Full-Time or Part-Time MBA
Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration
Full-Time or Part-Time MBA

Students enrolled in three or more classes each semester are considered full-time and generally complete the program in two to three years. Students enrolled in fewer than three courses per semester are considered part-time and earn their MBA in three to five years. Full-time and part-time MBA students enroll in the same courses and have access to the same outstanding faculty.

Mills MBA students generally have at least two years of professional work experience. If students do not have work experience, an internship is required during their time in the program.

The curriculum consists of 17 courses: five foundation courses, seven core courses, and a choice of five electives. The core and elective courses are to be taken at Mills. The residency requirement for full-time track students is three (3) semesters and seven (7) semesters for part-time track students.

Foundation Curriculum

The five required foundation courses in economics, accounting, quantitative methods, and finance include:

1. Economics for Managers (intermediate-level microeconomics and macroeconomics)
2. Financial Accounting
3. Managerial Accounting
4. Quantitative Methods for Business
5. Corporate Finance

We encourage students to take the foundation courses early in the program. 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.

Students who have taken foundation courses prior to beginning the MBA program may count a maximum of three (3) of the above listed foundation courses toward their MBA. Courses must be approved by the Dean's office upon application to the program. This option is available for courses completed with a grade of B or better that covered comparable course material, were equivalent to one Mills semester credit, were taken within five (5) years prior to enrollment in the MBA program, and were taken at an accredited, four-year college or university. (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). After students have started the program all courses are to be taken at Mills.

Core Curriculum

Students are required to take the following 7 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 279 Applied Economic Analysis (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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