The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a general management program that encompasses the different areas of a business and offers a set of functional, cross-functional and skill-based core and electives courses. The MBA curriculum is composed of 8 core courses and 5 electives courses including a practicum and an MBA project. The latter can possibly be a Field Consulting Project, a Case Study, or a Research Paper. The MBA project can be replaced by two additional elective courses.

The MBA Program delivery is flexible to cater to the needs of different candidates. The OSB MBA offers three different tracks.

        Full time track. Durations 16 months (for those starting in the fall)

        Part time track. Duration 3 years.

        Accelerated track. Duration 12 months starting only in the fall.

The accelerated track has more stringent requirements and therefore necessitates special approval from the OSB Graduate Studies Committee.


The Pre-MBA Integrative Foundation Module

The integrative pre-MBA foundation module is an intensive, level-setting suite of courses designed to create a common platform of basic tools across key business disciplines. The module normally takes place over a period of one month prior to the start of each of the fall and spring semesters, and it is divided into three short courses offering basics in Accounting, Finance, and Statistics.

Students have the option of taking an exemption test for each course upon the approval of the program director. The grading scheme of these courses is pass/fail. Full-time students who fail in one of the courses have to postpone their enrollment but have the chance to repeat the failed course again in the next semester.


The Curriculum

 Pre MBA Integrative Foundation Period 4.5 Credits
Statistics 1.5 Credits
Finance 1.5Credits
Accounting 1.5

 MBA Required Foundation Module Period 1.5 Credits
Team Building and Business context 1.5 Credits


 Required Core Business Courses (27 credits)

24 Credits

 ACCT301  Financial Reporting and Analysis 3.0
 BUSS315  Advanced Business Analysis 3.0
 BUSS349  Advanced Seminar in Strategic Management 3.0
 DCSN300  Models for Decision Making 3.0
 DCSN310  Operations & Process Management 3.0
 FINA306  Intermediate Corporate Finance 3.0
 MNGT306  Leadership and Behavior in Organizations 3.0
 MKTG306  Marketing Management 3.0
  Total 24.0

 The MBA Project ( 3 credits)

 3 Credits

BUSS398  MBA Project or two elective courses

3.0 or (6.0)

 Electives ( 12 credits)

 15 Credits

Five Business  Electives Courses including one practicum course 15.0

Grand Total 48 or 51