Academic Catalog

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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School of Management

Program Overview

Kettering University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with an educational experience that enables graduates to perform as effective management professionals and leaders in modern organizations. Students may start this program in any term. This program does not have a thesis option.

The BS-Masters Pathway (Bachelor/Master) option is available to qualified students irrespective of their intent to complete the graduate degree taking courses on-campus or Kettering University Online. Kettering University BS-Masters (BS/MS-BS/MBA) Program rules apply.

In addition to the seven core courses, students complete one of the approved certificates, each of which comprises three graduate level business courses. The MBA is offered both online and on campus.

Program Curriculum Requirements

The Curriculum for the MBA involves 10 courses totaling 40 credit hours including:

  • Seven core course for 28 credits, plus
  • Three concentration or certificate courses for 12 credits.


A foundational level of knowledge in critical functional and tool areas is required for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This foundation helps to ensure that students are prepared to fully engage and succeed in the coursework associated with graduate programs in management. Students must have an undergraduate course in each of the following areas, or complete MGMT-510 Foundations of Business, or test out of individual prerequisite courses through self-directed study.

Areas of prerequisite knowledge:

Managerial Accounting

Required Courses

Required Courses 1
ACCT-639Managerial Accounting4
FINC-619Financial Management4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
or BUSN-689 Organizational Behavior
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
MGMT-665Strategic Management4
Choose One4
International Business
Project Management
BUSN-779MBA Capstone: Innovation & New Ventures4
or MGMT-693 Internship in Management
Total Credit Hours28

Concentration & Certificates  

General Concentration
(This is a Concentration only.)
Select three 600-level electives from ISYS, IME, MFGO, or MGMT12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Global Leadership Certificate
BUSN-689Organizational Behavior4
MGMT-649Ethics and Leadership4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Supply Chain & ERP Certificate (Available on Campus Only)
IME-652Production System Design4
IME-654Enterprise Resource Planning4
MGMT-669Supply Chain Management4
or IME-653 Tools for Managing the Supply Chain
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Operations Management Certificate
MGMT-661Operations Management4
or IME-676 Lean Six Sigma
MGMT-609Technology Management4
MGMT-619Project Management4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Data Analytics Certificate
CS-601Programming Methods for Data Science4
MGMT-623Data Analytics4
MGMT-624Data Visualization4
or MGMT-625 Digital Strategy and Competitive Advantage
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Lean Principles for Healthcare Certificate (Available Online Only)
IME-656Engineering for Healthcare Systems4
HMGT-609Healthcare Management4
Choose One of the Following:4
Lean Six Sigma
Supply Chain Management
Foundations Supply Chain Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Supply Chain Management Level 1 Certificate (Available Online Only)
SCM-610Foundations Supply Chain Management4
SCM-611Collaboration Supply Chain Management4
SCM-612Customer Relationship Management4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Supply Chain Management Level 2 Certificate (Available Online Only)
SCM-613Supply Chain Logistics4
SCM-614Procurement and Risk Management4
SCM-615Supply Chain Planning4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Management & Leadership Certificate (Available Online Only)
MGMT-620Business Communication and Presentation4
MGMT-621Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace4
MGMT-622Organized Labor and Management Relations4
or MGMT-649 Ethics and Leadership
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12

MGMT-693 is only available to on campus students.