The Core is a multi-disciplinary graduate 600-level set of eight 2-unit courses and a 500-level, 1-unit career planning and development course. They are distinct from, and more advanced than, the Foundation, and assume mastery of the basic business education. Admission to the Core requires successful completion of the Foundations with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, or a waiver of the Foundations and successful completion of the MBA Bridge. Students whose Foundations GPA falls below 3.0 may petition to move forward to the Core, but if approved, they will be placed on academic probation.
Students who successfully complete the Core but do not continue in the program may earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Core Business Knowledge. Successful completion of this certificate requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses.
Students who continue in the program to earn the MBA degree must complete the Core with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.