Albers School of Business and Economics
Degrees

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 5100
    (formerly MBA 510)
    Leadership and Team Development 4

    III. Fundamental Business Courses

    Eighteen credits, including:

    ECON 5000
    (formerly MBA 500)
    Introductory Business Statistics 3
    ACCT 5030
    (formerly MBA 503)
    Financial Accounting 3
    ACCT 5040
    (formerly MBA 504)
    Managerial Accounting 3
    ECON 5105
    (formerly MBA 506)
    Managerial Economics 3
    FINC 5000
    (formerly MBA 507)
    Managerial Finance 3
    MBA 5080
    (formerly 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 5120
    (formerly MBA 512)
    Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 
    or BETH 5100 International Ethics/Cultural Issues (formerly BETH 521)
    3
    MBA 5130
    (formerly MBA 513)
    Legal and Regulatory Environment 3
    ECON 5110
    (formerly MBA 505)
    Domestic Global Economies 3
    FINC 5050
    (formerly MBA 515)
    Financial Management 3
    MBA 5160
    (formerly MBA 516)
    Management of People 3
    MBA 5170
    (formerly MBA 517)
    Marketing Management 3
    MBA 5180
    (formerly MBA 518)
    Operations Management 3
    MBA 5190
    (formerly 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 5500
    (formerly MBA 519)
    Competitive Strategy (or MGMT 5890 International Policy and Strategy) (formerly MGMT 589) 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 certificates or specializations.