MBA Prerequisites

Accelerate your entrance into the Masters of Business Administration Program.  Courses are being offered specifically for students who did not earn a bachelor’s degree in business to enter the MBA program. Additional undergraduate courses may not be necessary.   Contact the Sorrell College of Business (SCOB) to have your transcript reviewed and receive advisement on which courses are needed to help you enter the MBA program.

For advisement on courses required for your transcript contact:
Dr. Robert Wheatley
Director of Graduate Programs/Professor
Sorrell College of Business
257 Bibb Graves
Troy, AL  36082
334-670-3299
rwheat@troy.edu

For technical assistance in registering for courses contact:
Continuing Education Center
334-983-0005
continuinged@troy.edu 

Each course is $195 and must be completed within four months of the start date. A score of 80 is required to pass the module. Students are allowed three attempts to earn the score of 80. If a score of 80 is not achieved on the three attempts, the student must register for the module again.

Courses

Understanding Corporate Finance (BUS 508)
This purpose of this module is to provide the basic analytical skills common to all disciplines within the field of finance.

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Business Math and Statistics (BUS 501)
Statistics and basic mathematics skills play an important role in understanding key functions within and external to the company. Therefore an understanding of these topics is important for managers. The purpose of the module is to provide the user with a broad overview of the basic math and statistics necessary for business and to introduce the most popular forms of forecasting techniques.

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Business Law Essentials (BUS 500)
An understanding of the legal system is essential in modern business.  This module provides a basic overview of the legal system in the United States, including court system, torts, contracts, and business regulation.

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Financial Accounting (BUS 502)
A working knowledge of accounting is critical to success in business. Accounting information underlies most strategic and operational decisions made by management. The purpose of this module is to supply managers with knowledge of the objectives of accounting and to provide the tools necessary to interpret accounting information.

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Managerial Accounting (BUS 505)
A working knowledge of managerial accounting is critical to success in business. This module provides an overview of managerial accounting concepts, including job order costing, variances, activity-based costing, budgeting and capital budgeting. (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting)

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Information Systems (BUS 504)
The purpose of this module is to provide a manager with an overall view of information systems.

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Fundamentals of Economics (BUS 503)
The purpose of this module is to provide managers with fundamental economic principles, which they may use to think critically about micro and macroeconomic events.

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Principles of Management (BUS 506)
Many years of research have contributed to the development of a generally accepted set of management principles which are associated with higher levels of individual and organizational performance. This module reviews the critical essentials that the practicing manager, professional, or business student needs to master in order to succeed as a manager and/or to demonstrate competency on a formal examination assessing understanding of management principles. It blends research conclusions with practical applications and the theoretical underpinnings needed to understand and manage human issues in the dynamic, 21st century workplace.

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Principles of Marketing (BUS 507)
This module provides managers or those who aspire to be managers a framework to understand the role of marketing in an organization's planning activities. The focus is on key marketing principles, theories, models and terminology.

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