Alan E. Ellstrand
Associate Dean for Programs and Research
328 Walton College of Business
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Executive M.B.A. website

Degrees Conferred:
M.B.A. 
Ph.D. in Business Administration

Graduate Certificates (non-degree):
Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Program Description: Designed for working professionals, the Business Administration program offers two concentrations at the master's level: the Executive M.B.A. and the Executive Healthcare M.B.A. These hybrid/online programs allow students to obtain an Executive M.B.A. or an Executive Healthcare M.B.A. in two years by attending classes approximately one Saturday each month. The Ph.D. in Business Administration is also offered as concentrations with requirements listed in the various respective departments of Walton College.

The Business Administration program also offers two graduate certificates, one in business and one in entrepreneurship.

Requirements for the Full-Time M.B.A. Concentration

Admission to the M.B.A.: Students must be admitted to the Graduate School of Business and to the M.B.A. program by the M.B.A. Admissions Committee. Admission to the M.B.A. program is based upon an acceptable GMAT or GRE score, an acceptable grade-point average, recommendations, essays, and related work experience. For questions regarding admission requirements for the M.B.A. program, please access information online at gsb.uark.edu or contact the Graduate School of Business at gsb@walton.uark.edu.

Prerequisites to Degree Program: Students entering the M.B.A. program are expected to have already mastered basic business concepts or, demonstrated, with an official GMAT or GRE test score, the ability to master business concepts taught in the program. Mastery of the aforementioned topics must be demonstrated before entering the program. Students without academic backgrounds in business may be required to take additional hours or noncredit preparatory classes prior to enrollment in the M.B.A. program. 

Requirements for a Master of Business Administration Degree

Requirements include one or more courses from each of the following core areas: People Management, Ethics, and Leadership; Information Technology and Analytics; Accounting and Financial Capital; Marketing and Supply Chain Management; and Strategic and International Management. In addition, requirements include two to four courses from each concentration’s specialization track. 

Requirements for the M.B.A. are fulfilled through one of the following three concentrations: Full-Time M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., and Executive Healthcare M.B.A. 

Concentration Requirements 

Core Courses
MGMT 5223Business Leadership and Ethics3
MGMT 5391Business History and Practice1
Information Technology and Analytics
ISYS 5363Business Analytics3
ISYS 5433Enterprise Systems3
Accounting and Financial Capital
ACCT 5223MBA Accounting Analysis3
FINN 5223Financial Markets & Valuation3
Marketing and Supply Chain Managment
MKTG 5103Introduction to Marketing3
SCMT 5633Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
Strategic and International Management
ECON 5243Managerial Economics3
MGMT 5313Strategic Management3
Special Topics
ECON 537VGlobal Business1
or MGMT 537V Global Business
Global Experience/Study Abroad
Departmental 636V Special Topics or Special Problems in Business3
MBAD 536VStudy Abroad-Special Problems3
Tracks12
Full Time M.B.A. concentration students must select from one of the following tracks:
Marketing/Retail
Consumer and Market Research
Marketing Analytics
New Product Development and Strategy
Retail Strategy
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Innovation and Technology
Retail and CPG Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management in Global Business
Predictive Supply Chain Analytics
Finance
Energy Finance and Risk Management
Advanced Corporate Financial Management
Advanced Investments
Shollmier Investment Project
Investment Theory and Management
Entrepreneurship
New Venture Development
New Venture Development II
Innovation & Creativity
Graduate Business Elective (3 hours)
Professional Development and Internship hours (6 hours)
Students must complete the following 3 hours in New Student Orientation:3
Professional Development -- Special Topics In Business
Professional Development -- Special Topics In Business
Professional Development -- Special Topics In Business
Students must complete a 3-hour Internship:3
MBA Internship
Total Hours53

Requirements for Executive M.B.A. Concentration

Admission to the M.B.A.: Students must be admitted to the Graduate School of Business and to the M.B.A. program by the M.B.A. Admissions Committee. Admission to the M.B.A. program is based upon an acceptable GMAT or GRE score, an acceptable grade-point average, recommendations, essays, and related work experience. For questions regarding admission requirements for the M.B.A. program, please access information online at gsb.uark.edu or contact the Graduate School of Business at gsb@walton.uark.edu.

