The MBA program consists of 12 courses. The program consists of five core classes (15 credits). Students will also select three classes (9 credits) from the Behavioral and Quantitative list. At least one course MUST be chosen from each list. Students will also select four elective classes (12 credits).

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MBA Core Requirements (15 Credits)

BUS 530 Organizations: Structure, Behavior and Human Resources
BUS 540 Marketing Strategy
BUS 570 Managerial Accounting
BUS 580 Financial Analysis and Management
BUS 590 Strategic Management

Choose 3 courses; at least one course MUST be chosen from each list (9 Credits).


BUS 500 Managerial Communications
BUS 510 Business Law and Ethics
BUS 520 Management Information Systems


BUS 550 Business Statistics
BUS 560 Quantitative Decision Making

Electives (12 Credits)

At least 6 credits must be BUS prefix courses. BUS 595 may be repeated if the topic changes. Up to 6 credits can be selected from graduate courses offered by other NMU departments (outside the College of Business). These courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor and the MBA Director.

Every MBA student must complete a strategic analysis research project and report in BUS 590.

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Direct questions about Northern Michigan University's MBA program to or

Dr. Stacy Boyer-Davis, Director
MBA Program
College of Business
301 Cohodas Hall
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855