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*Any courses transferred in must have been completed in the last seven years from an accredited university (AACSB). 

Boot Camp (0 units)

Students are expected to complete an MBA Business Boot Camp before the start of their second quarter, unless later completion is approved by the MBA program. These modules are separated by department with submodules that concentrate in the focus areas offered.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Prior to enrolling in each essential class and Advancement to Candidacy, students must complete the associated MBA Boot Camp module.

Foundation Courses

ADMN 6010. Data-Driven Decision Making (3 units)
Advanced problem-solving qualitative and quantitative techniques to find, frame and solve difficult issues.
ADMN 6020. Advanced Managerial Communications (3 units)
Introduces students to the basics of communication strategy and persuasion, with focus on written and oral presentation assignments to increase student proficiency in managerial communication. Satisfies the graduate writing assessment requirement. (requires grade of B or better)
*ADMN 6010 and ADMN 6020 must be completed as early in your program as possible.



Essential Core Courses 

ACCT 6060. Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making (3 units)
The study and application of concepts and techniques used by management for planning and controlling business activities.
FIN 6020. Financial Theory and Corporate Finance (3 units)
Modern finance theory and analysis of financial decision-making. Topics include valuation, risk and return, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, dividend policy, working capital management, financial planning, and corporate control.
IST 6090. Information Systems and Technology Management (3 units)
Advanced applications of computer and information systems in organizations. Topics include information management planning, information technologies, information assurance and security, risk assessment, resource allocation and information-based management.
MGMT 6010. Organization Theory and Behavior (3 units)
A critical analysis of theories for viewing organizations and an examination of the common models for understanding human behavior, including executive behavior, within the constraints of a complex social system.
MGMT 6850. Corporate Strategy in a Global Economy (3 units)
Examines the long-term strategy of a business organization in the context of the global economy from the perspective of the General Manager who has overall responsibility for the performance of the firm or a business unit of the firm. Topics include strategy formulation and implementation, industry competitive analysis, core competencies and key success factors, diversification and strategic alliances, all within a global framework. Emphasis is on cases and small-group work.
MKTG 6050. Marketing Management (3 units)
Problem-solving and decision-making in marketing, and the interacting effects of such factors as selling, advertising, pricing, consumer behavior and channels of distribution.
SCM 6070. Managing the Supply Chain (3 units)
Integration and application of analytical techniques used in logistics and supply chain management. Concepts of decision models are examined for planning, control, forecasting, scheduling, and analysis within an enterprise.

Electives Courses 

1 Required Course. Elective may include, but not limited to:

ADMN 6750. Internship (3 units)
Requires approval from the Program Director. Contact your Academic Advisor for more information. 
ADMN 690. Advanced Seminar in Administration (3 units) (short-term study abroad)
Intensive study of an advanced topic in management. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
ADMN 690D. Advanced Topics in Administration (3 units)
Intensive study of some advanced phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
ACCT 610. Financial Reporting and Disclosure (3 units)
An in-depth study of financial accounting, reporting, and disclosure. Professional accounting and reporting standards will be examined. MBA Prerequisite: ACCT 606.
ENTR 621. Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (3 units)
Study of the entrepreneurial process. Focus on the characteristics and mindset of entrepreneurs, ideation and innovation, startup models, analyzing emerging opportunities, resource creativity and managerial challenges for new and growing companies.
MKTG 670. Global Marketing Strategies (3 units)
Advanced marketing strategies for developing global markets. Includes the emerging changes in international markets and their impact on general marketing strategies. Formerly a topic under MKTG 690.
SCM 515. Project Management (3 Units)
Developing and implementing a plan that completes a project on time, under budget, and meets project objectives. Topics include: project feasibility, risk analysis, resource allocation, control with earned value, managing project stakeholders, and project management tools. Formerly SCM 615.

Culminating Experience (3 units)

ADMN 6981. MBA Comprehensive Exam (3 units)
ADMN 6980. MBA Portfolio (0 units)
Preparation and submission of a portfolio containing assignments representing successful work in the MBA program, accompanied by a reflective essay showing how the portfolio demonstrates the accomplishment of the goals of the program. Graded credit/no credit.

*Electives are subject to change based on faculty availability and/or student enrollment.