Degree Requirements

Session Overview

The Master of Business Administration degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 30 units (10 courses) and the passing of a comprehensive examination.

The 10-course program consists of 7 MBA Core Courses and 3 Electives of the student’s choosing. All coursework, including the comprehensive exam, must be earned within seven years of admission into the program. A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained in all graduate work.

MBA Core Courses (21 units)



Management Accounting

3 Units



Computer Information Systems

3 Units



Managerial Finance

3 Units



Business Organization, Theory & Behavior

3 Units



Seminar in Quality & Productivity Management.

3 Units



Marketing Management

3 Units



Project Methods & Integrated Strategic Processes

3 Units

Electives (9 units)

In addition to the seven Core Courses, students are required to complete three elective courses of their choosing.

  • Students have the option of completing any three electives that range in topics from operations, CIS, finance, accounting, HR, marketing, etc.
  • Choosing a three-course concentration is an option for those looking to help define the trajectory of their career.  Students in the OMBA program can earn a concentration in Finance or Human Resource Management. 

For a complete list of elective courses offered each term, visit the Course Schedule. To learn more about these concentrations and their curriculum, visit the OMBA Concentration webpage.

Comprehensive Exam Description (0 units)

Students are eligible to register for the comprehensive exam in the term they are scheduled to complete their core courses. Most students take the comprehensive exam in the term they register for MGT 5900, the capstone course.

The comprehensive exam consists of seven questions, one question for each core course in the MBA curriculum. Students will receive two questions for each core course; they select one question to answer. Students must pass five out of the seven questions to pass the comprehensive exam. If students fail the exam, they are eligible to retake the exam the next term when the comprehensive exam is offered. Faculty that teach core courses provide the questions, grade them, and provide feedback to students if they fail the question. Students are strongly encouraged to keep all course materials including books, assignments, syllabi, and other information to use as study materials and guides for the comprehensive exam.

The MBA Program will notify students of their eligibility for the comprehensive exam, within the first three weeks of the start of fall or spring term.