Dec 03, 2022  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree courses are designed to fit the skills employers seek and the schedule of working students. Our program offers weekday evening courses, delivered on-campus, online or in hybrid format. Students may complete their program on a part-time or full-time basis.

The MBA program is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed by business leaders today, including:

  • the ability to analyze problems critically 
  • to communicate clearly
  • to respond to business challenges with integrity

The Brennan program offers students a global perspective in evaluating issues and an understanding of corporate and personal social responsibility. In addition to classroom learning, a variety of extracurricular programs throughout the year offer opportunities to explore issues ranging from corporate governance to social entrepreneurship.

Degree Requirements

A candidate for the MBA degree will normally need to complete 40 to 46 credit hours. The total number depends on the candidate’s undergraduate coursework and academic performance, which may result in the waiver of up to six 1-credit foundation courses.

The structure of the degree is as follows:

  • Foundations (up to six 1-credit-hour courses)
  • MBA core courses (28 credit hours; 1-credit-hour gateway practicum, plus nine 3-credit-hour courses)
  • Electives (12 credit hours)
    • All students are required to take at least one internationally focused course
    • Concentrations are optional, and require 9 credit hours within the discipline

Foundation Courses

The MBA requires the completion of up to six 1-hour foundation courses.

Foundation courses required for degree programs may be waived if students have successfully completed equivalent course work at another accredited institution as part of their previous studies. In order to be eligible for waivers, students must have achieved a grade of B or better in an equivalent course.

Students who do not have the academic credentials necessary to waive a foundation course but who believe they possess the equivalent knowledge may request to take a proficiency examination in any of the foundation areas.

Electives and Concentrations

Students must complete 12 credit hours of elective coursework. At least one 3-credit-hour course must have an international focus.

Students may choose their elective courses in order to earn one or more concentrations within the MBA degree. Students in the MBA program are eligible to complete concentrations in place when they matriculate as well as concentrations that are added subsequent to the student’s start date.

To earn a concentration in accounting, data analytics, finance, healthcare administration, international business, leadership, or marketing, 9 credit hours of elective course work must be completed from the selected area as specified below.

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