Master of Business Administration

The MBA program is a 32 credit-hour professional curriculum that requires 19 credits of core courses and 13 credits of electives. Depending on previous undergraduate coursework, students may be required to take an additional 15 credits of foundation courses. There is no thesis requirement for the MBA program; instead, students must complete an integrated project course that is part of the core course requirements.

Full-time students with a previous undergraduate degree in business can complete the accelerated program in one year. Part-time students can earn their degree in two to five years.  For those who do not have an undergraduate degree in business, UM provides the required prerequisites in five online courses. Please visit our foundation courses link if you do not have an undergrad in business.

Master of Business Administration

College of Business

Degree Specific Credits: 32

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

MBA Assessment and Assurance of Learning Goals

As part of our assessment process and assurance-of-learning standards, the MBA Curriculum and Assessment Committee has adopted six learning goals for MBA students. MBA students will have an understanding of:

  1. Integrated knowledge of business functions

  2. Communication skills and teamwork ability

  3. Ethical conduct, social responsibility and professional leadership

  4. Analytical and innovative thinking in business problem solving

  5. Knowledge and application of current trends in information technology

  6. Ability to evaluate implications of operating in the global business environment

Requirements

Required Core Courses (19 credits)

Autumn Semester Offerings

Course

Name

Credits

Offered

ACTG 605

Administrative Controls

2

Wk. 1-10

BMGT 640

Organizational Behavior

2

Wk. 1-10

BMGT 650

Business Ethics

1

Wk. 11-15

BMGT 604

Competitive Strategy

1

Wk. 1-5

BMIS 674

Mgmt of Information Systems

2

Wk. 6-15

BFIN 681

Financial Management

2

Wk. 6-15

Spring Semester Offerings

Course

Name

Credits

Offered

BMKT 660

Marketing Management

2

Wk. 1-10

BMIS 650

Quantitative Analysis

2

Wk. 1-10

BMGT 685

International Business

2

Wk. 6-15

MBA 603

Integrated Project

1

Wk. 11-15

BMGT 665

Strategic Management

2

Wk. 1-10

Elective Courses (13 credits required)

Fall, Spring, and Summer Offerings

Masters of Business Administration students can choose from a wide selection of electives. Most elective courses are offered as one credit weekend classes in Missoula.  In addition, we offer several daytime on-campus and flex delivery electives. Students can receive credit for independent study and internships that help them gain practical experience in their field of interest. Finally, students have the option of completing a study abroad and / or participate in an exchange program to enhance their global training.  Also acceptable, per approval, are up to 6 credits of 400-level courses taken for graduate credit.