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Graduate Studies Catalog 2014-2015 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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The MBA Program requires completion of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework as follows:

  • Cornerstone course (3 credits): MGT 501  
  • Core courses (12 - 21 credits): four to seven courses
  • Advanced Elective courses (9 - 18 credits): three to six courses, at least one of which is designated “International”
  • Capstone course (3 credits): MGT 509  

The grid below shows the classification of the Core courses into three clusters: Accounting, Economics, and Finance Core (minimum of two courses required): Operations and Information Management Core (at least one course required); and Management and Marketing Core (at least one course required). With the approval of the mentor, a student with an undergraduate degree in a given area may have the Core course in that area waived as a prerequisite for the Advanced courses in that area. For example, a student with an accounting degree, with proper approval, may have ACC 502  waived and proceed to take the Advanced courses in accounting (The student would still be required to complete 36 credit hours).


The University of Scranton MBA aims to provide a broad-based business education, offering courses across all functional areas. At the same time, students are afforded a degree of customization through the choice of specialization. Students may concentrate in a focus area by completing three Advanced Electives in that area.  The following specializations are available currently:

On-campus program: Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management.

Online program: Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning, Healthcare Management, International Business, and Operations Management.

Instead of focusing narrowly on a single functional area, students in either program can broaden their exposure by choosing the General Business option which permits the choice of elective courses from multiple areas.  Under this option, students may choose no more than two advanced electives in a given focus area. 

Students may obtain a dual specialization by completing three advanced electives in each of two focus areas.  Note that a given elective may only be used to satisfy the requirements of a single specialization - e.g. the International course in finance may be used to fulfill the requirement for the specialization in Finance, or the specialization in International Business, but not both. 

Foundation Modules

Entering students should possess the requisite background knowledge in the various business functional areas. Students lacking such background will be required to remedy the deficiency by taking up to twelve one-credit qualifying courses (called “Foundation Modules”).  The modules may be taken concurrently with the regular courses in the MBA program as long as any specific course prerequisite condition is not violated. A student may elect to take an equivalent undergraduate course instead of the module.


Foundation Modules

All required unless waived

1 credit each;

12 credits total

MBA 501A  

MBA 501B  

MBA 501C  

MBA 502A  

MBA 502B  

MBA 502C  

MBA 503A  

MBA 503B  

MBA 503C  

MBA 504A  

MBA 504B  

MBA 504C  


Required, 3 credits

MGT 501 :  Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice




4 courses



7 courses


12 - 21





Economics, and

Finance Core

(at least two)

ACC 502 :  Accounting for Management
ECO 507 : Managerial Economics
FIN 508 : Financial Management

Operations and

Info Mgmt Core

(at least one)

OM 503 : Operations Management
MIS 504 : Managment Information Systems

Management and

Marketing Core

(at least one)

MGT 505 : Organizational Behavior
MKT 506 : Marketing Management





3 to 6





Accounting ACC 512 , ACC 514 , ACC 521 , ACC 522 , ACC 525 *, ACC 526 , ACC 527 , ACC 529 , ACC 531 , ACC 532 , ACC 536 , ACC 537 , ACC 538  , ACC 539  , ACC 540  , ACC 541  , ACC 542  , ACC 550  
Enterprise Resource Planning ERP 510 , ERP 511 , ERP 512 , ERP 513 , ERP 514 , ERP 515 , ERP 516 , MBA 519  
Finance FIN 581 , FIN 582 , FIN 583 , FIN 584 *, FIN 585 , FIN 586 , FIN 587 , FIN 589  
Healthcare Managment HAD 510 , HAD 517 *, HAD 519 , HAD 521  
International Business ACC 525 *, ECO 583 *, FIN 584 *, IB 505 *, MGT 556 *, MIS 577 *, MKT 563 *, MKT 596 *, OM 540  
Management Information Systems MIS 546 , MIS 548 , MIS 571 , MIS 573 , MIS 574 , MIS 575 , MIS 577 *, MIS 579  
Marketing MKT 512 , MKT 561 , MKT 562 , MKT 563 *, MKT 564 , MKT 565 , MKT 569 , MKT 596 *
Operations Management OM 540 *, OM 543 , OM 544 , OM 545 , OM 546 , OM 547 , OM 549  
Miscellaneous ECO 581 , ECO 582 , ECO 589 , MGT 553 , MGT 554 , MGT 555 , MGT 559 , MBA 590  


Required, 3 credits

MGT 509 : Business Policy
Please see the following notes:


  1. The MBA degree requires the completion of 36 credit hours of coursework exclusive of any Foundation module requirements.
  2.  A student is limited to a maximum of four courses in a given focus area.  For example, a student may choose to take FIN 508  (core) along with FIN 583 , FIN 584 , and FIN 587  (three advanced electives).
  3. Students are expected to take MGT 501  early in the program, ideally as their FIRST regular course, but no later than as their THIRD regular course. 
  4. To be eligible to enroll in the Capstone course, a student must have: (i) completed the Cornerstore course, (ii) completed at least 24 credits of core/elective courses, and (iii) completed (or received a waiver) for all twelve Foundation modules. 
  5. All students must take at least one course that has been designated as an “International” course (indicated by an asterisk * on the curriculum grid).
  6. The Healthcare Management focus currently is offered exclusively in the online program. 
  7. Many students have acquired “experiential learning” outside a formal college or university classroom in jobs or military service.  The MBA program may waive Foundation module requirements for such experiences.  Students wishing to have their learning assessed for possible course waiver must document relevant experiences and the knowledge gained from them for review by faculty of the program. 
  8. Campus-based students are limited to two online three-credit hour courses.  Any departure from this rule will be considered on an individual basis by the CGCE Dean.  International students must meet visa and scholarship requirements.

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