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Academics

On this page, you will be able to find the following information:

Curriculum Requirements

To obtain the MBA degree, students must complete 30 hours of Core Courses, plus 6 hours of elective coursework, for a total of 36 credit hours.

Core Courses (30 credit hours):

The MBA Core consists of 10 courses (3 credit hours each).

  1. ACCT 7080 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers
  2. BA 7503 - Business Analytics for Managers
  3. BA 7501 Leadership and Negotiation
  4. ECON 7100 - Economics for the Global Executive
  5. FIR 7155 - Global Financial Management
  6. MKTG 7140 - Global Strategic Marketing
  7. MIS 7650 - Information Systems in the Global Enterprise
  8. SCMS 7313 - Global Operations Management
  9. SCMS 7110 - Intro to Business Analytics
  10. MGMT 7160 - Global Strategic Management*

* MGMT 7160 is the MBA Program Capstone Course and must be taken in the last semester. If you are in your last semester and need to register for this course, please email your advisor to request a registration permit for MGMT 7160.

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Aside from the MBA Core, students must complete 2 elective courses in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Elective courses must be approved by the MBA Program Director.

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Course Offerings

Course offerings vary from semester to semester.

Suggested Course Load

You can complete your MBA degree at your own pace, making sure you have all the time you need to make the most out of your experience. On average, for every 1 credit hour in which you enroll, you can expect to spend 2-3 hours outside of class studying.

1 course (3 credit hours)   =>   6-9 hours of study time per week

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Career Development Opportunities

The Professional Development Center (PDC), which is housed in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, offers a host of resources for career growth:

  • Fogelman Internship and Career Network (FIN): once you join FIN, you will gain access to internships and job opportunities with a myriad of different companies in varying industries inside and outside of Memphis.
  • Resume Building Resources: this includes templates you can download. These templates have been tested with resume screening tools used by employers.
  • Career Training Resources: here you can work on your presentation skills, learn about workplace ethics, among others.
  • Networking Events: the PDC organizes and plans a host of networking and learning events to support you and your career planning.

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Calendars

Below are the chief academic calendars for each semester, published by the Registrar's Office with input from other key University offices. Links to the Graduate School's graduation deadlines are also published here for your convenience.

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Graduation Requirements

GPA Requirements

  • Grades of "D" or "F" are computed in the GPA, but not counted toward degree credit requirements.
    No more than seven (7) hours of "C+," "C," or "C-" will be counted toward degree requirements.
  • Your cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0 on all graduate work undertaken at The University of Memphis, whether or not the courses count toward your degree.
  • Visit the Graduate Catalog for more information.

The next section will guide you through the graduation process. Further questions regarding graduation procedures should be addressed with your program Advisor.

Graduation Instructions

If you're planning to graduate this semester, please follow the steps below:

  1. Apply to Graduate:
    • Log-in to MyMemphis.
    • Click on the "My Degree" tab.
    • Click "Read Prerequisites for Applying for Graduation" and read. This is under Commencement and Graduation ("Step 1").
    • Click "Apply to Graduate" under Commencement and Graduation ("Step 2").
    • Select the current term.
    • Select your program(s) and submit.
  2. Complete Candidacy Form for a Master's Degree:
  3. Complete the Diploma Mailing and Cap and Gown Form:
    • Log-in to MyMemphis.
    • Click on the "My Degree" tab.
    • Click "Diploma Mailing and Cap and Gown" Form, under "Commencement and Graduation" ("Step 3").
  4. Verification and Program Form:
    • This form will be sent to you from the commencement office. Check your University email ("Step 4").

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