Prerequisites to Degree Program: Students entering the M.B.A. program are expected to have already mastered basic business concepts or, demonstrated, with an official GMAT or GRE test score, the ability to master business concepts taught in the program. Mastery of the aforementioned topics must be demonstrated before entering the program. Students without academic backgrounds in business may be required to take additional hours or noncredit preparatory classes prior to enrollment in the M.B.A. program. 

Requirements for a Master of Business Administration Degree

Requirements include one or more courses from each of the following core areas: People Management, Ethics, and Leadership; Information Technology and Analytics; Accounting and Financial Capital; Marketing and Supply Chain Management; and Strategic and International Management. In addition, requirements include two to four courses from each concentration’s specialization track. 

Requirements for the M.B.A. are fulfilled through one of the following three concentrations: Full-Time M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., and Executive Healthcare M.B.A. 

Concentration Requirements

Core Courses
People Management, Ethics and Leadership
MGMT 5613Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
Information Technology and Analytics
SCMT 5133Quantitative Methods and Decision Making3
ISYS 5603Analytics and Visualization3
Accounting and Financial Capital
FINN 5113Corporate Financial Management3
ACCT 5263Financial Statement Analysis for Executives3
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
MKTG 5223Marketing3
SCMT 5663Retail and CPG Supply Chain Management3
Strategic and International Management
MGMT 5313Strategic Management3
MGMT 537VGlobal Business3
MGMT 5602Introduction to Strategy2
ECON 5253Economics of Management and Strategy3
Tracks6
Executive M.B.A. concentration students must select from one of the following tracks:
Retail
Retail Strategy
Choose one course from either the Supply Chain Management track or Business Analytics track.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management in Global Business
Predictive Supply Chain Analytics
Financial Management
Advanced Corporate Financial Management
Investment Theory and Management
Innovation/Entrepreneurship
New Venture Development
New Venture Development II
Business Analytics
Data Management Systems
Seminar in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
Total Hours38

Requirements for Executive Healthcare M.B.A. Concentration

Admission to the M.B.A.: Students must be admitted to the Graduate School of Business and to the M.B.A. program by the M.B.A. Admissions Committee. Admission to the M.B.A. program is based upon an acceptable GMAT or GRE score, an acceptable grade-point average, recommendations, essays, and related work experience. For questions regarding admission requirements for the M.B.A. program, please access information online at gsb.uark.edu or contact the Graduate School of Business at gsb@walton.uark.edu.

Prerequisites to Degree Program: Students entering the M.B.A. program are expected to have already mastered basic business concepts or, demonstrated, with an official GMAT or GRE test score, the ability to master business concepts taught in the program. Mastery of the aforementioned topics must be demonstrated before entering the program. Students without academic backgrounds in business may be required to take additional hours or noncredit preparatory classes prior to enrollment in the M.B.A. program. 

Requirements for a Master of Business Administration Degree

Requirements include one or more courses from each of the following core areas: People Management, Ethics, and Leadership; Information Technology and Analytics; Accounting and Financial Capital; Marketing and Supply Chain Management; and Strategic and International Management. In addition, requirements include two to four courses from each concentration’s specialization track. 

Requirements for the M.B.A. are fulfilled through one of the following three concentrations: Full-Time M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., and Executive Healthcare M.B.A. 

