Curriculum

The MBA consists of five blocks of coursework:

Block 1: 18 Credit Hours – Prerequisite*

Foundation courses for students who did not primarily study business as an undergraduate.

Block 2: 18 Credit Hours – Business Core

Classes provide conceptual integration of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management information systems and organizational structure.

Block 3: 3 Credit Hours – Advised Elective 

Block 4: 9 - 15 Credit Hours – Concentration

Concentrations are available in the following areas: accounting, business administration, finance, global business & supply chain management, healthcare administration, human resources, international management, professional accountancy, strategic management, strategic marketing

Block 5: 3 Credit Hours – Capstone

Research Methods course

 *Course Waivers Available

Students who have previously studied the topics covered prerequisite courses, with a grade of C or better, are eligible to have them waived.

MBA Prerequisite Courses:

  • ACC 505 Fundamentals of Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 515 Analysis of Quantitative Data
  • ECO 525 Economics for Managers
  • LAW 560 Law & Business Ethics
  • MGT 565 Communications for Executives
  • MGT 570 Management Principles

MS Finance Prerequisite Courses:

  • ACC 505 Fundamentals of Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 515 Analysis of Quantitative Data
  • ECO 525 Economics for Managers
  • FIN 320/FIN 610 Financial Management

All students, regardless of the institution their undergraduate degree was earned at, are eligible to have courses waived. Evaluating non-Niagara University undergraduate coursework for substitution credit will be done on a case-by-case basis. Students that demonstrate the successful completion of classes similar to the courses listed may be considered for exemption.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Studies Office at mba@niagara.edu with any questions regarding prerequisite course substitutions.

MBA CourseNU Undergraduate Equivalent
ACC 505: Fundamentals of Financial & Managerial Accounting ACC 111 Financial Accounting and ACC 112 Management Accounting
MGT 515: Analysis of Quantitative Data MAT 102 Intro to Statistics or MAT 201 Business Statistics I AND ECO 231 Business Analytics
ECO 525: Economics for Managers ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics and ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
MGT 560: Law & Business Ethics LAW 301 Business Law I and
LAW 302 Business Law II or LAW 205 Legal Environment of Business AND PHI 206 Ethics
MGT 565: Communications for Executives ENG 231 Business Communications
MGT 570: Management Principles MGT 271 Management Principles

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