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Courses and descriptions

Check out core courses or jump ahead to explore elective options.

Core

These are the nine required courses every Professional MBA student completes. For students with an extensive academic background in a certain area, you can request to waive the core course from that area, and can complete an elective in its place.

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

Course content

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.

Global Business Strategy
What you need to know to compete in our global marketplace, including cultural, ethical, and legal issues that commonly arise when doing business internationally. Also: how companies enter and thrive in foreign markets.

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.  

Electives

We change up which elective courses are offered in each location regularly, so you’ll find something to your liking in every semester. Here’s just a sampling of recent elective courses we’ve offered:

Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Security Analysis
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
Management sciences
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data Programming in R
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Seminar in Lean
Marketing
  • Strategic Brand Positioning
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media Marketing for Business
  • Product & Pricing Management
  • Digital Marketing Strategies & Analytics
Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Business Consulting
  • Strategic Management of Technology & Innovation
  • Evaluating Innovation Opportunities
  • Managing the Growth Business
Management & organizations
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Influence & Constructive Persuasion
  • Managing & Preventing Conflict
  • Maximizing Team Performance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability

 

 

Course schedule

Planner at heart? We have just the thing you need. A schedule of upcoming courses is available online, complete with locations, dates, and instructors.

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