Feb 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration - MBA

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Program Director 
Associate Director
Gene Wright  Andreana Moody
Office: R301 A  Office: R01-G
Phone: (414) 277-2268    Phone: (414) 277-2334
Email: wright@msoe.edu  Email: moody@msoe.edu

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 refresher, foundation or prerequisite steps once you are admitted.


Dr. Ruth Barratt, Dr. William Berg, Melinda Davies, Dr. Kenneth Dobbs, Thomas Eberle,Terry Hoffmann, Dr. Scott Hrdlicka, Dr. Paul A. Hudec, Dr. Kathleen Miezio, Dr. Jessica Moe, Dr. Dana Monague, Curt Mould, Stacy Novinski, Dr. C. Kelly Lawrence Ottman, Daniel Pavletich, Dr. Jeffrey Santaga, Beth Slayman, Anthony Spence, Dr. Bruce Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Gary Vroman, Gene Wright

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 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


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.


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 remaining degree credits must be from the area of concentration. Approved specializations and required courses appear below. 

MSOE MBA Specialization Options 

Course #  

Course Title  Course Structure  Leadership  Construction Management  Business Analytics  
MB 6310   Professional Seminar I  1-0-1 1 1 1  
MB 6000   Management Principles 2-4-4 4 4 4  
MB 6110   Fundamental Statistics and Analytics 2-2-4 4 4 4  
MB 6900   Project Management  2-4-4 4 4 4  
MB 6320   Professional Seminar II 1-0-1 1 1 1  
MB 6200   Finance and Accounting 2-4-4 4 4 4  
MB 7700   Marketing 2-4-4 4   4  
MB 7500   Operations and Systems Management 2-4-4 4      
MB 6400   Economic Analysis Decision Making  2-4-4 4 4    
MB 6600   Human Resources Management 2-4-4 4 4    
MB 7800   Strategy, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship  2-4-4 4   4  
MB 7900   Strategy 2-4-4 4      
CM 7005   Sustainable Built Environment  3-0-3   3    
CM 5020    Project Acquisitions and Business Development  3-0-3   3    
CM 5040   Construction Operations and Management Strategies  3-0-3   3    
CM 5045   Lean Construction and Resource Management  3-0-3   3    
CM 7050   Construction Data and Information Management  3-0-3   3    
MB 6121   Data Wrangling and Exploration 3-2-4     4  
MB 6131   Predictive Analytics 3-2-4     4  
MB 6141   Analytics Leadership and Strategy 3-2-4     4  
MB 6151   Data Visualization 3-2-4     4  
MB 8900   Integrated Field Project  1-0-1   1    
MB 8110   Capstone - Phase I 1-0-1 1 1 1  
MB 8120   Capstone - Phase II 1-0-1 1 1 1  
MB 8130   Capstone - Phase III 1-0-1 1 1 1  
  Program Totals    45 45 45  

Second Degree

A student who has earned a MBA, MSCBM, MSEM, MSNP, MSE, MSN, MSCVE, MSP, MSAE or MSST degree within the last 7 years will be awarded 21 credits towards the pursuit of a second degree, either MBA, MSEM or MSNP.

See more information in “Awarding of Two Master’s Degrees” in the Academic Regulations and Policies section of this catalog.



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.

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