University of Bridgeport’s Master of Business Administration program is a 36 credit program which may require domestic students to complete up to an additional 12 credits depending on their undergraduate coursework.

Starting Fall 2017, the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is launching a new 36-credit MBA program. For details about a previous Program of Study, please visit the UB Catalog or speak with your academic advisor. 

MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

  • Three Components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

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 (9 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 Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

Academic Preparation

Acquiring the Foundation for Success (up to 12 Credits)

Students with undergraduate preparation in a non-business field may be required to complete up to 12 credits of preparatory coursework. Students with a strong academic record (B or better in each case) from an accredited university may be able to waive preparatory foundation courses. Accounting & Business Law (ACCT500) requires financial accounting, as well as any course labelled business law that included contracts and tort law. Economics & Finance (ECON500) requires both micro- and macro- economics, as well as finance that included time value of money.  Information Systems & Quantitative Methods (ITKM500) requires information systems, intermediate Excel, and either MS Excel- or SAS-based statistics or research methods. Management & Marketing (MGMT500) requires organizational behavior, operations management, and marketing or any similarly named course that includes consumer behavior.

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

  • ACCT 500 Accounting & Business Law
  • ECON 500 Economics & Finance
  • ITKM 500 Information Technology & Quantitative Methods
  • MGMT 500 Management & Marketing

If you have not completed all of these courses as part of your undergraduate studies, they are available through the MBA program or you can complete an exam to demonstrate competency in these areas. For more information on prerequisites, please contact admissions.