The degree prepares the next generation of world leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand and leadership.

The MBA core curriculum effectively integrates functional areas with the use of IT, oral and written communication, and teamwork. The MBA program requires 48 credits: 30 credits of core courses, 3 credits of Global coursework and 15 credits of elective courses. Students complete the degree program in two years. Because of the cohort structure, students commit to attending classes a minimum of two times per week. The MBA program operates on a module structure, with four modules each year. Modules are 11 weeks long, 10 evening, weekday class sessions with a final exam on Saturday.

JD/MBA Dual Degree Students can apply 15 credits of Law Elective coursework toward the MBA Elective degree requirement. See the Antonin Scalia Law School for more details.

Admissions

Admissions and Eligibility Requirements

  • All students registering for School of Business graduate courses must have graduate standing.  Non-degree student status is not available. 
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from official transcripts.
  • A minimum of two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate professional employment.
  • One college-level calculus course prior to enrolling (recommended but not required).

Full admission requirements can be viewed are available on the program website.

Policies

For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

Banner Code: BU-MBA-BUAD

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 48

Core Courses

Students enroll in 6 credits per module for a total of 24 credits a year.

MBA 603Managerial Economics and Decisions of the Firm3
MBA 612Managing Costs and Evaluating Performance3
MBA 613Financial Reporting and Decision Making3
MBA 623Marketing Management3
MBA 633Statistics for Business Decision Making3
MBA 638Operations Management3
MBA 643Managerial Finance3
MBA 653Organizational Behavior3
MBA 662Management of Information Technology3
MBA 678Strategic Management3
Total Credits30

Global Requirement

Students must take ONE of the following global courses:3
Global Business Perspectives 1
International Business Strategy
International Finance
International Marketing
Total Credits3
1

Travel outside the United States is required.  Most travel costs, excluding cost of airfare, are included in the MBA program tuition and fees.

Electives

Select 15 credits of market-driven electives (MBA 700-level) 1, 2, 3, 415
Total Credits15
1

6 credit hours of electives may be taken outside the MBA Program or through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area with the permission of the program director.

2

JD/MBA Dual Degree Students can apply 15 credits of Law Elective coursework toward the MBA Elective degree requirement. See the Antonin Scalia Law School for more details.

3

Must be taken after completion of the core courses.

4

Course options not used to fulfill the global requirement may be applied towards the electives requirement.