2021 - 2022 Graduate Bulletin


4+1 Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

Program Requirements

The MBA component of this blended program requires 10 courses (30 credits) at the graduate level. Program requirements consist of four core classes (12 credits) from the traditional MBA curriculum in addition to the completion of an accounting core (12 credits).  Students select elective courses (6 credits) from the Behavioral and Quantitative course lists; students must take one course from each list.  A capstone portfolio project is also required for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA after completion of all required coursework

  • MBA Capstone Project:  All master’s students must complete a graduate capstone portfolio presentation in their last semester of study, exhibiting at least 5 course projects or areas of research and their alignment with program goals.  Students are expected to present their portfolio in an open forum attended by faculty, peers, and community members.  Portfolios are assessed by graduate faculty as pass/fail.

  • Completion of the ETS Major Field Test for graduate business students.

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  • Total Credits Required for Degree

Note: The following 7 courses have undergraduate course prerequisites:

Course        Prerequisite*
BUS 540      MKT 230, Introduction to Marketing
BUS 550      MA 109, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BUS 560      MA 109, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BUS 570      ACT 240, Principles of Accounting II and MA 109, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
BUS 580      FIN 351, Financial Management I
BUS 572      ACT 441
BUS 576      ACT 441

*Relevant professional experience may be substituted for some or all of the prerequisite courses. Decisions regarding the acceptability of professional experience substitutions will be made by the Dean of the College of Business in consultation with the faculty member assigned to the course.