Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


The USM MBA program will make you an effective leader and manager. And, in keeping with our Catholic heritage, USM emphasizes the moral and ethical responsibilities of business and explores how they impact strategic — as well as day-to-day — decision making.

Chose from nine concentrations to find the MBA that fits you best: Accounting - including the optional Triple Advantage Accountancy Program (MBA-CPA), Finance, General Management, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Advertising Management, Enterprise Risk Management (online), Leadership and Organizational Health, and Sport Administration.

Earn your MBA in as little as one year!

The USM MBA will teach you how to:

  • Recognize critical, strategic, and organizational problems and make effective decisions to address them

  • Evaluate and balance decisions based on competing demands within your business

  • Understand the ethical and societal implications of business decisions and act accordingly

  • Respond effectively to changing factors in the marketplace that affect the competitive position of your business

  • Enhance your business’ strategic advantages

Flexible Scheduling

Classes are held Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. Most classes meet once a week per term. Terms begin in January, March, May, August, and October, and you can start at any term.

The MBA curriculum is sequenced to allow program completion in 12-24 months. Courses are taught year round on a regular rotation on campus or online. Summer term courses, elective courses, and other selected courses may use alternative delivery methods.


Core Courses:

  • 701 — Organizational Management

  • 704 — Marketing Management

  • 708 — Human Resource Management

  • 709 — Managerial Economics

  • 711 — Managerial Accounting

  • 712 — Managerial Finance

  • 713 — Operations Management

  • 714 — Global Management

  • 795 — Strategic Management and Ethics


A Concentration is achieved by taking nine elective credit hours (three classes within a specific area).

Accounting Concentration:

  • MGT 785 — Forensic Accounting

  • MGT 786 — International Accounting

  • MGT 724 — Legal and Ethical Environments in Business

Triple Advantage Accountancy Program:

In addition to the above Accounting Concentration courses, students who complete the normal first year MBA courses in Managerial Economics, Managerial Accounting and Managerial Finance, may take the following courses and qualify to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examination — providing they have accumulated 150 total semester hours of college (Undergraduate or Graduate) coursework. Thirty (30) of these hours must be in Accounting Theory and Practice and eleven (11) must be in Communications.

  • MGT 787 — CPA Exam Review - Part I
     - Exam sections: Regulation (REG) and Auditing and Attestation (AUD)

  • MGT 788 — CPA Exam Review - Part II
     - Exam sections: Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) and Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

After qualifying to sit for the CPA Exam, students may then continue their program of study and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, with a Concentration in Accounting.

Finance Concentration:

  • MGT 760 — Advanced Financial Topics

  • MGT 768 — Financial and Capital Issues

  • MGT 769 — Financial Decisions

General Management Concentration:

Choose any three (3) electives in the program:

  • MGT 731 — Management Information Systems

  • MGT 738 — Advanced Marketing Concepts

  • MGT 750 — Leadership

  • MGT 751 — Project Management

  • Any Finance Concentration Course

  • Any Human Resource Management Concentration Course

  • Any Health Care Management Concentration Course

  • Any Marketing and Advertising Concentration Course

  • Any Enterprise Risk Management Concentration Course

Health Care Management Concentration:

Choose any three (3) following courses:

  • HCMGT 715 — Communication & Relationship Building

  • HCMGT 716 — Leadership and Management

  • HCMGT 717 — Business Skills for Health Care Managers

  • HCMGT 718 — Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

  • HCMGT 719 — Topics in Health Care Management

Human Resource Management Concentration:

Choose any three (3) following courses:

  • MGT 724 — Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

  • MGT 753 — Conflict Management and Negotiation

  • MGT 757 — Training and Development

  • MGT 762 — Work Styles and Generations in the Workplace

  • MGT 774 — Organizational Change and Development

Marketing and Advertising Management Concentration:

These courses must be taken in sequence:

  • MGT 747 — The Advertising Industry in the 21st Century

  • MGT 748 — Buyer Behavior and Marketing Research

  • MGT 749 — Advanced Marketing Strategy and Planning

Enterprise Risk Management Concentration: (online)

These courses must be taken in sequence:

  • MGT 776 — Enterprise Risk Management: Culture, Management, and Control

  • MGT 777 — The Role of ERM in Strategic Planning

  • MGT 778 — Practical Application of Enterprise Risk Management – Student Project

Leadership and Organizational Health Concentration:

These courses must be taken in sequence:

  • MGT 780 — Leadership and Organizational Health

  • MGT 781 — Strategic Leadership and Team Building

  • MGT 782 — Strategic Communication and Human Performance Support Systems

Sport Administration Concentration:

  • SA 724 — Legal and Ethical Environment of Sport

  • SA 748 — Sport Marketing and Sales of the Sport Product

  • SA 750 — Event Management and Leadership in Sport