Full-Time MBA Degree Plan

Each Full–Time MBA class begins with a pre–term session called LEAD (Leadership Enhancement and Academic Development) Camp.  LEAD Camp prepares students for their first semester in the program’s 53–credit–hour curriculum.  The Full–Time MBA program features a full–time/daytime core curriculum that students complete in 16 months, with an optional one semester extension.

A new class of Full–Time MBA students begins every August.  Students follow a lock–step progression through the program, taking all of their core classes together Monday through Thursday of every week.  Students’ first semester of coursework addresses the program’s core curriculum.  Students begin taking elective courses in their second semester.  Elective courses are offered in the evenings beginning at 4 p.m.

The MBA degree is obtained by completing the School of Management’s 53–hour program, which consists of 29 hours of core courses and 24 hours of elective courses.  Students may choose a focus area within the 24 hours of electives, but are not required to do so.

Concentrations (Focus Areas)

For a full description of our available courses please visit the Course Descriptions section of our Graduate Catalog. Please note, new courses are developed each semester while the online catalog is updated only every two years, so some of our newer courses may not be included in the online catalog.

  • Accounting
  • Finance (Corporate, Investment)
  • Healthcare Management
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Course Progression

Course Title

Course Number


First Year, Fall 19
Financial Accounting (First 8 week course) ACCT 6201 2
Financial Management (Second eight weeks of fall through first eight weeks of spring) FIN 6301 3
Business Economics MEC0 6303 3
Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business OPRE6301 3
Managerial Accounting ACCT 6202 2
Introduction to Marketing Management MKT 6301 3
Introduction to Organization Behavior OB 6301 3
First Year, Spring 17
Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals MIS 6204 2
Operations Management OPRE 6302 3
Contemporary Business Issues in Strategy and Policy MAS 6V03 3
International Trip IMS 8V04 3
Recommended Electives 6
First Year, Summer 3
Internship/Elective (1–3 semester credit hours permitted) 3
Second Year, Fall 14
Global Business IMS 6204 2
Strategic Management BPS 6310 3
Recommended Electives 9
Total semester Credit hours for MBA degree 53