MaconCatalog : The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business : Evening and Online MBA Programs of Study
 
Evening and Online MBA Programs of Study
Foundation Courses (up to 9 hours)
To be considered for admission to the Master of Business Administration program of the School of Business and Economics, students must demonstrate proficiency in designated foundation areas. There are two general means by which this can be accomplished. The first path requires the successful completion of a diverse set of foundations courses at the undergraduate level. These courses may be taken at any approved college or university. The second path requires successful completion of three graduate level foundations courses, offered online, through the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.
1. Undergraduate Foundations Path
 
STA 126: Introductory Statistics OR MATH 220: Applied Statistical Methods (Completing either of these courses, or an approved equivalent undergraduate course with a grade of C or better, will eliminate the requirement to complete BAM 530 (Business Statistics) at the graduate level if completed within five years of matriculation).
 
ECN 150: Principles of Microeconomics and ECN 151: Principles of Macroeconomics (Completing both of these courses, or an approved equivalent undergraduate courses with grades of C or better, will eliminate the requirement to complete BAA 505 (Micro & Macro Economics) at the graduate level if completed within five years of matriculation).
 
FIN 362: Principles of Finance (Completing both this course and ACC 204, or approved equivalent undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better, will eliminate the requirement to complete BAA 510 (Accounting and Finance) at the graduate level if completed within five years of matriculation).
 
ACC 204: Introductory Financial Accounting and ACC 205: Introductory Managerial Accounting (Completing both this course and FIN 362, or approved equivalent undergraduate courses, with grades of C or better, will eliminate the requirement to complete BAA 510 (Accounting and Finance) at the graduate level if completed within five years of matriculation).
 
2. Graduate Foundations Path
 
BAA 505. Micro and Macro Economics (3 hours)
This course is a study of economic theory applied to activities associated with the 21st century's global and domestic perspectives. The course analyzes and reveals the environments that are significant in business activities as they relate to economic decision-making at the micro and macro levels.
 
BAA 510. Accounting and Finance (3 hours)
This course is an introduction to business covering major accounting and finance issues. Topics covered include: analysis of financial statements including ratio and trend analysis; investment analysis; time value of money; evaluation of the quality of earning; forms of business organization and related taxation effects; and sources of capital and financing.
 
BAM 530. Business Statistics (3 hours)
This course will teach statistical methods that will help the student to make sound business decisions. Topics include numerical and graphical descriptive methods, correlation, contingency tables, probability concepts and distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, and important statistical tools: t-tests, Chi-Square Tests, ANOVA, and regression models. This course emphasizes application and interpretation rather than theoretical detail.
 
3. Additional Notes for Foundations The Foundation Course(s) may be waived with the satisfactory completion of equivalent undergraduate courses within five years of matriculation into the MBA program, as evidenced by official transcripts. Waivers must be approved by the Director of the MBA Program. Students may find themselves with some, but not all, of the required undergraduate foundations courses described in the “Undergraduate Foundations Path.” In such instances, students may substitute a subset of the foundations courses listed in the “Graduate Foundations Path” to complete the requirements of the “Undergraduate Foundations Path.” In other words, students may combine undergraduate courses (often transferred from other schools) with graduate level foundations courses in order to meet the foundation requirements. Students interested in combining undergraduate and graduate level courses to meet foundations requirements must receive prior approval from the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director prior to completing foundations courses. Foundation Courses are normally offered at least once during each academic year.