The M.B.A. program at Penn State Harrisburg is a 30-credit degree program for students with the appropriate foundation; students without this background will be required to take up to 18 credits of prerequisite business courses (known as foundation courses), though courses can be waived based on prior equivalent business classes completed with a grade of B or above. The M.B.A.'s 30 credits include 21 prescribed [core] credits and 9 elective credits.
Prescribed Courses (21 credits)
The prescribed courses are intended to develop general competence for overall management.
- ACCT 540 Accounting for Managerial Decisions (3)
- BUS 510 Business Analytics and Decision Modeling (3)
- BUS 515 Business Ethics, Governance and Law (3)
- BUS 588 Strategic Management (3)
- FINAN 521 Corporate Finance OR FINAN 530 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
- INFSY 540 Information Resources Management (3)
- MRKT 514 Strategic Marketing (3)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Electives allow students to select additional courses of interest. Electives include courses offered by the School of Business Administration such as Accounting (ACCT), Business (BUS), Finance (FINAN), Information Systems (INFSY), Management (MNGMT), Marketing (MRKT) and Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS). Other electives may be selected from courses offered by other academic programs given approval from a faculty advisor or the program.
Students may elect courses in clusters of "Tracks" organized around a common theme designed to be integrative and cohesive. The tracks of electives provide competencies and skill sets for decision making in seven areas: Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Leadership and Innovation, General Business
Grade-Point Average and Time Limit
A 3.00 (out of 4.00) minimum grade-point average is required for the award of the MBA degree. All coursework must be completed within eight years of admission to degree status.
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