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MBA Core

Delivering an integrated
understanding of business

Core courses, taught by world-renowned faculty, focus on best practices across all business disciplines and integrate functional and international expertise in an interactive classroom environment. Through participation in cases, projects, simulations, strategy development, roll-out scenarios and analytic projections, students further develop managerial, leadership and overall implementation skills during the core classes.
“This program is definitely best suited for people who are looking to make a fast career transition. The pace is quite challenging, and the coursework is rigorous. But that’s all been worthwhile because it’s such a strong program. And the variety of options and opportunities, both in the classroom and beyond, is exceptional.

—Abhishek Sharma, MBA 2014
Post MBA employer: Cognizant Business Consulting

MBA Core Classes:

Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
: Provides an understanding of the operations function in effectively delivering products and services. Includes operations strategy, process design, quality control, capacity planning, and supply chain management.

Global Finance: Finance concepts and techniques as applied to a global setting. Considers financial markets and corporate financial decision-making.

Global Marketing: Marketing management of the international operation stressing the viewpoint of the marketing manager who must recognize differences in market arrangements and in legal, cultural, and economic factors in different countries.

Quantitative Methods: Decision analysis techniques taught in the context of making business decisions. Includes basic statistics, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, decision theory, simulation, optimization, and project management.

Managerial Accounting: Uses accounting information to make informed and rational decisions and choices congruent with corporate strategy.

Leading Teams: Provides an in-depth understanding of principles of leadership and organizational behavior. Topics include: leadership style/self awareness, worker motivation and attitudes. Individual decision-making, team processes, conflict management organizational culture, and change management.

Financial Accounting: Provides a framework for the basic role of financial accounting in business organizations and in the global economy. Focus is on understanding and using financial statements.

Managing Human Capital: Provides the general manager with an overview of theory, research, and practice in the formal management of an organization’s human capital. Topics include: strategic alignment of human capital talent acquisition (planning, recruiting, interviewing), effective compensation/incentive design, performance management, and global talent management issues.

Global Economics: Behavior of consumers and firms, and government antitrust policy, open economy macroeconomic policy, and determinants of trade patterns and trade policy.

Corporate Strategy: Execution and Integration: Capstone experience course will develop integration and application of prior functional coursework (e.g. marketing, finance, operations etc.) to address simulated but realistic strategic business issues. Working within cross-functional teams, students will also further refine critical leadership and interpersonal skills.