Program Requirements — MBA and MBA in Leadership

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

The MBA program is open to students with undergraduate degrees in business as well as degrees in other fields. The program consists of 21 semester hours of core courses and 15 semester hours of electives and/or leadership concentration courses. The program can be completed in approximately one year of full-time studies or two years of part-time studies.

MBA Required Courses

Three semester hours each; 21 semester hours required

MBA6020 Marketing Management
MBA6030 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 
MBA6050 Financial Management
MBA6075 Operations Management
MBA6090 Applied Business Research
MBA6100 Strategic Management
MBA6045 Managerial Accounting

MBA Concentration in Leadership

A minimum of nine semester hours is required within the Concentration in Leadership. The remaining six semester hours can be chosen from among any other MBA elective courses or select Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) or Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Analytics (MSM) courses. 

Three semester hours each

MBA6610 Leading Organizational Development
MBA6620 Leading Strategically
MBA6630 Leading Teams
STMBA6810 Special Topics in Leadership

MBA Electives

If you are pursuing the Concentration in Leadership, choose six additional semester hours of MBA electives. If you choose to complete the MBA program without the Leadership Concentration, select 15 semester hours from the list of Leadership courses and/or from the list of MBA elective courses. 

Three semester hours each

MBA6200 Human Resource Management
MBA6500 Global Business Immersion
MBA6880 Travel Study: Global Business Experience
MBA6520 Project Management Planning
MBA6530 Project Management Execution
MBA6540 Entrepreneurial Management
MBA6550 Healthcare Management
MBA6560 Leadership of Not-for-Profit Organizations

The information provided reflects changes made to the program effective Fall 2013. If you began the MBA program prior to the Fall 2013, please refer to the Academic Catalog and Schedules for your program requirements and course information.

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit must be earned at Aurora University in order to receive the MBA degree. A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred from an accredited college or university and applied to the requirements of this degree. Transfer credit must have been completed prior to the start of the your MBA experience with Aurora University. Any course work submitted for transfer must be approved by the program faculty and the director. See the section "Transfer of Credit" for the conditions governing the transfer of credit.

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