Curriculum

The curriculum of the KSU MBA consists of eight core courses in essential subjects and four electives. You can use your electives to explore several different areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, and marketing.

Foundation Requirements

Students can satisfy the foundation requirements for the MBA program in one of the following two manners:

  1. By completing the appropriate prerequisite modules in the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Statistics. 
  2. By satisfactorily completing the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents):
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2100)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2200)
  • Principles of Finance (FIN 3100)
  • Business Statistics (ECON 2300)

Core Requirements (24 Credit Hours)


  • ACCT 8000: Accounting Insights for Managers
  • ECON 8010: Resource Allocation and Decision Analysis
  • FIN 8020: Business Finance
  • IS 8090: Leveraging Information Systems in Business
  • MGT 8040: Managing the Value Chain
  • MGT 8050: Managing and Leading Work Behavior
  • MGT 8999: Strategic Management: An Integrative, Capstone Experience
  • MKTG 8030: Strategic Marketing

Elective Requirements (12 Credit Hours)


Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the 8000 level MBA courses (i.e., ACCT, BLAW, ECON, FIN, GBA, IS, MGT, MKTG).  

  • One graduate level course (3 credit hours) may be taken outside of the College of Business with the permission of the Program Director.  
  • Only 2 courses (6 credit hours) may be a Special Projects Course (GBA 8950 - 3 credit hours, repeatable twice). 
  • One course (3 credit hours) must be an international course (e.g., ECON 8610, FIN 8370, MGT 8200, MGT 8910, MKTG 8730, MKTG 8790).

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

You can view our page in the KSU Graduate Catalog for more information about course listings and descriptions, and you can also explore our projected schedule by clicking here.

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