A course in college algebra is a prerequisite for some concentrations; a course in calculus is required for others. Some concentrations (e.g., real estate valuation) have additional undergraduate prerequisites as well. Some or all of these prerequisite courses may be waived for students who present satisfactory, equivalent preparation or may be taken after admission.
Each student in the program must complete a minimum of four 500-level foundation courses (12 credit hours) required for the M.B.A. degree. Foundation courses may be waived for students who present satisfactory, equivalent preparation at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Students who are required to take foundation courses may do so at the graduate level after admission. The foundation courses required will vary depending upon the student’s background, career interests and the chosen area of specialization. Applicants should consult with the area coordinators or department chairs or the director of graduate programs in business to determine the foundation courses required for a particular area. Each student in the program also must complete a minimum of 10 600-level advanced courses (30 credit hours), although up to two additional courses (six credit hours) may be required for some concentrations. A student, in consultation with a faculty adviser, selects a set of advanced courses to create a tailored and focused program of study. Applicants should consult with the area coordinators, department chairs, or the director of graduate programs in business to determine the departmental guidelines controlling the required courses and electives for a particular concentration.
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