The USI MBA curriculum is designed to provide the educational foundation crucial
for success in today's dynamic business world. Courses are taught by doctorally
qualified faculty who, through their scholarly work and consulting activities,
are at the forefront of their disciplines.
A. Foundation Skills
All candidates for admission to the MBA program must demonstrate proficiency in
computer skills. Proficiency may be established by successfully completing
college level course work within five years of admission to the MBA program or
by passing a proficiency exam provided through the MBA office.
B. Prerequisite Courses - up to 18 credit hours
Students whose undergraduate educational preparation does not include
accounting, economics, finance, marketing, operations research or statistics
need to take the appropriate prerequisite courses:
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to taking the corresponding core
class and/or more than twelve hours of the graduate core.
C. Graduate Core - 30 credit hours
The USI MBA curriculum is designed to provide the educational foundation
crucial for success in today's dynamic business world. For most students with
undergraduate business degrees our program consists of ten, three-hour
courses. Students with degrees in fields other than business may need to take
up to 18 hours of prerequisite courses to prepare them for the rigors of the
following core classes:
||Leadership Skills & Organizational Behavior
||Accounting for Decision Making & Control
||Legal and Social Environment of Business
||Information Systems and Technology
||Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
||Business Economics and Forecasting
||Financial Management and Financial Markets
||Human Resources Management
||Strategic and International Management
A successful progression of the MBA Program would consist of:
- Beginning with MGNT 611 (Leadership Skills & Organizational Behavior) is measured as a cornerstone and should be taken as one of the first graduate-level courses.
- Concluding with MNGT 681 (Strategic & International Management) is considered as the capstone of the MBA program and should be taken as one of the last graduate-level courses.
No more than two grades below a "B" in graduate core courses
will be accepted toward the MBA degree. Upon receipt of the third grade
below a "B" in any three graduate core courses, the student will
be academically dismissed from the program.
A student who is academically dismissed may appeal to the
College of Business Graduate Committee.