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 & Branding

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

Acquiring the Foundation for Success (up to 24 Credits)

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. Applicants are required to meet all program prerequisites prior to beginning the core of the M.B.A.. The following undergraduate-level courses must be completed with a grade of B or higher:

  • Business Communication (*required for international students)
  • Accounting (both financial and managerial)
  • Business Law
  • Economics (both macro and micro)
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics

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

Effective January, 2014