Curriculum

A Rigorous and Interdisciplinary MBA Curriculum

Everything we do here has one goal: to help you develop as a leader who is capable of turning innovation into impact.

Our rigorous curriculum takes an interdisciplinary approach to business fundamentals, so you can move seamlessly from “what is” to “what could be.” It steeps you in different ways of thinking and in multiple perspectives, and reinforces your growing knowledge with experiential learning opportunities.

The 12 required courses in the core curriculum build on one another to foster mastery of the analytical tools and essential knowledge to lead successfully. Beyond the core, you’ll have the freedom to tailor the majority of your MBA studies to achieve your goals and passions.

Fall A

Weeks 1—7
  • Data and Decisions
    Become a critical consumer of statistical analysis
  • Leading People
    Learn to motivate and influence
  • Leadership Communication
    The fundamentals of public speaking in today's business environment
  • Economics for Business Decision Making
    Learn to think systematically about achieving competitive advantage

Fall B

Weeks 9—15
  • Financial Accounting
    Gain a clear understanding of financial statements
  • Introduction to Finance
    Value assets and evaluate risk
  • Marketing
    Look strategically at marketing decisions
  • Ethics and Responsibility in Business
    Anticipate, critically analyze, and appropriately respond to the challenges that face managers

Spring A

Weeks 1—7
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
    Develop and apply models of the world's economies to explain trends and fluctuations
  • Operations
    Strategic, operational, and tactical issues facing manufacturing and service companies
  • Option to fulfill Applied Innovation requirement
  • Electives

Spring B

Weeks 9—15
  • Fundamentals of Design Thinking
    Solve business problems with a non-traditional problem-solving approach
  • Strategic Leadership
    Core topics in strategy, such as selection of goals, the choice of products and services to offer and competitive positioning
  • Option to fulfill Applied Innovation requirement
  • Electives