Curriculum and Concentrations

MBA Core

  • MBA505 Gateway Experience (1 credit)
  • MBA510 Leadership (3 credits)
  • MBA515 Legal and Ethical Operation of Business (3 credits)
  • MBA520 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MBA522 Impact Practicum* (2 credits)
  • MBA525 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MBA530 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MBA535 Marketing Management and Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MBA540 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain (3 credits)
  • MBA542 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3 credits)
  • MBA545 Integrated Capstone Experience** (3 credits)

*May substitute Global Business Experience, but it will not count as elective credit.

**All of the MBA Graduate Core courses (MBA505-MBA542) are prerequisites for MBA545.  MBA545 Capstone may NOT be taken concurrently with or before any other MBA Graduate Core course.

MBA Concentrations (8 credits)

A General MBA requires students to complete a minimum of 8 credit hours from the below list of electives.

Global Requirement: Students must accumulate a minimum of two G points by completing designated courses. Example: (GG) = 2 G points

Students pursuing a dual concentration may only count one elective course towards both concentration requirements.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

In addition to traditional classroom experiences, Lacy School of Business (LSB) recognizes that learning occurs through professional experience. In recognition of previous accomplishments, students can receive credit for prior learning (CPL) based on professional credentials or exams. In all cases, CPL is awarded for demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of graduate-level learning, generally aligned with specific courses in the student’s plan of study.

Approved December 2023

Students are limited to no more than 9 credits for CPL in the MBA program. These limits include both CPL and traditional transfer credits.  There is no tuition charge for these credits.

If a student has earned a credential or passed a professional exam that is approved for credit, they must present documentation verifying the credential to the Director of Graduate Programs.  A webform will be created and posted on our website and program Canvas site. Once verified, the Director will notify the Registration and Records staff of the approval of credit. 

Credits will be applied to a specific course or can be counted as electives at the recommendation of the Director.

Students must apply for the credit before the start of their final semester in the graduate program.  Students should be mindful of the application deadlines for graduation to avoid any delays in receiving their degree.

For more information on this process please contact Luke Bickel at