Curriculum

We offer two pathways to complete the 64 credit Professional Evening MBA: the Cohorted and Self-Paced MBA tracks.

Cohort Curriculum Map

August Entry – 64 Credits

First Year Fall 9 credits First Year Spring8 credits First Year Summer4 credits
Managing Organizations and People
(4 credits)
Marketing Management
(4 credits)
Data Analysis For Managerial Decision-making
(4 credits)
Financial Reporting and Control (4 credits) Financial Management
(4 credits)
Managing Career Growth
(1 credit)
Courses to be taught over the next three years
Creating Value through Operations & Technology (4 credits)

IT Strategies for a Networked Economy (4 credits)

Economics and Management Decisions (4 credits)

Competition, Innovation, and Strategy* (4 credits)

Executive Skills: Executive Communication (1 credit)

Introduction to Business Law (2 credits)

8 Electives (3 credits each)


Self-Paced Curriculum Map

January or August Entry – 64 Credits

Self-paced students must begin the program with:Managing Organizations and People (4 credits)Executive Skills: Managing Career Growth
The remaining courses (59 credits) will match the “Cohort Option” list for the “Cohort Curriculum Map” above, but may be taken in a sequence determined by the student with the guidance of a Graduate Programs advisor.

Cohort Option

Are you looking for an instant network of classmates? The Professional Evening Cohorted program comes as close as you can get to a full-time experience without actually being full-time. It begins as a cohorted program, which means you take your first five core courses with the same group of students.

Pace: You complete most of your course of study at the same rate as your cohort: typically two courses a term, three terms a year.

Sequence: You take your first five core courses in sequence with your cohort. You may begin taking electives as soon as your first summer. Your advisor will help you choose a configuration of electives or a concentration that fits your personal and career goals.

Timing: Most Cohorted students graduate in three years.

Self-Paced

Do you want an evening program that you can plan on a semester-by-semester basis? The Self-Paced program offers a high level of flexibility in configuring your program.

Pace: You determine the pace and vary it from term to term. Most students choose to take two courses a semester at a time during at least part of the program. Courses are available year-round.

Sequence: While we recommend you follow the prescribed core sequence, you’re not required to. You may begin taking electives as soon as your first semester if you have satisfied the prerequisites. Your advisor will help you choose a configuration of electives or a concentration that fits your personal and career goals.

Timing: You can take up to six years to complete the degree. Most self-paced students graduate in 3.5-4 years. You may choose to take a temporary leave of absence during your program, but for no longer than two consecutive years.