Business Administration (MBA)

  • Dual-Degree Program
  • Doctorate
  • Master's

About this Program

MBA students are working professionals who know a graduate degree will enhance their marketability and earnings. Even more importantly, they know they’re getting an exceptional education that will prepare them to lead responsibly, with integrity and vision. And thanks to Hood’s express curriculum delivery, they’re getting it fast.

Program Overview


Hood’s MBA program is geared to students who want to understand their organizations — and their roles — in the larger context of current affairs, the economy, politics and society. In addition to the versatility of a broad business education, the program empowers students to contribute through ethical management decisions that shape the character of the organization and its employees. 

Hands-on, interactive 

In every class, students sit in the driver’s seat looking at real organizations in real time through projects that examine organizations’ strategies, finances, operations or management. Team projects test team-building, analytical and integrative competencies as well as collaboration and communication skills. The capstone course in strategy synthesizes knowledge and proficiencies.


The MBA schedule is a fast-track combination of full semesters and summer sessions, allowing students to pursue the degree part time and still complete it in two years or less — without compromising quality.


ACBSP logoHood’s MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the premier accreditor of business schools that focus primarily on teaching and learning.

Program Contact

Tianning Li

Program Director


Christian DiGregorio

Director of Graduate Admission


Degrees Offered

  • MBA
  • DBA

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Program Requirements and Course Listings

For students applying to the MBA program, please submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution attended
  • An essay (250 words or less) that includes background experience and future goals

Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA below 3.0, must also submit the following:

  • A résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation (letters can be emailed to

No GRE or GMAT required

Students entering the program must exempt or complete six foundation courses designed to provide the appropriate prerequisite background for the cross-disciplined major. The program director determines the required foundation courses or exemptions based on a thorough evaluation of transcripts and other supporting documents. The objective is to ensure the student is well prepared and ready to succeed in the program.

*Applicants who have not taken calculus and accounting courses in the last five years may be required to take the related foundation courses at the program director’s discretion.

Program Requirements

Students can complete the MBA program coursework in approximately two to three years depending on the pace of coursework that they choose. 

Students should consult their adviser and the course schedule each semester to determine how they will fulfill the program requirements; the program director contact information is located at the bottom of the MBA homepage and students' academic advisers are indicated on their letters of admission. These faculty members can assist in planning a program of study that is based on a student's professional and career goals. All students must consult with their adviser before signing up for any final research project.

At the Graduate School at Hood College, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who can assist in the pursuit of academic and professional goals. Students are encouraged to get to know their faculty advisers and course professors to make the most of their graduate school experience.

Six foundation courses (18 credit hours) are designed to provide a background for students who did not take courses in business administration at the undergraduate level. Students who have completed appropriate undergraduate coursework may be exempted from foundation courses. It is expected that students meet the foundation requirements before they enroll in core requirements. Any exceptions to this must be approved by the M.B.A. director. Any foundation courses required are in addition to the 36 credits required for program completion.

ECON 551Foundations of Economics


MGMT 551Management Theory


MGMT 552Quantitative Methods for Managers


MGMT 553Foundations of Accounting


MGMT 554Legal Environment of Business




ECMG 556Statistics for Management




MATH 500Statistics


Core Requirements

Ten core courses (30 credit hours) provide a common body of knowledge and are required of all students in the M.B.A. program. These courses provide a solid foundation in the functional areas of business, such as finance, marketing, and accounting and expose students to the environmental factors affecting business operations. Included in the core is a capstone course, MGMT 590 Strategy and Competitive Advantage, which is taken by M.B.A. students in their final semester of study after all other core courses have been completed. Students must meet the prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a class. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the academic adviser.

ECON 560Managerial Economics


MGMT 560Leadership & Organizational Behavior


MGMT 561Financial Management


MGMT 562Financial & Managerial Accounting


MGMT 563Marketing Management


MGMT 564Production & Operations Management


MGMT 565International Management


MGMT 566Information Management & Technology


MGMT 567Organizational Sustainability


MGMT 590Strategy & Competitive Advantage



Concentration Courses

Students are required to complete two elective courses. Students may elect to take courses in one area to receive a concentration (accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, marketing or public management) or may take courses from two different concentration areas to receive a general management MBA. No substitutions are allowed with regard to any concentration courses. Courses may count for requirements in two concentrations, but the credits can only count toward one concentration. Six credits are required for each concentration.

Accounting Concentration

MGMT 568Accounting Information Systems


MGMT 580Strategic Cost Management


MGMT 581Financial Statement Analysis


Finance Concentration

MGMT 576Advanced Financial Management


MGMT 577Portfolio and Investment Management


ECMG 578/ECMG 478International Financial Management


MGMT 581Financial Statement Analysis


Human Resource Management Concentration

MGMT 582Negotiation & Conflict Resolution


MGMT 585Human Resource Management


Information Systems Concentration

Students may select courses in Information Systems by selecting two graduate computer science courses with the consent of their adviser and the director of the Computer Science program.

Marketing Concentration

MGMT 570Marketing Analysis for Managers


MGMT 571Advertising Management


MGMT 572Supply Chain Management


Public Management Concentration

MGMT 585Human Resource Management


MGMT 587Public Administration


National Institutes of Health's Foundation of Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

Hood accepts credits from the National Institutes of Health's Foundation of Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES).  Upon acceptance to any of the Hood College's programs listed below, students may submit their official FAES transcript for course-transfer review by the program director.  Final Approval must be issued by program chair for any course transfer.

FAES CourseHood Equivalent
PBHL 517: Health Policy and Administration (with work experience)MGMT 551: Foundations of Economics
TECH 521: Tools for Technology Transfer Managers or TECH 525: Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Health and Biomedical SciencesMGMT 554: Legal Environ. of Bus.
*An FAES student may count up to 9 FAES credits toward their MBA degree pending approval of the program director.
*Additional FAES courses, may be approved for transfer if deemed relevant by the MBA Program Director

Fast Facts

Surveys show that more than 80 percent of MBAs land a position within three months of graduating.

All Faculty

Sang Kim

  • Associate Professor of Economics and Management