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MBA Degree Requirements

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​A minimum of 33 graduate-level credit hours beyond the basic core is required to complete the MBA Program. The Program is divided into three sections: the Basic Core, the Professional Core, and Electives. The Basic Core of 12 credit hours and is designed to serve as a leveling mechanism for students whose previous programs are not in business or do not provide adequate preparation. Depending upon their previous academic records, students may be exempted from part or all of the Basic Core courses by the Director of the MBA Program.


The Professional Core is 24 credit hours of mandatory courses, which focus on the internal and organizational business environments, the functional areas, quantitative techniques, and managerial communications. Students also choose 9 credit hours of electives or nine hours for a concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

To complete the MBA degree, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for all courses taken at Alabama A&M University as part of the MBA program. They must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher for all courses taken at Alabama A&M University in the MBA Program beyond the Basic Core requirements. Transfer credit is not considered in the GPA for the MBA program. In addition, only students who have full admission and appropriate prerequisites will be admitted into courses in the Professional Core.