The objective of the master’s degree programs is to provide advanced training to those who wish to practice their profession with increased competence in the global business industries. The program emphasizes both mastery of subject matter and an understanding of related research and research methodology. This emphasis implies development of the student’s ability to integrate and apply the subject matter.

Program Length: 24 months

Semester Credit Hours (Credits): 30

Program Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of business knowledge (principles, concepts, theories, perspectives) and skills (procedures, methods, strategies, approaches) for each business function/discipline, and of the interrelationships among business functions/disciplines.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to assess business environments and opportunities, and to align business activities in developing and implementing organizational strategy and change in complex and uncertain conditions.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to identify problems, define objectives, gather and analyze information, evaluate risks and alternatives, make decisions that are ethical and responsible, and to communicate clear, defensible ideas and plans.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to acquire and manage organizations’ financial capital, human capital, assets, information, and technology.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to work effectively and communicate with others as a colleague and as a manager.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to collaborate and communicate effectively with others.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to manage, influence, and lead others, and facilitate their development.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to perceive commonalities and differences in others’ values, styles, and perspectives, and how culture affects those commonalities and differences.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity for continual self-managed learning for professional and career development.

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours of graduate study are required for the MBA program. The MBA curriculum includes coursework in the following categories: Core Requirements, Electives, and a Capstone Course.

Upon clearing background preparation work, students start to take courses to meet the degree requirements, beginning with the Core Requirements courses.

Upon completion of the training, graduates may obtain entry-level or senior level jobs based on prior work experience. Entry-level jobs may include data analyst, junior data engineer, data engineers, or marketing analyst. Senior level jobs may include data scientist, senior marketing analyst, or marketing manager/director.

I. Core Requirements (21 credits) The following required courses provide a knowledge base of interdisciplinary business theories and techniques for the students who would like to pursue a career in business management with the concentration in Data Science. The students can select eight courses from the following list to fulfil the core requirements.

  • MB500 Financial Management
  • MB510 Human Resource Management
  • MB530 Statistics for data analysis
  • MB532 Statistics for Business Decision
  • MB550 Project Management
  • MB552 Management Information System
  • MB554 Leadership
  • MB558 Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • MB560 Marketing Management
  • MB562 Digital Marketing
  • MB570 Business and Human Resources Law
  • MB572 Organizational Behavior
  • MB580 Business Analytics and Strategy
  • MB584 Practical Machine Learning Using Python (Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit Learn)
  • MB586 Python and Big Data
  • MB590 Special Topics
  • CSE540 Advanced Data Structure and Algorithms
  • CSE558 Machine Learning
  • CSE572 Artificial Intelligence application using TensorFlow

II. Electives (6 credits) The students may elect any graduate-level courses to meet the electives requirement. The following is additional options for the elective courses:

Curricular Practicum: When applicable, the student may take curricular practicum courses and engage in practical training to work on company projects that are directly related to the student’s course of study. The student must observe the rules required for taking the practicum courses. No more than 6 credits of practicum coursework may be counted towards graduation. Part-time CPT is 1 credit, together with concurrent 9 course credits, and full time CPT is 2 credits, together with 6 concurrent course credits. Each 1 credit of a practicum course requires at least 45 hours of practical experience related to the student’s program curriculum.

  • MB598 Business Administration Internship

III. Capstone Course (3 credits) (A required subject) Students are required to start the capstone project as early as possible and under the guidance of the school adviser, integrate the knowledge and skills learned from the courses taken during the program.

  • MB599 Business Administration Capstone

IV. Graduation RequirementsThe Master of Business Administration degree program requires a minimum of 30 credits of graduate-level courses. The MBA degree program requires coursework in the following categories:

  • Core Requirements
  • Electives, and
  • A Capstone Course.

The following are required for graduation:

  • A graduate student admitted with under-graduate deficiencies must clear the deficiencies in the early terms. The student may clear a subject by either taking the course and earning a passing grade or passing a proficiency exam on the subject
  • Maintain a grade of C- or better for all courses taken to clear deficiencies or towards the degree requirements
  • Maintain an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or better
  • Maintain good standing with the University – with clear financial, library, and other school records
  • The student is approved to graduate after filing a petition for graduation
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