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Students complete 24 credits of master level coursework including electives and the 4-credit MGMT 699 capstone course at Metro State.

MBA with concentration

The Metro MBA offers five subject-specific concentrations which, when earned, are noted in the student’s academic transcript. In addition to completing Phase I and Phase III courses described above, students combine the 8 credits of their Phase II electives with one additional 4 credit course, resulting in an MBA with Concentration of 44 total credits. Current concentrations offered are Project Management, Management Information Systems, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, and Analytics.

A concentration can be declared at the time of application to the MBA program or after full admission. If the student declares a concentration after admission, a written statement requesting the concentration must be submitted to the College of Management Graduate Program Office. The student can declare up to two concentrations with advisor approval.

Course requirements


Prerequisite courses for admission to the MBA program are Financial Accounting, Statistics , Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. Both the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics prerequisite can be satisfied by taking ECON 611. A letter grade of "C-" or above must be received in prerequisite courses. If some or all of these prerequisites have not been satisfied, the applicant may do so be taking one or more of these prerequisite courses.

ACCT 210 Financial Accounting 4 credits

ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3 credits

ECON 202 Microeconomics 3 credits

ECON 611 Foundations of Economic Analysis 2 credits

STAT 201 Statistics I 4 credits

Requirements (40 credits)

Most required coursework is completed at ASBM School of Business, ASBM University, as indicated below. Students must successfully complete the indicated ASBM School of Business, ASBM University, courses in order to satisfy the corresponding Metro State requirements

ASBM School of Business, ASBM University/Metro State Phase one course equivalents

ASBM Courses Metro State Phase One Courses
Cost and Management Accounting ACCT 620 Management Accounting
Operations Management DSCI 681 Operations Management
Managerial Economics ECON 696 Managerial Economics and Strategy
Financial Management FIN 601 Financial Management
Business Research Methods + Business Communication MGMT 600 Practical Research Methods for Managers
Organizational Behavior + Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility MGMT 620 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Marketing Management MKTG 600 Marketing Management
Management Information Systems MIS 600 Management Information Systems

Phase two

Students must take at least 20 credits of electives at Metro State.

Students who choose to pursue a concentration must complete 24 credits of electives including the requirements for their chosen area of concentration.

Project Management Concentration

DSCI 620 Project Management 4 credits

DSCI 630 Project Risk Management 4 credits

DSCI 691 Project Management Leadership and Problem Solving 4 credits

Management Information Systems (MIS) Concentration

Information technology (IT) has been essential to business innovation and enhanced productivity for decades, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Adding the MIS Concentration will better prepare a student to manage in any organization in which IT is a major force in the delivery of its goods and services. Metropolitan State is well known for the strength of its offerings in MIS. The approach of the MIS Concentration allows the student to meet the dual goals of a strong business degree with recognized special expertise in IT. The MIS Concentration provides the opportunity for MBA students to select a mix of coursework from a range of suggested pathways: business analytics, database administration, information management, information assurance/security, systems analysis and design, and systems development. Course requirement (12 credits in addition to MIS 600 required in Phase I) Any 12 MIS graduate credits OR Any 8 MIS graduate credits plus DSCI 620 Project Management (4 credits)

Finance Concentration

All major decisions in corporations are influenced by financial analysis. The required Phase I finance course (Finance 601) presents models which are used for such decisions, but it does not go into the depth required for people who work professionally in finance. The Finance Concentration coursework is designed to prepare the student for professional work in the fields of corporate finance, investments, insurance, and commercial banking. Some of the major skill areas covered include: financial modeling; valuation of investment projects, instruments and firms; understanding financial markets; risk assessment and risk management; and cost of capital.

ACCT 515G Financial Statement Analysis 4 credits

FIN 511G Investment and Portfolio Analysis 4 credits

FIN 550G International Finance 4 credits

FIN 560G Financial Markets and Institutions 4 credits

FIN 595G Advanced Corporate Finance 4 credits

Global Supply Chain Management Concentration


DSCI 681 or instructor's consent

DSCI 681 Operations Management 4 credits

Required Courses

DSCI 640 Supply Chain Management—Concepts and Techniques (4 credits) is also required (course pending approval)

IBUS 690 Doing Business Internationally 4 credits

MKTG 652 Supply Chain Logistics 2 credits

MKTG 653 Global Sourcing 2 credits

Analytics Concentration

Required Courses

MIS 671 Problem Formulation and Data Presentation 4 credits

MIS 687 Business Analytics 4 credits

Electives - Choose at least four credits from the following:

MIS 655 Biomedical Informatics 4 credits

MIS 685 Data Mining Tools 2 credits

MIS 686 Advanced Data Mining Tools 2 credits

MIS 688 Predictive Analytics 4 credits

MIS 693 Advanced Supply Chain Information Systems 2 credits

Phase three

MGMT 699: Management Strategy and Policy:

MGMT 699 Management Strategy and Policy calls for the student to integrate what has been learned in previous courses and life experiences to form a coherent picture of management and organizations. All other required courses must be completed in order to register for the capstone course.

MGMT 699 Management: Strategy and Policy 4 credits