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Degree Requirements for the MBA in Sustainable Business

To graduate with an MBA in Sustainable Business, students must successfully complete:

  • All general requirements for a master’s degree
  • 58 credits of coursework from the list of courses shown below:
To graduate with an MBA, students must successfully complete all general requirements for a master’s degree, including the introductory course MVS 500: Science of Creative Intelligence (2-4 credits) in the first semester at Maharishi University of Management or its equivalent STC 508: Science and Technology of Consciousness, and one Forest Academy course (1–2 credits, designated FOR in the catalog) in each subsequent semester.

As a preparation for meeting the requirement of a track or several concentrations, each MBA student must demonstrate a basic competence in the foundational fields of business. This is demonstrated by having a total of 16 MBA course credits earned including at least 2 semester-hour credits in any four of the following seven fields:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business law
  • Management: organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership
  • Operations or quality management
  • Management information systems

Students may fulfill the MBA Foundation Requirement in whole or in part by having
completed equivalent undergraduate course work at an accredited university and earned a
grade of at least B.

Students who have taken graduate coursework in business administration at another
university and have not used those credits for a degree may apply to have those credits
transferred to Maharishi University of Management and used as specialization,
concentration or elective credits, up to a maximum of 20 credits.

All MBA students in the Day format program must complete a track of advanced study. A track is a depth of study in one discipline or cross-functional field consisting of at least 16 credits. Examples of specialization topics are accounting and sustainable business. A track includes a seminar or capstone course in which there is a substantial requirement of research and writing. The track will be noted on the student’s transcript, but not on their diploma. Examples of three track options are shown below. Capstone courses are designated by an asterisk (*).

MBA Tracks

  • MGT 5010 Organizational Change for Sustainability (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5165 Metrics for Sustainability (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5310 Sustainable Technologies (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5313 Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5552 Employee Health and Wellness (2 credits)
  • MGT 5681 Socially Responsible Investing (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5682 Green Investing (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5781 Green Marketing (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5881 Sustainable Community Development (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5952 Strategies for Sustainable Business (4 credits)
  • MGT 5020 Business Process Improvement (4 credits)
  • MGT 5180 Operations Management for Sustainable Business (2–4 credits)
  • MGT 5240 Statistics for Business Process Improvement (4 credits)
  • * MGT 5090 Performance Improvement Project (4 credits)
  • * MGT 5312 MBA Capstone Project (2–4 credits)


  • MGT 5043 Financial Accounting Analysis (2 credits)
  • MGT 5130 Business Law and Taxation for Accountants (4 credits)
  • MGT 5141 Intermediate Accounting I (4 credits)
  • MGT 5142 Intermediate Accounting II (4 credits) *
  • MGT 5152 Auditing for Financial Accountants (4 credits) *
  • MGT 5160 Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • MGT 5168 Computerized Accounting Systems (2 credits)
  • MGT 5460 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (4 credits)
  • MGT 5852 Lean Accounting Transformation (2 credits)
  • MGT 5859 US and International Accounting Practices (2 credits)
  • MGT 350: Financial Management (4 credits)
  • MGT 5301 SAP I – Financial Accounting Core (4 credits)
  • MGT 5302 SAP II – Financial Accounting Extra (4 credits)
  • MGT 5303 SAP III – Reporting in Financials and Analytics (4 credits)
  • MGT 5304 SAP IV – Management Accounting (4 credits)
A student may petition the MBA program director to have a self-designed track that must consist of a coherently themed program of regular coursework and internship courses totaling 16 credits.


Any MGT course at the 5000 level may count as an elective course. With the permission of the department chair, a maximum of 8 elective credits may be taken as graduate courses in other departments of the university or as undergraduate courses designated 400-level or above in other departments of the University. MBA students who take undergraduate courses will be required to do extra work commensurate with graduate-level credit.


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