As a professional returning to school, missing prerequisites or outdated prerequisite courses are common challenges. The KTCOB Online MBA Essentials Modules are time efficient, self-paced alternatives to undergraduate courses that can be completed in two weeks or less, enabling you to refresh your business foundation and stay on track for graduation.

Previous coursework will be reviewed to see which (if any) modules are needed.

Based on the evaluation, you will be asked to complete the corresponding module(s). We evaluate:

  • If a prerequisite is missing from your educational history
  • If a prerequisite was completed, but a letter grade below a B was received
  • If a prerequisite was completed more than seven years prior to your admission into the MBA Program

Many students, particularly those that do not have undergraduate degrees in business will complete multiple MBA Essentials Modules prior to starting their graduate level coursework.


Each module is shown with their corresponding prerequisite course(s), shown with USF System course numbers and titles.

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  • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting

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  • MAR 3023 Basic Marketing

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  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management

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  • FIN 3403 Principles of Finance

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  • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics

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Information Systems Management

  • ISM 3011 Information Systems in Organizations

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Business Statistics

  • QMB 3200 Business & Economic Statistics II

*Courses taken at institutions that are not AACSB accredited are subject to full syllabus review prior to assuming satisfaction of the prerequisite.

Module Completion Timeline

As soon as you’re admitted and speak with the MBA office to see which modules you’ll need, you can begin immediately! Before your first semester begins, if you have four or fewer modules to complete, you may also begin for-credit MBA courses. If you need more than four modules, your acceptance will be deterred to the following semester, allotting you more time.

Students must complete the following prerequisites or Online Essentials Modules equivalents before you can register for Core MBA classes:

  • ECO 6419 Managerial Analysis: requires Economics and Statistics
  • FIN 6465 Financial Statement Analysis: requires Accounting and Finance