Business Administration MBA

Program Purpose


The MBA Program will attract, admit and graduate students who are committed to BYU's unique mission. The purposes of the program include

Curricular Structure

MBA students are required to complete 64 credit hours during the course of their two years in the MBA Program. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a breadth of business education as well as to allow students to develop a depth of expertise in a chosen field. The areas of expertise (majors) from which students may chose include:

MBA students may broaden their training by completing minor courses of study.  Minors require 10 - 12 credit hours and are available in:

On average, over 99% of students complete the program in two years.

Overview of MBA Curriculum

The MBA curriculum consists of

 

The required core classes include - corporate financial reporting, managerial accounting, leadership, business finance, operations management, strategic human resource management, marketing management, strategy, global management, and business ethics.

Students are also strongly encouraged to complete a paid internship during the spring/summer between their first-year and second-year of the MBA Program.

Major Curriculum

Specific curricula for each major can be obtained through the following links -

Entreprenuership

Finance

Marketing

Global Supply Chain

Organizational Behavior / Human Resource Management

Other Curriculum Information

Curriculum Overview

Program Information

Learning Outcomes


Faith and Professional Accomplishment

Demonstrate the relevance of personal faith to professional development.

Courses that Contribute: M B A 501 M B A 529 M B A 530 M B A 532 M B A 620 MBA 604
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Character
Leadership in Teams and Organizations

Enhance, as a leader or a member, the leadership and collaborative ability of individuals in teams and organizations.

Courses that Contribute: EMBA 506 M B A 501 M B A 502 M B A 527 M B A 529 M B A 530 M B A 532 M B A 591R M B A 605 M B A 626 M B A 653 M B A 676 M B A 680 M B A 688 MBA 604
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Character
Trends in the Global Economy

Identify how trends in the global economy influence the strategies of companies.

Courses that Contribute: EMBA 506 M B A 501 M B A 502 M B A 527 M B A 529 M B A 530 M B A 532 M B A 547 M B A 550 M B A 584 M B A 680 M B A 688
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge
Ethical Values

Translate ethical values into business practice.

Courses that Contribute: M B A 521 M B A 529 M B A 532 M B A 620 M B A 623 M B A 676 MBA 604 MBA 620
Linked to BYU Aims: Character
Subject Matter Proficiency

Demonstrate proficiency in the subject matter of their major. Additionally, students will gain proficiency in all core disciplines of business including corporate finance, financial accounting, marketing, global supply chain/operations, human resource management, leadership, strategy, global management, managerial accounting, and ethics.

Courses that Contribute: EMBA 506 M B A 501 M B A 502 M B A 520 M B A 521 M B A 527 M B A 529 M B A 530 M B A 532 M B A 547 M B A 550 M B A 584 M B A 591R M B A 605 M B A 615 M B A 620 M B A 623 M B A 626 M B A 653 M B A 676 M B A 688 MBA 604 MBA 620
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Tracking and Developing Career and Professional Competencies

As part of the MBA Career Services Sherpa program, each MBA student is assigned a mentor to assist the student in his/her pursuit of internship and full-time employment opportunities, as well as professional and career mentoring.

Courses that Contribute: M B A 615 M B A 620 M B A 653 M B A 688 MBA 620
Linked to BYU Aims: None

Evidence of Learning


Please see the Alignment Table (below)

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement


Student Input

All students are required to complete faculty evaluations at the end of every class. Faculty are expected to review the student evaluations. Department chairs and the MBA director review the student evaluations. The student evaluations identify areas where faculty excel and lead to commendation of those faculty to reinforce good performance.  When the student evaluations indicate an area where improvement should be made, the department chair or the MBA director will work to mentor that faculty member. The reports are then filed in the online student evaluation system.

During the first semester of the MBA Program each student is assigned to a study team consisting of four to five students. Each student team meets with either the Director of the Associate Director to discuss their experience in the program.  When consistent patterns emerge from the student teams we determine a plan to improve the program. Suggestions are then discussed by the MBA administration and program changes are made if necessary.

Prior to graduation every student is required to meet with either the Director of the Associate Director to discuss their experience in the MBA Program and to offer any suggestions for program improvement. These suggestions are then reviewed by the MBA Executive Committee to determine what program changes may need to be made. In addition, graduating students complete two surveys - the EBI survey and the MSM exit survey. At the end of every school year, this information is reviewed with the Marriott School Deans and is used in making improvements to the MBA Program.

Faculty Input

The MBA Program Curriculum Committee consists of representatives of each MBA major as well as each MBA Minor. These committee members represent their faculty groups within the MBA Program. Suggestions from faculty relating to program or curriculum improvement are discussed in this committee and proposed changes are considered. Policies made by the curriculum committee are implemented by the MBA Operating Committee (consisting of the Program Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director) who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program and who are responsible for the paperwork processing associated with any changes to the program.

In addition, the MBA Program Curriculum Committee establishes learning objectives and reviews evidence of learning in order to better guide decisions made by the committee.  

Alumni and Professional Input

Each major within the MBA Program has an advisory board consisting of alumni and professionals in the major field who have committted to assisting the major in staying current with developments in the profession. The members of these advisory boards gather several times a year to share with our faculty changes that are occurring in their fields and then discussions are undertaken as to how the program curriculum might be modified to prepare our students for a changing workplace.