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Online MBA Core Curriculum

The Online MBA offers a Flex curriculum that requires 36 semester credit hours, excluding 12 semester credit hours of foundation modules, which may be required depending on your qualifications. Currently, you can opt for our General Online MBA, or choose from multiple specializations: AccountingEnterprise Resource Planning, Healthcare Management, International Business, or Operations Management.

With the Flex curriculum, you take the cornerstone and capstone courses, then select at least four core courses and three to six electives of your preference. This allows you to tailor the MBA curriculum to explore your specific needs and interests through the option to select more electives while still gaining an in-depth understanding of core business functions. General MBA students must choose their electives from at least two different functional areas; students opting for a specialization must choose at least 9 credit hours from their functional concentration area.

Read full descriptions of each course.

Cornerstone Course
Required (3 credits)

MGT 501: Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice

Core Courses
Choose 4 to 7 courses
(12 - 21 credits)

Accounting, Economics, and
Finance Core

(at least two)

ACC 502:Accounting for Management
ECO 507: Managerial Economics
FIN 508: Financial Management

Operations and Information
Management Core

(at least one)

OM 503: Operations Management
MIS 504: Management Information Systems

Management and
Marketing Core
(at least one)

MGT 505: Organizational Behavior
MKT 506: Marketing Management

Capstone Course
Required (3 credits)

MGT 509: Business Policy

Note: All students must select at least one international elective. See a complete list of international electives.

Foundation Requirements

Students who need the appropriate foundational background will be required to take the modules listed below. Based on the student’s prior academic preparation and work experience, some or all of these modules may be waived.

Foundation Modules (1 credit each, all required unless waived)

Decision-Making Concepts & Tools

MBA 501A: Statistics Module

MBA 501B: Management Science Module 

MBA 501C: Information Management Module 

Accounting Analysis and Business Law

MBA 502A: Financial Accounting Module

MBA 502B: Managerial Accounting Module

MBA 502C: Business Law Module

Economics and Finance

MBA 503A: Microeconomics Module

MBA 503B: Macroeconomics Module

MBA 503C: Finance Module

Management and Marketing

MBA 504A: Management Module 

MBA 504B: Marketing Module 

MBA 504C: Operations Management Module

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