Professional MBA OnlineCurriculum

To complete the Professional MBA (PMBA) Online program, students must complete the twelve (12) core courses and two (2) specialization courses (total of 14 courses/42 credit hours), along with three Professional Development Seminars.

Core Courses

Provision of tools for managerial decision-making in a variety of competitive environments including demand analysis, short- and long-run costs of production, demand for factors, market structure and competitive strategy.

Presentation of the nature, techniques and uses of accounting from the perspective of people who manage businesses and investments in businesses. Covers both financial and management accounting.

In-depth examination of asset, liability and capital structure management, with emphasis on valuation capital budgeting techniques; risk evaluation; working capital management; and methods of short-term, intermediate and long-term financing. Prerequisite: ACG 6026.

Review of the relevant quantitative techniques required for business analysis and decision making, including decision models, mathematical programming, statistics and forecasting. This is an Excel based course. Prerequisites: College Algebra, computer literacy and working knowledge of Excel. 

This course covers analysis, design, and operations of organizational systems. The systems approach is used to provide a framework or general model of analysis, to which specific concepts, quantitative techniques, and tools can be related. The material presented has application to any organization of people and machines, including hospitals, governmental agencies, service organizations, and industrial concerns. Prerequisite: QMB 6357. 

Analysis and application of theory and problem solving for marketing management in the global environment. Emphasis will be on the role of marketing in the organization; planning the marketing effort; management of the marketing organization; control of marketing operations; and evaluation of the marketing contribution.

Comprehensive treatment of analysis of financial statements as aid for decision making; looks at current state of financial reporting practices and impact of published statements on economic systems. Prerequisites: ACG 6026 and FIN 6406. 

Introduction to information systems and their role in organizations from a user’s viewpoint. Survey and application of the basic concepts necessary for understanding information systems. Study of the main activities in the development cycle used to acquire information systems capability. 

Individual, interpersonal, and small group behavior in complex organizations. Focus on behavior, its causes, and management interventions to improve organizational effectiveness. Research methods to study organizational behavior.

The use of cases, guest lectures, and gaming to integrate the analysis and measurement tools, the functional areas and public policy issues. The objective is to develop skill in broad areas of rational decision-making in an administrative context of uncertainty.

Examines current legal, regulatory, ethical, and political issues within the context of public law. Topics include employment, antitrust, administrative, cyberlaw, and contracts and tort.

Course emphasis is on application and integration of concepts and tools, through participation in the marketing management of a firm in competition with other firms. The course’s focal point is a computerized marketing management simulation. Prerequisites: ACG 6175, FIN 6406, and MAN 6501.


Each of the specializations consists of two (2) courses (out of the 14 total in the program). We currently offer eight (8) specializations:

International Business (courses offered every Fall): Develop an understanding of business management in the global arena that encompasses financial strategy, international trade, international management practices and international operations.

FIN6644 - Global Financial Strategy
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Aspects of strategic financial environment and management of firms that operate in a global arena; to include recent developments in financial strategy, international trade and economic decision making (prerequisite: FIN 6406).

MAN6608 - International Business
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the environmental variables affecting international operations, trade and investment theories, international institutions, and regional economic groups. It also focuses on international finance, international accounting, international marketing, and international management problems and issues.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (courses offered every Fall): Learn best practices of entrepreneurship, based on theories and concepts, and how to apply them through an emphasis on case studies and group projects. Plus, gain insights into creatively managing the challenges of change and product innovation.

MAN 6805: Entrepreneurship
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
A discussion of the general theories, principles, concepts and practices of entrepreneurship. Heavy emphasis is placed on lecture, readings, case studies and group projects.

MAN 6057: Managing Innovation
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the process of managing innovation. In today's global marketplace, competition from all over the world forces firms to continuously upgrade their product offerings and ways of doing business. This course discusses how to be more creative, how to manage creatively, and how to implement innovation.

Finance (courses offered every Summer/Fall): Focus on commercial banking and financial markets and gain an understanding of asset and liability management and money market and capital market assets, as well as the functions of financial institutions in the marketplace.

FIN 6326: Commercial Banking
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
The objectives, constraints, and policies applicable to the management of commercial banks. Emphasis will be given to asset and liability management, marketing of services and other banking functions. Prerequisite: FIN 6406.

