Wayne State University

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M.B.A. Requirements

The M.B.A. program provides knowledge across multiple business disciplines, preparing you to succeed in many professional settings. Foundation, core and elective courses are listed below. 

Foundation requirements

All foundation requirements must be completed before beginning core or elective requirements. However, your previous academic coursework will be reviewed in an effort to waive the maximum number of foundation courses you will need to complete. Each foundation course is two credits.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is necessary for foundation courses. No individual grade below 2.0 is acceptable.

A college-level math course and business information systems course are also required. 

Core requirements

Through a profound cross-section of business operations, ethics and strategy core courses, students develop well-rounded professional competencies. Each core course is three credits.

*Students with undergraduate majors in accounting, management or marketing must substitute a more advanced course for the corresponding core course.

Elective requirements and concentrations

The elective requirements and concentrations provide the opportunity to tailor the M.B.A. program to your specific interests and career goals. The six-course, 18-credit requirement can be fulfilled the following ways:

  • Complete six elective business courses from a broad range of offerings.
  • Complete one concentration, which consists of three* courses, then select three elective courses.
  • Complete two concentrations at three courses each to satisfy the six-course requirement.

Concentration offerings

*Internal audit concentration requires four courses. 

NOTE: When you complete a concentration, no subject area is designated on your degree, but it will appear on your transcript.