Master of Business Administration

Students are admitted to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program as General Management, Health Sector Management, or Public & Nonprofit Management concentrators.

Once enrolled, students have the opportunity to formally concentrate in Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Management, Marketing, Operations & Technology Management, or Strategy & Business Analysis. Students must complete a concentration enrollment form through the appropriate department. Concentration requirements are separate from MBA degree requirements.

General Management Program

The MBA in General Management is a full-time program.

General Management Full-Time Curriculum—64 cr

First Year

Fall (19 cr) Spring (17 cr)
(or 20 w/optional elective)
Summer
Pre-Term: MG 700 Ethical and Global Foundations (1 cr) January Intensive: PL 700 Introduction to Business Law (2 cr) Internship (Optional)
Module 1: 

  • PL 727 Organizations, Markets, and Society (3 cr)
  • QM 716 Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Risk Management (3 cr)
  • AC 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3 cr)
Module 3: 

  • IS 710 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy (3 cr)
  • OB 713 Managing Organizations and People (3 cr)
  • SI 750 Competition, Innovation, and Strategy (3 cr)
Module 2: 

  • OM 725 Creating Value Through Operations and Technology (3 cr)
  • MK 723 Marketing Management (3 cr)
  • FE 721 Financial Management (3 cr)
Module 4: 

  • Elective (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)—Optional
Fall, Spring, or Summer:
  • ES 721 Teaming (0 cr)
  • ES 722 Executive Communications (0 cr)
  • ES 723 Career Management (0 cr)

Second Year

Fall (16 cr) Spring (12 cr)
Semester: 

  • MG 790 Ethical Leadership in a Global Economy (3 cr)
  • ES 724 Professional Skills (1 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
Semester: 

  • REQUIRED Global Engagement Elective (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)

A minimum of 64 credits is required for single MBA completion. The flat, per-semester tuition for full-time students encompasses 12–18 credits per semester. Students may request to take up to a maximum of 19 credits in their final semesters before graduating without additional charges. Therefore, a student may graduate with up to 74 credits at the same tuition rate. The curriculum and courses are subject to change as recommended by faculty, deans, and administrators of SMG.

Students who receive a “W,” “F,” or “I” grade in a core class, excluding Executive Skills classes and PL 700, cannot continue in the cohorted program.

Health Sector Management Program

The Health Sector Management (HSM) program is available to full-time and part-time students and consists of:

  • 34 credits of MBA core courses
  • 6 credits of HSM core courses and 6 credits of HSM elective courses
  • 18 credits of electives
  • A Health Sector internship

Through the Health Sector Management MBA program, students learn essential management skills and develop the conceptual frameworks necessary to apply them successfully in the field of health care. The program requires a Health Sector internship, which students complete during the summer between the first and second years of the program.

The Health Sector Management curriculum augments the core MBA with required courses that provide an in-depth understanding of the structure and operation of health care systems. Building on the skills acquired in the core MBA program, the Health Sector Management curriculum focuses on health service delivery, life science products, and health sector consulting.

HSM Full-Time Curriculum—64 cr

*Two of the Six electives must be HSM electives

Note: Module 4 electives currently undefined, as is the “Global Engagement” elective. Other electives are 800 level GSM courses and IS 706. Two of six second-year electives must be HSM electives.

First Year

Fall (19 cr) Spring (17 cr)
(or 20 w/optional elective)
Summer
Pre-Term: MG 700 Ethical and Global Foundations (1 cr) January Intensive: PL 700 Introduction to Business Law (2 cr) Internship (Optional)
Module 1: 

  • PL 727 Organizations, Markets, and Society (3 cr)
  • QM 716 Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Risk Management (3 cr)
  • AC 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3 cr)
Module 3: 

  • IS 710 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy (3 cr)
  • OB 713 Managing Organizations and People (3 cr)
  • SI 750 Competition, Innovation, and Strategy (3 cr)
Module 2: 

  • OM 725 Creating Value Through Operations and Technology (3 cr)
  • MK 723 Marketing Management (3 cr)
  • FE 721 Financial Management (3 cr)
Module 4: 

  • HM 703 Health Sector Issues and Opportunities (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)—Optional
Fall, Spring, or Summer:
  • ES 721 Teaming (0 cr)
  • ES 722 Executive Communications (0 cr)
  • ES 723 Career Management (0 cr)

Second Year

Fall (16 cr) Spring (12 cr)
Semester: 

  • MG 790 Ethical Leadership in a Global Economy (3 cr)
  • ES 724 Professional Skills (1 cr)
  • HM 710 Health Service Delivery (3cr) or
    HM 717 Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
Semester: 

  • REQUIRED Global Engagement Elective (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)

64 credits is the minimum required for single MBA completion. The flat, per-semester tuition for full-time students encompasses 12–18 credits per semester. Students may request to take up to a maximum of 19 credits in their final semesters before graduating without additional charges. Therefore, a student may graduate with up to 74 credits at the same tuition rate. The curriculum and courses are subject to change as recommended by faculty, deans, and administrators of SMG.

