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Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in any business discipline from an accredited undergraduate institution may complete the MBA degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours. Others who have earned an undergraduate degree in other majors/minors can finish the MBA with 30 graduate hours in addition to the necessary foundation (prerequisite) courses.

Requirements of the 30 hour online MBA program include completion of the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 on ALL graduate course work attempted. 


ACCT 611 Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making
BIS 630 Managerial Communication
CIS 615 Managing Information Technology
ECON 661 Managerial Economics
FIN 660 Financial Management
MKT 650 Marketing Administration
MNGT 677 Leadership and Ethics
MNGT 691 Business Policy and Strategy
Note: All courses are 3 semesters hours credit

Applicants that do not possess an undergraduate degree in business may be required to complete the foundation course sequence in addition to the 30 hours necessary to satisfy the degree requirements. What foundation courses that may be needed, if any, can only be determined by a review of the applicants’ undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable). The foundation course sequence, or comparable courses or experience, must be completed prior to full admission with at least a 3.0 average and no grade of less than C in any course. The foundation course sequence is as follows: 


Principles of Financial Accounting (ACCT 281 is the undergraduate course at MSU)
Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACCT 282 is the undergraduate course at MSU) 
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 201 is the undergraduate course at MSU)
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 202 is the undergraduate course at MSU)
Business Statistics (MATH 305 is the undergraduate course at MSU)
Business Finance (FIN 360 is the undergraduate course at MSU)

Note:  ACCT 600 – Survey of Accounting may be taken to satisfy the Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting requirements.  ECON 600 – Survey of Economics may be taken to satisfy the Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics requirements.

Note: None of the foundation courses satisfy the requirements of the 30 hour MBA program. They are prerequisite courses only.



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