The Foundations of Business

Your Eccles MBA experience starts with a focus on fundamental business skills that will prepare you to be an effective manager in any field. Our world-class faculty lead classes that are both intellectually stimulating and interactive, while still making themselves available and approachable outside the classroom.

You’ll expand both your core skills and your horizons.

The core curriculum provides a multidisciplinary foundation in management, accounting, finance, data analytics, strategy, communications and operations. In addition, our two-year curriculum emphasizes analytical thinking, communication skills and professionalism. This coursework is combined with the experiential requirements to form the 62 credit MBA curriculum.

“[An] aspect of the MBA program at the University of Utah that attracted me to this campus is the academic freedom to pursue what interests me, instead of choosing a track and taking a set of predetermined classes. I have really enjoyed all of my coursework so far, particularly the elective classes I have been able to choose to supplement and support the core classes from this year.”

-Mackenzie Gregerson, MBSA Vice President of People, Class of 2018

60% Core Courses

40% Electives

Dual and Concurrent Programs


Core Courses – 38 Credit Hours

Accounting and Finance
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Marketing Management
Financial Management
Managerial Economics
Information Systems
Information Systems
Foundations of Teamwork

Managing and Leading in Organizations
Business Communication
Business Strategy
Business Ethics
Data Analysis & Decision Making
Production & Operations Management

Electives – 24 Credit Hours

  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Advanced Excel & Access Techniques
  • Cases in Auditing & Systems
  • IT Risks & Controls
  • Reading & Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Accounting Communication
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Strategy & Technology
  • Profiles of Leadership
  • Analysis & Design
  • Database Theory & Design
  • Web Based Applications
  • Emerging Web Technologies & Strategies
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Driven Strategies
  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Data Mining
  • Advanced Data Management
  • Digital Web Analytics
  • IT Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Data Structures & Java
  • Networking & Servers
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Leadership & Strategy
  • Advanced Marketing Strategies
  • Content Marketing, Social Media, & SEO
  • Digital Campaign Management & Analytics
  • Marketing for Health Professionals
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Consumer Insights & Analytics
  • Marketing Research
  • Competitive Advantage through HR Management
  • Managerial Negotiation
  • Business Turnarounds
  • Applied International Management
  • Excel for Finance Professionals
  • Statistics for Finance
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Cases in Financial Strategy
  • Game Theory
  • Advanced Managerial Economics
  • Venture Capital
  • Advanced Venture Capital
  • Credit Institutions
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Markets Laboratory
  • Business Valuation
  • International Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Analytics
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Survey of Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Analysis Techniques
  • Real Estate Appraisal & Investment
  • Six Sigma for Managers
  • Practical Management Science
  • VBA for Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Project Management

Dual and Concurrent Programs

Who says you have to limit your career ambitions to a single focus?

We understand that your professional goals may bridge different academic disciplines and require expertise in multiple areas.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a dual degree in engineering, healthcare administration, law or medicine, or a concurrent degree in information systems or business analytics, combining studies strengthens your academic experience and professional opportunities.

Bridge the gaps between technical knowledge, management skills and entrepreneurial savvy at the nationwide hub of innovation and technology commercialization.

  • Programs available: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • 74 Credit Hours // 2.5 Years
  • Complete both MBA and MSE program applications concurrently
Videogame developers are trained to design and create products. However, the ultimate success of their efforts is frequently determined not by their technical skills, but by the current business environment and judgment of market forces. Unfortunately, this is an area most game developers know very little about, and is frequently described as the ‘suits’ vs. the ‘dev’ divide. This degree aims to bridge that divide.

  • 84 Total Hours // 3 years
  • Complete both MBA and MEAE program applications concurrently
Outstanding opportunities exist for students interested in transactional law and specializations inside the world of technology commercialization, patent law, and the legalities of protecting intellectual property.

  • 126 Credit Hours // 4 Years
  • Once enrolled in JD, complete MBA program application
Integrate the study of medicine with training in managerial, financial, and technical areas of the health care field.

  • 5 Years
  • Once enrolled in MD, complete MBA program application
This full-time CAHME-accredited option prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, extended care facilities, and clinical and reference laboratories. Graduates are also well-positioned for roles in healthcare consulting and other organizations, such as those providing information technology to healthcare organizations.

  • 82 Credit Hours // 3 Years
  • Complete both MBA and MHA program applications concurrently
An MSIS degree can be completed concurrently while completing your MBA. This can be accomplished in the four semesters required for the MBA, and necessitates only a few additional credit hours on top of MBA coursework.

Companies in the private and public sectors need professionals that can align information technology with business strategies. Our information systems curriculum offers courses that integrate technology into business processes. Learn more about the MSIS program here.

An MSBA degree can be completed concurrently while completing your MBA. This can be accomplished in the four semesters required for the MBA, and necessitates only a few additional credit hours on top of MBA coursework.

Designed to provide students with the skills necessary to compete in the rapidly growing market for analytics and data science professionals, the MSBA program offers a unique blend of curriculum in both the technical and managerial space. Learn more about the MSIS program here.


Gain a broad background in information systems, as well as more specialized knowledge in areas such as data mining and analytics, business intelligence, software and systems architecture, product and process management and IT security.

A graduate-level certificate in Information Systems will provide a significant advantage to those seeking to advance their careers in the field of information systems or strengthen their technical proficiency.

This 18-credit hour certificate program is designed for maximum flexibility and offers a wide choice of courses and areas of concentration. Courses are available primarily in the evening to meet the needs of working professionals.

Program electives and faculty are shared with the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program, and provide the same level of instruction and interaction. The Operations and Information Systems (OIS) Department also offers a number of flexible transfer options should students want to apply coursework from the Graduate Certificate program toward the completion of a full MSIS degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GCBA) allows students to gain specialized knowledge in both data analytics and management. Obtaining a graduate-level analytics certificate will provide a significant advantage to those seeking to advance their careers in the rapidly growing market for data and analytics professionals.

This 18-credit hour certificate program is an evening program designed for working professionals and offers students a wide choice of courses. Students can pursue the certificate at either a full-time or part-time pace. Program electives and faculty are shared with the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program and provide the same high level of instruction and interaction. Click here for more information.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Studies with a focus on healthcare is designed to give students an opportunity to gain exposure to some of the topics most essential for success as a healthcare manager or administrator.

The Certificate includes 15 credit hours from among the 6000-level courses at the David Eccles School of Business. It includes 10.5 credit hours of core courses and 4.5 credit hours of electives from specific groups. For more information, please contact or

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