Assistance for MBA Students
Need help? Let us do it for you. Send a concise email to your advisor with your full legal name, student ID number, and the course you want to register for or withdraw from. If you are getting an error code in UDSIS, give us some information so that we can address the issue.
If you need to take fall or spring semester off for any reason (illness, relocation, job situation, wedding, etc.) let us know. Email your full legal name and student ID number to your advisor to request a leave. A Leave of Absence (LOA) does not affect your GPA and there is no fee for this status.
View the course schedules at the links below to plan ahead and be confident that you will be meeting your degree requirements in a timely manner.
At least one section of each of the required core courses will be offered each term. Electives may be offered less frequently – once a year or perhaps only once every other year and are organized by major or concentration. Consider taking the electives that interest you as soon as you satisfy their respective prerequisites.
The MBA degree requirements are the same, regardless of the format (on-campus or online). Students in the Online MBA Program have a narrower set of course options offered online than are offered in the on-campus program, where students can choose graduate-level electives from the Lerner College or from the University at large. Therefore, the Online Checklist specifies exactly which online classes are offered in each concentration or major.
MBA degree checklists
For on-campus, hybrid and online students.
Look up a brief description for any UD class. Graduate-level classes start at the 600-level. Academic/University Breadth Requirements are only for undergraduate classes.
The sample syllabi are provided to help you choose courses.
Although they represent real syllabi from past terms, they are not a guarantee of course content – syllabi may change from term to term. Each professor and term has a distinct syllabus.
- Business Administration
- Healthcare Management
- Information Systems & Technology Management
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I transfer credits between UD and another school?
Under certain conditions, we may be able to accept graduate credit from other institutions:
- The institution must be AACSB-accredited;
- The class must carry a grade of B or better (not a B-); and
- The class must have been completed within the past five years.
Per University policy,
- Only 9 graduate credits may be transferred in.
- Credits are not transferred until the student has completed nine credits of graduate work at the University of Delaware.
- Only earned credits transfer, not earned grades.
- Courses must have been conducted over a ~14 week semester in order for all credits to transfer. Credits from schools on 10-week quarters will be transferred at 2/3 value.
- Students who wish to transfer credits to the University of Delaware must provide a course syllabus (not a course description) for each course being considered and official transcripts showing the courses and grades. You may need to contact your prior institution for copies of course syllabi.
How do I declare a major or concentration? Do I have to choose one?
You are not required to choose a major or concentration. If you want to pursue a General MBA, you may choose five unrelated graduate elective courses for a total of 15 credits.
You can also choose from the following options. Please keep in mind that the actual credit count may vary depending on your course waivers and course transfers.
- MBA with a major and a concentration: 15 credits for the major + 9 credits for the concentration (the program will be 53 credits).
- MBA with a double major: 15 credits for the 1st major + 15 credits for the 2nd major (the program will be 59 credits).
- MBA with a double concentration: 9 credits for the 1st concentration + 9 credits for the 2nd concentration (the program will be 47 credits).
How can I get a course waiver?
Course waivers are granted for certain courses only and may be granted when all of the following criteria are met:
- You have earned a bachelor’s degree from an AACSB-accredited institution within the past 5 years.
- You have successfully completed at least 6 credits of undergraduate coursework in the related discipline with a grade of “B” or better in each course.
- Except as noted below, at least 3 of the above credits are in a course at the intermediate level.
All course waivers are subject to individual review and require the submission of syllabi for all non-UD courses. Meeting the above guidelines does not guarantee that a course waiver will be granted.
Students in the MBA program may have up to 12 credit of course waivers and 9 credit of course transfers. A minimum of 36 graduate credits must be taken at the University of Delaware.
|UD MBA requirement||UD Undergraduate courses that meet the requirement for waiver|
|ACCT 600 – Financial Reporting & Analysis||ACCT 207 and ACCT 208|
|BUAD 631 – Operations Management & Management Science||BUAD 306 and BUAD 346|
|BUAD 670 – Managing People, Teams & Organizations||BUAD 309 and either:
BUAD 384 Global Business Environment or
BUAD 386 International Business Management or
BUAD 420 Labor Relations or
BUAD 421 Human Resource Management or
BUAD 422 Designing Effective Organizations or
BUAD 423 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution or
BUAD 426 Leadership and Teams
|BUAD 680 – Marketing Management||BUAD 301 and either:
BUAD 302 Marketing Research or
Any 400-level marketing course
|ECON 603 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy||ECON 103 and either: ECON 300 or ECON 301|
|FINC 650 – Financial Management||FINC 311 and either:
FINC 312 Intermediate Financial Management or
FINC 392 Seminar on International Financial Management
What classes should I sign up for?
How should I choose among several courses when I am scheduling my classes?
Always remember that the 10 core (required) classes are offered every fall and spring semester. Electives, on the other hand, are typically offered once a year or once every two years. Therefore, choose electives of interest when they are available since you can pick up the core class on a later semester.