The MBA curriculum consists of 39 credits which includes 13 three-credit courses. Classes are held Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:45 and meet once a week during the fall and spring semesters (more often during summer sessions). Program length will typically be 2 1/2 to 3 years based on a course load of two classes per semester (course loads may vary).
The curriculum is divided into two components: core courses (33 credits) and concentration courses (6 credits). Core courses cover the complete range of business disciplines and serve as the general management foundation for the program. Concentration courses provide added depth and relevance in specific areas of emphasis that connect to student career goals and professional interests.
Prerequisite Course for Non Business Majors - Business 500
One of the most popular aspects of the program is Wingate's unique one-semester prerequisite course (Business 500) offered each fall for professionals with non-business backgrounds or who require some or all of the business prerequisites. This fast track prep course satisfies all of the prerequisites for the MBA degree and facilitates rapid entry into the program. Students may choose to take the entire course or only the individual course sessions needed on a pro-rated basis.
Opportunities may also exist for some non-business majors to enter the MBA program during the spring and summer semesters prior to enrolling in Business 500 in the fall by taking specified MBA courses that are not "prerequisite-based."
Choose from one of six distinctive areas of concentration:
Project Management - This concentration has been validated by the Project Management Institute and focuses on effective leadership and management of the project and program management process.
Finance - This concentration provides a breadth of financial management expertise including corporate finance, the financial system and investment analysis.
Marketing - This concentration enhances marketing strategy expertise including market research, strategic communications and brand management.
Corporate Innovation - This concentration focuses on managing innovation and technology in order to develop competitive advantage from a corporate perspective.
Health Care Management - This concentration develops healthcare management expertise through relevant, real-world oriented healthcare course content including the healthcare system, financial and legal issues and healthcare strategy.
General Management - Students may choose any two courses from any of the concentrations, with the exception of BUS 672 (subject to prerequisites).
This special program is designed for practicing pharmacists or students currently enrolled in the Wingate School of Pharmacy who wish to pursue an MBA degree. Based on the curriculum of the pharmacy school attended, it may be possible to waive specified MBA program courses, as well as the GMAT requirement in favor of the PCAT. Please contact us for more information about this new program.
References to MBA curriculum documents