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 2101)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2102)
  • Principles of Finance (FIN 3100)
  • Business Statistics (ECON 2300)

Core Requirements (24 Credit Hours)


  • ACCT 7000: Accounting Insights for Managers
  • ECON 7010: Resource Allocation and Decision Analysis
  • FIN 7020: Business Finance
  • MKTG 7030: Strategic Marketing
  • MGT 7040: Managing the Value Chain
  • MGT 7050: Managing and Leading Work Behavior
  • IS 7090: Leveraging Information Systems in Business
  • MGT 7999: Strategic Management: An Integrative, Capstone Experience

Elective Requirements (12 Credit Hours)


Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the 7000-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 7950 - 3 credit hours, repeatable twice).
  • One course (3 credit hours) must be an international course (e.g., ECON 7610, FIN 7370, MGT 7200, MGT 7910, MKTG 7730, MKTG 7790).

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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