MBA Curriculum & Graduate Certificates

Whether pursuing your MBA degree or seeking a career boost with a Graduate Certificate,our curriculum is designed to deliver education with impact in a flexible, hybrid format which combines in-class and online learning to fit the needs of working professionals.

MBA Curriculum

Undergraduate Business Majors

The MBA degree ordinarily requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate work for persons with a recent undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited business school. Individuals with business undergraduate degrees from non-AACSB-accredited schools may be required to complete additional foundations course work contingent on departmental analysis of their undergraduate transcripts. Economics majors are also eligible for the fast-track, as long as they have met all of our foundations requirements in their undergraduate degree.  The fast-track MBA program can be completed in two years on a part-time basis, or one and a half years if ‘doubling up’ to a full-time pace (2 courses) during some course blocks. 

Undergraduate Non-Business Majors

For persons with a non-business undergraduate degree, the program typically requires 54 semester hours, although this may be reduced somewhat based on previous course work.  Students with business-related undergraduate degrees are exempted from the required MBA course in their major field of study (i.e. accounting, finance, economics, information systems, marketing, management, supply chain management, human resources) and will take an additional elective MBA course in its place.

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Graduate Certificates

A graduate certificate program is a related cluster of graduate courses that serves the needs of both matriculated and non-degree students interested in developing specific skills and knowledge for personal and professional development. Our Graduate Certificate programs are credit-based, taught by regular or associate members of the graduate program’s faculty, and may be pursued either on its own, or as a track within the Goddard School MBA Program.

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