These foundation courses are required for students entering into the MBA program who have not completed principles-level courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing or statistics.  Completion ensures that all students come into the MBA program with the same foundation needed to start the MBA courses.

These prerequisite courses are delivered completely online during the summers. Each course is 2 weeks and carries 1 credit. MBA Foundation courses are graded pass/not pass and they do not count toward the credit hours needed for the MBA degree or a student’s MBA GPA.

These courses are also open to individuals who are interested in continuing their education with introductory coursework on these topics; even if they do not plan on going into the MBA program.


MBA Foundation Courses – Summer 2017

MBA Foundation: Management
PMAN 500 P01, CRN 5101 (1 credit) 

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of management. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Instructor: Dr. Jim Haug, May 15 – 26, 2017 

MBA Foundation: Statistics
PMAN 501 P01, CRN 5098 (1 credit)

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of statistics. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP). 

Instructor: Dr. Bennie Waller, May 15 – 26, 2017

MBA Foundation: Accounting
PACC 500 P01, CRN 5103 (1 credit)

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of accounting. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Instructor: Dr. Ling Yang, May 29 – June 9, 2017

MBA Foundation: Finance
PFIN 500 P01, CRN 5099 (1 credit)

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of finance. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP). 

Instructor: Dr. Xun Bian, May 29 – June 9, 2017

MBA Foundation: Economics
PECO 500 P01, CRN 5100 (1 credit)

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of economics. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP). 

Instructor: Dr. Justin Contat, June 12 – 23, 2017

MBA Foundation: Marketing
PMAR 500 P01, CRN 5102 (1 credit)

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of marketing. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP). CRN 5102

Instructor: Dr. Meg Meng, June 12 – 23, 2017