The PMBA curriculum stresses the interaction of the functional areas of business within the broader social and international context reflecting the highest standards of ethical and social responsibility. The curriculum is developed, taught and regularly updated by a faculty with strong academic and business experience. They stress the need to develop communication and writing skills, international and cultural awareness, and a comprehensive managerial perspective. The curriculum includes a high proportion of specifically required courses to ensure exposure to essential techniques, experiences and information for today's manager. The program begins with the development of a comprehensive background and offers a common core of managerial skills and required competencies in the functional areas of business.
PMBA classes are highly interactive, engaging students in group-driven presentations, discussions, and case studies. Three types of courses come together to create a comprehensive learning model:
Foundation courses are designed to provide preparation in and an understanding of accounting, finance and statistics. The contents of the core courses are based on the assumption that students have mastered the knowledge and skills included in the foundation courses. Foundation courses may be waived. Waivers are given by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis. Candidates must demonstrate a strong undergraduate academic record and an understanding of accounting, finance and statistics.
Core courses focus on the functional areas of business. This portion of the curriculum underscores the complexity and diversity of managerial decisions in national and international economies.
Students also have the option to participate in an International Study Tour.
Degree Requirements (36 credit hours)
FOUNDATION COURSES (6 credit hours- may be waived)
BUSN 542 MBA Foundations I
BUSN 543 MBA Foundations II
CORE COURSES (30 credit hours)
BUSN 600 Leadership Development
BUSN 605 Law and Ethics
BUSN 608 Managing in a Global Context
BUSN 612 Organizational Behavior
BUSN 615 Economics for Managers
BUSN 620 Managerial Accounting
BUSN 622 Managerial Finance
BUSN 630 Marketing Management
BUSN 635 Business Analytics
BUSN 645 Management of Information Systems
BUSN 646 Operations Management
BUSN 650 Strategic Management
Call McColl School Graduate Admissions at 704-337-2224 for more information or to schedule an admissions appointment.