Bellevue University College of Business The Master of Business Administration (MBA), in-class and online, covers the tools and methods required to run a business. The program requires 36 graduate-level credit hours to complete the degree. The schedule of course offerings permits an individual working full time to complete all the requirements for the MBA degree in 18 months, two classes per term. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business will generally take the Foundation (9 credit hours), the Core (18 credit hours), and a concentration (9 credit hours) to complete the degree. Students with an undergraduate degree in business normally have met all or most of the Foundation requirements; thus, they will take the Core (18 credit hours), a concentration (9 credit hours), and will complete nine hours of graduate business electives (instead of the Foundation), which may be composed of a second MBA concentration. Undergraduate business courses may not be substituted for graduate courses. The MBA concentration provides the MBA student with an opportunity to focus their studies in a specialized business area of interest.