Concentration Requirements

Core Courses
People Management, Ethics and Leadership
MGMT 5613Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
Information Technology and Analytics
SCMT 5133Quantitative Methods and Decision Making3
ISYS 5603Analytics and Visualization3
Accounting and Financial Capital
FINN 5113Corporate Financial Management3
ACCT 5263Financial Statement Analysis for Executives3
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
MKTG 5223Marketing3
SCMT 5663Retail and CPG Supply Chain Management3
Strategic and International Management
MGMT 5313Strategic Management3
MGMT 537VGlobal Business3
Public Health Courses
MGMT 5602Introduction to Strategy2
ECON 5253Economics of Management and Strategy3
Public Health Courses
Executive Healthcare M.B.A. concentration students must also complete the following courses from UAMS:
PBHL 5123The Health Care System3
PBHL 5293Health Law3
PBHL 5333 Advanced Health Systems Financial Management3
PBHL 5533Health Care Quality Management3
Total Hours44

Requirements for Ph.D. with Concentration in Accounting

Program Structure

The doctoral program in accounting consists of the following elements: course work, two summer papers, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation. The latter involves an oral defense of both the dissertation proposal as well as the final dissertation. It is anticipated that all required course work, including accounting seminars, tool courses, and supporting courses, will be completed in two to two and a half years (a total of 42 hours excluding colloquium and dissertation credit). Students must recognize a joint responsibility in their preparation to perform research and, in some cases, may wish to take courses beyond those specified to strengthen their skills and abilities in fields that will contribute to successful completion of their dissertation.

The seminars will be offered in alternating years, A and B, respectively.

Year A:

  • Seminar I covers research methods and research design, with an emphasis on disclosure choices and consequences.
  • Seminar II presents an overview of accounting research, focusing on auditing and corporate governance.

Year B:

  • Seminars III and IV present and overview of accounting research, and emphasize capital markets research and selected research topics respectively.

After these four seminars, students are able to select an area of specialization. The expectation is that students take two specialized seminars. For example, students could take seminars offered by the Finance Department.

Research Tools

Required Courses:
ECON 6133Mathematics for Economic Analysis3
ECON 6613Econometrics I3
ECON 6623Econometrics II3
ECON 6213Microeconomic Theory I3
Elective Courses:
Select at least two courses from the following:6
Microeconomic Theory II
Econometrics III
Industrial Organization I
Multivariate Analysis
Business Applications of Nonparametric Techniques
Advanced Multivariate Analysis
Seminar in Research Methods
Regression Analysis
Total Hours18

Supporting Courses

Nine hours of supporting courses are selected by the student in consultation with the accounting doctoral program coordinator. Generally such courses should be concentrated in a specific field in business or out-side business (e.g. psychology, sociology, etc.) to meet the objectives of the student’s program. All supporting courses taken must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher prior to sitting for the written comprehensive examination in Accounting.

Research Requirement

The Accounting Doctoral Program emphasizes the development of strong analytic skills and the mastery of sophisticated research methods. The program involves doctoral students in research at the beginning of the program. The intent of the first year research project is for students to explore an area of scholarship and to develop skills to conduct original research within a team framework. During the first and second years, under the direction of a qualified faculty member or members, the student identifies an area of interest that would lead to a summer working paper.

The summer project is a concerted scholarly effort with faculty providing broad, but detailed formal guidance. The goal is to produce a paper publishable in a highly respected, academic journal, which may be co-authored by the doctoral student and the faculty member or members.

Requirements for the research teams include highly motivated students, strong faculty involvement, structured projects, commitment to deadlines, commitment to goals, and continuous project review.

Comprehensive Examination

After satisfactory completion of all required course work, each Ph.D. student must pass a written comprehensive examination prepared by the Doctoral Program Committee of the Department of Accounting and administered on a date selected by the Doctoral Program Committee. Each student is expected to take the written comprehensive exam within 36 months after starting coursework. If the written comprehensive examination is failed, it should be retaken within 6 months after the failure on a date selected by the Doctoral Program Committee of the Department of Accounting. If the written comprehensive is failed a second time, and if the Doctoral Program Committee allows a third sitting, the examination must be retaken within 6 months after the second failure. Failure to satisfactorily complete the written comprehensive examination results in termination from the program.

