Academic Information

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


Curriculum Requirements

Course requirements vary depending on whether or not you will obtain a concentration. Both the MBA with a concentration and the MBA without a concentration  require taking the same 10 Core courses, but Elective requirements differ. Click on your degree below for details.

  1. MBA Without Concentration (36 credit hours)
  2. MBA with a Concentration (42 credit hours)
  3. Dual Degrees

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If you are interested in specializing in a particular area, you may add a concentration to your MBA degree. We offer the concentrations listed below.

  1. Business Economics
  2. Business Information Assurance
  3. Business Project Management
  4. Data Analytics for Management
  5. Data Analytics for Technology
  6. Engineering Management
  7. Finance
  8. Healthcare Management
  9. Supply Chain Management
  10. Taxation

Each concentration has specific course requirements. For more details, please visit our 42-credit-hour MBA page.

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Course Offerings

Current Course Offerings

Course offerings for a given semester are posted 3-4 weeks before registration for that semester starts. To view the registration date for a given semester, click here to visit the Semester Dates & Deadlines Calendars.

  • Click on the links below to see MBA tentative course offerings for the upcoming semesters:
  • Face-to-face course sections are labeled "001", "002", etc.
  • Online (asynchronous) course sections are labeled "M50", "M51", "M52",  etc.
  • For specific course descriptions, please visit the Graduate Catalog website.
  • Class offerings are subject to change. For the most up-to-date list of courses offered, days, and times, please check your MyMemphis portal


Tentative Course Offerings per Semester

Course offerings vary from semester to semester. The chart below shows tentative course offerings based on offerings from previous years, and is subject to change. "OMBA" denotes online asynchronous classes (approved for UM Global), and "PMBA" denotes face-to face or hybrid (HYB) classes. 

MBA Core Course
 ACCT 7080 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers OMBA
 BA 7501 - Leadership and Negotiation OMBA
 BA 7503 - Business Analytics for Managers (prerequisite: SCMS 7110) OMBA OMBA  
 ECON 7100 - Economics for the Global Executive OMBA

 FIR 7155 - Global Financial Management OMBA
 MKTG 7140 - Global Strategic Marketing OMBA
 MIS 7650 - Information Systems in the Global Enterprise OMBA
 SCMS 7313 - Supply Chain Operations Management OMBA
 SCMS 7110 - Intro to Business Analytics OMBA
 MGMT 7160 - Global Strategic Management (capstone)   OMBA 



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


Additional Considerations for Choosing Courses

MBA with Concentration

Dual Degrees

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Career Development Opportunities

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

  • 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 interviewing skills, 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 throughout the semester.
  • Fogelman Internship and Career Network (FIN): once you join FIN, you will gain access to internships and job opportunities with companies in varying industries inside and outside of Memphis.

Ready to take the next step?

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 make sure you fulfill the requirements to graduate.

If you fulfill the requirements to graduate, you will need to:

  1. Apply to Graduate in your MyMemphis portal
  2. Complete and Submit a Candidacy Form

Note: JD/MBA and MHA/MBA students must apply to graduate and complete a Candidacy Form for each program separately.


Apply to Graduate in your MyMemphis portal:

  • Log-in to your MyMemphis portal.
  • Click on the "My Degree" tab, which is under “Student Pages”.
  • On the top right side of the page you will find “Commencement and Graduation”

    Step 1: Click "Read Prerequisites for Applying for Graduation" and read.

    Step 2: Click "Apply to Graduate"
    - Select the current term (e.g. Spring Term 2023).
    - Select your program(s)
    - Submit.

    Step 3: Click “Diploma Mailing and Cap and Gown Form” (under "Commencement and Graduation"), and fill it out.

    Step 4: This step will be emailed to you from the Commencement Office at a later date. Please make sure to always check your Memphis email account.

