Business

Prerequisites FAQ

Before starting MBA classes, students must show mastery of the following undergraduate course content:

  • Financial Accounting (Georgia Southern course, ACCT 2101)
  • Microeconomics (Georgia Southern course, ECON 2106)
  • Corporate Finance (Georgia Southern course, FINC 3131)
  • Business Statistics (Georgia Southern course, BUSA 3131)

Typically, if you have an undergraduate degree in business, you have completed these courses. However, if you have an undergraduate degree in something other than business, then you will have to satisfy these prerequisites prior to beginning your MBA coursework.  You may take the undergraduate course(s) or complete the required prerequisites in an online module format available through the Georgia Southern Marketplace at an additional cost. Applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees can satisfy the prerequisites by completing the appropriate undergraduate courses or by completing approved online modules available from the Georgia Southern Marketplace.  Students completing a Savannah MBA should go here while students completing the online MBA program should go here to purchase the modules. Even if you satisfy the prerequisites, you may want to complete one or more of the modules if your skills need refreshing.  In addition, students will need to be familiar with spreadsheet software (ex. Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets). 

Your admission letter will list any needed prerequisites.  However, to find out prior to that simply send a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the MBA Recruiter at mba@georgiasouthern.edu. Here is a brief (non-exhaustive) description of the topics covered in the perquisite courses:

Microeconomics

Analyzes the behavior of firms, workers, and consumers in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets. Emphasis is placed on firm behavior and how it is affected by the characteristics of the market.  Marginal analysis and comparative statics.

Financial Accounting

The theory and application of accounting concepts for reporting financial information to outside users. The course stresses the relationship between the rules by which financial statements are prepared and the use of financial statement information for decision making.

Finance

A study of fundamental concepts, theories, tools of analysis and problems of managerial finance in business.  Emphasis on capital budgeting (time value of money).

Business Statistics

Concepts and techniques concerning exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference methods including confidence interval and hypothesis testing, and an introduction of categorical data analysis. Application of these topics to business, using both manual computations and statistical software.

Last updated: 6/25/2020

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