Degree Requirements

GPA and Grade Requirements

Students in all graduate degree programs at the University of Toledo must complete all requirements for their program of study with at least a 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative GPA at the graduate level. All courses that count towards a graduate degree must be passed with a grade of C or better. There are no grade re-calculations at the graduate level; as such, repeated courses will have both grades included in the cumulative GPA calculation.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The M.B.A. degree is granted to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 33 semester hours at the 6000-level in the Neff College of Business and Innovation. The length of the program will vary depending upon the nature of the undergraduate degree. The program consists of a common body of knowledge (18 hours), business core (24 hours) and elective (9 -12 hours) courses determined by the student's major.

If a student can demonstrate that they have completed equivalent course work at the undergraduate level prior to admission to the M.B.A. program and has earned a grade of C (2.0) or better in the course(s), the corresponding 5000-level course may be waived. Once admitted to the M.B.A. program, students may not take an undergraduate course and apply that course towards credit for 5000-level requirements. 

Students who complete three or more undergraduate level courses in a functional area at an AACSB-accredited business school are eligible and encouraged to replace the corresponding 6000-level business core course(s) with an M.B.A. 6000 level elective of their choice. These course substitutions may not meet major elective requirements. Students may select up to two majors and no more than one course will be allowed to count towards two majors in the M.B.A. program.

Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.)

The Master of Science in Accountancy degree is granted to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at the 6000-level in the Neff College of Business and Innovation. The M.S.A. program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in accounting and to fulfill the requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in the state of Ohio. Candidates without a background in accounting can be admitted to the program but will be required to take additional courses.

master of applied business analytics

The Master of Applied Business Analytics (M.A.B.A.) degree is granted to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at the 6000- level in the Neff College of Business and Innovation meeting the program requirements. In addition, most non-business students and even some business students may need up to 12 credit hours of 5000 level pre-requisites.

master of science in applied business analytics

The Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics (M.S. ABA) degree is granted to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 semester hours at the 6000- level course work and a 6 credit hour Master’s thesis in the Neff College of Business and Innovation meeting the program requirements. In addition, most non-business students and even some business students may need up to 12 credit hours of 5000 level pre-requisites.

Doctor of Philosophy in Manufacturing and Technology Management (Ph.D.)

The application period for Fall 2021 is closed. The next application period is for Fall 2023 with a deadline date of March 1, 2023.

The program requires at least 93 semester hours of study beyond the baccalaureate. For a full-time student with only a bachelor’s degree, the course requirements before entering the dissertation stage can be completed in three years. Full-time students with an M.B.A. or a relevant M.S. degree should be able to complete the course work in two years before entering the dissertation stage. During the first year, the students without prior appropriate undergraduate or graduate work in business or engineering will acquire the foundation knowledge in business, engineering and manufacturing technology. Course waivers are possible at the foundation stage by passing competency examinations in appropriate areas.