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Six emphases are currently available in the MBA Professional Program.  Emphases are optional.

Characteristics of the emphases include:

  • Emphases consist of nine elective credits. 
  • New Curriculum: A student pursuing an emphasis will need to take four and a half credits beyond the 36 - 37.5 credit MBA Professional graduation requirement since there are only four and a half elective credits required for the MBA Professional degree. Some emphases have required elective courses that are included in the nine-credit total.
  • For Students Admitted before Fall 2017:  A student pursuing an emphasis will need to take three credits beyond the 33 credit MBA Professional graduation requirement since there are only six elective credits required for the MBA Professional 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 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 — some healthcare courses are available on Saturdays at UW Oshkosh..
  • 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.

Six Emphases



Emphasis in Health Care Management 

Take nine credits from the following courses:
BUS 769 Health Information Technology Management (2)
BUS 769 Health Care Finance & Economics (2)
BUS 769 Health Care Organization & Delivery (2)
BUS 769 Health Care Human Resources & Organizations (2)
BUS 793 Law, Regulations & Ethics (1.5) (only eligible for students under the new curriculum)
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 

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

BUS 763 Employee Relations (1.5)

BUS 767 Advanced Human Resources Topics (1-3)

BUS 767 Employee Training and Organizational Development (2)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (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)
BUS 793 Law, Regulations & Ethics (1.5) (only eligible for students under the new curriculum)
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

Take nine credits from the following courses:
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 735 Incorporation of Exchange Rates (1.5)
BUS 774 Regional Trade Agreements & Multinational Corporations (1.5)
BUS 774 Strategies & Tactics of Pricing (1.5)
BUS 792 International Business (1.5) (only eligible for students under the new curriculum)
BUS 793 Law, Regulations, & Ethics (1.5) (only eligible for students under the new curriculum)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the International Business Emphasis"

Note: If you do not go on an international study tour it is difficult to earn an emphasis in International Business.

Emphasis in Marketing

Take nine credits from the following courses:
BUS 774 Seminar in Marketing Topics (1.5 - 3)
BUS 774 Regional Trade Agreements & Multinational Corporations (1.5)
BUS 774 Strategies & Tactics of Pricing (2)
BUS 777 Consumer Behavior (1.5)
BUS 769 Corporate Venturing (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (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 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"

NOTE: BUS 769 E-Business Fundamentals and BUS 769 E-Business Website Development count towards the Marketing Emphasis if taken before the end of the Fall 2017 semester.

Emphasis in Management Information Systems

Take nine credits from the following courses:
BUS 769 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (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)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (1.5)
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 Project Portfolio Management (1.5)

Take three credits from the following courses:
BUS 769 Business Process Reengineering (BPR) (1.5)
BUS 769 Corporate Venturing (1.5)
BUS 769 ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) (1.5)
BUS 769 Managing Technology in Turbulent Times (2)
BUS 769 Business and Ethics (1.5)
BUS 769 Quantitative Business Analysis (1.5)
BUS 790 Organizational Leadership & Change (1.5) (only eligible for students under the new curriculum)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation "Eligible for the Project Management Emphasis"

Last revised on 08/17

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