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M.B.A. Core

The Common Professional Component for the M.B.A. program is designed so as to establish a conceptual foundation for the remaining courses in the graduate program. The core courses provide students with a firm theoretical and empirical knowledge base in the primary functional areas of business practice and organizational leadership. The areas of knowledge covered include each of the areas of business practice required by the ACBSP as essential to any program of business training at the 4-year level or above.

The second goal of the core is to develop in students the necessary skills of data collection, analysis, interpretation and communication. A third goal of the core courses is to provide the conceptual and theoretical knowledge base for advanced study in an area of specialization.

Business Core 30 credits Note: up to 24 of these credits may be waived
MBA 501 Managerial Accounting
MBA 502 Financial Management
MBA 503 Managerial Economics
MBA 504 Data Analysis and Modeling for Managers
MBA 505 Marketing Concepts & Strategies
MBA 506 Managing Information Technologies & Innovation
MBA 507 Business Law for Managers
MBA 508 Management and Organization Theory
MBA 509 Managing Human Resources
MBA 510 Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

Each of these core courses constitutes standard survey courses, on the Masters level, in the fundamental functional business areas. In the order listed above, the courses represent broad coverage of the theory, concepts, and practices in: 

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Management / Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources
  • Business Communication


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