May 28, 2023  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
2022-2023 University Bulletin

Master of Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree courses deliver the skills employers seek and fit the schedule of working students. Our program offers weekday evening courses, delivered on-campus, online or in a 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.


A candidate for the MBA degree will normally need to complete at least 30 credit hours.  The total credit hours in the program depend upon whether a student chooses to complete elective courses in a specialized area in addition to the core MBA requirements.

The structure of the degree is as follows:

Prerequisites (0CH):

Students are expected to begin the MBA program with basic knowledge in six business fields: accounting, economics, finance, law, management and statistics.  Students can meet this requirement in one of two ways:

  1. Undergraduate coursework - students receiving a grade of B or better in an equivalent undergraduate course are assumed to have met the pre-requisites. 
  2. Brennan Foundations Courses -Students can complete these 0 CH courses, at no cost, throughout their program. 

Electives and Certificates

Students may choose to participate in elective coursework.

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

To earn a certificate in accounting, data analytics, finance, healthcare administration, international business, leadership, or marketing, at least 6 credit hours of elective course work must be completed from the selected area as specified below.


The certificate in accounting is designed for students who possess an undergraduate degree in accounting or the equivalent

Complete two or more courses:


Complete MGMT 760  Leadership Development.

Complete one or more of the following:

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