MBA Curriculum

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    MBA Curriculum Designed to Make You Competitive

    You’ll take a series of integrated MBA business courses to prepare you for leadership in a global, competitive environment. Specialize your degree or take advantage of our broad-based curriculum to move your career ahead.

    MBA Curriculum Requirements

    Students entering the MBA Program must have completed four undergraduate-level prerequisite courses—Basic Accounting, Microeconomics, Probability and Statistics, and Finance. If you haven't taken these courses, they can be conveniently completed with online modules.

    The MBA degree requires 12 courses for 36 credits:

    • Management Accounting
    • Administrative Communications
    • Data Analysis and Decision Making
    • Managerial Microeconomic Applications
    • Organizational Analysis
    • Management Information Systems
    • Financial Management
    • Operations Management
    • Marketing Management
    • International Business
    • Case Problems in Business Law
    • Business Policy

    An MBA internship or practicum can count as an elective. Electives can also be used to add a concentration.

    Optional Concentrations or Specializations

    You can specialize by choosing a concentration in a wide range of business areas. You can also choose electives from topics such as business statistics, finance, human resources, supply chain management, and other areas. All concentrations/specializations may not be available for Executive MBA students. Specialization requires three to four courses for 9–12 credits.

    • Professional Accountancy
    • Marketing
    • Information Systems
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Supply Chain Management

    See the graduate catalog for current course descriptions.