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EIU Master of Business Administration

Applied Management Option

The Applied Management Option is focused on “hands-on” development of students’ intellectual and creative capacities. The program addresses a broad range of business-related skills emphasizing a combination of teamwork, writing, contemporary global and ethical issues, and analytical skills that can be immediately put into practice.

In addition to the MBA Core, the required courses in the Applied Management Option are italicized below:

Course Prerequisite(s)
MBA 5500, Quantitative Modeling BUS 3950, Operations Management; prerequisites to BUS 3950 are BUS 2810, BUS 3010
MBA 5550, Marketing Management BUS 3470, Principles of Marketing
MBA 5640, Financial Management BUS 2810, Business Statistics; BUS 3710, Business Financial Mgt; prerequisites for these courses are BUS 2101, BUS 2102, ECN 2802
MBA 5660, Operations Management BUS 3950, Operations Management; prerequisites to BUS 3950 are BUS 2810, BUS 3010
MBA 5670, Information Systems BUS 3500, Management Information Systems or ACC 3900, Accounting Information Systems
MBA 5680, Organizational Behavior BUS 3010, Management and Organizational Behavior
MBA 5000, Strategic Management BUS 2101, Financial Accounting; ECN 2801, Principles of Economics I; BUS 3010, Mgt & Org. Behavior
MBA 5010, Accounting from a Management Perspective BUS 2101, Financial Accounting; BUS 2102, Managerial Accounting
MBA 5900, Management Simulation MBA 5010, Accounting from a Management Perspective; MBA 5640, Financial Management; MBA 5660, Operations Management
6 Hours of Electives (see below) Must be in business or related subjects and must be approved by the MBA Coordinator.
Total: 33 Semester Hours  

Click here for a printable, checklist version of these courses.


Applied Management Option students must complete 6 credit hours of electives.  This usually constitutes 2 courses.  

The list of preapproved electives can be viewed here.

Students must take one course from the pre-approved list. Other graduate-level courses available at EIU, numbered 4750 or higher, may be considered and approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Business Studies by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete the Elective Approval Form and submit it as an attached .pdf document to prior or concurrent to registering for the course for pre-approval,
  2. Provide the Coordinator with a copy of the course syllabus after the first class meeting.

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MBA Program School of Business

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Charleston, IL 61920

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