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MBA Degree Requirements

The MBA program has been carefully designed to give you a solid background in the mechanics of business and business ethics. Integrated throughout the courses are topics related to change and innovation, international business, quality, information technology and social responsibility. You will graduate from the program with a competitive advantage in today's challenging business environment.

Degree Prerequisites

Most students admitted to the MBA program satisfy Basic Mathematics and Basic Computer Skills prerequisites based on either previous academic work or job experience. Additional preparatory work may be required to help ensure that you succeed in the program. Our admissions staff will review of your academic record and GMAT scores and will be able to answer any questions you have about any additional requirements.

Our MBA coursework is separated into the five categories described below.


1. Foundation courses -
Foundation courses are the skill and experience-broadening courses upon which the remaining curriculum is built. They include coursework in accounting, mathematics, legal issues for business and economics. One or more of these courses may be waived based on your previous academic experience. These courses should be taken as early as possible in the program. Students who believe that they are deficient in any of the 500 level Foundation Courses will be able to complete these requirements by taking the equivalent foundation courses in the Adult Accelerated Program. Adult Accelerated courses are offered in convenient 8-week sessions in classes that meet just one night per week. Tuition is charged at the Adult Accelerated Program rate, a significant savings to graduate students.

  • BUS 500 Algebra Review
  • BUS 501 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 502 Business Calculus
  • BUS 503 A&B Introductory Business Statistics
  • BUS 504 Legal Environments
  • BUS 505 Macro-Economics
  • BUS 506 Micro-Economics

2. Interdisciplinary courses - 
The interdisciplinary requirements involve study in two areas: studies in change and ethics. The studies in change component investigates the nature of change at individual, institutional and societal levels with both national and international perspectives. Throughout both components, research, analysis, discussion and writing are important tools of study and expression.

            Studies in Change subject matter is integrated in Business courses, Bus 601 and Bus 604. 
            IC 850 Studies in Change is required if BUS 601 or BUS 604 are waived. 
            The Ethics requirement is satisfied by the Business Ethics course.

3. Core courses - 
The core courses address communications, management, ethics, finance, information and technology, marketing, organizational development, and advanced economics. These eight courses enable you to develop substantive background and abilities in the functional areas of business. 
 

  • BUS 601 Executive Communications
  • BUS 602 Accounting for Managers
  • BUS 603 Organizational Development and Behavior
  • BUS 604 Operations Management
  • BUS 605 Statistics for Managers
  • BUS 606 Strategic Marketing
  • BUS 607 Corporate Finance
  • BUS 616 Business Ethics
  • BUS 618 Managing Information and Technology

4. Integrating core courses - 
The integrating core is a three-course requirement designed to help you understand complex business issues and to solve problems that extend across core course areas. Since the function of these courses is to integrate concepts and skills, they must be taken at the end of your MBA program.

  • BUS 609 Strategic Management and
  • BUS 610 Managerial Economics or BUS 611 International Economics


5. Electives and Concentrations - 
The general MBA requires 9 elective credits. You may earn a concentration by taking additional courses. Concentrations include: accounting, finance, management, marketing, and sustainability leadership. Concentration areas require the completion of 15 elective credits.

Additional course and program details may be found in the graduate catalog.
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