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Master of Business Administration Curriculum


The MBA program consists of 33 semester hours of coursework: eight core courses and three electives. For some students, additional foundation courses (3 to 12 credit hours) may be required, depending on transcript review.

Course Descriptions

MBA Concentrations & Certificates

Human Resources Management Concentration

Entrepreneurship and Family Business Concentration

Innovative Management Concentration

Project Management Concentration

Business Foundations Certificate

Entrepreneurship and Family Business Certificate

Admitted students must complete necessary Foundations or equivalents as determined by the Director. Enrollment in up to six hours of select 600-level courses is permitted concurrent with or prior to the student’s enrollment in a 500-level course with approval of the Director. All foundations or equivalents must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Up to six hours of 600-level transfer credit may be applied to a graduate degree program at Meredith subject to approval by the Program Director (up to nine hours of transfer credit may be applied if the student has completed the Entrepreneurship and Family Business Certificate at Meredith College). All transfer courses must carry a grade of B or better and be taken at an AACSB-accredited institution. All requests for transfer courses are subject to approval from the Program Director. Transfer course (s) must fall within the six-year limit for program completion.

Courses for the Certificate Program(s) must be completed within a 12-month time period.

For MBA students, the following policies shall apply to required foundations courses:

  • The grade point average for foundations courses will be calculated and reported separately from 600-level courses.
  • The C grade policy regarding academic warning, probation, and expulsion is not applicable to foundations courses.
  • Foundations course hours are not subject to the rule regarding the six-hour limit of C grades applied toward the degree.


Required Major CoursesMBA Core Curriculum (24 credits)
MBA - 610: Global Corporate Communication (3 cr.)
MBA - 630: Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
MBA - 635: Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
MBA - 640: Management and Ethical Leadership (3 cr.)
MBA - 650: Managerial Finance (3 cr.)
MBA - 670: Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)
MBA - 680: Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)
MBA - 699: Integrated Strategic Management (3 cr.)
General MBA Electives (choose 9 credits):
MBA - 615: Developing Human Capital (3 cr.)
MBA - 616: Ethical and Legal Employment Issues (3 cr.)
MBA - 617: Managing Reward Systems (3 cr.)
MBA - 625: Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (1 cr.)
MBA - 626: Business Planning and Design (3 cr.)
MBA - 627: Entrepreneurial Financing and Strategy (3 cr.)
MBA - 628: Managing a Growing Venture (3 cr.)
MBA - 643: Leading in Global Business Settings (3 cr.)
MBA - 645: Strategies for Effective Negotiation (3 cr.)
MBA - 644: Business Consulting (3 cr.)
MBA - 646: Law and Ethics for Managers (3 cr.)
MBA - 648: Project Management Essentials (3 cr.)
MBA - 649: Advanced Project Management (3 cr.)
MBA - 685: Business Internship (3 cr.)
MBA - 695: Special Topics in Business (3 cr.)

Required Courses for ConcentrationsConcentration - Entrepreneurship and Family Business
MBA - 626: Business Planning and Design (3 cr.)
MBA - 627: Entrepreneurial Financing and Strategy (3 cr.)
MBA - 628: Managing a Growing Venture (3 cr.)

Concentration - Human Resource Management Electives
MBA - 615: Developing Human Capital (3 cr.)
MBA - 616: Ethical and Legal Employment Issues (3 cr.)
MBA - 617: Managing Reward Systems (3 cr.)

Concentration - Project Management Electives
MBA - 645: Strategies for Effective Negotiation (3 cr.)
MBA - 648: Project Management Essentials (3 cr.)
MBA - 649: Advanced Project Management (3 cr.)
Portfolio and Exit Exam: While the student portfolio in MBA and exit examinations do not generate hours of credit, the successful completion of both the Student Portfolio and passing the Exit Examination are required in order to complete the MBA.


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