Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides training in business for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management.

The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business managers and executives who understand the nature of business as a whole, with the tools and techniques applicable to a wide variety of business situations.

The capstone for the MBA program gives students the chance to bring together all of the theories, skills, and tools studied during the program and integrate them into a learning experience that highlights the nature of competition and the kind of strategic maneuvering that must be done in order to succeed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate foundation knowledge in each of the primary functional areas of business.
  • Graduates will be able to solve semi-structured business problems.
  • Graduates will be able to solve unstructured business problems.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires satisfactory completion of 36 US credit hours of the MBA curriculum. Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more than the minimum required US credit hours for this degree.

The 12 required core courses in the MBA program are:


Note: Program prerequisites are to be completed before beginning coursework for the MBA for those students who have not completed prerequisite courses (or an appropriate equivalent) within five years of entering the program with a grade of B or better. If the appropriate prerequisite course content was completed more than five years prior to entering the program, the department will allow a waiver if the student demonstrates command of the content area by successfully completing a waiver examination. A waiver examination is not available for BUSN 5000. If you are interested in taking a prerequisite waiver examination, please see the department coordinator. Prerequisite courses may not count as electives.

Resources & Roadmaps

Resources for MBA Students