MBA Curriculum

All students seeking the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree must complete 39-45 semester hours of coursework. A core of 30 semester hours is required. The student must then select between a Field Study Track (9 semester hours) or an Entrepreneurship Track (15 semester hours). Check course offerings to see when these courses are being offered. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more specific program information.

Required Courses (30 hrs)

GSB 504 MBA Orientation Workshop 0
GSB 511 Managerial Ethics 3
GSB 512 Managerial Communications 3
GSB 521 Managerial Accounting 3
GSB 531 Managerial Economics 3
GSB 533 International Business, Government & Economy 3
GSB 541 Managerial Finance 3
GSB 551 Managerial Marketing 3
GSB 561 Managerial Information Systems 3
GSB 575 Management 3
GSB 576 Competition and Strategy 3

Elective Tracks (choose one track to follow)

Field Study Track (9 hrs)

GSB 595 Field Study I 3
GSB 596 Field Study II 3
and ONE of the following courses:
GSB 515 Great Books in Business* 3
GSB 516 Business History* 3
GSB 571 Operations Management* 3
GSB 572 Organizational Behavior* 3
GSB 573 Human Resource Management* 3
GSB 591 International Study & Travel 3

Entrepreneurship Track (15 hrs)

GSB 585 Entrepreneurship I 3
GSB 586 Entrepreneurship II 3
GSB 587 Entrepreneurship III 3
GSB 588 Entrepreneurship IV 3
and ONE of the following courses:
GSB 515 Great Books in Business* 3
GSB 516 Business History* 3
GSB 571 Operations Management* 3
GSB 572 Organizational Behavior* 3
GSB 573 Human Resource Management* 3
GSB 591 International Study & Travel 3

* Each year the Director will specify which course will be offered from the courses marked with an asterisk (*). In recent years, this course has been GSB 571.

PLEASE NOTE: The Field Study and Entrepreneurship courses are taken in the same term as other GSB courses and do not add calendar time to graduation. Students may also be admitted to the Entrepreneurship courses as “Coursework Only” students.

Suggested Course Sequence

First year

SB 512 Managerial Communications 3
GSB 531 Managerial Economics 3
GSB 521 Managerial Accounting 3
GSB 541 Managerial Finance 3
GSB 551 Managerial Marketing 3
GSB 511 Managerial Ethics 3

Second year

GSB 561 Managerial Information Systems 3
GSB 533 International Business, Government & Economy 3
GSB 575 Management 3
GSB 576 Competition and Strategy 3