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Degree Requirements

The MBA degree program consists of 12 courses or 48 credits, consisting of ten (10) Core and two (2) Elective courses. Prior to enrolling in Core and Elective courses, students are required to fulfill four (4) foundation course requirements. All course prerequisites are to be observed.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: financial accounting, managerial accounting, economics, marketing, and the study of leadership, teamwork and the organization. The 600-level foundation courses meet proficiency requirements for the program and do not count toward MBA graduate credit.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. Appropriate undergraduate or graduate coursework completed with a grade of B or better earned no more than five (5) years prior to the date of application to the MBA program. The Admissions Committee will evaluate each applicant's academic record to determine whether foundation requirements have been met.
  2. Students without appropriate prior academic coursework may demonstrate proficiency by taking a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in an appropriate subject area, or may make a written request for a waiver.
  3. Successful completion of the appropriate MBA foundation course (or courses) listed below.
Foundation Courses (4)
ACCT 653 Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis
ECON 610 Economic Analysis   
MGMT 638 Leadership, Teamwork and the Organization
QUAN  676 Statistical Analysis for Managers

Note: Students MUST complete all MBA foundation requirements prior to taking core and elective MBA courses.

Core Courses (10)
BUIS 933 Enterprise Information Technology
ECON  923 The Economics of Organizational Design
FINA  929 Financial Management
MGMT  911 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MGMT  935 Operations Management
MGMT  940 Business and Its Environment
MGMT 951 Human Resource Management
MRKT 917 Strategic Marketing
QUAN  905 Management Science
MGMT 989 Professional Project and Capstone in Strategic Management
Note: Registration for MGMT 989, the Professional Project and Capstone in Strategic Management, requires the prior written permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies (see Capstone Approval Form). Students will not be permitted to fulfill this requirement with a course transferred from another institution. The course can only be taken after all other core courses have been completed. Students may take elective courses subsequently or concurrently with this course.
Elective Courses (2)
BUIS  960 Project Management
FINA  945 Investments
MGMT  950 Labor Management Relations
MGMT  965 Supply Chain Management
MGMT  968 Managing in a Global Environment
MGMT 975 Topics in Business
BUIS 990 International Business Practicum


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

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