Gain the Business Foundation You Need to Succeed in an MBA Program
Interested in applying to an MBA program but don’t have the required academic background? You don’t need to have majored in business in order to apply to an MBA program. Students from a variety of majors outside of business can be accepted into and succeed MBA programs. However, it's likely you’ll need to fulfill a series of prerequisite courses.
We have good news for you. The School of Continuing Education (SCE) offers a wide variety of MBA preparation classes throughout the year that can help fulfill prerequisites and provide you with a solid foundation for your future studies. You can choose the classes you need and the schedule you prefer.
Each MBA program has different requirements, so be sure to check with the school(s) you’re interested in. The following courses are often required prerequisites for MBA programs, and are typically offered as follows:
SCE Course #
Campus-based or Online
Managerial Finance I
Managerial Finance II
Principles of Business Management
Business Law/Legal Environment for Business
Principles of Marketing
Mathematics for Business Analysis
(Note: The Providence College MBA Program also offers certain
MBA prerequisite courses)
Who Should Enroll?
Students seeking a well-rounded foundation in business knowledge and skills can enroll in our five-course
Business Certificate, which includes several MBA prerequisite courses:
We also offer a
Certificate in Management.