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)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:
- Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
- Quantitative Skills/Statistics
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)|
|6700:689||Leading and Influencing||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|
|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)|
|Total Credit Hours||48|
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- 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 for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.