Master of Business Administration

The Questrom School of Business awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree through several customized formats that each provides unique learning experiences and content exposure based on student needs.

Students may earn the MBA degree through the following formats:

  • Full-Time MBA
  • Professional Evening MBA Program
  • Online MBA

Most MBA students will earn a major of Business Administration. Students in the Full-Time or Professional Evening programs may pursue a major of Health Sector Management or Social Impact through those respective MBA programs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MBA program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Responsible business leadership.
  • Effective communication.
  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Collaboration.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset.

General Management Program

The Full-Time MBA in General Management is a full-time program of 64 credits, typically completed in two years.

Management Science Program

The Management Science major is available to students who enroll in the full- or part-time MBA program, and it prepares students to leverage quantitative analysis and apply operations research techniques to confront problems and enhance decisionmaking within organizations. It provides a more focused set of courses than the general management curriculum. Students who pursue this major may also complete a second major in Social Impact or Health Sector Management, or pursue the MS in Digital Technology program.

Students complete the major by completing 15 credits within a set of focused courses as part of the fulfillment of the elective requirements of their MBA degree program, as follows:

Foundational Courses (Quantitative Skills & Modeling) (6 credits)

Students must complete the following (3 credits):

  • QST IS 879 Structured Business Modeling with Spreadsheets

Students must then select one analytics or programming course from the following list (3 credits):

  • QST IS 823 Analytics for Managers
  • QST IS 833 Business Analytics in Practice Assuming Introductory Programming
  • QST IS 834 Business Analytics in Practice Plus Introductory Programming
  • QM 877 Intro to Python Bootcamp AND QM 878 Deep Learning with Python Bootcamp
  • QST QM 880 Business Analytics: Spreadsheet Optimization and Simulation

Management Science Electives (9 credits)

Students must complete three of the following (9 credits):

  • QST FE 870 Analysis and Management of Financial Risk
  • QST HM 817 Advances in Digital Health
  • QST IS 737 Decision Making with Data
  • QST IS 811 Responsible AI for Business Analytics (1.5 credits)
  • QST IS 841 Advanced Business Analytics: Data Mining
  • QST IS 843 Big Data Analytics & Distributed Computation: Methods & Applications
  • QST MK 842 Machine Learning for Business Analytics
  • QST MK 852 Data Driven Marketing Decisions
  • QST MK 864 Pricing Strategy and Tactics
  • QST MK 876 Digital Marketing Analytics
  • QST MK 878 Customer Analytics
  • QST MO 860 People Analytics
  • QST OM 840 Improving Organizational Performance with Analytics
  • QST OM 851 Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains
  • QST OM 854 Operations Analysis
  • QST OM 855 Project Management
  • QST PL 855 Energy Sector Market Dynamics

Health Sector Management Program

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

  • 31 credits of MBA core courses
  • 9 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 healthcare. 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 healthcare 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.

Social Impact Program

The Social Impact program is available to full-time and part-time students. The full-time Social Impact MBA program consists of:

  • 31 credits of MBA core courses
  • 3 credits of Social Impact core courses and 9 credits of Social Impact elective courses
  • 21 credits of electives
  • A Social Impact internship