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The typical pattern is two courses in the fall and spring semesters and one course in the summer. Summer is accelerated so only one course is advisable.
The MBA is a 16-course program, so it will take you three years and one semester to earn the degree if you take five courses annually. A 10-course MS program will take at least two years following this pattern. Additional time will be necessary if common body of knowledge (CBK) or prerequisite coursework is required.
Taking three to five courses in the fall and spring semesters is considered a full-time course load from the Business School's perspective. In the summer semester, a full-time course load is two courses.
For financial aid purposes, a full-time course load is two courses in the fall and spring semesters. Please consult the Financial Aid Office for further information.
Please complete a petition.
The petition can be sent directly to an advisor, to the general advising email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to the advising staff: 303-315-8199.
The advisor will forward your petition and file to the program director for their review. Generally, it takes two weeks to process. The petition and file will be returned to the advisor who will contact you to let you know if your request has been approved or denied.
For some of these requests, additional documentation or steps will be necessary. Please be sure to contact the graduate advisor for assistance, email@example.com.
Graduate transfer courses must meet the following requirements:
Transfer courses meeting the above requirements must be petitioned with the course syllabi to the program director for approval. The petition form can be found here.
Admitted students who have not yet taken a course that they may wish to transfer in, should petition for approval in advance.
Transfer credit limits listed below in semester hours (quarter hours are transferred at a rate of 0.67 Semester Hours = 1.0 Quarter Hours):
The estimated amount is 10 hours of homework per week per course not including class time.
Current students can use their UCD access to look up current, future and past courses. Prospective students can use the prospective course scheduler. The advising team can also assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference the Faculty Course Questionnaire results page.
Not for most programs, although it is helpful for planning purposes to declare earlier than later. It will be necessary for MS Information Systems students to declare their specialization upon applying.
Please visit www.aurariabooks.com for more information. You may also check the Course Books tab in the student portal. Course books are listed in the student portal close to the start of the term.
Consider selecting from any of these courses: BUSN 6520, Managing Individuals and Teams, BUSN 6530, Data Analysis for Managers, BUSN 6540, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, BUSN 6550, Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information. BUSN 6520 and 6540 are subjects that are somewhat familiar to students, so these courses make returning to school more reassuring. BUSN 6530 and 6550 are prerequisites for many of the core MBA courses. The selection of subsequent courses increases greatly once these prerequisites have been completed.
No; however, if you have questions, please contact us at 303-315-8200 or email@example.com.
Choosing a specialization is not required. However, if you are interested in this opportunity, see the list of specializations, for an overview of the specializations. Please refer to your welcome email for the designated course requirements that fulfill these specializations.
If you choose a specialization, you may declare that specialization at any time prior to your graduating term. It is best to declare earlier than later for planning purposes. To declare or change your MBA specialization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student ID and specialization chosen. The specialization you choose will be documented on your final transcript, but not on your diploma.
Yes. Students' prior coursework significantly impacts the degree plan, so meeting with an advisor prior to registration is required. A hold will be placed on your account, delaying your registration, until your advising appointment with an advisor is complete.
Yes. The health section coursework in the health administration program is offered only in the fall and spring semesters. Meeting with an advisor prior to registration is required to ensure proper sequencing of courses. A hold will be placed on your account, delaying your registration, until your advising appointment with an advisor is complete.
There are six specializations which are outlined in the degree information section of our website. Each of these specializations has its own degree plan. Therefore, you will make a personal choice on which to follow based upon your career and personal goals. When applying to the program, you will select the specialization that you are interested in pursuing and upon being admitted, will receive that specific degree plan.
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