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 Curriculum for the Master of Business Administration  



Business Student

The Slippery Rock University MBA includes both online and traditional classes for exceptional flexibility. Coursework covers a wide range of areas including accounting, communication, economics and management. Choose from three career-focused tracks:

General Track
The general MBA develops essential management skills and strategies for a broad range of business environments. Students are required to take one additional elective course for a total of 36 credit hours.

Accounting/Finance Track
This track is designed for those interested in accounting and financial leadership roles. Students are required to take two elective courses specific to the track, for a total of 39 credit hours.

Management/Marketing Track
Created for those with an interest in managerial and marketing positions, this track includes communication and sales strategies. Students are required to take two elective courses specific to the track, for a total of 39 credit hours. 


MBA Core Requirements (33 credits)

ACCT 612 – Corporate Accounting
COMM 631 – Strategic Corporate Communication
CPSC 610 – Business Analysis and Decision Support
ECON 602 – Managerial Economics
ECON 619 – Quantitative Analysis
FIN 603 – Global Dynamics of Business
FIN 620 – Financial Management
MGMT 620 – Supply Chain Management
MGMT 650 – Master’ Project
MGMT 651 – Organizational Dynamics
MGMT 658 – Strategic Management



General – choose one elective
Accounting/Finance – choose two from ACCT 620, ACCT 640, or FIN 636
Management/Marketing – choose two from MRKT 631, MRKT 636 or MRKT 658

Other Electives:
ACCT 620 – Forensic Accounting
ACCT 640 – Business LAW
FIN 636 – Advanced Corporate Finance
MRKT 631 – Marketing Seminar
MRKT 636- Sales Management
MRKT 658 – Strategies Marketing Management

*General MBA is 36 credits

Non-BSBA students must successfully complete the following eight courses with a C or better and have a GPA of 2.75 within these courses.

ACCT 209 – Financial Accounting
ACCT 340 – Legal Environment of Business
CPSC 365 – Management of Information Systems (preqrequisite CPSC 210)
ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 219 – Business Statistics
FIN 320 – Managerial Finance (preqrequisite ACCT 209 and ACCT 210)
MGMT 351 – Organizational Behavior
MRKT 330 – Principles of Marketing

Please refer to PATRAC link for course transfer and equivalency evaluation.

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MBA Fact Sheet


The Master of Business Administration at SRU is an accelerated program offered exclusively at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry, PA.  

Classes are taught in a hybrid format, a combination of onsite and online delivery.

You can earn your MBA in just one year!