Accelerated MBA
Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration
Accelerated MBA

The Accelerated MBA can be completed in two to three semesters and is designed for students who have completed all or most of the MBA foundation courses at other institutions. Students who have not completed all seven courses are encouraged to take the remaining courses at Mills.

Accelerated MBA students generally have at least two years of professional work experience. If students do not have work experience, an internship is required prior to or during their time in the program. The residency requirement for accelerated track students is two (2) semesters.

Foundation Curriculum

To be eligible for the Accelerated MBA Program, applicants and current students must complete seven required foundation courses (or approved equivalencies) in economics, accounting, quantitative methods, and finance. Students who have taken any of the listed foundation courses at an accredited, four-year college or university are eligible for this program, as long as the courses are equivalent to a Mills 1 semester credit, are approved by the Dean’s office and were taken within five (5) years prior to the date of entrance into the MBA program. To fulfill this foundation course requirement, the students must have earned a grade of B or better in each course. (Financial and Managerial Accounting may be taken at an accredited junior/community college or continuing education program in which the courses have been certified for credit eligibility towards the CA Certified Public Accountancy exam).

  1. Microeconomic Theory (Intermediate level)
  2. Macroeconomic Theory (Intermediate level)
  3. Financial Accounting
  4. Managerial Accounting
  5. Quantitative Methods for Business
  6. Managerial Economics
  7. Corporate Finance

These requirements can be satisfied in three ways:

  1. As part of regular undergraduate studies at an accredited four (4) year college or university,
  2. As post-baccalaureate course work at Mills or another accredited four (4) year college or university,
  3. By taking the remaining MBA courses at Mills and choosing the three (3) semester option.

Accelerated MBA students are full-time students, taking four to five classes per semester. Except for Managerial Economics, all foundation courses must be completed prior to a student’s last semester in the MBA Program. Students must also receive a satisfactory letter grade as outlined in the College’s graduate grading structure to receive credit.

After satisfaction of the prerequisite foundation courses, the Accelerated MBA consists of two (2) to three (3) semesters of full-time study in the graduate curriculum.

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Graduate MBA Curriculum

In addition to the seven foundation courses, a student must complete 10 graduate courses consisting of six required core courses and four electives in order to complete the Mills MBA degree. The core and elective courses are to be taken at Mills.

Core Curriculum

Students are required to take the following six core course credits:

MGMT 226 Management Information Systems (1)

MGMT 230 Marketing Management (1)

MGMT 232 Operations Management (1)

MGMT 234 Human Resources Management (1)

MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics (1)

MGMT 290 Strategic Management (1)

Elective Curriculum

The electives provide an opportunity for students to deepen their general business knowledge or focus on one of five areas through a concentration: accounting, finance, marketing, nonprofit management, or socially responsible business. A concentration requires that the student take at least three electives approved for the concentration. Some elective courses may be crosslisted with other departments to benefit from their breadth of knowledge. (Not all elective courses are offered annually, as indicated with an asterisk.)

General Electives
Required: (4 semester course credits chosen from the following)

MGMT 202 Administrative Behavior (1)

MGMT 203 Organizational Theory (1)

MGMT 211 Money and Financial Institutions (1)

MGMT 212 Intermediate Financial Accounting (1)

MGMT 213 Individual Investment (1)

MGMT 218 Financial Derivatives (1)

MGMT 219 International Finance (1)

MGMT 221 Labor Economics*  (1)

MGMT 222 Law and Social Responsibility (1)

MGMT 223 Advertising and Social Media (1)

MGMT 224 Persuasive Communications (1)

MGMT 225 Simulation and Modeling in the Social and Policy Sciences (1)

MGMT 227 Negotiations (1)

MGMT 228 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 231 Marketing Strategy (1)

MGMT 233 Marketing Research (1)

MGMT 237 Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government (1)

MGMT 238 Environmental Sustainability and Business (1)

MGMT 239 Urban Economics*  (1)

MGMT 240 Health Economics*  (1)

MGMT 246 Global Business Strategy* (1)

MGMT 253 Environmental Economics* (1)

MGMT 255 International Trade (1)

MGMT 260 Capital Markets, Real Estate, and Consulting (1)

MGMT 265 Cost Accounting (1)

MGMT 266 Tax Accounting (1)

MGMT 267 Auditing (1)

MGMT 270 Nonprofit Management (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

MGMT 272 Socially Responsible Business (1)

MGMT 274 Innovation in Business (1)

MGMT 275 Entrepreneurship (1)

MGMT 280 Topics in Business (1)

MGMT 282 Modeling and Data Analysis* (1)

MGMT 286 Business of Being an Artist* (1)

MGMT 288 Management Practicum (1)

Concentration Electives

Accounting electives (courses required to sit for CPA exam) include:

MGMT 212 Intermediate Financial Accounting (1)

MGMT 228 Governmental Accounting and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 265 Cost Accounting (1)

MGMT 266 Tax Accounting (1)

MGMT 267 Auditing (1)

 

Finance electives include:

MGMT 211 Money and Financial Institutions (1)

MGMT 213 Individual Investment (1)

MGMT 218 Financial Derivatives (1)

MGMT 219 International Finance (1)

MGMT 260 Capital Markets, Real Estate, and Consulting (1)

MGMT 282 Modeling and Data Analysis (1)

 

Marketing electives include:

MGMT 223 Advertising and Social Media (1)

MGMT 231 Marketing Strategy (1)

MGMT 233 Marketing Research (1)

 

Nonprofit management electives include:

MGMT 228 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 270 Nonprofit Management (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

 

Socially Responsible Business electives include:

MGMT 222 Law and Social Responsibility (1)

MGMT 238 Environmental Sustainability and Business (1)

MGMT 253 Environmental Economics* (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

MGMT 272 Socially Responsible Business (1)

MGMT 274 Innovation in Business (1)

 

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