MBA Curriculum

The College of Business offers the MBA program in two formats. Both the Early Career MBA and MBA for Professionals formats allow you to choose 4 electives in areas that interest you. These electives supplement a core of 10 courses and 3 prerequisite courses. Each MBA program consists of a total of 14 courses (42 units) in addition to the 3 prerequisites. Coursework follows a progression.

Prerequisite Courses

Depending on a student's previous academic preparation, zero to three prerequisite courses may be required. The required prerequisites are the equivalent of: Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; and Business Statistics. Any of the three foundation courses may be waived through evidence of recent prior coursework (within the last seven years with a grade of "B" or better.

Core Courses

There are ten required courses (3 units each). The core courses are often prerequisites to electives. Also, BUS 220 is a prerequisite to BUS 270. The final course in the program is BUS 290, Strategic Thinking. This capstone course requires department approval.

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Students must take a minimum of 4 classes (12 units) of elective course work. Elective courses are offered in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Organizational Development

  • Global Business Development

  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

  • Information Systems

  • Operations Management