MBA Curriculum for Students Prior to Fall 2017

For a graphical layout of requirements, see the MBA Program Flowchart


  • Economics Foundations -- 2 credits
  • Accounting Foundations -- 2 credits
  • Mathematics Foundations -- 2 credits
  • Statistics Foundations -- 2 credits
  • Information Technology Foundations -- 2 credits

**NOTE: Students may be exempted from each Foundation course with the appropriate academic background (i.e., Two appropriate courses in the area for Economics, Accounting and Math; One appropriate course in Statistics and IT; Undergraduate courses must be taken at an accredited institution, within the last 10 years with a grade of C or better.)


  • Managerial Economics -- 3 credits
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management -- 3 credits
  • Managerial Accounting -- 3 credits
  • Organizational Behavior -- 3 credits
  • Financial Management -- 3 credits
  • Marketing Management -- 3 credits

Recommended sequencing of the Quantitative courses is :
Managerial Economics, Managerial Accounting then Financial Management

**NOTE: Students may be exempted and/or waived from Core courses in fields in which they hold an undergraduate major only, within the last 10 years.


  • Quantitative Methods -- 3 credits
  • Information Technology/eBusiness -- 3 credits
  • Social, Ethical, Political Environment -- 3 credits

*See below for options within the elective core distribution set. Courses may have multiple topics. Specific topics listed here fulfill elective core requirements. All other topics apply toward free elective credits only.


    • Business Strategy -- 3 credits


Nine credits of free electives and one credit of "skills" courses are required. Skills courses range from topics such as teams and group performance, conflict management, and presentation skills to SAS, SPSS and GIS courses. Students can take up to 4 credits of skills courses.

Students may choose to earn a specialization in areas such as Marketing, Human Resources, Applied Economics, etc., or they may choose to distribute their electives over a number of different fields. Students may also choose graduate electives from outside of the College of Business or even outside of the University with prior approval. Courses taken in the elective core and in the elective section can be used toward a specialization. Only courses taken at Marquette University will count toward a specialization.



(Note: Minimum required with the maximum Foundation and Core Course exemptions = 34 hrs)

Time to Complete on a Part-Time basis:
Minimum = 1.5 years; Maximum Allowed = 6 years; Average = 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years

Approved List of Elective Core Courses

Quantitative Methods (3 credits required) Choose one:

ECON 6560  Applied Econometrics
FINA 6160  Financial Derivatives
FINA 6163  Real Estate Finance and Investments
FINA 6165  Fixed Income Markets and Securities
MARK 6160  Marketing Research
MARK 6165  Marketing Analytics
BUAD 6160  Business Analytics Using Spreadsheets

MANA 6000 and MANA 6001 or equivalent are required prior to registration for all quantitative methods courses.

Information Technology/eBusiness (3 credits required) Choose one:

ACCO 5050/6050  Accounting Information Systems
HURE 5050/6050  Human Resources Information Systems
INTE 6150-69xx  (IT electives within the Graduate School of Management)
OSCM 6150  eBusiness and Supply Chain Management
LAW 7157  Current Issues in Intellectual Property and Technology Law (Computer Law)*
LAW 7236  Internet Law*
MSCS 6340  Component Architecture
MSCS 6350  Distributed Computing
MSCS 6360  Enterprise Architecture
MSCS 6370  Information Representation

*Law classes may have specific prerequisites that must be met. You will also need approval from the Law School prior to registering for Law
courses. Specific attention must be given to the topic. Only Computer Law applies toward the elective core requirement.

Social, Ethical, Political Environment (3 credits required) Choose one:

ACCO 6570  Auditing: Ethical, Legal, Professional, and Reporting Responsibilities
FINA 5370  Advanced Investment Management, Ethics and Society
FINA 6170  Investment Management, Ethics and Society
HURE 6170  Ethical Issues, Regulatory Environment and Human Resource Management
MANA 6170  Global Environment of Business
MARK 6170  Marketing Ethics & Social Responsibility


Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Bulletin.