Graduate Business Preparatory Course
The Graduate Business Preparatory Course is a 6-credit, one-semester course required for students who lack the prerequisite undergraduate courses for either the MBA or MS in International Business Finance (IBF) programs. When required, this course is part of the program of study and the grade received is calculated into the student's cumulative GPA. Students who have fulfilled the prerequisite requirements are exempt from this course. The course is also offered to non-matriculated students who are considering enrolling in either business program.
This 6-credit course integrates the key foundation business content of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and quantitative analysis. It is designed for non-business majors to gain a basic understanding of these essential business concepts and practices.
The course emphasizes theoretical understanding and skill building integrating the following key topics related to building, maintaining, and sustaining business in the global economy:
- Quantitative Models and Methods
- Fundamental mathematical, statistical, and quantitative models and methods are analyzed and applied within a business context.
- Business Sciences
- Basic concepts and applications of accounting, economics, and finance are examined and applied relative to business design, metrics and decision making.
- Management to Marketing
- Foundational concepts, strategies, and tactics associated with business management, strategy, and marketing are explored.