The Elon MBA is not simply a series of stand alone courses. Case analyses, projects and simulations integrate content across the curriculum. We offer a classroom experience that recreates the context of business, transferring academic theories into practical workplace innovations.

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Two Required Non-Credit Workshops

  • MBA 5010: Introduction to the MBA
  • MBA 5020: MBA Case Competition

Core Courses (10 courses, 30 credit hours)

  • MBA 6110: Enhancing Managerial Communications
  • MBA 6250: Economic Policy and the Global Environment
  • MBA 7150: Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • MBA 6270: Marketing Management
  • MBA 7170: Financial Management
  • MBA 6230: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 6430: Analytics I – Quantitative Methods
  • MBA 7130: International Business
  • MBA 7650: Strategic Management
  • Organizational Systems Requirement – Students select from one of the following courses:
    • MBA 6410: Advanced Operations and Supply Chain
    • MBA 6450: Project Management

Learn more about the core courses by reviewing course descriptions.

Electives (3 courses, 9 credit hours)

The MBA curriculum includes three elective courses, allowing students to match coursework with their personal and professional goals. Examples of elective courses include Human Capital Management, Consumer Behavior, Business Law for Managers, and Investment Management.

Foundation Courses (2 courses, 6 credit hours)*

  • FIN 4950: Principles of Finance
  • ACC 4950: 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:

  • Provide 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.
  • 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.

Continuation Standards

Graduate students who fail to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and subject to dismissal from the program. Any student who receives an “F” grade or two “C” grades is dismissed from the program.

A student may request re-admission to the program by writing a letter to the dean indicating why re-admission should be granted. The dean, advised by the program chair and faculty committee, will determine whether to grant the request. If the request is approved, a student can retake a particular course only once and the course being repeated cannot be taken in combination with any other courses. The grade in the course that is retaken must be “B” or better, or the student will not be allowed to continue in the program. A student may use the appeal process only once.

Elon’s Honor System