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Degree Requirements

The MBA degree program consists of 12 courses or 48 credits. The curriculum of the Framingham MBA has been designed to cover all the essential areas that an MBA graduate will require to be prepared for business success. Prior to enrolling, students are required to fulfill four (4) prerequisite course requirements.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: financial accounting, managerial accounting, economics, marketing, and the study of leadership, teamwork and the organization. The 600-level foundation courses meet proficiency requirements for the program and do not count toward MBA graduate credit.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. Appropriate undergraduate or graduate coursework completed with a grade of B or better earned no more than five (5) years prior to the date of application to the MBA program. The Admissions Committee will evaluate each applicant's academic record to determine whether foundation requirements have been met.
  2. Students without appropriate prior academic coursework may demonstrate proficiency by taking a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in an appropriate subject area, or may make a written request for a waiver.
  3. Successful completion of the appropriate MBA prerequisite course(s) listed below.

Prerequisite Courses (4)

ACCT 653 Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis

ECON 610 Economic Analysis

MGMT 638 Leadership, Teamwork and the Organization

QUAN 676 Statistical Analysis for Managers

MBA Curriculum

BUIS 933 Enterprise Information Technology

ECON 923 Economics of Organizational Design

ENTR 920 Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship

FINA 929 Financial Management

MGMT 911 Organizational Behavior & Theory

MGMT 918 Managing in A Global Environment

MGMT 931 Quantitative Methods for Business and Operations

MGMT 940 Business Ethics and Legal Environment

MGMT 971 Communication and Negotiation

MGMT 978 Leadership and Change

MRKT 917 Strategic Marketing


MGMT 989 Strategic Management*

*Request Graduation and Diploma Form from Kimberly Hardy

Note: Registration for MGMT 989, the Capstone course in Strategic Management, requires the prior written permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies (see Capstone Approval Form). Students will not be permitted to fulfill this requirement with a course transferred from another institution.


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

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