May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Cox School of Business: Course Descriptions

The following business courses have been approved by the Cox School of Business faculty for the full-time M.B.A. and P.M.B.A. programs and the Master of Science in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance or Management programs. It should be noted that not all courses described in this catalog are necessarily offered in any given academic year. Students should check the published course schedules to see the courses offered for a specific term. All core required courses must be completed prior to taking an elective course within an academic discipline.

Academic Areas of Instruction. Courses are listed under the following academic areas:

  • Accounting (ACCT)
  • Business Administration
  • Managerial Statistics (MAST)
  • Finance (FINA)
  • Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM)
  • Management (MNGT)
  • Management and Organizations (MNO)
  • Marketing (MKTG)
  • Real Estate, Risk Management and Business Law
  • Real Estate (RE)
  • Business Law (BL)
  • Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Economics
  • Strategy (STRA)
  • Entrepreneurship (CISB)
  • Business Economics (BUSE)

Cox School of Business



All M.B.A. students take ACCT 6201  as part of the core curriculum. For the second required accounting course, students choose either ACCT 6202  or ACCT 6205  depending upon their concentration and degree plan. The appropriate prerequisite courses must be successfully completed to enroll in elective ACCT courses. More details on course selection and prerequisites are found in the Accounting  section and in the course descriptions below.

Business Administration

The E.M.B.A. curriculum has been designed to integrate both management theory and practical skills application in a series of synchronized courses during the 21-month period. The first-year coursework is focused on the acquisition of know-ledge, skills and usable expertise in a number of business disciplines. The second-year coursework covers the broader, policy-level aspects of finance, organizational behavior and marketing. Elective courses vary from year to year. The assistant dean of the E.M.B.A. program develops a list of electives from which the students select.

The following required courses are approved by the Cox School of Business faculty for the E.M.B.A. program. The courses are taken in the specified order listed in the curriculum above.

Business Administration Exchange

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