Summer Paper

Students are required to complete summer papers during the first and second years of their residence. The summer papers represent an opportunity to practice the development and execution of a complete research project under the guidance and tutelage of an experienced faculty member or members. They constitute the final “practice run” before embarking on the dissertation. In addition, the summer papers provide an opportunity to explore a specific area of accounting as a potential source for dissertation research. A final benefit of the summer papers is the development of manuscripts that are expected to yield publications by the time the student completes the program or afterward.

Requirements for Ph.D. with Concentration in Information Systems

Admission Requirements: In addition to the university’s Graduate School and Walton College of Business’ Graduate School of Business requirements, the ISYS Ph.D. program has the following requirement: Applicants are expected to have a background in information systems via prior courses in topics such as a programming language, systems analysis, design, and development, and database processing. Students without the background may also be admitted but will likely be required to take up to 3 master's level courses to remedy the deficiency.

Requirements: Requirements for the Ph.D. in business administration with concentration in information systems include core courses and elective courses in information systems, research tools, and supporting fields. These 43 credit hours of courses are taken prior to advancing to candidacy and are broken down as follows: research tools (9 hours); ISYS core courses (21 hours); and supporting field courses (13 hours). Also, there is a requirement that students satisfactorily complete a one-hour Graduate Colloquium during the fall and spring semesters of each year when students are in residence on campus in pursuit of the degree. Following completion of the coursework, students must pass a comprehensive examination. The program also requires completion of 1st and 2nd year summer research projects, defense of a dissertation proposal, and successful defense of the dissertation (18 credit hours). Students are also prepared for a career in research through research assistantships, collaborative research projects with faculty members, colloquia, and classroom teaching and support.

Course Requirements

Research Tools
ISYS 5203Experimental Design3
ISYS 5623Multivariate Analysis3
ISYS 5723Advanced Multivariate Analysis3
Information Systems Core Courses
Select seven of the following:21
Survey of IS Research
IS Research Projects
Individual-level Research in IS
Team-level Research in IS
Macro- and Meso-level IS Research
Systems Development
Emerging Topics
Theory Development
Graduate Colloquium
Supporting Fields
In addition to the WCOB 6111 Teaching Seminar and MGMT 6213 Research Methods Seminar, courses to meet this requirement will be determined in consultation with the ISYS Ph.D. program committee (courses must be at the Ph.D. level, unless otherwise approved by the ISYS Ph.D. program committee). These courses are normally taken outside the ISYS Department and are in the student’s area(s) of interest.13
WCOB 6111Seminar in Business Administration Teaching I1
MGMT 6213Seminar in Research Methods3
Comprehensive Examination
Written exam, research tools and IS (at the end of all coursework)
Oral exam
Summer Research Requirements
1st summer paper
2nd summer ( to include a round of feedback and revision)
Dissertation Requirements
Successful defense of Dissertation proposal 1
Successful defense of Dissertation 1
Other Ph.D. Courses Taken
Students may take up to 9 hours of other Ph.D. courses, as necessary.9
Masters Level Courses
Students typically without an information systems background will be required to take some Masters courses prior to taking their com-prehensive examinations. These courses do not count toward the Ph.D. degree and are taken to remedy deficiencies. The ISYS Ph.D. program committee will determine whether a student needs to take one or more of these courses. The specific courses are:
Seminar in Systems Development
Decision Support and Analytics
Data Management Systems

Residence Requirement

There is a strong preference for students to be in residence — i.e., be full-time students with assistantship duties — during the entire program. Residence requirements are intended to ensure that every student has ample opportunity for the intellectual development that can result from a sustained period of intensive study and close association with scholars in the intellectual environment of the university. The requirement recognizes that growth as an independent scholar is not merely a matter of class attendance, but rather involves a broader development of the intellect that comes through intensive study, independent research, sustained association with faculty members and other colleagues who share common scholarly and professional interests, attendance at seminars and colloquia, intensive reading and familiarization with library resources, consultation with specialists in other disciplines and resource centers, and the opportunity for broadened exposure to current intellectual issues as they are revealed in various campus offerings.