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Complete Candidacy Form for a Master's Degree:

  1. Visit the Graduate School Candidacy Forms page.
  2. Scroll down and click on “Begin A New Master’s Degree Candidacy Form”
  3. Follow the line-by-line instructions (provided below) on how to fill the Candidacy Form for your MBA degree. 

Line-by-line Instructions to complete your Candidacy Form

A Candidacy Form has 4 sections. Click on the relevant section below for line-by-line instructions. 

  • Do you have a transfer credit from another institution? Answer yes or no.
  • Have you applied to graduate in your myMemphis portal? Answer yes or no.
  • Which Graduate Catalog was used to satisfy degree requirements? Enter the academic year you began your degree. E.g., if you started the program in the Spring of 2022, your catalog year is 2021-2022.
  • What semester and year do you wish to graduate? Enter the semester and year.
  • Name: Will auto populate.
  • Banner ID: Will auto populate.
  • Address: Enter your address including, City, State, and Zip.
  • Email address: Will auto populate.
  • Home Phone: Enter your home phone number.
  • Work Phone: Enter your work phone number if applicable.

  • Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Concentration: None, or select from list if you completed a concentration.
  • Secondary Concentration (optional): None, or select from list if applicable.
  • Thesis Title: Leave Blank.
  • Thesis Hours: Leave Blank.
  • Major Professor: Leave Blank.
  • Complete List of Courses Required in Degree Program:  The list of all graduate level courses you have taken at the UofM will auto populate.
    • Check mark only the courses required for your MBA degree program. This includes:
      • MBA core courses, AND
      • Elective courses, including Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) if applicable, OR
      • Concentration courses.
    • Make sure all courses with a check mark satisfy the GPA requirements.
    • If you are currently taking a class, use the drop-down menu to select "IP" in the "Grade" column (to indicate "In-Progress"). 
    • Because courses auto populate, you may see duplicates of courses repeated, dropped and/or withdrawn, or a zero-credit orientation course (NSO 6000). All these should not be check marked.
  • Calculated number of required hours completed: This will auto populate.
  • Total number of hours required in degree program: This depends on your catalog term and MBA program.
    • Your total credit hours are 36 if you are:
      • A UMGlobal (Online only) student, or
      • Completing the MBA degree without a concentration, or
      • A Dual Degree (JD/MBA, PharmD/MBA or MHA/MBA) student.
    • If you completed the MBA with concentration, then your total credit hours are 42.
    • If you started the program prior to Fall 2020 and completed the three 2-credit hour MBA courses (ACCT 7050, MGMT 7135, and MKTG 7555),  your total credit hours are 33. If you did not complete all three 2-credit hour classes, your total credit hours are 36.
  • Doctoral Students Total Hours department accepted from previous Master’s program: 0


Note: Both "Calculated number of required hours completed" and "Total number of hours required in degree program"  should match.

Exception: students admitted prior to the Fall of 2020 who completed the 33-credit hour MBA program, but substituted one of the 2-credit hour courses with a 3-credit hour course. For example, if you completed the 3-credit hour version of ACCT 7050 instead of the previous 2-credit hour version, then you will graduate with a "Calculated number of required hours completed" equal to 34, but the "Total number of hours required in degree program" is 33.

For the Graduation Program, we would like to list all the degrees you have previously earned. Please provide the following information – Degree, Year, Institution: 

Here you will just follow these exact directions – this includes undergraduate and previous graduate degrees etc.

  • Major Professor or Advisor: type your advisor's "last name, first name" in the "Search by Last Name" text box:  
    • "Smith, Emily - emelonas@memphis.edu" (if your last name starts with A - L),  OR
    • "Jones, April - jhrris12@memphis.edu" (if your last name starts with M - Z)
  • Graduate Studies Coordinator (select program below): click on the drop-down menu, scroll down to "Fogelman College of Business and Economics," and select:
    • Online MBA: John Cicala,  OR 
    • Professional MBA: John Cicala

Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form.



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