The MBA curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours (2 essentials courses, 7 core courses, 2 electives, and 1 capstone). In keeping with The Citadel’s mission of facilitating the development of highly effective leaders, all students are required to take and complete LDRS 500 Principled Leadership Seminar in their first semester. There is no charge for seminar participation.
Most MBA courses are available in an accelerated, condensed format, allowing students more flexibility in scheduling their courses and balancing their lives. Courses are taught as hybrid or completely online, and students should strategize with their Academic Advisor to create a completion plan that works for them, choosing to be enrolled part-time or full-time.
Hybrid business courses typically meet face-to-face one evening per week on The Citadel’s campus, with other course activities completed online. All in-person meetings begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise indicated in the class schedule. Business courses meet in Bastin Hall.
Online business classes are taught using Canvas, an online course management system. Students will login to Canvas via Lesesne Gateway, the student portal. Students needing technical assistance may contact the IT Helpdesk. Students taking online classes are expected to have a reliable computer with internet access. Students will also need a webcam.
Essentials Courses (2 courses, 6 credit hours)
GBUS 702 – MBA Essentials I
GBUS 703 – MBA Essentials II
Core Courses (7 courses, 21 credit hours)
ACCT 710 – Accounting for Executives
ENTR 710 – Managing Innovation
FINC 710 – Corporate Financial Management
MGMT 710 – Ethical Leadership and Organization Behavior
MGMT 712 – Information Technology Management
MKTG 710 – Strategic Marketing
SCMT 710 – Quantitative Methods for Operations Management
Electives (2 courses, 6 credit hours)
Students in the MBA program are required to take two electives. Acceptable 700-level business courses are taught each semester.
Students enrolled in the Technical Project Management Certificate may use up to two of the following PMGT courses towards their elective requirements: PMGT 650, 651, 652, and/or 653.
Students enrolled in the Leadership Certificate may use up to two of the following LDRS courses towards their elective requirements: LDRS 711, 712, and/or 714.
Capstone Course (1 course, 3 credit hours)
MGMT 760 – Global Business Strategy or MGMT 764 – Business Plan or MGMT – 762 Strategic Consulting Experience