Courses and descriptions

Check out the MBA core courses below, or jump ahead to explore elective options.

Core courses

These are the nine required courses every Online MBA student takes. If you've studied a specific discipline—for example, you earned an undergraduate degree in finance—you can request to waive the core course from that discipline and can take an elective in its place.

  • Marketing Management
  • Management in Organizations
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Business Analytics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Foundations in Strategy
  • Business Integration

Course descriptions

Marketing Management
Concepts, principles, and models of marketing. The relationship between marketing and other functional areas of business. Emphasis on how the marketing manager can achieve desired outcomes with the target market.

Management in Organizations
Emphasizes decision making, leadership, and communication in management positions. Topics include motivation, leadership, and teams, as well as organizational culture, design, and change.

Corporate Financial Reporting
A framework for understanding financial reporting practices in the U.S., including how alternative accounting treatments affect financial information that affects decision making.

Business Analytics
Utilizing Excel, you’ll apply analytical tools to solve practical business problems using real-world data. Includes dealing with uncertainty and techniques to model, explain, and predict decisions.

Managerial Economics
MBA-level economics, including value creation, drivers of demand, economic cost and its relation to accounting, international economies, and pricing decisions.

Managerial Finance
What’s your dollar worth a week, six months, a year from now? This course teaches you to apply time value of money and NPV techniques you’ll use for years to come. Also covered: valuing stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, and analyzing financial statements and pro-formas.

Operations and Supply Chain
How to plan and make decisions that optimize operations, whether you’re in manufacturing or services. We’ll emphasize delivery strategy, process design, capacity, and supply chain.

Foundations in Strategy
Learn how to compete and thrive in domestic and global markets through a solid foundation in strategy. Topics include fundamentals of industry analysis, competitive advantage, horizontal diversification, vertical integration and elements of foreign and international strategy.

Business Integration
This “capstone” course brings together the foundation you’ve gained from other core courses. Working with a small team of classmates, you’ll get hands-on strategy experience through a business simulation. You’ll analyze the industry, assess market opportunities, define your company direction, compete against your classmate teams for venture capital, and tweak your strategy to earn market share.  


Each semester, you'll see a revolving list of electives offered. Below is an early-stage list of fully online elective courses. The pipeline of electives being developed for the Online MBA is packed full over the next 24 months, so you can expect this list to grow exponentially in that time.

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Managing the Growth Business
  • Corporate Investment & Financing Decisions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Wealth Management
Management & leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • Dynamics of Negotiations
  • Law & Ethics
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Managing & Preventing Conflict
  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Maximizing Team Performance
  • Strategic Employee Development
  • Strategic Management of Change
    • Digital Marketing Analytics
    • Digital Marketing Insights, Applications, & Strategies
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Strategic Brand Positioning