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Online MBA
Areas of Emphasis

Energy Finance Emphasis (4 courses substitute)

The Area of Emphasis in Energy Finance is intended to prepare MBA students to work in the growing energy industry. Students will be exposed to course work in finance, law, ethics and risk management as it pertains to the field of energy.

Course Requirements

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must have completed the required courses with passing grades. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA Program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA in the MBA Program.

Core Courses


Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Emphasis (4 courses substitute)

The Area of Emphasis in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is ideal for students interested in detecting, preventing and deterring fraud. Students pursuing this area of emphasis will be required to attend two additional 2-3 day residencies to coordinate with the required emphasis courses. The first residency will be in the first summer of the MBA program, typically at the end of June. The second residency will be in the second summer, typically at the end of July / beginning of August.

Course Requirements

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must have completed the required courses with passing grades. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA Program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA in the MBA Program.

Core Courses


Integrated Marketing Communications

The Area of Emphasis in Integrated Marketing Communications is intended to prepare MBA students to develop the skills required to manage integrated marketing communications campaigns for their firms. Students will be exposed to coursework in integrated marketing communications, audience insight, brand equity management and emerging media. Students interested in this AOE must apply separately as only five candidates will be accepted each term. Application deadline for Fall AOE Admission is July 15, 2016.  APPLY NOW

Course Requirements

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must complete the four required courses listed below. Note that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the Online Hybrid MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student’s cumulative GPA (a C- or better is required in courses, with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0) in the MBA program.

Courses

Total Hours: 12 Credits

Online MBA students who elect to enroll in this Area of Emphasis will be required to complete IMC 610 before moving on to the other courses in the Area of Emphasis.

MBA students who declare this Area of Emphasis are expected to take IMC AOE courses during their second summer in the program as elective courses. The addition of this AOE by an MBA student will add two courses to their plan of study and increase the total credit hours required to earn their MBA to 54 credits.