Professional MBA Boca Raton Curriculum

FAU’s Professional MBA Boca Raton course curriculum is career-centered and aimed at advancing the quality of mid-level business management in the workplace while empowering students in their career aspirations. 

A variety of learning methods are employed throughout the program. Case studies, computer simulations of challenging, competitive business situations, problem-solving discussions, team presentations, individual study, lectures, visual presentations, guest speakers, and assigned readings are regularly used. Students also complete research and analytical studies to develop strategic thinking abilities.

The 23-month Professional MBA Boca Raton program is 40 - 46 total credits:

  • 28 Core MBA credits
  • 6 Foundation credits
    • Students who have previously passed Financial Accounting Concepts (ACG 6027) and Corporate Financial Management (FIN 6406), or the undergraduate level equivalents, within the last five years and received a grade of “B” or better may have up to 6 foundation credits waived. Students who have been exempted from these courses are permitted to audit them at no cost.
  • 12 Elective credits
    • See Concentrations for information on degree concentrations and elective courses offered.


Courses listed below are required as part of the core curriculum for the program. All courses are three (3) credits except where indicated.

Financial Accounting Concepts (ACG 6027)

*Foundation Course

Principles applicable to the accounting cycle, asset valuation, income determination, financial reporting, basic business taxes, and owner's equity. Available only to graduate students lacking an undergraduate course in accounting.

Financial Management (FIN 6406)

*Foundation Course

Tools and applications of corporate financial analysis and forecasting, investment policy, financing policy and working capital policy.

Communication Strategies for Business Professionals (GEB 6217)


Writing and speaking strategies linked to (1) critical thinking for problem analysis/solution and persuasive proposals and (2) research for decision-making. Students submit papers and presentations from core courses. 

Contemporary Issues in Industry/Executive Forum  (GEB 6931) (1 credit)


Presentations by and seminar-like interaction with entrepreneurs and executives focusing on the practical nature of business development. Students and executives discuss current challenges facing business and industry today and consider alternative ways of meeting these challenges.


Global Environment of Management (MAN 6937)


Topics affecting global managers: regulation and deregulation, technology, ecology, national industrial policy, social responsibility and ethical reasoning, human resource issues, the globalization of economic conditions, security issues, and environmentalism.

Advanced Analysis of Accounting Data (ACG 6315)


Analysis of financial and managerial accounting data for users of those data. Meant to provide broad exposure to accounting to graduate students who are not pursuing accounting degrees and who do not have accounting backgrounds. 

Advanced Marketing Management (MAR 6815)


Coverage of how marketing managers research, communicate, price, and distribute product and service offerings to profitably satisfy targeted customer segments in a dynamically changing global environment.


Advanced Financial Management (FIN 6806)


Theory and practice of financial planning and management. Emphasizes the capital structure of business enterprise, its cost of capital and its evaluations. Applications of quantitative methods to capital theory.

Management of Information Systems and Technology (ISM 6026)


Evaluations of information systems: types, development and use. Emphasis is on understanding information systems in the context of managerial use, problems, and opportunities.

Operations Management (MAN 6501)


Introduction to major managerial problems and decision processes of operations management. Includes topics such as: forecasting, design or production systems, simulation, modeling, using decision trees and PERT, analysis of univariate and multiple time series, quality control, just-in-time systems, and decision support systems.

Leadership and Organizations (MAN 6296)


Foundation for understanding leadership in organizations. Topics include leadership in relation to motivation, communication, performance, group dynamics and organizational change.

Global Business Strategy (MAN 6721)

Strategy, its formulation, articulation, and implementation. Review of current theory and practices and case studies as well as the role and responsibility of the general manager in managing the business enterprise.


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