In addition to meeting the standards for admission, M.B.A. students should bring to their graduate business studies the following skills to ensure success in the program:
Quantitative skills: A knowledge of algebra and basic calculus.
- Verbal skills: The ability to collect relevant information, organize thoughts and communicate them clearly.
- Computer skills: Competence in word processing and spreadsheets. These skills may be obtained or enhanced by study and preparation before admission, or early in the program of study by utilizing the many programs, courses and training sessions offered at the University.
- Information systems literacy: A student should be able to describe information technologies and discuss information systems applications with their peers.
- These skills will be evaluated and assessed by the M.B.A. program director and appropriate department chair. Recommendations for review courses will be made based on a review of undergraduate coursework, professional experience and the analytical writing assessment score from the GMAT exam.
- FOUNDATION COURSES (24-33 credits)*
General MBA Program
In order to begin work on the master's degree requirements, the following preparatory core courses must be completed no later than the first semester in which the first 600-level course is taken:
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Economics
Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis
Intermediate Business Statistics (also requires MATH 160 Applied Calculus as a pre-requisite)
Calculus I (required if student has no evidence of a calculus course)
Management and Organizational Behavior
Production and Operations Management
Principles of Marketing Management
About the School
Established in 1986, the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business is committed to ensuring excellence and upstanding values across the region and nation.