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Master of Business Administration Degree Requirements

The MBA program is designed to provide a practical professional development opportunity for individuals already engaged in full-time careers. This MBA degree program will prepare individuals to embark upon and continue successful careers in business, government and education.


All candidates completing the Master of Business Administration degree will complete a written Comprehensive Examination at or near the completion of BUOL 638, Strategic Decision-Making. Degree candidates must pass all sections of the comprehensive examination to complete the program. A course rotation schedule is provided on the University website.

** These classes are only required for students who choose to pursue the optional concentration in Accounting.

Core Courses – 21 Credit Hours Required

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Legal, Ethical, and Social Environment
  • Strategic Decision-Making*

* All candidates completing the Master of Business Administration degree will complete a written Comprehensive Examination at or near the completion of BUOL 638, Strategic Decision-Making. Degree candidates must pass all sections of the comprehensive examination to complete the program. A course rotation schedule is provided on the University website.

Business Electives – 9 Credit Hours Required

  • Advanced Management Information Systems
  • Management of Investments
  • Research and Report Writing
  • Managing in Global Environment
  • Special Projects in Business and Related Subjects

Accounting Electives – 15 Credit Hours Required**

  • Taxation of Business Ethics
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Tax Research and Practice
  • Advanced Assurance Services
  • Special Projects in Accounting and Related Subjects

These classes are only required for students who choose to pursue the optional concentration in Accounting.