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Master of Business Administration

This comprehensive program is designed to meet the diverse and changing needs of students and employers. The required MBA common core represents an integrated curriculum providing both practical application and a strong foundation in management theory. Additionally, students select four courses within an area of concentration that will best address their personal career goals. Students may also individualize a degree by selecting courses from a combination of concentrations.

The MBA Curriculum

The MBA program consists of thirteen courses, nine core and four elective for a total of 39 credit hours.

Required Courses

  • ACCT 520: Accounting for Management Decisions (3)
  • BANA 530: Operation and Technology Management (3)
  • ECON 510: Managerial Economics (3)
  • FINC 521: Managerial Finance (3)
  • MGMT 500: The Management Experience (3)
  • MGMT 540: The Global Environment of Business (3)
  • MGMT 570: Business, Ethics and Governance (3)
  • MGMT 590: Strategic Management and Policy (3)
  • MKTG 560: Marketing Management (3)

Students may substitute one core course upon meeting certain qualifications. Qualifications include the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the area of the core course or professional certification (i.e. CPA, CMA, CFA). The Dean of the Graham School of Management or the Executive Director of the graduate program must approve all substitutions.


Students may choose any one of the following concentrations: