Jun 24, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Program Director

David Schmitz
Office: R-307
Phone: (414) 277-2487
Email: schmitz@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 teachers. 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. (Hon.) G. Woodrow Adkins, Dr. Steven Bialek, Dr. Jeffrey Blessing, Melinda Davies, Dr. Kenneth Dobbs, Dr. Kathy Faggiani, Terry Hoffmann, Dr. Paul A. Hudec, Stanley Kosmatka, Patricia Kramer, Cynthia Mand, Carol Mannino, Dr. Paul Markham, Katie McCarthy, Dr. Jenne Meyer, Dr. Kathleen Miezio, Dr. Katrina Moskalik, Dr. Patricia Neudecker, Dr. C. Kelly Lawrence Ottman, Dr. Michael Payne, Kim Pemble, Kim Pettiford, Dr. Jeffrey Santaga, David Schmitz, Gary Shimek, Dr. Alexandra Becker Sielaff, Beth Slayman, David Tietyen, Dr. John Traxler, Gary Vroman, Dr. Dennis Wanless, Dr. Raymond Zastrow

Delivery Formats

Classes are offered in two formats. Our course delivery options add flexibility to your learning options. The amount of time you spend sitting in class is reduced, while time spent on project-focused learning is enhanced. Time to completion is yours to control. You can attend on a part-time or full-time basis. You are an MBA student on day one.

MSOE’s blended Internet format

Technology enhanced delivery that utilizes a combination of scheduled face-to-face classes and distance learning.

100 percent online

This format provides the student with flexibility to complete all of the course and MBA degree work online. Courses provide a combination of faculty-created content with additional resources found through learning activities utilizing Internet resources, including the MSOE library. Courses are led by MSOE faculty via Blackboard.  Students may interact with their professors and other students through discussions, case studies, chat and interactive whiteboards.

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. Please contact the program director for a complete list of expected student outcomes and competencies.


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.

Second Degree

Students who have earned the MSEM, MSNP, MSXM or MSCBM degree from MSOE within the last 10 years may be awarded 21 credits toward pursuit of the MBA. See more information in “Awarding of Two Master’s Degrees” in the Academic Regulations and Policies  section of this catalog.

MBA Model Full-time Track V1.0

Year One

Summer Quarter 1

Total: 1 lecture hour - 0 lab hours - 1 credit

Total: 6 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 12 credits

Total: 7 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 13 credits

Total: 7 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 13 credits

Year Two

Total: 4 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 6 credits

MBA Model Part-time Track V1.0

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