The online MBA curriculum is designed to recognize and accommodate the diversity of preparation and experience, as well as different goals and career expectations of students.
Some students with undergraduate preparation in a non-business field may be required to complete up to 24 credits of prerequisite coursework to successfully graduate from the 30-credit MBA program. This can be done online in the same format as the MBA coursework. Students with a strong academic record from an accredited business college may be able to waive equivalent prerequisite foundation courses.
Students need to complete an application and submit the required materials to be considered for admission. The Office of Graduate Admissions is available to assist students throughout the application process.
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 –
- Accounting (both financial and managerial)
- Business Law
- Economics (both macro and micro)
- Information Systems
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 Hannah Wright in the Office of Graduate Admissions (email@example.com).
The MBA Online Curriculum (total of 30 credits) consists of 3 components:
1. Core Courses (15 credits)
In the five core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.
- Advanced Financial Management
- Information Systems
- Organizational Behavior
- Marketing & Branding
2. Concentration Courses (9 credits)
Take coursework in:
- Analytics Intelligence
- Human Resources Management
3. 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.
- Business Planning
- Policy & Strategy