Master of Business Administration

General

Program Description

The MSOE MBA is an innovative program for future leaders who want to solve business problems in a technical world. Through an integrated curriculum, you’ll develop leadership competencies using a combination of core content and field projects. With online classes and specializations in leadership and business analytics, you can tailor the MBA to fit your career goals.

The MSOE MBA is an integrative graduate program focused on strategic business functions, organizational leadership, and the effective application of business knowledge by organizational and business leaders. Built upon more than 50 years of tradition preparing engineers and technical professionals for management careers, the MSOE MBA serves students from a variety of industry backgrounds.

The program features strategic MBA content and analysis of leading-edge business cases and requires you to apply your learning to solve real problems in your business or organization. You will experience rich faculty/student interaction that is the hallmark of an MSOE education. MSOE professors possess world-class academic credentials, have substantial business leadership experience, and are outstanding educators. The innovative and integrated design of the MSOE MBA focuses your learning at the graduate level with no need for a refresher, foundation, or prerequisite steps once you are admitted.

With a specialization in leadership, you’ll focus on organizational leadership, with courses in economics, human resources, operations, and more. A business analytics specialization will prepare you to make data-driven decisions through courses in predictive analytics, data visualization, and more.

The Ramirez Fellows Program is for engineers and technical-minded professionals who want to improve the processes of tomorrow’s health care. The program provides funding support for MSOE MBA students who are pursuing a business analytics specialization and want to elevate health care delivery. It also includes an internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Program Objectives

The MSOE MBA is designed to develop competencies in a broad range of topics that will allow our graduates to:

  • Lead Organizations - organization management and administration
  • Lead Others - effective human resource management/development and stakeholder relationships
  • Lead Self - personal behavior, characteristics, traits and skills of effective leaders
  • Lead for High-Performance - developing a culture and climate that foster high achievement
  • Lead Now and for the Future - cultivating mission/vision with input from a broad representation of stakeholders

Student Outcomes

The MBA program was approved by the Higher Learning Commission in November 2013 and also mirrors the standards included in other academic accreditation agencies. MBA graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism, ethical behavior, leadership, and effective communication skills
  • Exhibit a global perspective and awareness of how cultural differences impact businesses
  • Possess the skills required to integrate concepts from accounting, finance, marketing, operations, technology, and human resources to identify and develop innovative business strategies
  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate and solve critical business problems
  • Evaluate, select and lead the implementation of innovative technologies and methods that support organizational strategic priorities
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional, multi-cultural teams to drive organizational effectiveness

Curriculum

The program is built on an innovative four-credit course model that integrates traditional and new MBA content in a way that mirrors application. This allows the student to apply the content of class-based case analysis, culminating with the application of new knowledge in project-based field experiences during which leadership competencies are shaped and assessed. All MBA courses are required. Students have the flexibility to take many of the courses without prerequisites. The student’s experience will culminate with an MBA project after the completion of all the required MBA courses.

Specializations 

Students have the opportunity to earn a specialization as part of the MBA program. The MBA with specialization requires students to complete at least 30 credits of MBA core requirements designated with course prefix of “MB.” At least 15 of the remaining degree credits must be from the area of concentration. 

MBA - Leadership Specialization

  • MB 6000 - Management Principles 4 credits
  • MB 6110 - Fundamental Statistics and Analytics 4 credits
  • MB 6200 - Finance and Accounting 4 credits
  • MB 6310 - Professional Seminar I 1 credit
  • MB 6320 - Professional Seminar II 1 credit
  • MB 6400 - Economic Analysis Decision Making 4 credits
  • MB 6600 - Human Resource Management 4 credits
  • MB 6900 - Project Management 4 credits
  • MB 7500 - Operations and Systems Management 4 credits
  • MB 7700 - Marketing 4 credits
  • MB 7800 - Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 4 credits
  • MB 7900 - Strategy 4 credits
  • MB 8110 - Capstone Phase I 1 credits
  • MB 8120 - Capstone Phase II 1 credit
  • MB 8130 - Capstone Phase III 1 credit

MBA - Construction Management Specialization

  • CM 5020 - Project Acquisitions and Business Development 3 credits
  • CM 5040 - Construction Operations and Management Strategies 3 credits
  • CM 5045 - Lean Construction and Resource Management 3 credits
  • CM 7005 - Sustainable Built Environment 3 credits
  • CM 7050 - Construction Data and Information Management 3 credits
  • MB 6000 - Management Principles 4 credits
  • MB 6110 - Fundamental Statistics and Analytics 4 credits
  • MB 6200 - Finance and Accounting 4 credits
  • MB 6310 - Professional Seminar I 1 credit
  • MB 6320 - Professional Seminar II 1 credit
  • MB 6400 - Economic Analysis Decision Making 4 credits
  • MB 6600 - Human Resource Management 4 credits
  • MB 6900 - Project Management 4 credits
  • MB 8110 - Capstone Phase I 1 credits
  • MB 8120 - Capstone Phase II 1 credit
  • MB 8130 - Capstone Phase III 1 credit
  • MB 8900 - Integrated Field Project 1 credits

MBA - Business Analytics Specialization

  • MB 6000 - Management Principles 4 credits
  • MB 6110 - Fundamental Statistics and Analytics 4 credits
  • MB 6121 - Data Wrangling and Exploration 4 credits
  • MB 6131 - Predictive Analytics 4 credits
  • MB 6141 - Analytics Leadership and Strategy 4 credits
  • MB 6151 - Data Visualization 4 credits
  • MB 6200 - Finance and Accounting 4 credits
  • MB 6310 - Professional Seminar I 1 credit
  • MB 6320 - Professional Seminar II 1 credit
  • MB 6900 - Project Management 4 credits
  • MB 7700 - Marketing 4 credits
  • MB 7800 - Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 4 credits
  • MB 8110 - Capstone Phase I 1 credits
  • MB 8120 - Capstone Phase II 1 credit
  • MB 8130 - Capstone Phase III 1 credit

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Capstone

Each student completes a capstone project. The final activity has two primary objectives: 1) it is a learning experience in which the student has the opportunity to discover something about a business topic that is not readily accessible, that is not conventional wisdom, and is not found in any book or other common source, and 2) it is a means by which the student demonstrates his or her depth and breadth of learning from the MBA program. Alumni cite this opportunity as one of the most valuable components of the program in their career advancement.

About MSOE

At MSOE you will find dreamers, thinkers, makers, and doers. It is the university of choice for those seeking a community of experimental learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow. MSOE faculty are student-focused experts who bring real-world experience into the classroom. This approach to learning makes our students ready now, as well as prepared for the future. Partnerships with business and industry leaders enable students to learn alongside professional mentors. We challenge our students to go beyond what is possible.

As a highly ranked engineering university in the US, MSOE focuses on laboratory experience and career practice. MSOE challenges students to think outside the box and apply a hands-on approach to solving problems.

MSOE students are hard-working, creative, and have a desire to know more. Our close-knit community of only 3,000 students gives the opportunity to work hand in hand with classmates and professors and allows students to bring practical knowledge to the classroom. Overall, MSOE is the university of choice for students looking to pursue their passions and challenge the standard. MSOE will set the standard for preparing leaders to solve the diverse technical challenges of the 21st century.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics, and nursing. At MSOE, you will find a caring communi ... Read More

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics, and nursing. At MSOE, you will find a caring community of students and faculty. Together, we are committed to fostering a higher standard of academic programming and research, and personalized service, instruction, and guidance. Read less