Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Milgard School of Business is a comprehensive 64-credit graduate degree designed to provide experienced professionals and managers with new tools for responding to the challenges of change.

Our program encourages managers to develop a strong mix of leadership, technological, financial, analytical, relational and communication skills needed to lead organizations facing an increasing pace of change. Our high-quality program is immediately relevant to practicing managers.


The degree program consists of 16 four-credit classes, including 12 required courses, 2 Flex core and 2 electives. Classes are offered weekday evenings, Monday through Thursday or on Saturday. September classes require 2-3 full weekdays and Saturdays. Summer classes meet weekday evenings and Saturdays. Many classes incorporate on-line components.

Current MBA students receive the MBA class schedule in advance to allow planning to accommodate your career needs. Your degree can be completed in two years while working full-time and attending classes year-round on a part-time basis, but may be extended to three or more years. In the average quarter, an MBA student will enroll in two courses (8 credits) of study.

The 64 quarter-credit MBA degree consists of:

The core curriculum addresses key areas of business knowledge via the core courses, which focus on finance, accounting, marketing, operations, ethics, human behavior, and business strategy. Perspectives on international business are integrated across these courses, which culminate in a capstone course that offers a comprehensive systems perspective on organizations. These courses also emphasize quantitative and qualitative tools for predicting, planning and managing change.

Beyond the core courses, students are required to complete 8-16 elective credits. The choice of electives will depend on the students' career and educational goals. Students can create a profile of elective courses that allows them to gain additional business knowledge.