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Emphases

Seven emphases are currently available in the Professional MBA Path.  Emphases are optional.

Characteristics of the emphases include:

  • Emphases consist of nine elective credits. A student pursuing an emphasis will need to take three credits beyond the 33 credit Professional MBA graduation requirement since there are only six elective credits required for the Professional MBA degree. Some emphases have required elective courses that are included in the nine-credit total.
  • The nine credits of electives comprising an emphasis will be offered in a three-year period of time in Oshkosh, in Green Bay or online in order to satisfy student needs for timely offerings. It is therefore likely a student will have to combine locations in order to complete courses for an emphasis. The only exception to this is the healthcare emphasis — all healthcare courses are available on Saturdays at UW Oshkosh.
  • The UW Oshkosh Professional MBA collaborates with three AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the UW System forming the UW System MBA Consortium, a fully online MBA Program: UW-Eau Claire, UW-LaCrosse and UW-Parkside. Most of the online electives offered are taught by the MBA Consortium.
  • The emphasis in healthcare management was developed in cooperation with the UW Oshkosh Master in Public Administration Program.
  • All courses that can be applied to an emphasis are noted with "eligible for the XXX Emphasis" on each semester's class schedule web page. The respective semester's classes can be viewed by selecting the appropriate semester in the class schedules menu.
  • An emphasis will be recognized on the student's transcript.
  • Emphases can be completed either before or after graduation.

Seven Emphases


Emphasis in Finance

Take the following two courses:

  • BUS 732 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)

[the 2 credit online section of Bus 732 cannot count toward the finance emphasis - change effective summer 2010] 

  • BUS 733 Money and Capital Markets (3)

Take three credits from the following:
BUS 734 International Financial Management and Investments* (1.5) or
BUS 735 Incorporation of Exchange Rates in Strategic Decision-making* (1.5)
* Students are not allowed to earn credit for both Bus 734 and Bus 735 (Exchange Rates).

BUS 735 Current Topics in Finance (1-3)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be finance-related) (1.5)
BUS 709 Tax Impact of Management Decisions (1.5)
BUS 769 Financially Troubled Firms (1.5)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the Finance Emphasis"

Emphasis in Health Care Management

Take the following three courses:
MPA 729 Health Care Agency Organization and Management (3)
MPA 762 Health Care Administration Law (3)
MPA 773 Health Care Policy (3)

Emphasis in Human Resource Management (Revised 4/14)

Take nine credits from the following:
BUS 762 Organizational Reward Systems (1.5-3)

BUS 763 Employee Relations (1.5-3)

BUS 767 Advanced Human Resources Topics (1-3)

BUS 767 Employee Training and Organizational Development (2)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be HR-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (project must be HR-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Work-Family Issues in Contemporary Times (1)
BUS 769 Health Care Organization and Delivery (2)
BUS 694 International Business Study Tour (project must be HR-related) (1.5 or 3)
MPA 742 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the Human Resources Emphasis"

Emphasis in International Business (Revised 8/12)

Take nine credits from the following:
BUS 769 Seminar in Management Topics: International Management (1.5)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be International Business-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business and Ethics (1.5)
BUS 769 Business in East Asia (1.5)
BUS 694 International Study Tour (1.5 or 3) [can be taken multiple times as long as destinations are different]
BUS 734 International Financial Management (1.5-3)
BUS 735 Incorporation of Exchange Rates (1.5)
BUS 773 International Marketing (1.5-3)
BUS 774 Regional Trade Agreements & Multinational Corporations (1.5)
BUS 774 Strategies & Tactics of Pricing (1.5)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the International Business Emphasis"

Emphasis in Marketing

Take nine credits from the following:
BUS 772 Marketing Analysis (3)
BUS 773 International Marketing Management (1.5)
BUS 774 Seminar in Marketing Topics (1.5 - 3)
BUS 774 Regional Trade Agreements & Multinational Corporations (1.5)
BUS 774 Applications in Marketing Engineering (2)
BUS 774 Strategies & Tactics of Pricing (1.5)
BUS 777 Consumer Behavior (1.5)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be Marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Corporate Venturing (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Selling Ideas at Work (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business in East Asia (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 E-Business Fundamentals (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 E-Business Website Development (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Decision Analysis (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 758 Project Management (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 759 Advanced Project Management (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 694 International Business Study Tour (project must be marketing related) (1.5 or 3)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the Marketing Emphasis"

Emphasis in Management Information Systems

Take nine credits from the following:
BUS 769 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (1.5)
BUS 769 Information Systems Security Policy Development (1.5)
BUS 769 Fundamentals of Health Information Technology Management (2)
BUS 769 E-Business Fundamentals for Managers (1.5)
BUS 769 E-Business Website Development (1.5)
BUS 769 Managing Technology in Turbulent Times (2)
BUS 769 Information System Security (2)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the IS Emphasis.

Emphasis in Project Management

Take the following four courses:

  • BUS 758 Project Management (1.5)
  • BUS 759 Advanced Topics in Project Management (1.5)
  • BUS 760 Project Execution and Control (1.5)
  • BUS 766 Seminar in Mgt Topics: Project Portfolio Management (1.5)

Take three credits from the following:
BUS 765 Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) (3)
BUS 769 Business Process Reengineering (BPR) (1.5)
BUS 769 Corporate Venturing (1.5)
BUS 769 Decision Analysis (2)
BUS 769 ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Systems (1.5)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be PM-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Managing Technology in Turbulent Times (2)
BUS 769 Negotiation Skills (1.5)
BUS 769 Six Sigma (1.5)
BUS 769 Business and Ethics (1.5)
BUS 774 Marketing Topics: New Product Design & Development (1.5)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the Project Management Emphasis"

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