MBA Electives

There are two paths or choices that MBA students can pursue with electives in the MBA program: COB electives or a COB Graduate Certificate.

COB Electives

Most students choose three general MBA business electives from the pool of about 30 elective classes offered within the College of Business. Elective courses are indicated with a (E) on our Course Descriptions page.

Of the three required electives, at least one must be quantitative (ACCT, FINA, MIS, or OMGT except OMGT 6763) and at least one must be qualitative (MKTG or MGMT and OMGT 6763). The third may be either
quantitative or qualitative. Students cannot use certificate electives from Partner certificates housed outside the CoB to satisfy their general MBA elective requirements.

Students who were undergraduate accounting majors must take four electives, instead of three, since they waive ACCT 6521. The quantitative and qualitative requirements are the same; the third and fourth electives can be chosen from any of the business disciplines.

COB Graduate Certificates

An increasing number of MBA students choose to pursue an optional certificate to satisfy the elective requirements for their program. These certificates are designed to provide you with insight into the issues of a specific industry. MBA students can pursue a College of Business certificate or a Partner certificate.

Current MBA students who wish to pursue an optional certificate must submit a request form to officially add the certificate to their student record. IMPORTANT: Students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in all certificate courses; otherwise, the certificate will not be awarded. MBA students will not be awarded their degree if certificate requirements are not met.