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MBA Preparation Courses | School of Continuing Education

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:​

Course  Name

SCE Course #

Fall

Spring

Summer

Campus-based  or Online

Financial Accounting

ACC 203

 

 

X

Campus-based

Managerial Accounting

ACC 204

 

 

X

Campus-based

Managerial Finance I

FIN 207

 

X

X

Both

Managerial Finance II

FIN 308

 

 

X

Campus-based

Micro Economics

ECN 101

 

 

X

Both

Macro Economics

ECN 102

 

X

 

Both

Principles of Business Management

MGT 101

X

 

X

Campus-based

Business Law/Legal Environment for Business

MGT 330

X

 

 

Campus-based

Principles of Marketing

MKT 205

X

 

X

Both

Mathematics for Business Analysis

MTH 108

 

 

X

Online


(Note: The Providence College MBA Program also offers certain MBA prerequisite courses)

Benefits: 

  • Part-time evening and online classes offered year-round
  • Tuition is just $350 per credit, comparable to most RI and MA state schools
  • Small classes with faculty who accommodate working adults​
  • Advisers help you get started and reach your goals 

Who Should Enroll?

  • S​tudents who do not have an undergraduate degree in business and who  intend to apply to an MBA or other master’s program in business 
  • Undergraduate business majors who may be missing prerequisite courses
  • Working professionals who seek a foundation in business without a degree

Certificate Options:

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:  

  • Financial Accounting 
  • Principles of Micro Economics or Macro Economics
  • Managerial Finance I 
  • Principles of Business Management 
  • P​r​inciples of Marketing 

We also offer a Certificate in Management​