Students are required to complete 36 hours of graduate study, including nine required courses and three elective courses. A maximum of two courses (6 hours) may be transferred in from an approved MBA program at another institution. A maximum of six credit hours for graduate courses from a regionally accredited institution (including consortia and AACSB International-accredited institutions) may be approved for transfer (except BADM-740), provided: (1) those courses are determined to be equivalent to one of the advanced or elective courses at The Citadel, (2) grades of “B” or better were received in the courses being considered, and (3) credit was earned within the five years prior to admission into The Citadel MBA program.
Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take an additional 15 hours (5 courses) of foundation courses in the Pre-MBA Program. The five foundation courses are listed in the Pre-MBA program section.
Students are expected to complete all degree requirements within a six-year period from the time of registration in their first graduate course.
A student typically takes no more than two courses per semester and no more than one in each summer session. Any student planning to take more than three courses in the fall or spring or more than one course in a summer session must secure advance permission to do so from the MBA Program Director.
Communication for Leadership
Legal and Ethical Environment for Decision Makers
Information Technology Management
Leadership in Organizations
Accounting for Executives
Quantitative Methods for Operations Management
Global Business Strategy
Exempting Foundation Courses:
Students with an undergraduate degree in business may exempt Foundations of Accounting (BADM 701), Foundations of Economics (BADM 704), Foundations of Marketing and International Business (BADM 707), Quantitative Methods (BADM 710), and Foundations of Finance (BADM 725), based upon prior appropriate undergraduate or graduate course work in which the applicant made a grade of "B" or better. Exempted courses do not require replacement with other courses. The MBA Program Director determines the exemption credit that an MBA applicant qualifies; the MBA Program letter of acceptance sent to the applicant and will list any courses which the applicant was exempted.