DPT/MBA Prerequisites

The DPT/MBA degree requires the following prerequisites in accounting, finance, economics, statistics and marketing. 

16-week Course


8-week Courses


One Day (Saturday) Courses

Rockhurst offers all prerequisite courses in an evening or weekend format. Students are allowed to complete equivalent coursework at other academic institutions and transfer it toward the program as well. All prerequisites must be completed with a final grade of C or better.

Most prerequisites are met with an undergraduate degree in business. Students who need to complete prerequisite courses may do so in tandem with their graduate work.

Questions? Contact the director of graduate business admission at 816-501-4632.

Course Descriptions

EC 4500. Applied Quantitative Methods (3 credit hours)

This course introduces applied concepts in mathematical analysis, statistics, and spreadsheet application. Students obtain a background in quantitative methodology used in areas such as economics, finance, operations management, marketing, and management. Major topics include linear and non-linear functions, linear programming and statistical concepts.

AC 4500. Principles of Accounting (3 credit hours)

This course provides a foundation for students with no prior accounting experience. Financial and management basics are included, but emphasis is placed on developing an overall comprehension of the accounting field. General topics include the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements and the use of accounting information for managerial decision-making. Specific topics include the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, and relevant cost analysis.

FN 3000. Essentials of Finance (3 credit hours)

An introduction to the area of corporate managerial finance, this course emphasizes comprehension of tools and methodologies available to the financial manager for decision making in such areas as capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure and profit planning and control.

MK 6000. Essentials of Marketing (0.5 credit hours)

This one-day course introduces the student to the role of marketing in business and how to make informed decisions based on market analysis and research. Topics include the 4 P’s (product, placement, promotion, and pricing) of marketing, the marketing function, how to develop successful marketing strategies, and how to view and extract insights from market research.

EC 6002. Essentials of Economics (0.5 credit hours)

This one-day course covers the principles in macro and microeconomics, including how consumers and producers interact through supply and demand within the economy.  Students examine the structure of market behavior, performance in the marketplace and optimizing behavior regarding consumer demand.  Various analysis techniques are covered, including PEST (political, economic, social, and technological) and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis.