All MBA students are required to take the same ten courses. These courses improve technical knowledge, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills while establishing a background in business.
You may choose to focus on one area of business when choosing your four elective courses, or you may select courses from different areas.
Course electives are available in finance, international business, management, marketing, insurance, human resources, project management, organizational leadership and business analytics. We also continue to develop elective options that reflect the professional development needs of business, industry, and other organizations.
A list is always available from the MBA office.
International study is an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition when applying for a job. Employers are looking for applicants who have learned about other cultures firsthand, taken their language skills to the next level, and demonstrated the confidence to travel in pursuit of a goal. Our International Business Institute (IBI) was founded specifically to provide and enhance global business learning and connections for College Of Business students.
The College of Business has Summer and semester exchange program agreements with a number of universities in other countries. To explore these opportunities, contact IBI director Dr. Barbara Ribbens.
"I thought, 'This is really cool that ISU is not only engaging me but also my wife. I remember driving home (From the information session) that night and my wife telling me, 'You're doing it. I'm excited for you.' "
- Rob Giganti