Graduate School of Management
Downtown MBA Curriculum
For a graphical layout of requirements, see the MBA Program Flowchart
- For students with a business undergraduate degree
- For students without a business undergraduate degree
This newly designed curriculum streamlines courses through integrated content giving students the coverage they need in a more efficient way.
Students take courses that make sense for their background and for their career path. Those that don’t have a business undergraduate degree will take two integrated business essentials classes where they will learn the language and functional areas of business and how to apply these concepts to their work place challenges.
All MBA students will take classes in decision making, ethical perspectives, strategy and leadership. Then students have the flexibility to further explore issues in depth by completing advanced core and elective courses in particular functional areas such as finance, marketing, human resources and more. While a specialization is not required, students have a number of areas of specialization that they can choose. Students are encouraged to take classes that are not in their comfort zone. We want students to challenge themselves to explore new areas with new challenges.
|Business Essentials||9 credits|
|Accounting, Economics and Finance
|Marketing, IT and Supply Chain||4.5 credits|
|Decision Making Courses||4.5 credits|
|Quantitative Analysis*||1.5 credits|
|Business Analytics||3 credits|
|Ethics and Organizations||3 credits|
|Concepts for Ethical Business Practice||1.5 credits|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||1.5 credits|
|Strategic Management Introduction||3 credits|
|Enterprise Risk Management||1.5 credits|
|Strategic Management Capstone||1.5 credits|
|Leading People and Change||1.5 credits|
|Leading Innovation and Creativity||1.5 credits|
|Leadership Coaching and Development||1.5 credits|
Students fulfill their electives by completing advanced core and elective courses in particular functional areas. While a specialization is not required, students have a number of areas of specialization that they can choose.
*NOTE: Students may be waived from Quantitative Analysis with proper undergraduate or graduate credit from an accredited school within the last 10 years with a grade of B or better.
Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Bulletin.