MBA Program Curriculum
All our MBA program options range from 40 to 45 credit hours, depending on students' background and choice of course delivery. Our degree program course listing (DPCL) lists the course requirements for our full-time, part-time, and online MBA. These tracks require 24 credit hours in core courses, 12 credit hours in electives, and 4 credit hours in Immersion Weeks.
Our core curriculum is comprised of 24 credit hours of Accounting, Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Operations Management, Leadership Communications, and Economics and Statistics. These courses are all rotated and offered in all academic terms (fall, spring, and summer) and in both main delivery methods (online and on-campus). You can read more about them in the Graduate Bulletin.
All of our students are required to take 12 credit hours in elective courses. Students will choose between a variety of options in Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. Exclusively for part-time students, the MBA program offers specialization tracks designed to increase our graduates' marketability in their professional fields of interest. In order to earn a specific elective track, students must take 9 credit hours (of required 12 hours of electives) in a specialty area. Visit our part-time MBA page to learn more about specialization tracks.
Our innovative 'immersion weeks' provide an opportunity to interact with faculty, executives, and fellow MBA students in order to develop skills in a variety of topics not covered in traditional MBA programs. For our on-campus programs, these immersion weeks are intensive 4-night courses strategically placed throughout the fall and spring. Immersion weeks for online programs are 100% online and typically offered in the summer.
Immersion weeks rotate in and out of the schedule based on student demand and interests. Topics typically offered include: Business Law, Real Estate Investments, Healthcare Project Management, Ethics and Social Justice, Information Security Management, and Spreadsheet Applications. You can read more about them in the Graduate Bulletin.