Business & Management

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a highly valued degree in the business world. USU’s MBA program combines business theory with practical skills that students can apply in their jobs on a daily basis. USU MBA students will gain a deep understanding of the functional areas of a business including finance and accounting, marketing, human resources and information technology. MBA students will develop leadership skills through courses in organizational behavior, business law and ethics, international/global management, strategic planning and organizational change and innovation. The MBA curriculum also teaches critical thinking and problem solving, project management, communication, teamwork and ethics.

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USU’s MBA program provides working adults the opportunity to earn an advanced degree without interrupting their careers – or commute to classes. All MBA courses are offered both online and on-campus, providing students with the flexibility to attend a course anytime – and anywhere. Class participation is required, which allows students the opportunity to interact with and learn from the USU faculty and each other. The MBA program offers a flexible curriculum designed to maximize the amount of transfer credits that can be counted towards their degree.


In order to be considered for admission into the MBA program, prospective students must:

  • Submit an application for admission with a non-refundable application fee
  • Complete an admissions interview with a University Admissions Advisor
  • Sign an enrollment agreement

Per Credit Hour: $375
Per Academic Year: $6,750
Estimated Tuition: $15,600 (including fees)


*Dependent on course load
3 semesters/12 months

Master of Business Administration Total
36 Credits
ACT 514: Managerial Accounting

Students will learn how accounting data are used in controlling operations, planning and decision-making.

BUS 500: Information Systems & Operations Management

This course provides an overview of the decision support systems and the important role they play in supporting business decision-making. The course focuses on approaches to decision-making management information systems (MIS), and precepts from management science and operations management.

BUS 502: Business Legal & Ethical Issues

This course examines both theoretical and practical approaches to addressing and resolving conflicts that arise within organizations. Students will examine the role negotiation plays in conflict management, and learn how to apply various negotiation strategies.

BUS 544: Managerial Economics

This course is an introductory economics course. Students will learn how to apply micro and macroeconomics to managerial decision-making.

FIN 510: Financial Management

The financial management of an organization is critical to its long-term viability. In this course students are introduced to financial management concepts. They will develop basic math skills and learn how financial analysis is used to make decisions. Topics covered include: ratio analysis, risk assessment, ROI, cost of capital, and the time value of money

MGT 504: Human Resources Leadership

In this course, students will study the changing role of the Human Resources function, and the impact this change is having on organizations. In addition, students will analyze current trends students will analyze current trends and issues facing the HR professional, and the skills that will be required to be successful.

MGT 508: Organizational Behavior

This course examines the theories and concepts used to analyze and understand organizational behavior at both the individual and group levels. Other topics covered in the course include power and conflict management.

MGT 511: Managing Organizational Change & Innovation

Students will be introduced to the principles and practices for understanding, analyzing and implementing organizational change. They will also learn the strategies and “mindset” necessary to foster innovation within organizations.

MGT 512: Cross-Cultural Management

In this course, students will analyze the opportunities and challenges facing organizations as they operate in international markets. They will also examine how to lead organizations in other countries and the challenges faced in working with different languages, societal norms, business practices, and legal, political and economic systems.

MGT 516: Strategic Management & Analysis

This course is an introduction to different approaches, theories and methods of strategic management. Students will learn how to perform competitive analysis of the environment (social, technological, economic, and global), industry and competition.

MKT 506: Marketing Strategy

This course builds on the fundamentals of marketing. Topics covered include: pricing decisions, managing/developing/utilizing marketing data bases (data mining), managing existing products/services, assessing demand for and creating new products/services, creating supply chain/distribution strategies, analyzing strategic competencies and competitiveness, creating and executing strategic marketing plans, and managing sales.

MGT 599: Capstone*

This is the final course in the MBA program. It is designed to have students demonstrate their understanding and synthesis of business concepts and theories from all of their coursework.

* non-transferable must be taken in last semester.