Students who do not have appropriate foundation will be required to take prerequisite business courses (foundation courses) up to 18 credits. The courses provide a foundation in theory, tools, and techniques required for competent legal and ethical management of profit and/or nonprofit organizations. The foundation courses also provide a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of financial reporting, domestic and global economic environments of organizations, creation and distribution of goods and services, and human behavior in organizations.
The foundation courses (up to 18 credits) are as follow:
- ACCT 501 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
- BUS 505 Data Analysis for Business Decisions (3)
- BUSEC 502 Economics for Managers (3)
- MNGMT 511 Organizational Behavior (3)
- MRKT 513 Marketing Management (3)
- MNGMT 522 Operations Management OR MNGMT 523 Service Operations Management (3)
For holders of an undergraduate degree in a business field from an accredited college-level business program, the 18 credits of foundation courses will be met if the relevant undergraduate course work in the undergraduate degree program was completed with a grade of B or better in each course within seven years prior to admission to the M.B.A. program. Course work not meeting these tests of relevancy, grade, or currency must be taken at the graduate level as a prerequisite prior to starting the relevant courses or electives. Time limits may be waived by the M.B.A. program on the basis of post-graduation training or current and relevant work experience.