After filing a Declaration of Intent to pursue the doctoral degree, a student must fulfill a residence requirement as outlined in the Graduate Catalog section on doctors of philosophy and education degrees. 

Requirements for Ph.D. with Concentration in Management

Ph.D. in Business Administration – Management Concentration

Management Content Core Requirements

MGMT 6113Seminar in Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 6123Seminar in Organization Theory3
MGMT 6133Seminar in Strategy Research3
MGMT 6233Seminar in Human Resource Management3

Supporting Fields

Courses for the supporting fields requirement are selected in consultation with the student’s Ph.D. Advisory Committee. All courses taken for the Supporting Fields must be at the graduate level and/or taken for graduate credit. Statistics and methods classes cannot be used to fulfill the Supporting Fields requirement. A minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 9 hours are to be taken in Management. These hours may include MGMT 6223, Special Topics in Management, and , Special Problems.

Research Tools

Courses used to meet the Research Tools requirement will be selected in consultation with the student’s Ph.D. Advisory Committee and should support the student’s program of study. The courses should provide the student with a knowledge of advanced descriptive and inferential statistics, research design, and research methods.

Comprehensive Exam

Students will be required to take a comprehensive examination as a requirement of the PhD program in the Management Department. The exam will be administered over a three day period with the first day focusing on questions concerning the primary and secondary content areas, the second day being a day off to study a research article that will be covered on the research methods exam and the third day covering research methods. Successful completion of both parts of the comprehensive exam are required for admission to candidacy.

The exam will consist of three parts:

Content: Students will have questions from the two content areas they identified. There will be more questions on the primary area than the secondary area. Students will have some opportunity to choose among the questions. There will be some mandatory questions

Methods: All students will have the same methods questions. One part of the methods exam will be an article that students review a priori and critique. Students will have some opportunity to choose among the questions. There will be some mandatory questions.

Specialty Area: Each student taking the comprehensive exam will select a specialty area of emphasis and a management department faculty willing to sponsor that area. This area is one that the student is expected to be an expert in, and ideally, linked to his or her future dissertation area. The last part of the comprehensive exam will comprise questions that are based on the specialty area.

Requirements for Ph.D. with Concentration in Marketing

Program Requirements: Generally, the Ph.D. Program in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration is comprised of 60 credit hours. Up to 6 credit hours of prior coursework may be applied to the requirements for the Marketing Concentration with the recommendation and consent of the student’s Ph.D. Program Advisory Committee.

Marketing Tools
MKTG 6433Seminar in Research Methods3
ISYS 6333Individual-level Research in IS3
12 hours of electives to be determined in consultation with the Ph.D. Program Advisory Committee.12
Marketing Core
MKTG 6443Seminar in Marketing Theory3
MKTG 6413Special Topics in Marketing (must be consumer behavior content)3
Supporting Fields
Courses for the supporting field requirement are made in consultation with the student’s Ph.D. Program Advisory Committee. All courses taken for the supporting fields must be at the graduate level and/or taken for graduate credit. A minimum of nine hours should be taken in graduate research seminars.18
Dissertation
A dissertation will be written under the guidance of the marketing faculty. The dissertation committee consists of a minimum of 3 graduate faculty members. One graduate faculty member outside the Marketing Department may be chosen for this committee depending on the dissertation topic.18
Total Hours60

Graduate Certificate in Business

The Graduate Certificate in Business is designed to give non-business graduate students a foundation in the core aspects of business they will need to start successful commercial or non-commercial enterprises or assist in creating new products or service offerings in existing organizations. The certificate program is open to all non-business graduate students throughout the University of Arkansas, and students from all majors are encouraged to participate. Ideally, these students will be well-positioned to create knowledge-based, high-growth start-ups or assist existing companies in developing successful new product and services. Both of these goals will contribute to the economic development of the state of Arkansas.

