Evening UST MBA
Total required credits may be reduced by a maximum of 12 credits through certain professional credentials, previous business coursework (per program/faculty approval) or successful completion of core course waiver examinations. A minimum of 39 credits must be completed with coursework from the Opus College of Business. Please consult an admissions adviser for more information.
Core Business Courses: 30 credits required
All Evening UST MBA students are required to take the following courses, listed in the recommended order of completion:
- Statistical Methods for Decision Making (OPMT600)
- Management of Organizational Behavior (MGMT600)
- Financial Accounting (ACCT601)
- Legal Environment of Business (BLAW600)
- Economics of Organization and Management (GBEC600)
- Marketing Management (MKTG600)
- Financial Management (FINC600)
- Business Ethics (BETH601)
- Managerial Accounting (ACCT605)
- Operations Management (OPMT610)
Elective Courses: 18 credits required
Elective courses allow students to shape their UST MBA experience and focus on their individual business interests. In consultation with your academic adviser, you will build a degree plan that best fits your profession and career goals. You may choose an elective track or you may choose elective courses from a variety of disciplines.
Business electives are available in:
- Business/Marketing Communications
- Entrepreneurship/New Ventures
- Financial/Risk Management
Elective courses are also available from other UST graduate programs (maximum of four courses or 12 cr.; a minimum of 39 credits must be coursework from the Opus College of Business):
- Information Systems/Software Design (CSIS)
- Technology Management (ETLS)
- Manufacturing Engineering (ETLS)
- Systems Engineering (ETLS)
- Human Resource/Organizational Development (HRDO)
Capstone Course: 3 credits required
The Strategic Management capstone course draws upon the analytical tools and managerial knowledge developed in all previous Evening UST MBA courses, and seeks to integrate them to address multifaceted business challenges and cases. Faculty strongly recommend that students register for the capstone course in their final term of the Evening UST MBA program. At minimum, students must complete all core courses plus two elective courses prior to registering for the capstone course.
Up to 12 credits may be waived through approved prior business coursework, MBA core course waiver examinations, and/or certain professional credentials (appropriate documentation required). Academic credit is not awarded for any waived course, nor will the course appear on UST academic transcripts; however, the total number of credits required for the degree can be reduced. Business Ethics (BETH601) and Organizational Behavior (MGMT600) may not be waived.
- Students who have passed the CPA exam may be waived from ACCT601, ACCT605 and BLAW600.
- Students who are Certified Management Accountants (CMA) may be waived from ACCT601 and ACCT605.
- Students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school may be waived from BLAW600.
- Students who are APICS-CPIM certified may be waived from OPMT610.
- All Evening UST MBA students are eligible to take waiver exams for all MBA core courses except MGMT 600, BETH601 and OPMT610.
Students with prior academic coursework that meets the following criteria may be waived from eligible core courses:
- Completion of at least two undergraduate courses OR one graduate level course covering the corresponding UST MBA core course material.
(One undergraduate course in managerial accounting may be sufficient to waive ACCT605.)
- The most recent of the undergraduate courses was taken within the past five years, and a second course within seven years.
- A grade of B or better (3.0 grade points or higher) was earned in any course considered for a course waiver.
- Course(s) must have been taken at an AACSB-accredited institution (graduate/undergraduate) or an approved regionally-accredited institution (undergraduate).
Acceptance of a core course waiver implies the student accepts the responsibility for having the essential knowledge and understanding of the core course material, and is properly prepared for any future core or elective course for which the waived course was a prerequisite. Academic credit is not awarded for any waived course, nor will the course appear on academic transcripts.