College of Business


Graduating students at the Master's Commencement Ceremony.

Are you a non-business major who would like to pursue a MBA?

Our prerequisite requirements are streamlined to allow non-business majors quicker access to our MBA curriculum. Students are not required to have all of these prerequisites completed before being admitted to the program, and students can begin taking some graduate courses before all of these are completed to allow faster progression through the program.

Prerequisite courses for the MBA program

  • ACCT 201 - Introduction to Financial Accounting or equivalent
  • ACCT 202 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting or equivalent (Prerequisite: ACCT 201)
  • MATH 108 - Statistics of Business & Economics or equivalent
  • ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics Analysis or equivalent
  • MKTG 305 - Survey of Marketing or equivalent
  • FINA 307 - Survey of Finance or equivalent

To make things even more efficient and effective for you the MATH 108, ECON 103, MKTG 305, and FINA 307 requirements can be fulfilled by enrolling in online, self-paced leveling courses offered by Peregrine Academic Services (PDF). Leveling courses (also called modules) are meant to give non-business majors the basic information they need to succeed in our graduate courses. These online modules can save you time and money. Learn more information and instructions (PDF) about the online leveling courses offered by Peregrine Academic Services.

A review of your coursework and work experience occurs when your completed application is being assessed and an admission decision is determined. If you have not completed any subject areas, and are offered admission, the remaining prerequisite requirements will be communicated in your offer letter. Students with recent undergraduate degrees in business typically have met all prerequisites for graduate study in business.

Prerequisite courses for the EIS Option

For those pursuing the EIS option, which is a STEM designated degree, there are two additional prerequisite courses beyond what is required for the MBA program. It was recently decided that MINS 350 will be waived, so it is no longer required as a prerequisite as stated in the catalog. We do require the following:

  • MINS 235 - Database Design
  • BSIS 301 - Enterprise Technology Integration

Students pursuing this option that have current, relevant work experience may qualify for a waiver of these EIS prerequisites. Review the course descriptions to determine if your work experience covers the topics outlined. Students can pursue waivers by contacting the MBA Director or Advisor. More information will be communicated at the time of admission.