General Information for all MBA students
Refer to the Program Sheet enclosed with your admission letter to determine what courses are required for you. If 5000-level preparatory courses are required, these need to be taken first. If you have one or two preparatory courses remaining, the Graduate Business Program Office may grant permission for you to take a 6000-level class along with the preparatory courses as long as you have fulfilled all of the prerequisites for the 6000-level class.
After completion of at least nine hours of core classes, you should begin to take electives along with the remainder of your required core classes. Please pay close attention to the prerequisites for the elective courses so that you can structure your course schedule accordingly. Refer to the course descriptions for each course’s prerequisite requirements.
NOTE: A concentration is not required to earn an MBA degree. You may take five electives and earn a general MBA.
During registration, some classes will fill up early. Generally closed class permits are issued only in the student’s last semester when the class is required for graduation, there are no other available options, and overbooking will cause no space or academic hardship on students. If your schedule is not flexible, register early!
Progression and Scheduling Suggestions for Concentrations
The following guidelines should help you in planning your schedule as you complete your concentrations in the MBA program. Due to the flexibility of the program, please understand that at times you will have to adjust your plans according to what classes may be available. Core courses will be offered in fall and spring semesters. Elective courses will rotate throughout the year. Please note that course offerings and schedules are subject to change.