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Required Core Courses
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To better meet the evolving management education needs of our students, the UC Davis GSM faculty modified our MBA degree requirements for graduation. All students enrolling in fall 2011 must complete the IMPACT core option.

Required Courses if admitted Fall 2011 or later (IMPACT)

Students who enroll fall 2011 or later must complete the IMPACT course. This course integrates what students learn in the functional core courses and in broader management themes including globalization, business ethics and sustainability.

  • Career and Leadership Development Requirements (required for Part-time students who plan to use Career Development and all Daytime students)
  • 200A Financial Accounting
  • 201A The Individual and Group Dynamics
  • 201B Organizational Strategy and Structure
  • 202A Markets and the Firm
  • 203A Data Analysis for Managers
  • 204 Marketing Management
  • 205 Financial Theory and Policy
  • 252 Managing for Operational Excellence
  • 268 Articulation and Critical Thinking
  • 440 Management Project (6 units required for Daytime, 3 units optional for Working Professionals)

If you have any questions about this change, please contact Admissions and Student Services at 530-752-7658 or email the Graduate School of Management Registrar.

Required Courses if admitted Fall 2010 (9-Core Course Option)

Students who enroll fall 2010 or later must complete these 9 core course.  Students who enrolled in fall 2009 or earlier may complete either the 6-core and 3-breadth course option or the 8-core course option below.

  • 200A Financial Accounting
  • 200B Managerial Accounting
  • 201A The Individual and Group Dynamics
  • 201B Organizational Strategy and Structure
  • 202A Markets and the Firm
  • 203A Data Analysis for Managers
  • 204 Marketing Management
  • 205 Financial Theory and Policy
  • 290 Business Context *

* This course is not available to students who enrolled in Fall 2009 or earlier. Contact the Graduate School of Management Registrar if you have questions about this course.

Required Courses if admitted Fall 2009 or earlier (6-Core + 3-Breadth Course or 8-Core Course Option)

Students who enrolled in fall 2009 or earlier may complete this 6-core + 3-breadth course requirement or an 8-core course requirement.  Students who enroll fall 2010 or later must complete the 9 core course option.

6-Core Course and 3-Breadth Course Option

  • 200A Financial Accounting
  • 201A The Individual and Group Dynamics
  • 202A Markets and the Firm
  • 203A Data Analysis for Managers
  • 204 Marketing Management
  • 205 Financial Theory and Policy
  • 3 of the following breadth courses:
    • 200B Managerial Accounting
    • 201B Organizational Strategy and Structure
    • 202B Business, Government and the International Economy
    • 203B Forecasting and Managerial Research Methods
    • 206 Decision Making and Management Science
    • 207 Management Information Systems
    • 252 Production and Operations Management

8-Core Course Option

  • 200A Financial Accounting
  • 200B Managerial Accounting
  • 201A The Individual and Group Dynamics
  • 201B Organizational Strategy and Structure
  • 202A Markets and the Firm
  • 203A Data Analysis for Managers
  • 204 Marketing Management
  • 205 Financial Theory and Policy

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