North Central College - Naperville, IL

MBA Curriculum

Program of Study

North Central's MBA gives you options in curriculum and scheduling.  While the fundamentals of your business education are taught in required courses, you can devote three courses to an area of focus to examine a specialty in more depth.  You also have the option of taking a full-time course load or a class at a time.

The program consists of 10 to 16 courses (30 to 48 credit hours) within four coordinated components:

1. Foundation courses (all students must satisfy the foundation courses with a grade of B- or above.  These courses can be taken at the undergraduate level or at the graduate level while enrolled in the MBA program here at North Central.  Previous coursework is transferable.  Foundation courses do not count toward the minimum 10-course degree requirement.):
     ACC 501 Financial Accounting
     ACC 502 Managerial Accounting
     BUS 505 Business Law
     BUS 541 Statistics
     ECN 500 Economics (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics)
     FIN 550 Financial Management

2. Six Core Courses at North Central College including a capstone experience:
     BUS 546 Operations Research or BUS 641 Econometrics
     MGT 645 Organizational Leadership|
     MGT 675 Strategic Management
     MKT 570 Marketing Management; and

     One of the following:
     MLD 545 Ethical Challenges of Leadership
     MLS 506 Ethics in Contexts

      Capstone (1 course, 3 credit hours)
        MGT 676 Strategic Decision Making or ACC/FIN/MGT/MKT 696 Thesis

3. Three courses in an Area of Focus:
     Change Management
     Human Resource Management

4. An Elective Course taken from any graduate program at North Central College.