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Creating your plan

Step one: meet with your advisor.

Our academic advisors (you may know them as site directors; they are people of many talents) are experts in helping you create a personalized plan of study. It's important to collaborate with your academic advisor so you can graduate on the timeline you want (you can make an appointment on MyUI). Until then, we've compiled some resources to get you started thinking about what your plan of study will look like.

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Degree requirements

The Professional MBA requires 15 courses (45 semester hours). These 15 courses are a well-balanced mix of nine core and six elective courses.

Many courses have prerequisites, and accordingly, there's a sequence of courses you should keep in mind. For example, Corporate Financial Reporting is a prerequisite for Managerial Finance, and Managerial Finance is the prerequisite for all finance electives. Sometimes you'll be able to transfer credits or obtain a course waiver if you've recently completed academic work in some subjects.

We suggest a balance of quantitative and nonquantitative courses each semester.

Professional MBA course flow chart

Plan of study worksheets

The Professional MBA is flexible. The program can be completed in anywhere from 18 months to 10 years. That's why planning is so important. We've created plan of study worksheets that you can use to map out your path to the MBA. Select your location below to get started.

For even more guidance you can also check out a sample two-year plan and three-year plan.

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