The MBA in Management is both the most popular and the most flexible of the MBA concentrations that Akron offers. The value of this concentration is that it permits students to take any three of the 40 plus management courses offered and combine them in unique ways to meet specific student needs. If you need a course in Entrepreneurship, project management, and managing organizational transformation this is the concentration for you. Any number of useful combinations of courses can be selected to develop the concentration to suit your needs.
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores. Test waivers may be granted for students holding an advanced degree or those with three or more years of work experience beyond conferral of the bachelor's degree. Contact the Graduate Programs Office in the College of Business Administration for waiver request process.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- August 1 for Fall enrollment
- December 1 for Spring enrollment
- May 1 for Summer enrollment
International Student Applications
It is recommended that international students apply six weeks 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.
|MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
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:
- Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
- Quantitative Skills/Statistics
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)|
|6700:689||Leading and Influencing (required in year 1, first semester)||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.
MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)
The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration.
Select 9 graduate credits from management 6500
No more than six credits of 500 level courses may be used for the entire MBA degree.
|MBA Integrative Course|
|6500:695|| Organizational Strategy
(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
|Total Credit Hours||48-51|
Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.
Financial Aid Information
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Tuition and Fees
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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