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Level I – Foundation Courses (0–15 credits)

Foundation courses are required for students without prior business courses. These requirements can be waived with prior graduate ("B" or better) or undergraduate ("C" or better) course work.  A test-out option is also available for all foundation courses to students after admission in full standing  to the MBA Program. Foundation courses are available at UW Oshkosh, in Green Bay and online. A grade of "B" or better must be earned in each foundation course.

Why do I need a grade of B or better in graduate foundation course work?

Foundation courses can be completed either before or after admission to the MBA Program. However, if you are interested in financial aid, you must be an admitted student. A completed bachelor's degree is required before foundation courses can be taken.

  • BUS 700 Accounting Foundations (both financial and managerial) (3* cr.)
  • BUS 712 Foundations of Statistics (3* cr.)
  • BUS 730 Finance Foundations (1.5* cr.)
  • BUS 740 Foundations of Production Mgmt (1.5* cr.)
  • BUS 750 Organizational Foundations (1.5* cr.)
  • BUS 770 Foundations of Marketing (1.5* cr.)
  • ECON 704 Basic Economic Theory (both micro and macro)  (3* cr.)

* credits may vary if taken online

 Course descriptions and syllabi

Level II – MBA Degree Courses (33 credits)

Only admitted students may take level II courses. You may begin taking MBA degree courses after all foundation courses are completed. Exceptions can be made with the MBA adviser's approval. No more than six (6) units (crs.), regardless of the number of courses, with grades below B may apply to the MBA degree.

Management Core (9 credits)

  • BUS 788 Personal & Professional Development (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS 790 Organizational Leadership and Change (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS 792 International Business (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS 793 Bus. Environments: Law, Regulation, & Ethics (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS 794 Strategic Management (3 cr.)

Functional Core
(18 credits)

  • BUS 731 Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS 741 Operations & Process Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS 752 Cost Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS 754 Information Systems in Organizations (3 cr.)
  • BUS 761 Human Resource Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS 771 Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credits; 9 credits for an emphasis) 

Emphases are currently available in:

  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • MIS
  • Project Management

Class Times/ Days

UW Oshkosh classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer. The fall and spring semesters are comprised of a 14-week term, which is divided into two 7-week terms, followed by a 3-week interim session. Summer semester includes an 8-week term, which is divided into two 4-week terms. The following table details times and days.


Credit Value of Course

3 credit

1.5 credit

14 Weeks

Fall and Spring

One night/ week
6–9:10 p.m.

Not Offered

7 Weeks

Fall and Spring

Not Offered

One night/ week
6–9:10 p.m.

3 Weeks

Fall and Spring

Not Offered

Two nights/ week
6–9:40 p.m.

8 Weeks
(4th of July week off)

Two nights/ week
6–9:10 p.m.

One night/ week
6–9:10 p.m.

4 Weeks

Not Offered

Two nights/ week
6–9:10 p.m.