Curriculum

MBA Bridge (2 units): Before beginning the program, all students will be required to complete a 2-unit MBA Bridge program focused on basic skills including career planning, business communication, and quantitative methods.

The Foundation (0-12 units) - Certificate of Business Foundations: Foundation is a 12-unit multi-disciplinary pre-MBA graduate program designed as a refresher of basic business courses for those with undergraduate business degrees and as an introduction to business disciplines for those holding undergraduate degrees in non-business disciplines. Students with business degrees may petition to waive the Foundation depending upon how recently they have earned their degree and minimum GPA requirements. Students who successfully complete the Foundation will earn a Certificate of Business Foundations.

Foundation Courses

  • Foundations of Accounting
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Foundations of Management
  • Foundations of Operations Management
  • Foundations of Management Information Systems

The Core (16 units) - Certificate of Core Business Knowledge: The Core consists of 16 units of advanced graduate courses to be completed over the Fall Semester and Winter Intersession. Students who successfully complete the Core will earn a Certificate of Core Business Knowledge.

Core Business Knowledge Courses

  • Statistics for Business Decisions
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Accounting for Managers 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Human Resources
  • Managing the Sustainable Enterprise
Specialization (12 units) – Certificates of BI/IB: This phase entails 12 units of advanced study in Business Intelligence or International Business for students who have completed the Foundation and Core.

Business Intelligence Option
  • Data Management for Business Intelligence
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Forecasting
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining in Action
  • Customer-Focused Marketing Intelligence
International Business Option
  • International Culture and Negotiations
  • Business Analytics
  • Global Marketing and Sales
  • International Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Executive Seminar: Doing Business in selected Country/Region
Culminating Experience (6 units)
The program ends in a capstone course and a Culminating Experience. Business Intelligence Option students will complete a final project, while International Business Option students will participate in an international experience involving travel to a foreign country with a faculty member to participate in company visits and pursue a project.

Business Intelligence Specialization
  • Strategic Management in Global Environment
  • Business Intelligence Masters Project
International Business Specialization
  • Strategic Management in Global Environment
  • International Experience