MBA Recommended Course Substitutions

04/19/2011

Students who are currently enrolled in the MBA program have the option to finish with the old curriculum or convert to the new MBA program. Students who have completed all foundation level courses in the MBA, may have a shorter program if they remain in the old MBA program. You may change to the new MBA program and select a new concentration. However, changing concentrations necessarily converts you to the new Flexible MBA program.

Many courses offered under the old concentrations will no longer be available. To accommodate students, we have developed a list of courses (available below) that students may take as substitutes for the discontinued courses. If substitutes suggested on the list are not offered, students may request a relevant course by submitting a petition outlining the course's relevance to the concentration. Three of the one credit LEAP courses may be approved if relevance to the concentration can be shown-a petition is required.

Students planning to enroll in 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations or 6600:620 Strategic Marketing Management, should contact an advisor prior to enrolling.

In order to update your DARS record and keep graduation materials accurate, you will need to submit petitions for all course substitution or waiver requests. Waivers apply to foundation level courses only. Advanced courses cannot be waived but may have other courses substituted for them.

MBA students who have never enrolled in a class prior to Summer 2011 will automatically be converted to the new Flexible MBA program.

 

Useful Forms:

 

Students who wish to change to the new program should submit a program change form available online at Program Change form. (Note that you should indicate a change to the new MBA and the start term should be Fall 2011.)

Listing of Courses No Longer Offered and Recommended Substitutes

Old MBA Foundation Courses Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
6500:600 Management & Organizational Behavior N 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations
6500:601 Quantitative Decision Making N 6500:601 Business Analytics Show proficiency in excel* & quantitative skills and submit a petition to substitute.
6500:602 Computer Techniques for Management N 6500:601 Business Analytics Show proficiency in excel* & quantitative skills and submit a petition to substitute.
6600:600 Marketing Concepts N No substitute available Submit a petition to waive the course.
     
Changes to MBA Core Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
6700:696 ST: Leadership
6700:696 Leading and Influencing No petition required.
     
Old MBA Concentration Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Direct Integrated Marketing
Required (9 credits) Any of these can be used interchangeable to replace whichever Direct Int. Marketing course you have not taken. Submit a petition
6600:615 Database Marketing N 6600:635 e-Commerce & Interactive Marketing Submit a petition.
6600:630 Customer Relationship Management N 6600:540 Brand Management Submit a petition.
6600:655 Integrated Marketing Communications N 6600:580 Sales Management Submit a petition.
Elective-Choose three credits from the following:
6600:635 E-Bus: Electronic Mktg. Strategies and Tactics Y use above if needed.
6600:645 Innovative Marketing Strategies. N No substitute available.
     
Electronic Business (E-Business) Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required:
6600:635 E-Business Marketing Strategies and Tactics Y 6600:635 e-Commerce & Interactive Marketing
Elective-Choose 3 credits from the following:
6600:645 Innovative Marketing Strategies N No substitute available. Submit a petition for a relevant course.
     
Entrepreneurship Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
6600:575 Business Negotiations N Use a course from the elective list below. Submit a petition.
Electives: choose two courses from the following:
6500:665 Management of Technology Y
6600:580 Sales Management Y
6400:631 Financial Markets and Institutions Y
6400:645 Investment Analysis Y
     
Finance   No Change to Finance Concentration  
     
International Finance   No Change to International Finance Concentration  
     
Health Care Management Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required:
6500:663 Data Analysis for Mangers N 6500:582 Health Services Operations Management Submit a petition.
Elective-Choose three credits from the following:
6500:582 Health Services Operations Management Y Use above if needed. Submit a petition.
6500:585 Special Topics in Health Services Admin. N Use any 6500 course. Submit a petition.
6500:686 Health Services Research Project N Use any 6500 course. Submit a petition.
6500:688 Independent Study in Health Services Admin. N Use any 6500 course. Submit a petition.
No more than six credits at the 500-level permitted
     
International Business Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required (choose one of the following courses):
6500:662 Supply Chain Analysis N 6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management (preferred course) Submit a petition
6500:663 Data Analysis for Managers N 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy Submit a petition
Electives: Select any 9 credits in International Business:
6800:685 Multinational Corporations N No substitute available.
6500:656 Mgmt. of Global Supply Chain & Operations N No substitute available.
6500:659 International Human Resource Management N 6500:658 Strategic and Global Human Resource Management Submit a petition.
6500:661 Comparative Systems of Employee and Labor N No substitute available.
     
Management Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required:
6500:663 Data Analysis for Managers N 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy or any 6500 course. Submit a petition
     
Management of Technology and Innovation Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required:
6500:656 Mgmt. of Global Supply Chain & Operations N 6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management. Submit a petition
6500:662 Supply Chain Analysis N 6500:680 Supply Chain Logistics Management or 6500:576 Supply Chain Sourcing Submit a petition
OR
6500:663 Data Analysis for Managers N 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy or any 6500 course.
6500:669 Polymer Management Decisions N No Substitute Available.
Recommended free elective (3 credits):
Select one course from the following courses.
6600:575 Business Negotiations N No Substitute Available.
6500:650 Human Resource Systems for Managers N 6500:658 Strategic & Global Human Resource Management
     
Strategic Marketing Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required:
6600:645 Innovative Marketing Strategies. N 6600:580 Sales Management Submit a petition.
6600:670 Competitive Business Strategies. N 6600:635 e-Commerce & Interactive Marketing Submit a petition.
Elective-Choose three credits from the following:
6600:630 Customer Relations Management. N No Substitute Available. Submit a petition.
6600:635 E-Business: Electronic Marketing Strategies & Tactics Y Use above if needed.
6600:655 Integrated Marketing Communications N No Substitute Available.
     
Supply Chain Management Course Offered Suggested Substitutes Process
Required:
6500:675 Supply Chain Management. Y 6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management.
Elective-Choose 3 credits from the following:
6500:656 Mgmt. of Global Supply Chains & Operations. N Any 6500 course Submit a petition
6500:662 Supply Chain Analysis. N Any 6500 course Submit a petition
     

*Students who have quantitative skills or proficiency in Excel may submit a petition outlining the nature of their skills. For those who do not have proficiencies, the faculty are working on a variety of options for students to gain the proficiency. These will be provided later.