MBA Prerequisites

The MBA Program requires each student to complete nine prerequisite courses. These courses provide a basic foundation for the MBA Program and are prerequisites for MBA core courses. A complete list of core and prerequisite courses can be found in the 4 + 1 Plan of Study, the Full-Time/Part-Time Plan of Study, and the Accounting Cohort Plan of Study.

  • Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance I & II
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Business Analysis/Business Calculus
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Principles of Marketing

These courses are not required to begin the MBA Program. However, students may complete all, some, or none of these courses before applying and beginning the program. It is recommended students apply to the MBA Program prior to taking prerequisite classes. Students who need to fulfill any of the prerequisite/foundation courses can take these courses at any accredited institution or through the PC School of Continuing Education (SCE). Students interested in taking a course with SCE as a prerequisite should contact the SCE Office at 401-865-2487 or

The MBA Program offers three MBA prerequisite courses one time a year:

MBA Prerequisite Prerequisite MBA Course Equivalent Semester Offered
Financial and Managerial Accounting MBA 548 – Introduction to Accounting Concepts Fall
Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics MBA 533 – Introduction to Economic Concepts Fall
Managerial Finance I & II MBA 532 – Introduction to Financial Concepts Spring