As a student in the four-semester, 60-credit-hour, full-time MBA program, you will partner with faculty and staff to draft a personalized learning plan that fuses core curriculum with electives that comprise almost half of your program. Your learning experience will be rooted in the foundational management principles necessary to lead with confidence, paired with customization in your areas of interest to establish you as a distinctive, confident candidate for job placement upon graduation.
Distinctive Classroom Experiences: First Year
- Leading People and Organizations (LEAD): LEAD facilitates the discovery of individual management strengths and weaknesses through a series of self-assessments, experiential activities, and case studies on team and group dynamics. Based off of the assessment results, you will develop a personal learning plan to help improve your abilities.
- Integrative core curriculum: You will master the core areas of accounting, finance, strategic issues and applications, marketing and supply chain management, operations and supply chain management, statistics and decision modeling, and economics.
- Design and Sustainability: We feel strongly that MBA students must be equipped with creative thinking for problem-solving and an awareness of how business impacts people and the planet. Because of this conviction, we require each student to take two core courses on design and sustainability.
- In the fall, you will learn the principles of sustainability, creating a foundational platform for building sustainable value in business. You will also discover how you can turn the social and global issues of the day into business opportunities.
- In the spring, you will be introduced to design, an approach to management that brings together changing technologies, capabilities, relationships, activities, and materials to shape an organization's plans and strategies.
Distinctive Classroom Experiences: Second Year
- AMES Business Models I and II: Spread out over the second year, these two courses empower teams of students to address the challenges of developing a business model for a company or organization. In three distinct projects across two semesters, you will help develop the core business model for:
- a start-up company or newly commercialized technology,
- an existing product line within mature companies (small, medium or large enterprise), and
- a company located outside of the United States.
- MBA Electives: You will select eight electives within your own focus areas and specializations without the limiting structure of formalized concentration areas. Bring our Career Management Office into the conversation when you begin to specialize; they can help you position yourself for your ideal post-MBA employment.
- BAFI 404 – Financial Modeling
- BAFI 420 – Health Finance
- BAFI 428 – Financial Strategy and Value Creation
- BAFI 429 – Investment Management
- BAFI 430 – Derivatives and Risk Management
- BAFI 431 – Fixed Income Markets and Their Derivatives
- BAFI 432 – Corporate Risk Management
- BAFI 440 – Financial Decisions, Contracting & Value
- BAFI 450 – Mergers and Acquisitions
- BAFI 460 – Investment Strategies
- MGMT 464 – Business Ethics
- MGMT 467-1 – Commercialization and Intellectual Property Management
- ORBH 450 – Executive Leadership
- ECON 421 – Health Economics and Strategy
- BLAW 417 – Legal Environment for Managers - M.B.A.
- MKMR 410 – Marketing Insight Management
- OPRE 433 – Foundations of Probability and Statistics
- OPMT 420 – Six Sigma and Quality Management
- MKMR 475 – Supply Chain Logistics