Elon MBA Curriculum

The Elon MBA AACSB-accredited curriculum within the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University 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.

Foundations Bootcamp

  • MBA 5000: Accounting Foundations
  • MBA 5003: Statistics Foundations

The Elon MBA program requires all students to take foundation coursework in accounting and statistics prior to enrolling in the core MBA accounting and statistics courses. These two foundation classes are taught by Elon MBA faculty and are designed specifically to prepare students for the core MBA classes. Both courses are offered online and asynchronously. Satisfaction of this requirement can be demonstrated in one of two ways:

  • Provide evidence of prior undergraduate coursework in accounting and/or statistics. 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 statistics.
  • Successfully complete foundation classes, usually taken at the undergraduate level, in accounting and/or statistics. Such foundation classes can be taken at Elon or at some other approved institution. The MBA program must grant approval.

MBA Required Non-Credit Workshop Courses

  • MBA 5010: Introduction to the MBA
  • MBA 5011: Power Skills
  • MBA 6820: Professional Development

MBA Required Courses (30 credit hours/ 10 courses)

The Bookends (9 credits/ 3 courses)

  • MBA 6100 Business for the Greater Good
  • MBA 6230 Principled Leadership
  • MBA 6820 Principled Strategic Decision Making

The Core (18 credits/ 6 courses)

  • MBA 6250 Essential Economics for Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • MBA 6430 Data Informed Decision Making (3 credits)
  • MBA 6270 Applied Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • MBA 6450 Project Management (3 credits)
  • MBA 7170 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MBA 7150 Quantitative Decision-Making with Accounting Data

Intensive Skills Electives (6 credits total)

  • MBA 6231: Talent Acquisition and Onboarding (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 6271: Creativity and the Doer-Maker Mindset (1 credit)
  • MBA 6272: Entrepreneurial Evaluation and Persuasion (1 credit)
  • MBA 6273: Bringing Venture to Life (1 credit)
  • MBA 6280: Digital Marketing (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 6290: Science of Persuasion (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 6410: Global Supply Chain Management (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 7130: International Business- Study Abroad (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 7260 Investments (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 7280 Marketing Research (3 credits)

*For a more detailed information please see the Elon MBA program course descriptions.

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