The Interdisciplinary concentration, intended for students with specific interdisciplinary career interests, offers a way for students in other disciplines to obtain their MBA. Students already pursuing a Master’s degree can apply for admission and transfer up to nine (9) credits from their current program into the MBA Interdisciplinary concentration. Students select graduate courses from the CBA and other graduate programs or School of Law classes. For example, students in the JD/MBA joint degree program can transfer any nine law credits to satisfy their Interdisciplinary Concentration requirements, or a student in the Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering program could transfer up to 9 engineering credits into the MBA. Courses may even be from another university.
This self-designed concentration must be planned and approved by the CBA Director of Graduate Programs before beginning the Interdisciplinary Concentration by submitting the Interdisciplinary Concentration Approval Petition. Grades of “B” or better are required for transferred courses.
You can customize the concentration to meet your needs by selecting any nine (9) graduate credits to use toward the concentration, as long as the classes are approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.
(*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.)
Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.
Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:
There are many ways to show proficiency, including testing.
*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.
The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration. Review the full list of approved Action Learning courses.
(Restricted to students graduating within two semesters.)
Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DARS in My Akron for your program requirements.