The College of Business offers general MBA programs. Both the Early Career MBA and MBA for Professionals programs 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). Please find the detailed course descriptions page. 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