Students who receive a “W,” “F,” or “I” grade in a core class, excluding Executive Skills classes and PL 700, cannot continue in the cohorted program.

Public & Nonprofit Management Program

The Public & Nonprofit Management (PNP) program is available to full-time and part-time students and consists of:

  • 34 credits of MBA core courses
  • 3 credits of PNP core courses and 9 credits of PNP elective courses
  • 18 credits of electives
  • A Public & Nonprofit Management internship

PNP Management Full-Time Curriculum—64 cr

*Three of the eight electives must be PNP electives

Note: Module 4 electives besides OB 841 are not yet defined, neither is the “Global Engagement” elective. Other electives are 800+-level GSM courses and IS 706, but three of these must be PNP electives.

First Year

Fall (19 cr) Spring (17 cr)
(or 20 w/optional elective)
Summer
Pre-Term: MG 700 Ethical and Global Foundations (1 cr) January Intensive: PL 700 Introduction to Business Law (2 cr) PNP Internship (Required)
Module 1: 

  • PL 727 Organizations, Markets, and Society (3 cr)
  • QM 716 Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Risk Management (3 cr)
  • AC 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3 cr)
Module 3: 

  • IS 710 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy (3 cr)
  • OB 713 Managing Organizations and People (3 cr)
  • SI 750 Competition, Innovation, and Strategy (3 cr)
Module 2: 

  • OM 725 Creating Value Through Operations and Technology (3 cr)
  • MK 723 Marketing Management (3 cr)
  • FE 721 Financial Management (3 cr)
Module 4: 

  • OB 841 Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)—Optional
Fall, Spring, or Summer:
  • ES 721 Teaming (0 cr)
  • ES 722 Executive Communications (0 cr)
  • ES 723 Career Management (0 cr)

Second Year

Fall (16 cr) Spring (12 cr)
Semester: 

  • MG 790 Ethical Leadership in a Global Economy (3 cr)
  • ES 724 Professional Skills (1 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
Semester: 

  • REQUIRED Global Engagement Elective (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)
  • Elective* (3 cr)

64 credits is the minimum required for single MBA completion. The flat, per-semester tuition for full-time students encompasses 12–18 credits per semester. Students may request to take up to a maximum of 19 credits in their final semesters before graduating without additional charges. Therefore, a student may graduate with up to 74 credits at the same tuition rate. The curriculum and courses are subject to change as recommended by faculty, deans, and administrators of SMG.

Students who receive a “W,” “F,” or “I” grade in a core class, excluding Executive Skills classes and PL 700, cannot continue in the cohorted program.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

EMBA Curriculum—64 cr

The Executive MBA’s (EMBA) integrated curriculum is designed by senior faculty and based on guiding principles, including: management as a system, team learning, leadership, and global perspective. The curriculum is organized around five modules, which are in turn bracketed by four residential weeks. Classes meet every other Friday and Saturday during the modules and focus on developing cross-functional knowledge by studying traditional subject areas in an integrated fashion. Each residence week emphasizes core competency and capability development. The third residential week takes place at an international location determined by the faculty, and it is integrated with Module 4, focused on the global environment, and with Module 5, focused on entrepreneurship and business plan development.

The following are content descriptions of the EMBA modules and residence weeks:

First Year

  • EM 705 Pre-program: Introduction to Module 1 (2 credits). Content: Accounting, Statistics, Excel, Case Analysis, Economics, Finance
  • EM 700 Residence Week 1: Business as a System (4 credits). Content: Management Systems, Organizational Behavior
  • EM 715 Module 1: Value Creation & Performance Management (12 credits). Content: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Data Analysis
  • EM 740 Residence Week 2: Playing by the Rules: Law and Ethics (4 credits). Content: Business Law, Ethics
  • EM 745 Module 2: The Competitive Environment (10 credits). Content: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Strategy, Finance

Second Year

  • EM 755 Module 3: The Firm’s Decisions (10 credits). Content: Finance, Corporate Strategy, Strategy of Technology
  • EM 840 Team Learning (4 credits). Content: Group Development, Managing High-Performing Teams, Peer Coaching
  • Module 4: Country Environment and Multinational Strategy (4 credits). Content: International Management, Global Strategy
  • EM 830 Residence Week 3: The Global Environment: International Field Seminar (4 credits). Content: Business Development, International Management, Country Analysis
  • EM 775 Module 5: New Venture Creation in a Global Economy (6 credits). Content: Entrepreneurship, Capstone Project
  • EM 800 Residence Week 4: Leadership and Change (4 credits). Content: Leadership, Organizational Development, Conflict and Change, Negotiations