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We are still accepting applications for summer - term starts on May 19th

NEW! MBA @ JBLM
MBA classes are now also being offered at JBLM. Interested applicants should choose "Fort Lewis" as their campus on the online application. Classes are available to non-military on a space-available basis. More details about the program and delivery can be found on our information sheet.

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Email
gradstudies@stmartin.edu

Telephone
360-412-6142

Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M, W, F

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tu, Th

Degree requirements


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The MBA program requires a total of 36 credit hours for the degree.
Classes consist of nine core courses (27 credit hours) and three elective courses (nine credit hours). Students pursuing the accounting and finance concentration must take three specific accounting and finance courses (nine credit hours) in place of electives. Additional program information is available in the graduate studies catalog.

Prerequisite courses

MBA 500 courses listed below are for applicants without an undergraduate background in these areas. They do not count toward the awarding of the MBA degree.

However, prospective MBA students must have completed either these courses or their equivalent undergraduate courses prior to taking the core courses for which these courses are prerequisites.

Course Name
MBA 500 Survey of economics
MBA 501 Survey of accounting
MBA 502 Survey of finance
MBA 503 Survey or management and marketing
MBA 504 Quantitative methods for management

Core requirements (27 credit hours)

All students must take the nine core courses below.

Course Name Prereq's
MBA 601 Organizational theory and behavior *503
MBA 602 Financial planning and control *500, 502, 504
MBA 603 Accounting for managerial and decision making *500, 501, 02, 504
MBA 605 Business analytics *504
MBA 620 Financial institutions and markets 602
MBA 622 Marketing management  
MBA 624 Human resource management 601
MBA 650** Strategy and policy analysis  
MBA 661 Commercial law  

* MBA 500-level prerequisites are only required if they are stipulated as a condition of admission to the MBA program. MBA 500-level courses are provided for applicants without a sufficient background in these areas. They do not count toward the MBA degree. However, prospective MBA students must have completed either these courses or their equivalent undergraduate courses prior to taking the core courses for which these courses are prerequisites.

** MBA 650 is the program capstone course. Students will not be allowed to enroll in the course until the latter half of the program.

Electives, and finance and accounting concentration

Finance and accounting concentration students must choose the three highlighted courses. All other students can choose any three courses provided the prerequisites have been satisfied.

Course Name Prereq's
MBA 623 Management information and control systems  
MBA 625 International management 601,602
MBA 626 Consumer behavior  
MBA 627 Managerial communications 601
MBA 628 Investment analysis and portfolio management 602, 603, 605
MBA 630 Entrepreneurship  
MBA 631 Operations management  
MBA 635 Risk management  
MBA 663 Accounting measurement and disclosure BA accounting
MBA 664 Financial statement analysis for decision making and valuation BA accounting
MBA 695 Ethics and society  
MBA 695a Public/private sector leadership and change  
MBA 695b Marketing 2.0  
MBA 695c Project Management  

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