial Management)

Elective Courses - choose 12 hours from:

Students who choose the General Management Option may use this list to choose their electives.

  • AC540 International Perspectives on Accounting
  • AC545 Advanced Tax
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing
  • AC534 FAR III
  • AC537 Advanced Audit & Assurance
  • AC534 Financial Accounting & Reporting III
  • AC540 International Perspective on Accounting
  • AC545 Taxation of Bus Entities
  • AC550 Fraud Exam & Forensic Accountnig
  • AC548 Government and Not-For-Profit
  • AC580 International Economics
  • BA560 International Business Practice
  • BA640 Integrative Management
  • BA641 Entrepreneurship
  • BA656 Applied Human Resources Management
  • BA657 Applied Research Project
  • BA658 Business Internship
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financing
  • BA661 External Environment of Business
  • BA662 Contemporary Issues in Business
  • BA663 International Business Strategies
  • BA664 Organizational Leadership
  • BA665 Financial Institutions, Credit Markets & Regular Policies
  • BA667 Liability Risks, Production and Services
  • EC561 Managerial Economics
  • ER521 Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • ER531 Imagination, Creativity and Innovation
  • ER551 Managing & Growing the New Venture
  • ER561 Entrepreneurship: Planning and Strategy
  • EV551 Hazardous Material Assessments
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics
  • EV653 Occupational Health
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications
  • EV655 Industrial Hygiene
  • EV660 Introduction to Toxicology
  • EV661 Business Strategies for Corporate Management
  • FI540 International Finance
  • FI568 Portfolio Seminar
  • FM504 Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • FM554 Facilities Operations and Supervision
  • GO605 Environmental Assessment
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations
  • HA520 Intro to Healthcare Quality
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics
  • HA580 Management of Health Systems: Strategy and Quality
  • HA581 Health Administration Policy
  • HA582 Health Care Budgeting & Reimbursment
  • HA585 Healthcare Marketing
  • IM600 Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM601 Industry Saftey & Ergonomic
  • IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 Technology Supervision in a Diverse Workplace
  • IM606 Knowledge Management
  • MA580 Expert Design, Analysis of Variance
  • MA623 Statistic Analysis for Forensic Science
  • MG550 Improving Team Performance
  • MG560 International Management
  • MK560 International Marketing
  • SM540 Legal Aspects of Sport Activity
  • SM570 Managment & Leadership in Sport Organizations
  • SM610 Principles & Practices of Sport Management
  • SM612 Topics, Trends and Issues in Sport Managment
  • SM655 Design & Operations of Sport Facilities
Required Courses - choose 12 hours from:
  • IM600 Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM601 Industry Saftey & Ergonomic
  • IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 Technology Supervision in a Diverse Workplace
  • FM504 Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • IM606 Knowledge Management
  • FM554 Facilities Operations and Supervision
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Industrial Management)
Required Course
  • BA663 International Business Strategies
Electives (9 hours)

Choose at Most Two Courses From This List

  • AC540 International Perspectives on Accounting
  • AC580 International Economics
  • FI540 International Finance

Choose at Most Two Courses From This List

  • MK560 International Marketing
  • MG560 International Management
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to International Business)
  • BL560 International Business Law
Additional Requirement

Students who select this option are required to take 9 credit hours of classes in foreign language classes.

Required Courses (12 hours)
  • HA582 Health Care Budgeting & Reimbursment
  • HA580 Management of Health Systems: Strategy and Quality
  • HA581 Health Administration Policy
  • HA520 Intro to Healthcare Quality
  • HA585 Healthcare Marketing
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Health Administration)
Required Courses (12 hours)
  • ER521 Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • ER561 Entrepreneurship: Planning and Strategy
  • ER531 Imagination, Creativity and Innovation
  • ER551 Managing & Growing the New Venture
  • BA641 Entrepreneurship
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Entrepreneurship)
Required Courses - choose 12 hours from:
  • SM612 Topics, Trends and Issues in Sport Managment
  • SM610 Principles & Practices of Sport Management
  • SM655 Design & Operations of Sport Facilities
  • SM540 Legal Aspects of Sport Activity
  • SM570 Managment & Leadership in Sport Organizations
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (related to Sport Management)

Contact

573.651.5116
mba@semo.edu
Dempster Hall 248
MBA Program
One University Plaza, MS 5890
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701