School of BusinessMBA Program

MBA Courses and Requirements

For students who do not wish to pursue a specific emphasis area, PLU offers the general MBA.  Students can select any of the elective offerings to meet their three requirements.

The MBA program is 45 credit hours.  Thirty six credit hours are dedicated to foundation core courses, nine are elective credit hours of your choosing that you can mix and match to create an area of emphasis or to meet your specific needs. 

MBA Curriculum: 45 credit hours

1st Term

  • BUSA 509 Global Business Perspectives (3)* includes International Experience to be completed during program
  • BUSA 510 Legal, Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Business (3)
  • BUSA 511 Accounting for Decision Making (3)

2nd Term
  • BUSA 513 Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSA 515 Organizations and Leadership (3)
  • ECON 517 Understanding and Managing Financial Resources (3)

3rd Term
  • BUSA 521 Supply Chain and Operations Management (3)
  • 520 Economic Policy Analysis (3)
  • Elective (3)

4th Term
  • BUSA 519 Corporate Information Systems Mgmt. (3)
  • COMM 543 Conflict & Negotiation (3)
  • Elective (3)

5th Term
  • BUSA 523 Managing Innovation (3)
  • BUSA 590 Strategic Management in a Global Context (3)
  • Elective (3)

Elective Offerings (these courses are offered on a rotating basis, to inquire about the offering of a specific elective course make an inquiry to: plumba@plu.edu):

BUSA 535 Financial Investments (3)
BUSA 542 Leading Change (3)
BUSA 549 Strategic Management of Human Capital (3)
BUSA 550 Leading Family and Closely Held Enterprises (3)
BUSA 555 Knowledge Management (3)
BUSA 558 New Venture Management (3)
BUSA 560 Managing Health Care Enterprises (3)
BUSA 562 Health Care Regulation, Law and Ethics (3)
BUSA 565 Marketing Strategy (3)
BUSA 570 Technology Management (3)
BUSA 577 Project Management (3)
BUSA 587,588, 589 Special Topics (3)
BUSA 595 Internship (3)