MBA Core Curriculum

The MBA program requires 60 credit-hours of coursework, including 15 credit-hours of Core-1 courses, 27 credit-hours of Core-2 courses, and 18 credit-hours within one of our available tracks:

Business Analytics
Corporate Finance
Innovation Management
Organizational Leadership
Research Thesis
Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Accelerated Program

Students who have earned an undergraduate business degree or business minor from an accredited institution in the previous 10 years are eligible to enroll in our accelerated program. Students in our accelerated program are not required to complete Core-1 courses and can begin their program with Core-2 coursework. The accelerated program allows students to complete the MBA in as little as nine months (attending full-time in Corvallis) or 21 months (attending part-time in Portland).

Core-1 Coursework (15 credit hours)

Core-1 courses are designed with the needs of students who do not have a recent undergraduate business degree or business minor from an accredited institution.* These courses provide you with the opportunity to help identify your strengths and fully prepare you to get the most out of the Oregon State MBA while providing a solid foundation of knowledge you'll reference throughout your career. Core-1 courses include: 

BA 513 Business Legal Environment (3 credit-hours)
BA 514 Operations Management (3)
BA 515 Managerial Decision Tools (3)
BA 516 Creating Value in Exchange (3)
BA 517 Markets and Valuation (3) 

*Note: Students accepted into our accelerated program are not required to complete Core-1 courses and can begin their program with Core-2 coursework.

Core-2 Coursework (27 credit hours)

Core-2 courses equip you with knowledge across all functional areas of business. These courses include:

BA 528 Financial and Cost Analysis (3 credit-hours)
BA 540 Corporate Finance (3)
BA 550 Organization Leadership and Management (3)
BA 555 Practical Business Analysis (3)
BA 561 Supply Chain Management (3)
BA 569 Advanced Strategic Management (3)
BA 572 Advanced Information Systems (3)
BA 590 Marketing Management (3)
MGMT 559 Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (3)

Track-specific coursework (18 credit hours)

In addition to Core-1 and Core-2 courses, you will complete 18 credit-hours within your chosen track. These courses are dependent upon the track you’ve selected.

A complete listing of Business Course Materials can be found here.