MBA Curriculum

The MBA program allows students to complete the program at their own pace. Taking one course per semester allows you to finish the degree in 33 months, or, if you prefer, take two classes per semester and finish in 21 months. Accommodating the busy schedules of working professionals, the flexible design of the Elon MBA also allows for sessions off. You decide your own timetable. 

Two Required Non-Credit Workshops

MBA 501: Introduction to the MBA
MBA 502: MBA Case Competition

Core Courses (10 courses, 30 credit hours)

MBA 511: Enhancing Managerial Communications
MBA 521: Economic Policy and the Global Environment
MBA 531: Accounting for Managerial Decisions
MBA 541: Marketing Management
MBA 551: Financial Management
MBA 562: Management and Organizational Behavior
MBA 567: Analytics I – Quantitative Methods
MBA 581: International Business
Organizational Systems Requirement
Students select from one of the following three courses:
      MBA 561: Advanced Operations and Supply Chain
MBA 565: Project Management
MBA 568: Analytics II: Spreadsheet Decision Making
MBA 585: Strategic Thinking

Learn more about the core courses by reviewing course descriptions.

Electives/Concentrations (3 courses, 9 credit hours)

The MBA curriculum also includes three elective courses, allowing students to match coursework with their personal and professional goals. Students are able to develop a concentration in a particular topic or take classes in several different areas.


Organizational Analytics
Human Resources

Learn more about the core courses by reviewing elective course descriptions.

Foundation Courses

FIN 472: Principles of Finance
ACC 472: Principles of Financial Accounting

The MBA program requires that all students demonstrate adequate preparation in accounting and finance prior to enrolling in the core MBA accounting and finance courses. Satisfaction of this requirement can be demonstrated in one of two ways:

One example could be evidence of prior undergraduate coursework in accounting and/or finance. To be acceptable, such coursework should have been completed within five years of entering the MBA program. Students with prior coursework must also pass qualifying exams in accounting or finance.

Students also can successfully complete foundation classes, usually taken at the undergraduate level, in accounting and/or finance. Such foundation classes can be taken at Elon or at some other approved institution. The MBA program must grant approval.