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Accelerated MBA

MBA Curriculum

Additional details about the Accelerated MBA Program are available from the Graduate Business Programs Office located in the Davis College of Business, room 209. To request information, contact (904) 256-7426 or

Foundation Courses

These courses are designed for candidates who do not have a bachelor’s degree in business or who lack basic knowledge in the following disciplines:

​Course Codes          Course Titles Course Credit
​ACCT 500       Essentials of Accounting                                                                                                          2
​DSIM 500 Essentials of Quantitative Methods 2
​ECON 500 Essentials of Economics 2
​FIN 500 Essentials of Finance 2
Total: ​8

Core Courses

The following courses are required for all MBA students:

Course Codes        ​ Course Titles Course Credit
​ACCT 522 Accounting for Managerial Control 3
​DSIM 518 Competing Through Innovation & Information Technology                                                3
​DSIM 530 Analytical Methods for Decision-Making 2
​DSIM 570 Optimizing Operations Management 2
​ECON 520 Economics of High Performance 3
​FIN 534 Optimizing Financial Performance 3
​INB 555 Competing in the Global Economy 3
​MGT 550 Leading Organizations 2
​MGT 553 Global Corporate Strategy I 2
​MGT 554 Global Corporate Strategy II 2
​MGT 600 Leadership Development Portfolio 1
​MKG 540 Strategic Marketing in a Digital Economy 3
​ Total: 29

Additional Courses Required for a General MBA

Course Codes Course Titles Course Credit
MGT 566   ​ The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
​Additional Elective  Choose one (1) from any of the concentration courses, electives or special topics    3
Total: ​6

Concentration Courses

Accelerated MBA students may elect one of the following concentrations in accounting and finance, management or management accounting. In addition to the core courses, each concentration requires the courses as follows:

Accounting and Finance Concentration Courses

Accounting and Finance Concentration students must choose three (3) of the following courses for a total of nine (9) credit hours:

​Course Codes Course Titles Course Credit
ACCT 620
​ACCT 630
ACCT/FIN 640       ​
Advanced Managerial Accounting
​Advanced Tax Accounting
Analyzing Financial Performance
​ACCT/FIN 650 Advanced Managerial Accounting & Financial Modeling                                                   3
​ACCT/FIN 660 Enterprise Risk Management 3
​ACCT/FIN 680 Financial Decision-making 3
​FIN 610 Practicum in Portfolio Management 3
​FIN 620 Financing New Ventures 3
Total: 9

Management Concentration Courses

Management Concentration students must take all three (3) courses listed below for a total of nine (9) credit hours:

​Course Codes        Course Titles Course Credit
​MGT 610 Strategic Human Resource Management                                                                          3
​MGT 620 Responsible Leadership 3
​MGT 630 Teamwork and Organizational Change 3
Total: ​9

Management Accounting Concentration Courses

Management Accounting students must take ACCT 620 and ACCT/FIN 680 plus one (1) of the approved electives for a total of nine (9) credit hours:

Course Codes ​Course Titles Course Credit
ACCT 620
Elective Course
Advanced Managerial Accounting (CMA 1)
Financial Decision Making (CMA 2)
​(Choose one from the list below)


​ACCT 630 Advanced Tax Accounting 3​
​ACCT/FIN 640 Analyzing Financial Performance ​3
​ACCT/FIN 650 Advanced Managerial Accounting & Financial Modeling                                                   3
​ACCT/FIN 660 Enterprise Risk Management 3
Total: 9

Program Completion

The accelerated MBA is a one year cohort based program. Occasionally​ students will need to take longer to complete. All coursework must be successfully completed all course work no later than five (5) years after the completion of the first graduate-level course taken after entrance into the program.

Academic Standards

MBA candidates must maintain an academic GPA of at least 3.0 (“B”) during their enrollment in the program. To graduate, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA. No course in which a grade below a “C” (2.0) is earned will be accepted as fulfilling a requirement for the graduate degree. For the purposes of determining academic standing, purely elective courses, foundation courses, or courses taken on a transient basis will not be included in the GPA computation.

An MBA candidate will be placed on probation at the conclusion of any semester in which the student’s grade point average is less than 3.0. The student has one semester (at least two courses) to raise the average to 3.0. A graduate student is dismissed from the program if the student does not raise the grade point to 3.0 within one semester (or two courses) of being placed on academic probation. A student earning one grade of “F” in any graduate course (excluding foundation courses) will be dismissed from the program. A student can appeal to the Graduate Committee to retake a foundation course if they make an “F”. A second “F” in a foundation course will also result in immediate dismissal. Courses in the MBA Program may not be repeated for credit.

Students dismissed from the MBA Program have 30 days in which to appeal the action to the MBA Advisory Committee. The Committee will review the appeal and make a recommendation to the Dean who will rule on the appeal. If the student is not satisfied with the Dean's decision, he/she may appeal to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Grade Appeal Process

The  Accelerated MBA program follows the Jacksonville University established procedures and appeals process for grade and academic dishonesty appeals.

Additional Information

Additional details about the MBA Program are published in a separate publication. Please contact our Graduate Admissions Counselor AnnaMaria Murphy at 904-256-7426 or​​.​​