The common body of knowledge (CBK) represents the minimum core of knowledge which must be attained prior to beginning graduate study in business. The CBK is composed of 27 semester hours of undergraduate course work representing each of the major business disciplines. The required CBK courses are listed below.
ACCT 2143 Financial Accounting 3 hrs.
ACCT 2243 Managerial Accounting 3 hrs.
BUAD 3033 Business and Economic Statistics 3 hrs.
ECON 2333 Macroeconomics 3 hrs.
ECON 2433 Microeconomics 3 hrs.
FINC 3733 Business Finance 3 hrs.
MGMT 3013 Organizational Behavior 3 hrs.
MIS 3003 Management Information Systems 3 hrs.
MKTG 3723 Principles of Marketing 3 hrs.
In most cases, students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration will have satisfied the entire CBK. Students who have had no previous course work in business can have portions of the CBK waived with other previous course work and/or relevant work experience or by equivalency testing. The specific CBK courses required will be determined by the Graduate Coordinator and discussed with each student in an initial meeting. Alternatively, the entire CBK can be satisfied by completing the six-hour graduate course: BUAD 5006-Foundations for the MBA.
MBA Course Work Requirements
The total number of semester hours of course work required to earn the MBA degree depends on the undergraduate background of each MBA student. All students entering the MBA Program must:
Satisfy the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirement before beginning graduate level course work, and
Complete the MBA core course work specified for the MBA program.
Once the CBK requirement has been satisfied, the graduate student may begin taking the graduate level core courses required for the MBA degree.
Each student will take 8 required graduate courses (24 semester hours) plus 3 graduate electives (9 semester hours) for a total of 33 semester hours.