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MBA Program Requirements

Students must show evidence of completing competency coursework for full admission into the MBA program. If the competency coursework was completed more than seven years prior to enrollment in the MBA program, students may be required to repeat this coursework or may be offered the opportunity to demonstrate competency in the coursework through challenge exams administered by MBA program staff.

Competency Coursework
BUS 501 - MBA Opening Residency (1 s.h.)
Financial Accounting or equivalent ( 3 s.h.)
Microeconomics or equivalent (3 s.h.)
Managerial or Business Finance (3 s.h.)
Statistics (3 s.h.)

The MBA program includes a minimum of 37 semester hours. Students will complete the set of courses listed under Curriculum (Core MBA Courses). In addition to the core courses, students will select appropriate electives to meet the minimum 37 semester-hour requirement for the program. The MBA core requires the completion of 25 semester credits. In addition, students must select a concentration (health care management, general management, marketing, or entrepreneurial leadership) and complete a minimum of 12 semester credits from elective coursework to complete the total 37-hour requirement for the degree.

Degree Plan
All MBA students must develop a degree plan in consultation with the MBA Director. This degree plan is viewed as a cooperative effort between the student and the MBA Director. This plan is an important tool for future planning in regard to registration and for use as an auditing tool to monitor progression toward completion of the MBA degree. This degree plan must be completed in the MBA Opening Residency before the student begins any coursework in the MBA program. Any subsequent revisions require formal approval from the MBA Director.

Transfer of Credits
A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit earned at other regionally accredited degree-granting institutions may be transferred into the MBA program.

Time Limit
All work to fulfill the requirements of a master's degree is to be completed within seven years from the date of the first course completed in the program.

Minimum GPA
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for all work included in the master's degree program.

Application for Graduation and Commencement
MBA students must apply for graduation when nearing completion of their program requirements. Applicants for May graduation must file an application for graduation prior to January 31 of the academic year. Graduation for advanced degree candidates takes place at the University's spring commencement ceremony held at the Washington Pavilion.

Auditing
Students may enroll in any course for non-credit by registering, paying the designated audit fee and obtaining the instructor's consent. Audited courses will not count toward graduation.

Satisfactory Progress
Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA in a master's program. Probationary status will be assigned for one semester or course period if the GPA falls below the minimum. Graduate students will not be allowed to continue in the program if their GPA remains below the required level after the probationary period. Students on academic probation who raise their GPAs above the stated minimum will be automatically released from probationary status.