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Master of Business Administration

Bernard KulemekaPictured | Bernard Kulemeka | Master of Business Administration, Management and Administration Studies | BS, Biological Sciences, IU South Bend, 2000 | Blantyre, Malawi (hometown)
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Master of Business Administration

The Leighton School Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 37.5 credit hour degree program with an optional 6-credit hour concentration in finance or marketing.

This program is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s leading business school accrediting organization.

The Leighton MBA program is offered in a hybrid format with a 50 percent face-to-face weekday evening sessions and 50 percent online. A minimum GMAT score of 450 is required. GMAT test waivers may be granted to students with significant executive work history. The flexibility and convenience of the Leighton MBA allows students to complete the program at their own pace, as well as manage career and family commitments.

Program Requirements­­ (37.5 cr.)
  • 37.5 credits does not include the optional concentration
  • As a condition of graduation, each student must pass a comprehensive exam by ETS during their final year of study.
  • A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in each course, along with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0, to successfully earn the MBA.
  • All courses are 3.0 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Foundation Courses (10.5 cr.)
  • BUSB-A 501 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • BUSB-B 501 Communication Skills for Managers 
    Not eligible for Fast-Track waiver or for exemption by passing a placement examination
  • BUSB-D 501 Management of Marketing (1.5 cr.)
  • BUSB-D 505 Business Analytics I (1.5 cr.)
  • BUSB-D 506 Business Analytics II (1.5 cr.)

Core Courses (27 cr.)
  • BUSB-A 502 Managerial Economics 
  • BUSB-A 504 Information Technology for Managers (1.5 cr.)
  • BUSB-B 503 Leadership and Change 
  • BUSB-C 502 Legal/Ethical Environment of Business
  • BUSB-D 503 Operations Management (1.5 cr.)
  • BUSB-F 503 Decision Making Tools in Accounting
  • BUSB-F 530 International Finance 
  • BUSB-F 542 Strategic Financial Management 
  • BUSB-M 544 Managing Advertising and Sales Promotion

Capstone Experience

  • BUSB-E 510 Business Policy; OR
    BUSB-F 514 Investment Management; OR
  • BUSB-M 512 Marketing Strategy

Optional Concentrations (9 cr.)
  • BUSB-F 514 Investment Management 
  • BUSB-F 517 Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • BUSB-F 530 International Finance 

  • BUSB-M 503 Applied Marketing Research 
  • BUSB-M 512 Marketing Strategies 
  • BUSB-M 594 Global Marketing Management 

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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