Albers School of Business and Economics
Professional MBA

Pre-Summer 2014 Degree Requirements

  • Minimum credits required for degree: 55-73

    I. Preparatory Course Work

    Computer Skills and Business Calculus must be completed by the end of the first year in the program.  Business Communications must be completed by the end of the first quarter in the program.

    II. Leadership & Team Building

    MBA 510 Leadership and Team Development 4

    III. Fundamental Business Courses 

    Eighteen credits, including:

    MBA 500 Introductory Business Statistics 3
    MBA 503 Financial Accounting 3
    MBA 504 Managerial Accounting 3
    MBA 506 Managerial Economics 3
    MBA 507 Managerial Finance 3
    MBA 508 Marketing Principles 3

    Students with previous comparable course work with a "B" (3.0) or better have the option of waiving these classes. Students without previous course work are required to take these classes.  

    IV. Required Core Courses 

    Twenty-four MBA credits including:

    MBA 512 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 
    or BETH 521 International Ethics/Cultural Issues
    MBA 513 Legal and Regulatory Environment 3
    MBA 505 Domestic Global Economies 3
    MBA 515 Financial Management 3
    MBA 516 Management of People 3
    MBA 517 Marketing Management 3
    MBA 518 Operations Management 3
    MBA 560 Management of Information Technology 3

    V. Electives 

    Twenty-four credits, including:

      International Electives 3
      General Electives 21

    Students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB accredited school may waive 2 electives (6 credits), and thus may have 49-73 credits.

    VI. Strategy & Synthesis 

    MBA 519 Competitive Strategy (or MGMT 589 International Policy and Strategy) 3

    MBA students may choose from a wide variety of electives in disciplines such as Accounting, Business Law, E-Commerce and Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and/or Operations.

    A student may informally concentrate in one or two areas, or take a broad variety of electives to round out their education. Another option would be to pursue one of the three formal specializations listed below.