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 courses:
      • MBA 561: Advanced Operations and Supply Chain
      • MBA 565: Project Management
  • MBA 585: Strategic Management

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.


Learn more about the elective 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.