COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT
The common body of knowledge (CBK) represents the minimum core of knowledge which must be attained prior to beginning graduate study in business. The CBK is composed of 27 semester hours of undergraduate course work representing each of the major business disciplines. The required CBK courses are listed below.
|ACCT||2143||Financial Accounting||3 hrs.|
|ACCT||2243||Managerial Accounting||3 hrs.|
|BUAD||3033||Business and Economic Statistics||3 hrs.|
|FINC||3733||Business Finance||3 hrs.|
|MGMT||3013||Organizational Behavior||3 hrs.|
|MIS||3003||Management Information Systems||3 hrs.|
|MKTG||3723||Principles of Marketing||3 hrs.|
In most cases, students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration will have satisfied the entire CBK. Students who have had no previous course work in business can have portions of the CBK waived with other previous course work and/or relevant work experience or by equivalency testing. The specific CBK courses required will be determined by the Graduate Coordinator and discussed with each student in an initial
MBA COURSE WORK REQUIREMENTS
The total number of semester hours of course work required to earn the MBA degree depends on the undergraduate background of each MBA student. All students entering the MBA Program must:
1. Satisfy the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirement before beginning
graduate level course work, and
2. Complete the MBA core course work specified for the MBA program.
Once the CBK requirement has been satisfied, the graduate student may begin taking the graduate level core courses required for the MBA degree.
Each student will take 8 required graduate courses (24 semester hours) plus 3 graduate electives
(9 semester hours) for a total of 33 semester hours.
|ACCT||5213||Cost Analysis and Control||3 hrs.|
|BUAD||5603||Advanced Applied Business Statistics||3 hrs.|
|ECON||5113||Managerial Economics or ECON 5143 Macroeconomics||3 hrs.|
|FINC||5713||Financial Administration||3 hrs.|
|MGMT||5443||Current Issues in Organizational Behavior||3 hrs.|
|MGMT||6883||Graduate Seminar in Business Policy||3 hrs.|
|MIS||5113||Information Technology Management||3 hrs.|
|MKTG||5513||Graduate Seminar in Marketing||3 hrs.|
|Approved Graduate Level Electives*||9 hrs.|
Total 33 hrs.
*Note: Students completing a thesis will take BUAD 6983, 6993, and one graduate elective course for a total of 9 hrs.