Curriculum and Program Requirements

University of Bridgeport’s Master of Business Administration program is a 30 credit program which may require domestic students to complete up to an additional 24 credits depending on their undergraduate coursework.

MBA Program Curriculum (total of 30 credits)

  • Three Components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (15 credits)

In the five Core courses you will apply the theory from the Foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT505 Managerial & Cost Accounting
  • FIN505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy
  • ITKM505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management
  • MGMT505 Organizational Behavior
  • MKTG505 Marketing & Research Methods

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Because many careers require specialized and in-depth knowledge and skills in specific business areas, the program provides students with the opportunity to complete three courses of in-depth study in an area of their choice.

  • Accounting
  • Accounting/CPA
  • Analytics Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

The Capstone experience provides the final integration of student learning across the disciplines and the application of concepts learned to practical and competitive situations.

  • Integration
    • BUCP597 Policy & Strategy
  • Experiential
    • BUCP599 Internship or
    • BUCP598 Thesis or
    • MGMT582 Business Planning

Academic Preparation

The study of accounting, business law and ethics, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing, and statistics enables students to gain academic competencies which form the foundation for the M.B.A. Program. One way that students can demonstrate these competencies is by successfully completing up to 24 credits of foundation coursework. International students with an undergraduate degree that was taught in a language other than English will be required to complete an additional course in business communication. Students with a strong academic record from an accredited business college may be able to waive equivalent foundation courses.

Foundation for Success (up to 27 Credits)

This coursework provides the basic fundamentals across the business disciplines that serve as a necessary foundation for the MBA Program.

  • BUAD400 Business Communication (*required for international students)
  • ACCT400 Financial Accounting
  • BLAW400 Business Law & Ethics
  • ECON400 Economics
  • FIN400 Finance
  • ITKM400 Information Systems
  • MGMT400 Management
  • MKTG400 Marketing
  • STAT400 Statistics

*Course Waivers:
Domestic students with one course in the discipline may have the course waived with the exception of accounting, which requires both managerial and financial accounting, and economics, which requires both micro- and macro- economics. All eligible courses require a grade a B or better from an accredited university.

Effective January, 2014