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MBA Curriculum

MBA Curriculum

Through a combination of core courses and self-selected electives, you will deepen your knowledge in a wide range of pertinent business skills and create a customized MBA experience that will help you advance your career.  

Summer Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter

ONLINE QUANTITATIVE FUNDAMENTALS


CAREER LAUNCH AND WORKSHOPS
 

ORIENTATION

CORE COURSES

  • Articulation and Critical Thinking
  • Financial Accounting
  • Markets and the Firm
  • Data Analysis for Managers


INTERNSHIP SEARCH 
 

MBA CAREER FAIRS

CORE COURSES

  • Organizational Structure and Strategy

  • Marketing Management

  • Financial Theory and Policy

  • Elective (1)


INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS
 

360° LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT

CORE COURSES

  • The Individual and Group Dynamics

  • Operational Excellence

  • Electives (2)

INTERNSHIP PREP
 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN 

COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

 

Summer Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter

INTERNSHIP 

Dazzle your internship manager — you just might land your dream job before your second year even begins.

10-WEEK INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE COURSE 

Work on a 10-week team project for companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to ultra-fast-paced Silicon Valley startups.
 

ELECTIVES (2-3) 
 

STUDY AROUND THE WORLD 

Study for the fall quarter at one of 13 partner schools. 

ELECTIVES (4)
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDY TRIP OPTION

Study a region and take your lessons learned on a two-week tour, including executive meetings, factory visits and other appointments.

ELECTIVES (4)
 

ACADEMIC, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD CEREMONY


COMMENCEMENT

 

ADVANCED COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Course Courses*, Self-Guided Concentrations and Sample Electives

You'll be prepared for a range of careers. You'll also learn how to effectively adapt to the challenges of a continually changing and increasingly competitive global business environment. Through our core courses you will build a foundation of basic knowledge and skills.

You can choose to pursue a self-guided concentration: business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance/accounting, general management, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy or technology management. 

Our specialized elective courses, independent studies and field work can further your knowledge in a particular field and prepare you for the next step of your career.

Core Courses Self-guided Concentrations Sample Electives
  • Articulation and Critical Thinking
  • Financial Accounting
  • Markets and the Firm
  • Data Analysis for Managers
  • Organizational Structure and Strategy
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Theory and Policy
  • The Individual and Group Dynamics
  • Operational Excellence
  • Business Analytics and Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
  • Technology Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Power and Influence in Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • New Product Development
  • Negotiations in Organizations
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Management of Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Database and Database Marketing
  • Leadership, Innovation and Enterprise Culture
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Introduction to Lean Sigma

For students joining our full-time MBA program starting Fall 2021, please be advised of a potential change to the core curriculum. The GSM faculty have recommended to enhance each core course from three units to four units of curricular credit. This recommendation is now under consideration for approval by the Graduate Council at UC Davis. Should this change be approved by the start of Fall quarter 2021, there may a change in the number of credit hours you will have to complete each quarter. The total number of units to be completed for graduation will not change. Should you have questions about this, please talk to your admissions director.