ONLINE MBA ESSENTIALS MODULES
Missing prerequisites or outdated prerequisite courses taken many years ago are commonly faced challenges for professionals considering a return to business school to complete their MBA. To remedy this in the most efficient manner possible, the Kate Tiedemann College of Business developed the Online MBA Essentials Modules. These self paced alternatives to traditional undergraduate courses give newly admitted MBA students the opportunity to get caught up on important terminology and concepts quickly (in as little as 2 weeks per module in some cases) so that they can stay on track for a timely graduation with their MBA. Course materials in the MBA Essentials Modules are delivered via Apple iBooks and a complimentary Apple iPad is issued to any new student that requires MBA Essentials Modules.
Effective Fall 2016, there are 9 undergraduate prerequisite courses to the MBA program. The Kate Tiedemann College of Business reviews every incoming MBA student’s educational background to determine:
- If a prerequisite is missing from the student’s educational history
- If a prerequisite was completed but the student received a letter grade below B
- If a prerequisite was completed more than 7 years prior to admission to the MBA Program
If any of the above bullets are true for a particular prerequisite, then the student will be asked to complete the corresponding MBA Essentials Module.
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.
Below is a list of the 9 undergraduate prerequisite courses, shown with USF System course numbers and titles, and their corresponding MBA Essentials modules.