The core of the program plus electives amounts to 36 hours of course work. A minimum of 24 of these hours at the 500 level (8 courses) must be completed at Wheeling Jesuit University. Thus, up to 12 hours (4 courses) may be eligible for transfer credit. Such credit is available only for graduate-level courses and only when the quality and comparability of the work meets with the approval of the Graduate Business Admissions and Petitions Committee and the MBA director. (Transfer credit will not be awarded for courses with grades below "B.") One course in the program, MBA 520-Managerial Policy and Strategy, is not normally transferable.
Academic administrative policies permit grants of transfer credit for earned master and doctoral degrees. In many instances, a student may be granted as many as 9 hours of credit (3 courses) for work done in law, social work, educational administration, engineering, etc. The prior advanced degree is considered to provide a concentration and thus makes up all or a portion of the elective hours required in the program. The MBA will serve to give valuable management background via core courses and any remaining elective courses.