Catalog 2021-2022

General MBA vs. MBA with Concentration

Students may elect a general MBA without a concentration. Students electing this option take one 4-credit free elective in addition to the MBA core, the decision analysis requirement and the capstone. The concentration option applies to the full-time MBA, part-time MBA, PMBA and Executive MBA programs. The minimum total credits needed to graduate with a general MBA are 40-56 hours, dependent on Business Essentials needed.

A concentration requires 12 credit hours in the discipline, which may include the required decision analysis course. The minimum total credits needed to graduate with a concentration are 44-60 hours, dependent on Business Essentials needed. A student could graduate with a concentration (12 credit hours in discipline) by selecting 8 credit hours of electives in the same discipline and adding one additional elective in that discipline. If the concentration area does not offer a decision analysis course, a student can still complete a concentration by adding elective hours totaling 12 credit hours in the discipline. The total credit hours needed are 48-64, dependent on the number of Business Essentials courses needed.