Core Courses

These courses are for the degree requirements beginning in 2020-21. The core consists of two 1-credit courses, an orientation and capstone, plus five 4-credit classes. The five 4-credit content-integrated team-taught, core courses reflect situations managers face throughout the business cycle. Core courses account for 22 credits of the required 36 credits for the degree. Learn More - Program Overview | Degree Requirements

Defining your Plan for Success: Program Orientation

This course provides an overview of resources that will help students navigate their degree requirements. Students will also create personal and professional goals to pursue during their program and beyond. Students will also explore topics from both academic and business perspectives that will help them grow into successful business leaders. View course description.

MBA 700  •  1 Credit  •  Duration: 7 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Upcoming Class Offerings: Fall 2020, Spring 2021 (TENTATIVE)

Leading a Diverse and Dynamic Workforce

In this course, students will explore challenges and opportunities that commonly arise in the workplace through the lenses of leadership, teamwork, and communication. Students will develop skills to help manage a diverse workforce in a dynamic business environment. Students will develop skills in audience analysis, group dynamics, and conflict and negotiation, and focus on the values inherent in… View course description.

MBA 701  •  4 Credits  •  Duration: 14 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Upcoming Class Offerings: Fall 2020, Spring 2021 (TENTATIVE)

Making Informed Managerial Decisions

This course prepares students to make informed and ethical managerial-level decisions in their organization to align with the firm's overall strategy. Students will learn to use appropriate decision frameworks and tools and will acquire skills to recognize and navigate challenging decision environments. Concepts will be covered during the first portion of the course, followed by applications that… View course description.

MBA 702  •  4 Credits  •  Duration: 14 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Upcoming Class Offerings: Spring 2021 (TENTATIVE)

Developing New Products and Services

In today's competitive marketplace, innovation is critical to the long-term survival of a business. Firms use new product and service development decision frameworks, structures, and processes to discover new markets, understand the potential for product innovations, and manage the risk in pursuing these opportunities. This course examines the cycle firms follow when pursuing product and service… View course description.

MBA 703  •  4 Credits  •  Duration: 14 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Competing Strategically in a Global Environment

This course focuses on how managers must lead their companies strategically in developing and sustaining ongoing efforts to compete globally. Students will learn a series of interrelated steps in which managers conduct analyses at the industry, business, and corporate levels, decide on strategies to enhance firm competitiveness, and evaluate and modify those strategies as needed. View course description.

MBA 704  •  4 Credits  •  Duration: 14 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Navigating Change amid Uncertainty

This course prepares students to lead organizations into the future. By considering current technology trends, students will explore the future impacts on individuals, organizations, and society. By linking this future to the current strategic planning process, leaders will learn and apply an organizational change management framework to implement, communicate and sustain the change. Additionally,… View course description.

MBA 705  •  4 Credits  •  Duration: 14 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Refining your Plan for Success: Program Capstone

In this course, students complete a project to demonstrate mastery of program learning goals, including reflection of work completed throughout the program. Students will also refine the personal and professional goals they set at the start of the program. As students prepare for graduation, they will also explore strategies for advancing their careers by creating a personal brand, establishing a… View course description.

MBA 710  •  1 Credit  •  Duration: 7 Weeks  •  Typically Offered: Fall, Spring