Office of Graduate Programs

Prospective MBA Students



MBA Foundation Courses
The Foundation Courses (18 credits) consist of introductory graduate-level business courses and can be waived for students who earned a C or better in equivalent undergraduate courses. Any of the foundation courses not waived upon admittance and enrollment in the MBA program must be taken at the graduate level. Once admitted to the MBA Program, we will not accept credit for equivalent classes that are taken at the undergraduate level.

  • ACCT 5000 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • FINA 5210 - Economics for Business Decisions
  • FINA 5310 - Managerial Finance (pre-req: ACCT 5000)
  • MKTG 5410 - Marketing Systems
  • OSCM 5510 - Applied Business Statistics
  • OSCM 5520 - Analysis of Manufacturing and Service Systems (pre-req: OSCM 5510)

A list of the UT undergraduate equivalent courses can be found by clicking here to view the MBA Plan of Study. Students are also welcome to discuss other undergraduate courses (at UToledo or another school) with the Office of Graduate Programs to see if they will transfer into the program to meet 5000-level course requirements.

MBA Core Courses
The Core Courses (24 credits) consist of in-depth courses covering the many facets of business, along with a comprehensive course in strategic management. BUAD 6900, Strategic Management Capstone, is designed to tie all the aspects of the program together in your final semester and features guest speakers, case studies and simulations.

  • BUAD 6100 - Accounting for Decision Making (pre-req: ACCT 5000)
  • BUAD 6200 - Corporate Finance (pre-req: FINA 5310)
  • BUAD 6300 - Strategic Marketing and Analysis (pre-req: MKTG 5410)
  • BUAD 6400 - Results-Based Management
  • BUAD 6500 - International Business
  • BUAD 6600 - Supply Chain Management (pre-req: OPMT 5520)
  • BUAD 6800 - Information Technology and E-Business
  • BUAD 6900 - Strategic Management Capstone (pre-req: BUAD 6100, BUAD 6200, BUAD 6300 and BUAD 6600)

Students who successfully completed 3 or more classes in a functional area at an AACSB-accredited university are eligible to replace the core class in that area with any MBA elective. For example, a student who majored in Finance and minored in Marketing as an undergraduate at an AACSB-accredited school would be eligible to replace BUAD 6200 and 6300. This option allows students with an academic background in business to customize their degree to a greater extent, but this does not decrease the number of credit hours needed to graduate. All MBA students must complete a minimum of 11 classes (33 credit hours) at the 6000-level.

MBA Electives 
All MBA students must complete a minimum of 3 electives (9 credit hours) at the 6000 level in the College of Business. You can select any combination of electives and earn your MBA in Administration, or you can major in an area by taking the required electives outlined for that particular major. It is possible for MBA students to earn up to two majors. MBA students can currently pursue the following majors:

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Public Health Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

All MBA Majors and Courses


Each student receives bill notifications electronically via their University of Toledo-assigned e-mail address instead of paper invoices. The e-statements will be posted by the date designated in the “important dates” of the Office of the Treasurer’s website.

Learn more about tuition and fees



Companies that hired COBI graduate students in the past five years:

  • Amazon
  • 3M Corporation
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Best Buy, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Chrysler
  • CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC.
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Dana Holding Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • DHL
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Energy
  • First Solar
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gilmore, Jaison and Mahler
  • HCR ManorCare
  • Huntington Bank
  • J. M. Smucker Company
  • Johnson Controls
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KeyBank
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Mercy Health System
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Penn National Gaming
  • Plante Moran
  • PNC Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • ProMedica Health System
  • Quicken Loans
  • Rehmann
  • Rolled Alloys, Inc.
  • Root, Inc.
  • Sherwin Williams Company
  • Signature Bank
  • SSOE Group
  • Tenneco, Inc.
  • The Andersons, Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Therma Tru
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • William Vaughan Company
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Civilian Jobs


Contact:  COBI Office of Graduate Programs

Stranahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680 (Phone)
419.530.8498 (Fax)
Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30AM-5PM
Last Updated: 8/16/22