Individual Studies Concentration

Individual Studies Concentration

 

Concentration Coordinators Patricia Cameron-Loyd (Economics)

Learning Objectives

The Individual Studies Concentrations (ISC) program has been established to meet the needs of students who wish to design a concentration with academic content and perspective not provided by currently available concentrations.
Students who want to pursue an ISC should begin by scheduling a meeting with the ISC Coordinator to obtain a list of instructions regarding administrative details.

Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Graduate Business Core requirements for the MBA, students wishing to design an ISC must complete the following concentration requirements:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Submit a Petition for Admission to the ISC Coordinator for review and approval. The petition must be submitted within 1 quarter of declaring the Independent Studies Concentration. The petition should include:
    • A clear, logical, and conceptually refined description of the proposed program
    • A well-developed argument, supported by appropriate evidence, showing that no existing concentration can meet the student’s educational objectives
    • A plan of study listing courses, seminars, internships, etc., that meets the student’s educational objectives and fulfills the requirement of 15 units of academic credit required to fulfill the concentration requirement
    • The name of a faculty sponsor.

Petitions to pursue an ISC must be approved by the ISC Coordinator, the Graduate Business Faculty Director, a faculty sponsor, and the Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs. For questions about designing and declaring ISC, please contact the ISC Concentration Coordinator, Dr. Patricia Cameron-Loyd.