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The program curriculum requirements include Core I undergraduate-level prerequisite courses and Core II graduate-level MBA courses. Core I courses are designed to provide a foundation of the basic concepts and techniques used in the functional area disciplines of business. Students with an undergraduate degree in business will have typically completed the Core I courses as part of their bachelor’s degree. Non-business degree holders can complete the Core I courses as part of the IUP MBA program, transfer them from another university, or by self-study and successful completion of CLEP exams.

Core II consists of twelve required MBA courses (36 credits). If you choose to receive a concentration, you may take electives (nine additional credits) from the following areas: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing. Opportunities to do an MBA internship as one of the electives is also available.

Core I Prerequisite Courses

Ten core undergraduate prerequisite courses provide the basic foundation in the functional areas of business as well as the analytical proficiency required in the MBA courses.

The following is a list of general titles of courses and credit hours that are considered a minimum to meet the Core I requirements:

  • Accounting Principles I *(3 hours)
  • Probability and Statistics (3 hours)
  • Finance (3 hours)
  • Principles of Microeconomics* (3 hours)

* CLEP exams are available.

Core II Graduate Courses

Core II classes consist of 36 credit hours of graduate business courses. The required courses are as follows:

  • Managerial Economics (3.0 credits)
  • International Business (3.0 credits)
  • Management Accounting (3 credits)
  • Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Organizational Analysis (3 credits)
  • Financial Management (3 credits)
  • Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • Operations Management (3 credits)
  • Administrative Communications (3 credits)
  • Case Problems in Business Law (3 credits)
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making (3credits)
  • Business Policy (3 credits)
  • Elective Courses

Electives are available in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Business Administration Program
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