Find out about the program structure, core courses, electives and non-core options, including the numerous experiential learning opportunities.
- The full-time & part-time MBA is a 45-credit program consisting of 15 three-credit courses.
- Full-time students normally complete the program within 16 months to two years
- Part-time students take three to four years.
- On-ramp: Students must complete an online on-ramp primer course at their convenience before starting classes. This course will give new students important tools and preparation for the program. Topics include: quantitative concepts, Excel, case analysis, team building, and time management.
- The first part of the MBA program is made up of 10 core courses, which provide students with an integrated body of basic practical skills. Each core course is worth 3 credits, for a total of 30 credits.
- In the second part of the program, students must complete 15 credits by choosing a variety of elective courses, and/or experiential learning activities. Each elective course is worth 3 credits. The experiential learning opportunities may be worth 3 or 6 credits, please refer to the list of options.
The On-ramp provides all new MBA students with the essential tools and basic quantitative skills needed to succeed in the program and is to be completed prior to starting the program.
The On-ramp is comprised of two modules: fundamental MBA survival skills and quantitative skills. The survival skills module includes study skills, time management skills, working in teams and mastering excel. The quantitative skills module will review and test the essential quantitative skills needed prior to starting the program.
At the end of the On-ramp, students quantitative skills will be assessed via an exam. Unsuccessful students will be required to complete COMM 610 in addition to the regular program requirements. Comm 610 must be successfully completed in the first semester in the MBA program.
The full-time & part-time MBA program is made up of 10 core courses, which provide students with an integrated body of basic practical skills covering all aspects of business administration. Each core course is worth 3 credits, for a total of 30 credits.
The core begins with an overview of ethics, sustainability, and the role of organizations in society. Next, students develop the functional expertise needed to manage specific business areas. Finally, the functional knowledge is integrated and applied to cross-functional business problems.
To complete the program, students choose from a variety of elective courses, and/or out-of-classroom options for a total of 15 credits.
Suggested themes guide students to create a personalized specialization:
• Business analytics
• Entrepreneurship and family firms
• People and organizations
• Consulting and strategy
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Full-time: generally 4 courses per term for a program length of 16-24 months.
Part-time: generally 2 courses per term for a program length of 3 to 4 years.
Each course is a 12-15 hour commitment per week (3 hours in class + study and group work).
Courses offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.
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