MBA Core Courses
The MBA program is 43 credit hours that includes 31 hours of core designed to prepare professionals for decision-making in the functional areas of management and 12 hours of concentration coursework to gain an in-depth understanding and expertise of a particular specialized industry, discipline or field.
***Note: If you have a BBA with a concentration, you may be able to waive a core course. Read more about Course Waivers...
The list of core courses, below, applies to students admitted for the Fall 2019 semester and later.
- MGMT 600* - Perspectives on Management and Careers (Enrollment in first semester recommended)
- MGMT 501 - Data Driven Decision Making
- MGMT 502 - Financial Accounting & Analysis
- MGMT 504 - Managerial Economics
- MGMT 506 - Managing People in Organizations
- MGMT 508 – Business and Society
- MGMT 511 – Technology, Commercialization, & Global Environment
- MGMT 520 – Operations Design and Decision Making
- MGMT 522 – Managerial Marketing
- MGMT 526 – Financial Decision Making (Prerequisites: MGMT 501 and 502)
- MGMT 598 – The Strategic Management Process (Prerequisites: MGMT 501, 502, 504, 506, 520, 522, 600, 601; Pre-/Co-requisite: MGMT 508, 511)
- MGMT 601 – MBA Knowledge Exam
Please refer to your concentration’s checklist for specifics on hours and courses.
Students admitted prior to Fall 2019 can request a list of core courses from their Academic Advisor.
A student may waive a maximum of 6 hours of MBA core, not including MGMT 598 if the student meets the following criteria:
- A BBA from an AACSB accredited school or a Bachelor of Economics,
- Completed within the past 5 years,
- And a concentration / major in the area covered by the core class.
Students exercising the waiver may substitute any other non-core MBA course to fulfill the minimum hour requirements.
Graduates of the following BBA concentrations will waive out of the corresponding courses:
|Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media||None|
|International Management + in Latin America||None|
|Management Information Systems||None|
|Operations Management||MGMT 520|
|Organizational Leadership||MGMT 506|
Graduates of a Bachelor of Economics will waive out of the corresponding course: MGMT 504.