How much flexibility do I have when I take classes?

  • To maintain status as a degree-seeking student, you must take at least one course each fall and spring semester from the time you are admitted until you graduate.
  • You may pursue the MBA either part-time or full-time. For graduate students, nine credits per semester is full time. Most employed graduate students limit themselves to one or two classes per semester.
  • Some classes are offered only once per year, in fall or spring semester. These include ACCT A650 and BA A686.
  • Usually only electives are offered in the summer.

How many classes do I have to take?

  • The MBA is a 36 credit hour program consisting of twelve 3-credit classes. In addition, some students may be required to take foundation classes (prerequisites) in accounting, economics, finance, or statistics.

When can I be admitted?

  • Students can be admitted for either fall or spring semester. Most of the core classes are offered in both fall and spring semesters.

What is the MBA Core?

  • The core is a set of classes required for all MBA students. View courses in this category
  • You may take most of the core courses in any order, but BA A632, BA A635 and BA A636 must be completed before registering in BA A655.

How can I tailor my degree to my profession?

  • Three electives are required for the MBA, allowing students to customize their programs to strengthen professional competencies. Electives must be preapproved by the MBA advisor.
  • Electives may be chosen from the business courses offered, or from another discipline.
  • Up to nine credits may be transferred from another regionally accredited university.
  • Up to six credits may be 400-level classes not applied toward another degree.
  • View a list of potential electives.
  • View a Graduate Studies Plan (GSP) template.