Full-Time MBA Curriculum

Your 55-credit program begins with one semester of MBA foundation courses and career management classes. You’ll complete this rigorous coursework as part of an intimate Full-Time MBA cohort. Together, you and your classmates will establish deep personal and professional connections, ensuring the learning spills out of the classroom and your network grows strong.

In your second term, your concentration, and elective courses begin. Ultimately, the first year coursework prepares you for D’Amore-McKim’s signature experiential learning opportunity: a paid corporate residency that lasts for 3-months or 6-months, or you could even undertake two 6-month residencies. For the remainder of your second year, you’ll also earn credits through interdisciplinary learning. Concentrations include: business analytics, corporate innovation and venturing, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, international business, leading people and organizations, marketing, and supply chain management.

Students with particular academic backgrounds may be able to waive certain core classes. If you are interested in pursuing a waiver, the first step is to speak with your academic adviser.

Classes begin in September.

Download the Full-Time MBA curriculum map to view the typical timeline of the program.


Core Course Details

In the Fall semester, you will take eight two-credit courses, each of which are approximately four weeks in duration. At the end of the semester, you will have earned 16 credits. This streamlined core curriculum is designed to allow you to begin taking courses in your concentration and develop depth of knowledge in the Spring, prior to your corporate residency.

If you lack academic coursework in areas such as Economics, Statistics, or Accounting, or could use additional preparation in one or more of these areas, you may be required to complete a bootcamp that consists of an online as well as a campus-based component for each subject prior to Orientation. The bootcamps are designed to ensure that all students are prepared for the academic rigor of the core courses.

Module 1: Managing the Business Courses

Highlights managerial decisions affecting a company’s performance in generating revenues, controlling costs, and producing profits. Begins with a brief review of financial accounting, then focuses on the development and use of information, especially financial information, for managerial decisions related to the firm’s planning—operations—control cycle.
ACCT 6318 | 2 credits
Focuses on the integrative management of processes and activities involved in transformation and delivery of goods and services. Emphasizes foundational knowledge on supply chain and operations management concepts, techniques, and functions. Topics covered include sourcing and procurement, manufacturing and service operations, logistics management, process design and control, inventory management, interfirm relationship management, and attendant information flows.
SCHM 6318 | 2 credits
Examines the role of marketing as an organizational function and a set of processes to manage offerings that provide superior value to customers. Focuses on developing student skill in analyzing the customer and business environment and using that analysis to build an effective marketing strategy. Emphasizes methods for the identification, acquisition, and retention of customers in a way that provides mutual value to the customer and the organization.
MKTG 6318 | 2 credits
Offers key insights every business professional should understand working in, managing, and leading organizations in today’s complex, diverse, and dynamic business environment. The primary goal of this course is to challenge—and improve—students’ understanding of human behavior in organizations so that they are better positioned to strategically leverage human capital. Introduces critical theories and concepts through case analyses, debates, TED Talks, and exercises that aim to help students understand, analyze, and ultimately address real business situations and problems.
HRMG 6318 | 2 credits

Module 2: Creating Futures Courses

Introduces time value of money calculations and applications. Building upon a basis in accounting, offers students an opportunity to learn how to extract relevant information from the accounting statements for use in financial calculations and ratio analysis. Also examines capital planning, including determining relevant cash flows, calculating decision measures, and making the correct decisions.
FINA 6318 | 2 credits
Introduces a number of entrepreneurship and innovation topics, including innovation and entrepreneurship as a value-creating activity for economies and firms; types of innovation (technological, process, products, business models); fundamentals of product development (design thinking, rapid prototyping, ethnography); startup creation and articulating a value proposition; the role and traits of the entrepreneur; maximizing odds of success and minimizing odds of failure; growing the startup and creating a market; finding or creating the right niche; pivoting and judo strategy; lean startup approach; innovation in established firms and resistance to change; organizational inertia; business model change; and technological discontinuities.
ENTR 6318 | 2 credits
Provides the fundamental concepts for understanding and managing strategy in a competitive context. Focuses on analysis, critical thinking, and making strategic decisions. Discusses the analytical tools to understand the industry and firm context. Explores the design and execution of strategies to compete successfully. Investigates the strategic changes involved as firms grow and expand into new businesses and geographic markets.
STRT 6318 | 2 credits
Explores how business practices affect society and how society affects business practices. Addresses topics such as social impact investing, sustainable supply chains, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and global perspectives on corporate citizenship. Business and society have never been more intertwined. Executives are increasingly called upon to consider the larger societal impacts of their decisions and at the same time find themselves subject to demands from multiple societal stakeholders that include customers, suppliers, employees, governments, and interest groups, among others.
BUSN 6363 | 2 credits

Featured Full-Time MBA Instructors

Luis Alfonso Dau

Associate Professor, International Business & Strategy; Associate Fellow, Center for Emerging Markets

Marla Baskerville

Associate Professor, Management and Organizational Development

Gilbert Nyaga

Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management; Concentration Coordinator, Supply Chain Management

See all faculty who regularly teaching in the Full-Time MBA.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to demonstrate critical thinking in a business environment.