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Curriculum

Curriculum

Part-Time MBA Options

The part-time MBA degree requires 72 units. Students typically take 6-8 units per quarter, and most courses are 1 or 4 units.

  • Each core class meets virtually once a week in the evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Intensive on-campus experiences are held every other Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a scheduled meal break.

Students are expected to enroll in two core courses every quarter (fall, winter, spring). The schedule for our elective courses, summer courses and other course opportunities will vary by term, such as some occurring in the evening, fully remote or hybrid.    


Sample Part-Time MBA Schedule

Fall Qtr Winter Qtr Spring Qtr Summer Qtr

CORE COURSES

  • The Individual and Group Dynamics (4 units)
  • Data Analysis for Managers (4 units)

CORE COURSES

  • Financial Accounting (4 units)
  • Markets and the Firm (4 units)

CORE COURSES

  • Marketing Management (4 units)
  • Financial Theory and Policy (4 units)

ELECTIVES

(normally 6-8 units)

Fall Qtr Winter Qtr Spring Qtr Summer Qtr

CORE COURSES

  • Articulation and Critical Thinking (4 units)
  • Electives (normally 2-4 units)

CORE COURSES

  • Managing for Operational Excellence (4 units)
  • Organizational Strategy and Structure (4 units)

CAPSTONE COURSE: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SIMULATION (4 units)*

ELECTIVES

*As an option, students can take the 10-week Integrated Management Project (6 units) where you'll work on a ten-week team project. These projects will come from our partner companies, that range from Fortune 500 firms to Silicon Valley startups, and will focus on real-time issues. Learn more about the 10-week Integrated Management Project.

Core Courses*, Self-Guided Concentrations and Sample Electives

You'll be prepared for a range of careers and cultivate your ability to deal effectively with the challenges of a continually changing, increasingly competitive global business environment. Through our core courses, you 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 fieldwork 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
  • Healthcare Analytics