To be eligible for the MBA program, you must have completed the following equivalent undergraduate courses:

  • Macroeconomics Principles

  • Microeconomics Principles

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Principles of Management

  • Financial Accounting

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Financial Management     

Prior academic course work to satisfy the undergraduate foundation course requirements should normally have been completed within the seven years preceding the date of acceptance into the program, with course grades of "C" or better. Each course should be the equivalent of at least three credit hours of academic work.

If you have not successfully completed these courses, you must make them up using any one or a combination of the following three options:

1 Undergraduate level CLEP examination

2 Credit By Examination (see the Credit by Examination section of the Graduate Catalog)

3 Graduate level foundation course(s):

  • FD 501 Essentials of Economics
  • FD 502 Management and Marketing Principles
  • FD 503 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • FD 504 Managerial Finance
About the foundation courses:

  • Foundation courses facilitate accelerated coverage of prerequisite subject matter. 
  • The pace is rapid and significant preparation outside of class is expected. 
  • Completion of foundation courses does not reduce or substitute the MBA graduation requirements. 
  • Grades earned in these courses will not be computed in the graduate GPA. 
  • Information about the equivalency between Undergraduate Foundation Courses and Graduate Level Foundation Courses is available through the MBA office.
  • You should complete your foundation courses before taking any core, concentration, or elective courses.


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