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Master Degree Core Requirements

A portion of all master degrees at Western International University® is comprised of common and program-specific core courses, which represent the fundamental competencies necessary for effective performance in business environments. The program or major chosen will determine the core requirements that provide focus for each degree.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Core – 24 credits

MBA IN ACCOUNTING, MBA IN MANAGEMENT

Required:

  • CUL 623 Global Communication for Professionals
  • BUS 620 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility
  • IT 620 Information Resource Management
  • INB 601 International Business Environment
  • MKT 646 Strategic Concepts in Marketing
  • RES 600 Graduate Research Methods
  • MGT 625 Strategic Management
  • FIN 645 Corporate Finance
Master of Science (MS) Core – 18 credits

MS IN ACCOUNTING

Required:

  • CUL 623 Global Communication for Professionals
  • BUS 620 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility
  • ACC 617 Accounting Theory and Research
  • ACC 641 International Accounting*
  • FIN 645 Corporate Finance*
  • ACC 610 Advanced Cost Accounting*
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Core – 24 credits

MPA

Required:

  • CUL 623 Global Communication for Professionals
  • BUS 620 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility
  • RES 600 Graduate Research Methods
  • MPA 610 Strategic Planning and Implementation in Public Administration
  • MPA 625 Strategic Management in the Public Sector
  • IT 620 Information Resource Management
  • MGT 665 Corporate Power, Politics, and Negotiations*
  • MPA 630 Managing Public Policy

*Indicates courses requiring a prerequisite.