MBA Core Curriculum Information

The MBA program can be completed in 37 credit hours for an Accelerated MBA program or 43 credit hours for a Focused MBA program with a concentration. Both of these options include 31 hours of Anderson core designed to build knowledge and skills in principal areas of business.

The core curriculum consists of 31 credit hours that cover the general concepts and common body of knowledge all MBA's need. The material covered by these courses forms the basis for decision-making in the basic functional areas of management. The list below details the course titles and numbers of the course classes.

The below list of core courses applies to students admitted for the Fall 2014 semester and later.

  • MGMT 600* - Graduate Orientation
  • MGMT 501 - Management Data Science & Analysis
  • MGMT 502 - Financial Accounting & Analysis
  • MGMT 504 - Managerial Economics
  • MGMT 506 - Managing People in Organizations
  • MGMT 508 – Business and Society
  • MGMT 511 – Technology, Commercialization, & Global Environment
  • MGMT 520 – Operations Design and Decision Making (Prerequisites: 501)
  • MGMT 522 – Managerial Marketing
  • MGMT 526 – Financial Decision Making (Prerequisites: 501, 502 and 504 as corequisite)
  • MGMT 598 – The Strategic Management Process (Prerequisites: all other core courses)
    Enrollment in MGMT 598 is normally limited to students in their final semester of the MBA program, or is one of the students last five classes. See the MBA Program Office for all exceptions.

    *One credit hour class
    

The below list of core courses applies to students admitted prior to Fall 2014:

  • MGMT 501 - Statistical Analysis for Management
  • MGMT 502 - Financial Accounting I
  • MGMT 504 - Microeconomics for Managers
  • MGMT 506 - Organizational Behavior and Diversity
  • MGMT 508 - Ethical, Political, Social and Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 511 - Technology Commercialization and the Global Environment
  • MGMT 520 - Operations Research and Production Management (Prerequisites: 501)
  • MGMT 522 - Marketing Management
  • MGMT 526 - Financial Management (Prerequisites: 501, 502 and 504 as corequisite)
  • MGMT 598 - Strategic Management (Prerequisites: all other core courses)
    Enrollment in MGMT 598 is normally limited to students in their final semester of the MBA program, or is one of the students last five classes. See the MBA Program Office for all exceptions.
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