Admission Requirements: The Graduate Certificate in Business is open to all non-business degree-seeking graduate students who are in good standing with the graduate school and admitted to the graduate school of business. Information on graduate school of business admission requirements can be found in the admissions portion of the graduate school of business section of the graduate catalog.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business: (15 hours)

To receive the Graduate Certificate in Business, students are required to take 9 hours of coursework in the Walton College of Business and 6 hours of electives related to business in either the Walton College or in another college at the University of Arkansas. Elective  courses other than those listed below may be approved by the Director of the Certificate program. Some elective courses have prerequisites that are not met by courses in the certificate program. Students are advised to check prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course.

To receive the graduate Certificate in Business, students are required to take 15 hours as follows:

Course List

Required Courses (no prerequisites)
MGMT 5213Business Foundations for Entrepreneurs3
Choose one of the following classes (one course with prerequisites):
MGMT 5323New Venture Development3
MGMT 5223Business Leadership and Ethics3
MGMT 5363Innovation & Creativity3
MGMT 5313Strategic Management ( (prerequisite – instructor consent))3
Choose one of the following classes (no prerequisites):
ACCT 5223MBA Accounting Analysis3
ECON 5243Managerial Economics3
FINN 5223Financial Markets & Valuation3
MKTG 5103Introduction to Marketing3
SCMT 5633Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
ISYS 5213ERP Fundamentals3
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
AGEC 5303Agricultural Marketing Theory3
AGEC 5143Financial Management in Agriculture3
AGEC 5413Agribusiness Strategy3
AMPD 5033Issues and Trends in Textile Studies3
AMPD 5043Theories and Practices in Apparel Merchandising3
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
COMM 5403Organizational Communication Theory3
COMM 5423Seminar in Mass Media Cognition3
JOUR 5063Issues in Advertising and Public Relations3
College of Education and Health Professions
RESM 5463Sports Facilities Management3
RESM 5843Tourism3
College of Engineering
CHEG 5033Technical Administration3
INEG 5463Project Management3
INEG 5623Analysis of Inventory Systems3
Graduate School
MEPH 5383Research Commercialization and Product Development3
MEPH 5821Ethics for Scientists and Engineers1
MEPH 5832Proposal Writing and Management2

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to give graduate students a foundation in the core aspects of entrepreneurship they will need to start successful enterprises, to create and promote new products or service offerings in existing organizations, or to engage in social entrepreneurship. The Certificate program is open to all graduate students at the University of Arkansas, and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to participate. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship will have explored the context, tools, and processes of entrepreneurial activity and will have learned how to apply them to commercial and non-commercial enterprises.

Admission Requirements: The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is open to all graduate students who are in good standing with the graduate school at their campus. Students must apply and be admitted to the Graduate School of Business. Information regarding Graduate School of Business admission requirements can be found earlier in this chapter.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship: (12 hours) To receive the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, students are required to take 9 hours of coursework in the Walton College of Business and 3 hours of electives related to entrepreneurship in either the Walton College or in another college at the University of Arkansas. Elective courses other than those listed below may be approved by the Director of the Certificate program. Some elective courses have prerequisites that are not met by courses in the certificate program. Students are advised to check prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course.

