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Graduate Business Programs : MBA : Course Requirements

After acceptance to the MBA program, students complete a series of Career Skills & Communications workshops and take or waive eight foundation courses. These courses prepare the student for the program's ten advanced requirements.

Professional Development Workshops

Pursuing an MBA is more than just obtaining a graduate degree, it's about enhancing career prospects and professional communication styles. Students must complete a series of four workshops in the first semester of the program and learn how to strategically manage their career and practice effective presentation & communications skills. These required workshops are free of charge and students are automatically placed on the class rosters since there is no class registration and no units associated with the sessions.

See a listing of the required Career and Communications Workshops for the Fall semester.

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses offer students the opportunity to learn the basic elements of business prior to studying advanced level courses. Students who have earned an approved undergraduate degree in business administration can waive all eight foundation courses. Students who have taken business courses in the past seven years, may be able to waive some courses as well. For students who completed their undergraduate degree in business or took business courses over seven years ago, the foundation courses offers an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and catch up on advances that have taken place in the different disciplines.

For more information, see MBA Foundation courses and waiving policy.

Advanced Requirements

The advanced portion of the MBA program consists of 30 units of core courses and electives.

For more information, see Advanced Requirements.

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