FIN 6246 Financial Markets and Institutions
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of the characteristics and efficiency of the money markets and capital markets. Types of money market and capital market instruments, and the role of financial institutions in these markets. Prerequisite: FIN 6406.

Marketing Channel Strategy (courses offered every Fall): Learn the processes that guide successful omni-channel marketing planning and deployment, as well as how to apply communication and distribution strategies profitably.

MAR 6205: Omni-Channels Marketing and Distribution Systems
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Creating, designing, and managing multiple online and offline marketing channels, with a focus on omni-channel marketing. Using communication and distribution strategies to integrate digital and physical flows of information and product innovation.

SCM 6016: Supply Chain Management
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Examining, coordinating, integrating, and improving processes for the effective and efficient movement of materials, information, people, finances, etc. while considering the interactions of digital, physical, and human elements in order to facilitate profitable returns.

Strategic Negotiations (course offered every Spring): Learn how to plan and control sales operations via detailed case studies and become acquainted with the art of business negotiating.

MAR 6406: Sales Management
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of personal selling's roles in marketing strategy using detailed case studies on field sales management, working with channel organization, and planning and controlling sales operations. Prerequisite: MAR 6805.

MAR 6446: Negotiations
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Negotiation is the art and science of creating agreements between two or more parties.  In this course, we will present and evaluate evidence-based theories and methods for effective negotiations.  In addition, students will develop and sharpen their skills by negotiating with other students in realistic simulation cases.

Business Data Analytics (course offered every Spring): Learn how to conduct both pattern discovery and predictive modeling, as well as studying the recent developments in the MIS field.

ISM 6136: Business Analytics Application
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course covers business analytics skills required to conduct both pattern discovery (e.g., segmentation and association) and predictive modeling (e.g., decision trees and neural network mining). Prerequisite: introductory statistics.

ISM6404: Information Systems Management
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover Business Data Visualization. To study the recent developments in the MIS field not otherwise offered in the curriculum, such as office automation, computer graphics, etc.
Professional Development

Three Professional Development seminars (PDS) are required in the first quarter of the program. Students cannot graduate from the program without meeting the PDS requirements.

Real Estate (courses offered every Spring): Gain a mastery of real estate fundamentals and real-world knowledge in the areas of valuation & investment analysis.

REE 6045 - Real Estate Markets, Institutions, and Practices
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
A general survey of the legal, economic, institutional, quantitative and strategic elements of real estate markets, institutions and practices. This course studies the ownership, transfer, and use of real estate. Issues addressed include, but are not limited to, valuation, brokerage, risk management, property management, diversification, investment and sources of capital. The course is both descriptive and analytical in nature with the goal of developing a body of theoretical and applied knowledge. Selected examples are employed to demonstrate traditional U.S. practices and procedure for comparative purposes.

REE 6305 - Advanced Real Estate Investment Valuation
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This class prepares students for the evaluation of real estate as an investment. The students will be required to evidence knowledge of real estate markets and the tools used in real estate investment decision-making. The course will require students to become proficient in the generation of property cash flows and their evaluation. Emphasis is on the determination of factors impacting real estate investment returns. Students will be required to synthesize property and capital market data to assess direct and portfolio investments in real estate.

Leadership (courses offered every Summer/Fall)

MAN 6446 - Negotiations
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Negotiations are the processes of creating agreements between two or more parties. This course will introduce students to the art of negotiations in business transactions. The class will include a wide variety of negotiation cases.

MAN 6167 - Leadership in a Global Environment
Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
The course is designed to provide the student with a clear understanding of current thinking in the area of leadership. It focuses on the holistic nature of leadership and the impact leaders have on individuals, groups, and organizations.

A student’s program schedule (course sequence) will depend on the specialization and track they select. As part of the application process, our recruitment team is available to assist students in selecting a specialization that fits their background and/or interests. Students may choose to do an additional specialization; however, it will be an additional cost and may affect their timeline for graduation.

Professional Development

Three Professional Development seminars (PDS) are required in the first 8-week term of the program. Students cannot continue in the program without meeting the PDS requirement.

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