Hong Kong MBA

Course Schedule

Weeks 1-2
Online reading and assignments
Week 3
Saturday-Sunday Class
Monday-Friday Individual and group work
Week 4
Saturday-Sunday Class
Week 5-6
Online assignments

Course Offerings

The program requires completion of 15 courses. Each course combines online work both before and after two weekends in Hong Kong. A typical class meets 30 hours for lectures, preceded and followed by web-based tutorials. The courses involve case studies, team projects, guest speakers, and real-world applications. A new course begins approximately every 6 weeks. Students should be aware that there is overlap between courses as one ends and another begins.

Each cycle of courses includes the 9 core courses and 6 elective course offerings. The electives vary by cycle and include all areas of business, such as entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. The goal of the Tippie MBA is to develop a well-rounded, global business leader and the variety of electives helps achieve this.

Students' plans of study may differ depending on which class in the program they begin with. Depending on the start date of the program, a student may graduate in 15-20 months if he/she completes each course consecutively and does not defer any courses. If a student chooses to defer a course, he/she must keep in mind that it will delay completion of the degree.

We encourage students not to defer core courses as they provide preparation for future electives. Also, elective courses vary by cycle and may not be repeated in the next cycle. If there is a particular elective a student is interested in, he/she should not defer it as it may not be available again during his/her plan of study.

Tippie Hong Kong MBA Class Schedule

Class Days
Course Number
Aug. 8-9 and 15-16 MGMT:9120 Leadership and Personal Development Ginny Wilson Peters Elective
Sept. 12-13 and 19-20 MBA:8110 Marketing Management DJ Nayakankuppam Core
Oct. 10-11 and 17-18 MBA:8140 Corporate Financial Reporting Doug DeJong Core
Nov. 7-8 and 14-15 MBA:8120 Management in Organizations Dennis Schrag Core
Dec. 5-6 and 12-13 ENTR:9100 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lynn Allendorf Elective
Class Days
Course Number
Jan. 9-10 and 16-17 MBA:8180 Managerial Finance Art Durnev Core
Feb. 13-14 and 20-21 FIN:9300 Corporate Investment and Finance Decisions Jon Garfinkel Elective
Mar. 12-13 and 19-20 MBA:8150 Business Analytics Sam Burer Core
Apr. 9-10 and 16-17 MBA:8240 Operations and Supply Chain Barry Thomas Core
May 14-15 and 21-22 MKTG:9190 International Marketing Cathy Cole Elective
June 11-12 and 18-19 MGMT:9110 Dynamics of Negotiations Brady Firth Elective
July 9-10 and 16-17 MBA:8160 Managerial Economics Stacey Brook Core
Aug. 6-7 and 13-14 MBA:8170 Int'l Economic Environment of the Firm Anne Villamil Core
Sept. 3-4 and 10-11 MGMT:9210 Law and Ethics Nancy Hauserman Elective
Oct. 15-16 and 22-23 MBA:8300 Strategic Management and Policy Mikhail Grachev Core
Nov. 12-13 and 19-20 MBA:8110 Marketing Management John Murry Core
Dec. 10-11 and 17-18 MKTG:9350 Marketing Communications and Promotions Alice Wang Elective
Class Days
Course Number
Jan. 7-8 and 14-15 MBA:8140 Corporate Financial Reporting Doug DeJong Core
Feb. 4-5 and 11-2 MBA:8120 Management in Organizations Ning Li Core
Mar. 4-5 and 11-12 MGMT:9220 Maximizing Team Performance Gale Mote Elective
Apr. 1-2 and 8-9 MBA:8180 Managerial Finance Art Durnev Core
May 6-7 and 13-14 FIN:9240 International Finance Erik Lie Elective