Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 25, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Degree Requirements

Prior to enrolling in the MBA program, admitted students must demonstrate basic competency in business subjects. Most students with an undergraduate degree in a business field will have demonstrated their competency through the successful completion of previous course work (students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher). An applicant’s transcripts will be reviewed to identify the areas in which a student must demonstrate competency, if any. If a student needs to demonstrate competency in a given subject, the student can accomplish this by successfully completing the undergraduate course (with a grade of “C” or higher) or by successfully completing a learning module that includes a competency exam in the subject area (learning modules are delivered as online content, please contact the Student Success Center for details). A student must demonstrate competency in the following business content areas.

Content Areas

  • (ACCT 2101) Financial Accounting
  • (ACCT 2102) Managerial Accounting
  • (ECON 2105 or ECON 2106) Economics
  • (ECON 3402) Statistics for Business and Economics
  • (FINC 3511) Corporate Finance

Graduate Coursework (30 credit hours)

To earn the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a student must successfully complete 30 graduate credit hours outlined below. A student can earn a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration by choosing to complete additional credit hours (please see details below). Students with an undergraduate degree in Accounting must substitute another course for ACCT 6232  with approval from the Student Success Center. A student must also demonstrate an understanding of the content covered in the graduate course work by completing a comprehensive exam that is incorporated into the capstone course, MGNT 6681 - Strategic, Ethical, and Global Management .

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Working with the Student Success Center, MBA students develop a four course area of elective study. All elective courses must be on the 5000 level or higher and two of the courses must be on the 6000 level or higher. Two elective courses must be taken in the Richards College of Business.

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