Required Courses
MGMT 5213Business Foundations for Entrepreneurs * Non-Business students only3
MGMT 5323New Venture Development3
MGMT 5413New Venture Development II3
Elective Course
Select one of the following:3
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
Financial Management in Agriculture
Agribusiness Strategy
Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Fine Arts Gallery Internship
Graphic Design Internship
Organizational Communication Theory
Seminar in Mass Media Cognition
Issues in Advertising and Public Relations
Documentary Production I
Walton College of Business
Special Problems in Finance
Strategic Management
MBA Internship
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Innovation & Creativity
Consumer and Market Research
New Product Development and Strategy
College of Education and Health Professions
Sports Facilities Management
Administration in Athletic Training
Tourism
College of Engineering
Systems Engineering and Management
Project Management
Analysis of Inventory Systems
Graduate School
Research Commercialization and Product Development
Ethics for Scientists and Engineers
Proposal Writing and Management

Master of Business Administration Courses

MBAD 5241. Ethical Decision Making. 1 Hour.

Business Ethics will address business ethics issues from a personal, professional, and organizational perspective. We will cover basic ethical decision-making frameworks to help inform students' personal moral frameworks, ethical issues that are most relevant to managers of modern organizations, and the role of business in society

MBAD 535V. MBA Internship. 1-3 Hour.

This course allows a student to experience an internship within a business and benefit from the applied experience. The internship may be designed to offer a wide range of business experiences. The internship must be supervised by a faculty member as well as a member of the firm. MBA Director approval required. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

MBAD 536V. Study Abroad-Special Problems. 1-3 Hour.

Provides MBA students with the opportunity to explore a business problem in depth under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. MBA Director approval required. May be repeated for degree credit.

MBAD 5433. Capstone Project. 3 Hours.

A large-scale project integrating various business topics. Prerequisite: MGMT 5313.

MBAD 5511. Professional Development -- Special Topics In Business. 1 Hour.

A concentrated emphasis on one business topic. Corequisite: MBAD 5212, MBAD 5122 and MBAD 5232. May be repeated for up to 5 hours of degree credit.

MBAD 5613. Financial Accounting. 3 Hours.

This course covers the preparation and use of financial statements of publicly held corporations in the United States. Topics include the theory and rules used in financial statement preparation, a comparison of United States rules to International Accounting Standards, the analysis of financial statements to provide inter-company and industry comparisons and information about the financial statements of non-profit and governmental organizations.

MBAD 5773. China Business Law, Regulations, and Ethics. 3 Hours.

Business law in China that is relevant to managers; Chinese regulations particularly relevant to consumer products and retail; business ethics in China.

MBAD 591V. Capstone Project Definition. 1-3 Hour.

Identification of business processes for capstone project, including: estimation of the size of the opportunity, identification of key decisions, and proposal write up.

MBAD 592V. Capstone Project Plan. 1-3 Hour.

Second estimation of the size of the project benefit, identification of how the current process operates, assumptions identified, literature investigated, performance metrics, and Gantt chart for project.

MBAD 593V. Capstone Project Management. 1-3 Hour.

Management of the project, including frequent updates, milestone accomplishment, strategies to overcome challenges, and creation of an implementation plan.

MBAD 594V. Capstone Project Final Deliverables. 1-3 Hour.

Write up of entire capstone project, presentation of project, estimates of value, implementation plan, performance metrics, and change management plan.

Walton College of Business Courses

WCOB 5023. Sustainability in Business. 3 Hours.

The course focuses on theoretical and practical bases for pursuing sustainability in business and society.

WCOB 510V. Special Topics in Business. 1-3 Hour.

Special business topics of an interdisciplinary nature. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 5843. Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainability. 3 Hours.

This course explores how organizations in the three sectors of society work together in value creation by addressing social and environmental problems. Focusing on business and nonprofit organizations, we investigate the forces that bring about and influence these collaborations from practical and theoretical perspectives, and managerial responses to collaboration challenges. Prerequisite: Graduate Status.

WCOB 6111. Seminar in Business Administration Teaching I. 1 Hour.

This course in college level teaching is designed for graduate students and new college teachers with specific emphasis on the Business Administration learning and classroom management. The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to principles of teaching and learning and to prepare these future teachers to lifelong learners in the classroom as teachers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.