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Requirements to Earn the MBA

For Students Starting Fall 2013 or Later

50 units of coursework including

  • 35 units of required classes
    • BUS 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 609, 610, 612, 613
  • 15 units of elective coursework
    • 5 elective courses
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0


Required Classes for the MBA Program

BUS 600

Strategies for Competitive Advantage

BUS 601

Economic Analysis for Business

BUS 602

Accounting and Financial Analysis

BUS 603

Statistics for Business Decisions

BUS 604

Organization and Management

BUS 605

Marketing Management

BUS 606

Operations and Technology Management

BUS 607

Financial Management

BUS 609

Business Analytics

BUS 610

Understanding the Global Business Environment

BUS 613

Accounting for Management and Control

BUS 612

Strategic Management


Elective Courses for Specialty Tracks

Students have an opportunity to pursue a track during the MBA program using only 3 electives.  While the track will not be recorded on the transcript or diploma, it can be referenced on a resume.  Students must meet all prerequisites in order to enroll in a course.  Track areas are as follows:

Content Area

Courses (3 from the following)


Marketing Research
New Product Development
International Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Internet & Social Media Marketing
Advertising Management
Statistical Models for Analytics

Corporate Finance

International Finance
Advanced Corporate
Finance Financial Reporting & Analysis
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring

Investment Management

Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Portfolio Management

Global Business

Building Cross-Cultural Business Competencies
International Business Travel Course
International Finance
International Marketing
International Negotiations & Diplomacy


Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
Financing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
New Product Development
Internet & Social Media Marketing
Launching a Business

Information Management

Marketing Research
Information Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Statistical Models for Analytics
Data Mining


Advanced Accounting I - Investments & Consolidations
Advanced Accounting II - Not-for-Profit & International Accounting
Forensic & Fraud Accounting
Advanced Business Law for Accountants

Entertainment & Media Management

Success in Media
Business of the Business or Agents & Managers
Internet & Social Media Marketing
Advertising Management
Conflict & Negotiation


Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
Conflict & Negotiation
Information Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
International Negotiations & Diplomacy
Leadership Theory


Marketing Strategy
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
Information Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Statistical Models for Analytics
Leadership Theory

Please visit the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites.  

Elective Courses for Emphases

Students may pursue an emphasis in one of the following areas: Finance or Marketing. Each emphasis is satisfied by taking twelve credits from among the electives listed under the emphases below. To declare an emphasis, email the Academic Program Specialist office. The emphasis area is noted on the transcript, not the diploma.


BUS 621


BUS 627

Advanced Corporate Finance

BUS 628

International Finance

BUS 632

Financial Reporting and Analysis

BUS 636

Financing Entrepreneurial Enterprises

BUS 694

Special Topics in Finance


BUS 624

Marketing Research

BUS 630

New Product Development

BUS 633

International Marketing

BUS 634

Marketing Strategy

BUS 638

Internet and Social Media Marketing

BUS 693

Special Topics in Marketing


Requirements to Graduate

  • Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the overall program. No grade below “C+” is acceptable toward a degree.
  • No grade below “B-” is acceptable for BUS 612, Strategic Management.
  • You will be placed on academic probation with a grade point average below 3.0. A 3.0 must be earned in the following semester or you may be dismissed by the Graduate Studies Committee.  Cumulative GPA must be a 3.0 within 2 semesters or you will also be subject to dismissal.
  • Grade points are awarded as follows:

                                       A =  4.0                                B- = 2.7                   F= 0

                                       A- = 3.7                                C+ = 2.3

                                       B+ = 3.3                               C =  2.0

                                       B =  3.0                                 C-= 1.7


  • You may add or drop a class through the second week of the semester without a record of the class on your transcript.
  • After the 2nd week you have until the 10th week of class to withdraw with a notation of W (the number of weeks changes for interterm & summer, consult the academic calendar).
  • If you have an emergency situation and are unable to complete a small portion of the  course requirements, your professor may give you an incomplete.  You must complete the coursework within the time allotted by the professor or 1 year, whichever is less.

Leave of Absence

  • May be granted for taking more than one semester off (interterm and summer sessions do not constitute a semester)
    • Students may choose to elect requirements in effect at the time of the leave or to adopt those in effect at time of return. A written request must be submitted to your academic advisor. (Students taking a leave of absence during a semester prior to the end of the withdrawal period must also officially drop all course work via my.chapman or the Office of the University Registrar).
  • Minimum requirements for a leave of absence:
    • A student must be in good academic standing.
    • Petition must state clearly and completely the reasons for the leave.
    • Petition must be approved by the program director and dean of the college.
    • Leaves are typically granted for 1 year with a possible renewal of 1 additional year.
    • Failure to return after the specified time is considered withdrawal from the university. Retroactive leaves are not permitted.
    • Leave of absence does not supersede degree requirements: all coursework must be completed within a seven-year period.

Administrative Drop

Students who miss the first class meeting of a course in which they are registered may be administratively dropped (unless they make arrangements with the instructor prior to the first day of class).

Students who miss the first 2 weeks of class will be administratively dropped from the course.

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