MBA program requires a minimum of twelve 3-unit graduate courses. There are ten required core courses and two elective courses. If a student can demonstrate a high level of competence in a core subject, the student may petition for waiver of that subject. A waived core course must be replaced with an additional elective course. Electives are available in the areas of accounting, finance, information technology, international business, management and marketing. Electives are scheduled based upon student interest and demand.

Applicants whose undergraduate studies do not include the requisite foundational business subjects will be required to do some preparatory work. Foundational subject areas include the study of accounting, business strategy, economics, business ethics, finance, international business, law, management, marketing and statistics. Preparatory work may be satisfied in several ways: by certain graduate course work (see under the heading MBA Preparation Courses), by undergraduate course work (with a grade of “B” or higher) or by test. A plan by which the preparatory work may be satisfied will be determined in consultation with your advisor and approval by the appropriate chairperson of the discipline(s) involved.

The graduate student in Woodbury University’s MBA program, who typically enrolls in two courses per semester, may complete the MBA degree in two calendar years exclusive of preparatory courses. Classes may be taken on the weekends, evenings, or a combination of both courses schedules. Students proactively engage in the learning process and share education, work and life experiences in the classroom. The evening and weekend format is offered over 2 sessions per semester and consists of seven class meetings per session. The program admits students every eight weeks.



Business Administration Core (ten courses) 30
Electives (two courses)
Minimum semester units required 36
Required Business Administration Core Courses Units
WMBA 501 Managerial Accounting 3
WMBA 503 Quantitative Methods 3
WMBA 504 Managerial Economics 3
WMBA 505 Management and Org. Behavior 3
WMBA 506 Marketing Concepts and Strategies 3
WMBA 507 Managerial Finance 3
WMBA 509 Management of Information Technology 3
WMBA 510 Management of Global Enterprise 3
WMBA 560 Ethical Leadership 3
WMBA 562 Management Policy and Strategy
Total Required Core Courses 30
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the areas of accounting, finance, information technology, international business, management and marketing
Minimum semester units required 36

MBA Preparation Courses

In an effort to assure that all MBA students have similar academic preparedness, Common Professional Component (CPC) topics need to be satisfied by those without sufficient academic business background. The Common Professional Component (CPC) subject may be satisfied in several ways: by the preparation courses listed below; by undergraduate course work with grade ‘B’ or better or by passing a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES test. Experience will not be accepted to satisfy CPC requirements. 

The following courses are specifically designed to meet the CPC requirements:

PMBA 501 Accounting Practices 
PMBA 502 Financial Economics
PMBA 503 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
PMBA 504 Global Marketing
PMBA 505 Production, Operation, and Systems Management
PMBA 506 Organizational Behavior and Strategy
Note: These courses will not count towards the 36 unit core and elective requirement for the MBA degree. There are no prerequisites to these courses. For course descriptions, please see below under the heading MBA Preparation Courses. PC courses are only open to those students who need them, per PC evaluation sheet.
MBA candidates with a B.A. or B.S. undergraduate business degree in accounting, business administration, finance, international business, management, management information systems or marketing, from an ACBSP or AACSB accredited four-year college or university and with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 may be waived from taking the MBA Preparation Courses.


Pre-MBA and MBA Core Courses Tables