The MSU Online MBA requires six hours of electives on your program of study. The College of Business offers elective courses but other courses may be used. Some courses that have been previously approved for use as MBA electives include:
College of Business Electives
BIS 6113 Security Management
Concepts, skills, tools, and analytical techniques involved in management of computer security as it applies to today's business environment.
BIS 8113 Management Information Technology & Systems
Course includes the description, development, and use of systems from an analytical perspective. Technology-enabled concepts are used for student assignments.
BIS 8213 Secure Systems Analysis & Design
Enterprise approach to improving business processes and managerial decision-making through quantitatively sophisticated analysis of organizational data. Hands-on experience in analytical techniques, modeling, and software.
BIS 6523 Business Programming with COBOL
In-depth concepts and experience in business-oriented computer programming. File input/output, sequential, indexed sequential, and relative files.
BIS 8213 Advanced System Analysis and Design
(Prerequisites: Six hours of computer programming or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Analysis/design of computer-based information systems using structured methodologies and tools. Emphasis on problem definition, requirements analysis, system design, project management, vendor relations, and quality assurance.
BIS 8313 Adv Database Design Admin
(Prerequisite: BIS 8213 and BIS 8613 and either BIS 6533 or BIS 8413) Three hours. Design and management of local and distributed data resources, database design, definition, creation, maintenance, acquisition and use. Role of Database Administrator.
NEW BIS 8413 Data Analytics 501
(Prerequisite: BQA 8443 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Enterprise approach to improving business processes and managerial decision-making through quantitatively sophisticated analysis of organizational data. Hands-on experience in analytical techniques, modeling, and software.
BL 6243 Entrepreneur Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413, MGT 3323, or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Business creation including legal aspects from permits and taxes to structure and sale with emphasis on Mississippi Law.
BL 8113 Law, Ethics, Dispute Resolution 521
Three hours lecture. Legal and ethical issues faced by the business firm with emphasis on prevention and resolution of disputes, including mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
BL 6333 Real Estate Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413 or BL 8112 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. The legal principles applicable to real estate, including types of ownership and interests, mortgages, restrictions, and regulations. (Same as REF 4333/6333)
MKT 6143 Sales Management
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013 and MGT 3113 or Survey of Management) Three hours. Application of scientific management to the selling and distribution of consumer and industrial goods.
MKT 6423 Strategic Brand Management
This course explores the concepts of brands, brand equity, and strategic brand management, providing practical insights for building brands and enhancing profitability of existing brands.
Non-College of Business Electives
A list of potential electives outside of the College of Business can be found below. To determine whether or not a course from another department can be used as an elective please email your advisor Angelia Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org with the course name and number. Some classes that have previously been approved as electives include:
- AAS 8603 Racism and the US Color Line
- AEC 6323 Applied Regional Economic Development
- AEC 6353 Intro to Regional Economic Development
- CO 6253 Elements of Persuasion
- CO 6313 Mass Media Law
- CO 6323 Mass Media - Society
- EN 6223 Principles of Legal Writing
- FNH 6393 Prevention of Disease
- FO 6323 Forest Resource Mgt
- FO 6353 Natural Resource Law
- FO 6413 Natural Resource Policy
- GR 6333 Remote Sensing Physical Environment
- GS 8973 Gender and Work
- HI 8783 Issues in African History
- IE 6533 Project Management
- IE 6573 Process Improvement Engineering
- IE 8583 Enterprise Systems Engineering
- TKT 6263 Diverse Work & Educational Environments