Downtown MBA Curriculum

General info | Milwaukee campus | Kohler

For a graphical layout of requirements, see the MBA Program Flowchart

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 
4.5 credits
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
   
Strategy 4.5 credits
Strategic Management Introduction  3 credits
Enterprise Risk Management     1.5 credits
Strategic Management Capstone 1.5 credits
   
Leadership 4.5 credits
Leading People and Change 1.5 credits
Leading Innovation and Creativity   1.5 credits
Leadership Coaching and Development 1.5 credits
   
Electives 12-15 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.