Advancing your career
Our experiential curriculum will prepare you to become a forward-thinking leader who can create value and drive growth for your company through innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
You will develop expertise in all aspects of management and an understanding of how disciplines are interrelated. Core courses build upon a broad foundation of business and industry knowledge while the strategy and capstone courses sharpen strategic skills and critical-thinking abilities.
Credit hour requirement:
The Professional MBA consists of 36 credits of required Core courses and 6 credits of Fundamental courses, to ensure that you have the necessary skills to be competitive, for a total of 42 credits. Fundamental courses may be waived if you have taken equivalent coursework within the past 5 years in accounting, economics, finance and statistics and have earned a B- or better. If all fundamental courses are waived, you may be able to complete your MBA in just 36 credits. Wavier decisions are made and communicated at time of admission.
|Graduated with a bachelor's degree in calendar year:||Eligible for fundamental course waivers (semester program start)|
|2014 or later||Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020|
|2015 or later||Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021|
|Professional MBA Courses
|Managing for Sustained Competitive Advantage||1.5|
|Managerial Decision Tools||1.5|
|Accounting for Decision Makers||3.0|
|Applied Business Ethics||1.5|
|Supply Chain/Operations Management||1.5|
|Business Legal Environment||1.5|
|Strategic Sustainability and Models||1.5|
|Strategy and Implementation||3.0|
*Up to 6 credits may be waived based on previous coursework in accounting, economics, finance and statistics. To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of ‘B-‘ or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years. Pass/fail courses will not be eligible for a course waiver.
Courses will be offered in both online and on-campus formats. If you are interested in completing the majority of classes online, you are encouraged to start the program in the fall or spring semester due to course availability. (A summer or fall start is required if you need any or all of the fundamental courses). Even in its online format, the Capstone course will have several synchronous virtual requirements during the semester.
Our program reflects the global marketplace and interdisciplinary skills necessary to have a transformative impact in today's business environment. Your curriculum will focus on all pertinent areas of business including:
- Responsible leadership
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Sustainability principles
- Cultural intelligence