The general Master of Business Administration degree is awarded after the successful completion of the requirements listed below.
A thesis option to the MBA degree is available. Students interested in this option should see the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the Business School.
All course work must be in graduate level courses.
Resident study of at least nine months at Baylor University is required. Not more than six hours of work may be transferred from another college or university. No credit will be given for work done by extension or correspondence, or for courses counted already toward a bachelor’s or another master’s degree.
All MBA candidates must earn an average grade of “B” (3.0) or higher in all courses. If course substitutions are made for any of these core courses, the substituted course grade is included in the average. Students not having an overall average of 3.0 or higher in the core courses are required to repeat one or more of the courses in which a grade below “B” was earned in order to increase their average to 3.0. When a core course is repeated, the new grade substitutes for the old grade in the core calculated GPA. In some cases, more advanced work may be prescribed in place of the course on which a grade below “B” was earned. Both the original grade and the new grade for a repeated course will be included in the overall GPA for graduation purposes.
Early in the semester in which the degree is to be awarded, candidates must complete an application for graduation found in BearWeb. Instructions for this form can be found on the Graduate School website.
|Required Framework Course
|Required Core Courses
|Accounting Tools for Management Decision Making
|Focus Firm I
|Professional Career Development for First Semester Graduate Students
|Professional Career Development for Second Semester Graduate Students
|Economic Tools for Management Decision Making
|Seminar in Corporate Finance
|Management of Organizational Behavior
|Manufacturing and Service Operations
|Leadership in the Global Marketplace
|Strategic Management and Business Policy
|Seminar in Marketing Strategy
|Business Analytics for Decision Making
|Select one course from the following:
|Decision Making Using Excel
|Management of Information Systems
|Seminar in Information Security Foundations
|1-hour internship required for students without 2 years of full-time work experience
|Total of 12 hours of electives or in combination of above
|Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration will be required to take the following:
|Business Foundations - Business Law