May 18, 2024  
2022/2023 University Catalog 
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Business Administration, M.B.A.

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(Major Code: 05011) (SIMS Code: 221702)

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

Regulations governing admission to the university and to the Fowler College of Business are outlined above and in Admission and Registration .

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Specific Requirements for the Master of Business Administration Degree

The student must complete an approved program of 36 to 42 units of graduate coursework. Up to six units of 500-level courses may be included in the program.

Up to nine units of coursework completed at an accredited AACSB institution or with the approval of the director of graduate programs may be accepted for transfer credit.

Students entering the program should be proficient in college-level mathematics including algebra and in the use of spreadsheets.

The Requirements for the Degree are as Follows


The requirement to complete individual foundations core courses B A 640 , B A 641 , B A 642 , B A 643 , B A 644 , B A 645  may be waived by the director of graduate business programs under special circumstances. Waivers are determined by evaluating prior course content, institution at which courses were taken, grades received, and time since courses were taken.


Complete 9-15 units of electives. Not more than 12 units outside the Fowler College of Business and not more than a total of six units in courses 780 (Field Studies in Business), 797 (Research), and 798 (Special Study), will be accepted toward the degree. Courses taken outside of the Fowler College of Business should be related to the M.B.A. program and must be approved by the director of graduate business programs.

Complete a Culminating Experience Course

(1-3 units)


A student may choose to specialize by completing 12 units of elective courses from one of the following specializations:

Specializations Major Code SIMS Code  
Accountancy 05021 221908  
Entrepreneurship 05997 222361  
Finance 05041 222117  
Health Services Administration 05011 221710  
Information Systems 07021 222338  
International Business 05131 223651  
Management 05061 222561  
Marketing 05091 222773  
Project Management 05011 221719  
Real Estate 05111 222194  
Supply Chain Management 05064 222381  

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