Program Information

The MBA program at Eastern Michigan University provides you with innovative, applied and global knowledge and skills for today's competitive business environment. Most students complete their MBA in two and a half years, but you’ll have up to six to complete your degree. Our courses are offered in the evenings, some fully online, and some in hybrid format.


The MBA curriculum emphasizes communication, ethics, interdisciplinary knowledge and analytical and critical thinking skills. We craft our courses to develop students with global, innovative and strategic leadership characteristics. Further, results from the ETS Major Field Test for MBA taken by EMU MBA capstone students in 2016 and 2018, show our students scoring above the national average in the following business functional areas: accounting, finance, management, marketing, and strategic integration.

The MBA program of study requires a minimum of 36 credits and is comprised of four parts:

  • Foundation (18 credits, may be waived based on previous coursework)
  • Core (18 credits)
  • Restricted Electives (6 credits)
  • Concentration Courses (12–15 credits)

If you earned your bachelor’s in business administration from an AACSB-accredited school, you may waive all 18 of the foundation course credits. (Effective Fall 2019, you must meet certain grade and time requirements to waive FIN 502.) If your school is not AACSB-accredited, we’ll assess your undergrad work on a case-by-case basis.

Customize Your Path

There’s a couple different ways to customize your MBA at EMU. If you’re earning the general MBA, you’ll take 12 credit hours of open electives instead of concentration courses. If not, you may choose from one of 13 areas of concentration:

  • Computer Information Systems
  • E-Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internal Auditing
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Sports Management
  • Supply Chain Management