Program Requirements

Minimum Requirements for the MBA Degree

The MBA program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate business courses for the general program or 30 semester hours of graduate business courses for the accounting concentration. Students without an undergraduate degree in a business field may be required to take an additional 9 semester hours of foundation courses for a total of 39 semester hours for the general program and 45 semester hours for the accounting concentration. 

Foundation Courses:
Credit for foundation course work may be given for courses already completed as part of a baccalaureate degree. Students without adequate undergraduate preparation are required to complete the 9 semester hours of foundation business and economics courses listed below. The Director of Graduate Business Programs will evaluate each student’s undergraduate course work to determine which foundation courses are required prior to the student taking MBA courses. Students must earn a grade of B or above in each of these specified, required courses if they are taken after the completion of the baccalaureate degree:

  • BA 500 Statistics and Quantitative Methods (3)
  • BA 502 Contemporary Economic Fundamentals (3)
  • BA 511 Concepts of Finance and Accounting (3)

Students who have adequate undergraduate preparation or who have satisfied the foundation requirements may enroll in MBA courses, given that all individual course prerequisites are met. Students without adequate preparation will only be allowed to take only courses in fields of study in which the prerequisite course work has been completed.

Master of Business Administration - Accounting Concentration

  • Required Courses (21 semester hours):
  • ACC 512 Accounting Information Analysis (3)
  • BA 545 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3)
  • BA 587 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BA  590 International Business (3)
  • EC 515 Managerial Economics (3)
  • FIN 515 Financial Management (3)
  • MGT 537 Business Leadership (3)
  • MKT 513 Marketing Administration (3)

Electives (9 semester hours):

(Electives may be selected from courses numbered 400G and above from among any of the approved accounting courses listed in the Course Description section on the following page of this Bulletin.)

30 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this MBA Program

Master of Business Administration - General Concentration

  • Required Courses (21 semester hours):
  • ACC 512 Accounting Information Analysis (3)
  • BA 545 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3)
  • BA 587 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • EC 515 Managerial Economics (3)
  • FIN 515 Financial Management (3)
  • MGT  537 Business Leadership (3)
  • MKT 513 Marketing Administration (3)

Electives (9 semester hours):

(Electives may be selected from courses numbered 400G and above from among any of the approved CCBA courses listed in the Course Description section on the following pages of this Bulletin.)

30 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this MBA Program