Albers School of Business and Economics

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum credits required for degree: 70-100

    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 Leadership and Team Development 4

    III. Fundamental Business Courses

    Eighteen credits, including:

    ACCT 5030 Financial Accounting 3
    ACCT 5040 Managerial Accounting/Information for Decision Making 3
    ECON 5000 Introductory Business Statistics 3
    ECON 5100 Statistical Applications & Quantitative Methods 3
    ECON 5105 Managerial Economics 3
    FINC 5000 Managerial Finance 3

    Students with previous comparable course work with a "B" (3.00) or better have the option of waiving these classes based on self-assessment materials regarding their proficiency. Students without previous course work are required to take these classes.

    IV. Fundamental Accounting Requirements

    Fifteen credits, including:

    ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
    ACCT 5120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
    ACCT 5130 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
    ACCT 5140 Auditing I 3
    ACCT 5150 Federal Taxation I 3

    Students with previous comparable course work completed in the past 5 years with a "B-" (2.7) or better have the option of waiving these classes. After the second waived class, need to add three credits to section VI electives for each course waived.

    V. Required Core Courses

    Fifty-seven credits including:

    MBA 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    or BETH 5100International Ethics/Cultural Issues
    MBA 5130 Legal and Regulatory Environment 3
    ECON 5110 The Domestic and Global Economies 3
    ECON 5300 Applied Econometrics 3
    FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
    FINC 5100 Investments 3
    FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
    FINC 5110 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
    FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
    FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
    FINC 5500 Cases in Managerial Finance 3
    ACCT5120/FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
    ACCT 5230 Strategic Management Accounting 3
    ACCT 5380 Systems Modeling for Financial Decisions 3
    MGMT 5380 Negotiation Skills 3
    ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
    ACCT 5350 Advanced Federal Income Tax II 3
    ACCT 5340 Auditing II 3
    ACCT 5310 Internal Auditing 3

    VI. Electives

    Six - eighteen credits including:

      FINC Electives 6
      General Electives (depending on section IV waiver) 0-12