The Lubar College of Business STEM-Designated Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides the specialized business skills needed to meet an individual's career goals. Lubar offers a major metropolitan learning laboratory where dynamic individuals, applied project work, and superb business connections translate into a rewarding life-long career.

Faculty are connected to leading-edge business knowledge using real-world business challenges. There is an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, collaboration with fellow students, and networking with successful executives and professional inside and outside the classroom.

Lubar College of Business offers a full array of MBA programs to meet professional needs:

Admission Requirements 

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program, please review the application deadline chart for specific programs. Other important dates and deadlines can be found by using the One Stop calendars.


An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following program requirements to be considered for admission:

  1. Submission of score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  2. Review by the MBA Program Committee to assess academic achievement and the ability to do intensive graduate-level work.
  3. Statement of purpose (1 to 2 pages on why you would like to earn your degree at the Lubar College of Business and your plans after graduation).

MBA foundation coursework provides the basis for the theory and practice of business. The MBA Program requires BUS ADM 701 and BUS ADM 703BUS ADM 701 is waived for individuals who have completed an appropriate academic course in their background, or have earned an appropriate Quantitative sub-score on the GMAT or GRE, or have passed the proficiency exam. BUS ADM 703 is waived for individuals who have completed an appropriate course in their background, or have passed the proficiency exam. BUS ADM 701 and BUS ADM 703 do not count toward the degree. Students are also assumed to have basic proficiency in information technology (IT), including the use of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and web browsers. Online resources are available for BUS ADM 701BUS ADM 703, and IT.

Credits and Courses

The degree requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree are 33 credits. Students with a BBA degree and a major in accounting, finance, marketing, information technology management, or supply chain and operations management may substitute the 3-credit Core course that corresponds to their major field of study with an additional elective course. Students with an undergraduate double major in business from an AACSB accredited institution may substitute two Core courses with two additional elective courses.

BUSMGMT 704Accounting Analysis and Control3
BUSMGMT 705Corporate Finance3
BUSMGMT 706Managing in a Dynamic Environment3
BUSMGMT 707Information Technology Management in International Businesses3
BUSMGMT 708Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice3
BUSMGMT 709Predictive Analytics for Managers3
BUSMGMT 711Global Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations3
BUSMGMT 712Strategic Management 13
Select 9 elective credits 29
Total Credits33

Integrating course


Students in the MBA program have two options for completion of elective credits. The first route is to complete any approved Bus Adm or BusMgmt elective course. The second option is to choose a Career-Focused Certificate, completion of which will be documented on the transcript. Any credits substituted from the Core must be replaced with an equivalent number of elective credits.

See the MBA website for additional details.

Additional Requirements

Major Professor as Advisor

The student in the MBA program is not assigned an advisor or major professor. Questions about the student’s program of study, courses or regulations should be directed to Lubar College Graduate Program Services Office, Lubar N458, (414) 251-5252.