Interdisciplinary MBA Concentration Overview

This concentration allows students the flexibility to customize their concentration. Students can craft a concentration to add a mix of courses to suit their goals and may be outside of business. Graduate courses may be selected from among all CBA departments, other colleges on campus or transferred from another university. Transfer courses must fall within the six year time frame for program completion.

Course Requirements and Additional Information

MBA Gateway Courses (12 Credits)
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
6400:602 Managerial Finance 3
6400:655 Government and Business 3
3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis 3

MBA Proficiencies 

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets 
  • Writing 
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics 
MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)
6700:689 Leading and Influencing 1
6700:691 Professional Integrity 1
6700:693 Negotiations in the Workplace 1
6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy 3
MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)
6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management 3
6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making 3
6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations 3
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations 3
6600:620 Strategic Marketing 3
6800:605 International Business Environments 3

*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

Interdisciplinary Concentration (9 credits)
A total of 9 credits must be taken and can include the MBA Action Learning Course (3 credits) plus 6 additional credits in courses approved by the Graduate Programs Director to provide students with marketplace relevant content.
MBA Integrative Course (3 credits)
6500:695 Organizational Strategy 3
Total Credit Hours 48

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time form admission and visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.

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.