The MBA can be earned usually in 11-15 months of continuous study. MBA students must complete a total of 58 semester-hour credits, consisting of:
To graduate with an MBA, students must successfully complete all general requirements for a master’s degree, including
As a preparation for meeting the requirement of a specialization 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 18 credits earned by taking at least 2 semester-hour credits in each of five of the following eight fields:
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.
All MBA students in the Standard Format must complete a specialization.
A specialization is a depth of study in one cross-functional field consisting of at least 16 credits.
Examples of specialization topics are business process improvement, sustainable business, entrepreneurship, accounting, international business, public management, or industry-specific focuses such as communications & media, telecommunications, health care administration, and so on.
Each specialization must include a seminar or capstone course in which there is a substantial requirement of research and writing. Specializations will be noted on the student’s transcript and diploma.
UMLAC Currently offers its Sustainable Business Specialization
A student may petition the MBA program director to have a self-designed specialization that may include regular course work, directed study, and internship credits totaling 16 units.
Elective courses may be taken from any concentration offered by the department. With the permission of the department chair, a maximum of 8 elective credits may be taken as courses designated 400-level or above in other departments of the University or as 300- or 400-level courses in Sustainable Living. MBA students who take undergraduate courses will be required to do extra work commensurate with graduate-level credit.
Students who have taken graduate course work in business administration at another university and have not used those credits for a degree may apply to have those credits transferred to MUM and used as specialization, concentration or elective credits, up to a maximum of 20 credits.
The above information is subject to change any time. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements. The content of this page was reviewed in August 2012.
A Forest Academy is a two-week period of study of particular themes of Vedic Science, where students will explore, through direct experience and understanding, the most vital element in creation — the field of pure consciousness that is the inner intelligence at the basis of every individual and the entire universe.
Students are enrolled for one Forest Academy each semester, if they are enrolled for at least 4 blocks of classes. Students enrolled one year or less may not miss any Forest Academies. Students enrolled 1 1/2 years or longer may miss one Forest Academy. Forest Academy course descriptions
Completion of each semester’s Development of Consciousness course with a grade of P or H. Students are automatically enrolled in DC 520 or DC 535 for each semester they are enrolled.
Requirements for a program of study, which may include completion of one of the following:
The above information is subject to change any time. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements. The content of this page was reviewed in September 2008.
The specific facts and theories about business will change over time, but several personal qualities that develop through Consciousness-BasedSM management will form the basis for our students’ success throughout their careers.
The unique perspective on business at UMLAC is perhaps best illustrated by comparing some “conventional principles” of business, which kept life rooted in ignorance in ages past, with “consciousnessbased” principles that are emerging in an age where the current knowledge-based paradigm of business would find its fulfillment in Consciousness-Based Management.