Potential MBA Degree Timeline*

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Business Administration degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 15 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over a 15-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the six MBA terms offered each year. Each term is 8 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 8 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • ETM-750: Ethics for Managers (3 credits)
  • MBA Elective/Area of Study (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of March
  • FIN-710: Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MKM-700: Marketing Management (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of May
  • MBA Elective/Area of Study (3 credits) 
  • MBA Elective/Area of Study (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • SOP-720: Strategic Operations Management (3 credits)
  • GSM-730: Global Strategic Management (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of September
  • MBA Elective/Area of Study (3 credits)
  • MBA Elective/Area of Study (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of November
  • MBA Elective/Area of Study (3 credits)
  • ORR-710: Organizational Research (3 credits) (must be taken prior to Capstone)
Seventh Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • MBA-730: Management Capstone (3 credits)

Note: Organizational Research (ORR 510) must be take prior to the Management Capstone (MAN 630).You cannot take them in the same term. Contact your academic advisor to register for both courses.

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*This timeline includes MBA courses only and does not include any prerequisite courses an applicant may need to take prior to being admitted into the MBA program such as those offered in the Graduate Business Preparatory Program.