Call Us 866-373-9547

Online MBA Curriculum

The online MBA offers a Flex* curriculum that requires 36 semester credit hours (exclusive of any foundation modules that are stipulated on your Letter of Acceptance). Currently, you can opt for our General Online MBA, or choose from multiple specializations:

The standard MBA is comprised of the cornerstone and capstone courses, seven core courses, and three advanced electives. The Flex* option, on the other hand, allows you to trade up to three of the seven core courses for other advanced electives of your choice. With this option, you can tailor the MBA curriculum to your specific needs or interests while still gaining an in-depth understanding of the core business functions. Note that the MBA degree requires 36 credit hours regardless of whether you choose the standard MBA or the Flex* option.

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 concentration area. All students must select at least one of the international electives, which are noted with an asterisk.

Cornerstone Course
Required (3 credits)

MGT 501: Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice

Core Courses
Choose 4 to 8 courses
(12 - 24 credits)

Accounting, Economics, and
Finance Core

(at least two)

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

Operations, Analytics, and Information Core (at least one)

OM 503: Operations Management
BUAN 571: Introduction to Business Analytics
MIS 504: Management Information Systems

Management and 
Marketing Core
(at least one)

MGT 505: Organizational Behavior
MKT 506: Marketing Management

Advanced Electives
2 to 6 courses
(6 - 18 credits)

General track

Select 2 to 6 courses from any of the electives listed below.

Accounting (ACC) Specialization

ACC 514: Accounting Integration and Configuration
ACC 525: International Accounting*
ACC 527: Financial Reporting and Research
ACC 531: Advanced Auditing
ACC 532: Advanced Taxation and Regulation
ACC 536: Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 538: Accounting Communications
ACC 539: Accounting Ethics - Foundation of the Profession
ACC 541: Financial Reporting Fraud - Detection & Prevention
ACC 542: Occupational Fraud & Abuse

Business Analytics (BA) Specialization

BUAN 572: Data Mining
BUAN 573: Business Analytics Using R
BUAN 574: Business Forecasting Models
BUAN 575: Business Simulation
BUAN 576: Business Database Management System
BUAN 578: Business Intelligence
BUAN 579: Special Topics in Business Analytics

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Specialization

ERP 510: Integrated Enterprise Management Systems
ERP 511: Production Planning & Control
ERP 512: Customer Relationship Management
ERP 513: Treasury Management
ERP 514: Accounting Integration and Configuration
ERP 515: Business Intelligence

Finance (FIN) Specialization

FIN 581: Financial Institutions
FIN 582: Advanced Financial Management
FIN 583: Investment Analysis
FIN 584: International Finance
FIN 585: Derivative Securities
FIN 586: Portfolio Theory
FIN 587: Treasury Management

Healthcare Management (HCM) Specialization

HAD 502: Health Care Law
HAD 510: Hospital Administration
HAD 517: Global Health Management*
HAD 519: Health Services and Systems
HINF 520:Introduction to Health Informatics
HAD 521: Healthcare Financial Management II

Human Resources (HR) Management Specialization

HR 505: Recruitment and Staffing
HR 506: Workplace Learning and Performance
HR 511: Total Rewards
HR 512: Employee and Labor Relations

International Business (IB) Specialization

ECO 583: Macroeconomic Analysis - A Global Perspective*
ACC 525: International Accounting*
FIN 584: International Finance*
HAD 517: Global Health Management*
IB 505: International Business*
MGT 556: International Management*
MKT 563: Global Marketing*
OM 540: Supply Chain Management*

Operations Management (OM) Specialization

OM 540: Supply Chain Management*
OM 542: Data Mining
OM 543: Project and Change Management
OM 544: Business Forecasting Models
OM 545: Quality Management
OM 547: Production Planning & Control

Miscellaneous Course Options

MKT 512: Customer Relationship Management
MKT 561: Marketing Research
MGT 554: Group Dynamics
MIS 548: Business Intelligence
MIS 546: Business Database Management Systems
MIS 572: Data Mining

Capstone Course
Required (3 credits)

MGT 509: Business Policy

Foundation Modules (1 credit each)

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 one-credit modules may be waived.

Decision-Making Concepts and 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

For official course descriptions, please see the latest University of Scranton MBA course catalog.

Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Business Administration (MBA) can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.

[FINE PRINT] *The online MBA offers a Flex curriculum that also requires 36 credit hours (exclusive of any foundation modules that are stipulated on your Letter of Acceptance).

Our standard MBA features cornerstone and capstone courses, 8 core courses, and 3 advanced electives. Our flexible MBA lets you trade 4 of the 8 core courses for other advanced electives, allowing you to tailor the MBA curriculum to your needs and interests while still gaining an in-depth understanding of core business functions.

Note the MBA degree requires 36 credit hours regardless of whether you choose the standard MBA or the flexible option.