Part-Time MBA Curriculum
Our Part-Time MBA curriculum is designed for the working professional, allowing you to complete your degree on your own timetable, set your schedule, and specialize in an area that meets your career goals. You will gain a combination of core business skills and specialized expertise. Through the Part-Time MBA, you’ll gain the knowledge needed to help understand the intricacies of business and develop your career path.
Our program is created with you in mind. We offer two start dates a year—you have the option to start in either in September or January. With classes offered on weeknights and Saturdays, as well as online options, the Part-Time MBA allows students like you to achieve their academic goals around work and life commitments. You may also take advantage of our experiential learning opportunities through our International Field Study or our Washington DC Residency, where you will earn 3 credits as you explore other countries or regions. Elective concentrations allow you to choose an area of concentration that meets your specific career objectives.
Download the Part-Time MBA curriculum map for those who start the program with the fall term.
Download the Part-Time MBA curriculum map for those who start the program in the spring term.
Offers the first of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Business managers make strategic decisions about the acquisition and use of a variety of firm resources. Helps enable students to understand and utilize critical information in corporate financial reports to improve business decision making. Offers students the opportunity to learn contemporary methods of financial reporting and analysis used by internal decision makers and external capital providers. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6200 | 3 credits
Continues ACCT 6200, offering the second of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Critical to the effective planning, implementation, and management of successful business strategies is the ability to measure and manage the commitment and utilization of entity resources. Focuses on contemporary methods and frameworks used in the process of measuring, analyzing, and allocating firm resources to achieve strategic and operating objectives. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6201 | 1.5 credits
Examines today’s evolving environment, in which effective utilization of human resources is a source of competitive advantage. To maximize the contribution of organizational members, managers must be able to understand, diagnose, and influence workplace behavior in the context of change. Topics include management of cross-functional teams and boundaryless organizations. Emphasis is on the role of corporate culture and distributed leadership.
HRMG 6200 | 3 credits
Focuses on the international business environment, and examines the influence on global decision making of such areas as the international economy and trade issues, legal and political context differences, governmental actions, cultural and ethical system differences, exchange rates and international currency markets, international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and regional agreements like the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Also analyzes why firms internationalize their operations, how they can internationalize, and key areas such as international manufacturing, marketing, human resource management, and strategy.
INTB 6200 | 3 credits
Focuses on issues of the strategic uses of information technology for competitive advantage, support of business processes, information and control, digital business, integration of business with technology, organizational communication, and data management. Information has become a key resource in doing business. Managers must understand that high-quality information adds value to existing products and services, enhances the creation of new products, changes the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and affects relationships with customers, suppliers, and competitors.
MGSC 6204 |1.5 credits
Focuses on the integrative management of processes and activities involved in transformation and delivery of goods and services. Offers students an opportunity to obtain foundational knowledge on operations and supply chain management concepts, techniques, and functions. Topics covered include sourcing and procurement, manufacturing and service operations, process design and control, quality management, capacity planning, demand planning and forecasting, inventory management, transportation and distribution management, interfirm relationship management, and attendant information flows.
SCHM 6201 | 3 credits
Focuses on marketing analysis and planning. Emphasizes analysis of customer needs and company and competitor capabilities. This analysis forms the basis of a sound marketing strategy that provides value to customers in a way superior to competitors. Discusses how to deliver this strategy through the development of an intergrated marketing program covering product offerings, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Includes professional accounting students.
MTKG 6200 | 3 credits
Trains managers to understand the competitive implications of global economic policies, the business effects of technological change, and the commercial imperatives of alternative political systems at a macro level. At a micro level, it creates a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that combines economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.
MECN 6200 | 3 credits
Highlights the role of financial management as a source of value creation in a competitive global environment characterized by rapid technological, personal, and market changes. Offers students an opportunity to develop tools and techniques of financial analysis and valuation to support financial decision making. Presents future managers with actual business problems to learn to apply the tools of financial analysis to strategic decisions faced by the firm, such as capital budgeting and capital structure.
FINA 6200 | 3 credits
Provides students with basic information analysis skills and tools needed to manage effectively in today’s information-intensive business climate. Exposes students to analytical problems from different areas of business and the quantitative concepts and techniques that can analyze them. Course objectives are to improve the information analysis skills of the students, to provide students with a working knowledge of important statistical tools, to help students become more critical evaluators of studies and reports involving statistical and quantitative methods, and to improve skills in communicating the results of analyses. Offers students the opportunity to learn how to evaluate, analyze, and interpret data, and present their findings and conclusions that will be most useful for managerial decision making through the use of business applications and analytical software.
MGSC 6200 | 3 credits
Focuses on strategy development and implementation for a line of business and for the corporation as a whole by adopting a top management perspective. Beginning with developing a mission statement and goals for the firm, focuses on environmental scanning, incorporating economic, technological, sociopolitical, and legal trends in conducting industry analysis, thus assessing opportunities and threats and the firm’s capabilities before formulating strategy that represents a fit between the environment and the firm. Discusses how to develop competitive advantage and assess competitive positioning, and studies how organizational structure and systems contribute to implementing strategy. Stresses the role of leadership and motivation before moving on to feedback mechanisms to assess success in strategy implementation, leading to revision of strategic plans as needed.
STRT 6200 | 3 credits
Explores the challenges and processes for harnessing technological innovation for new-business development. Integrates technology strategy, innovation in marketing, product development, and organization design for the purpose of enterprise growth. Through readings, cases, and exercises, studies how firms from different industries gain competitive advantage through distinctive products and services, and leverage their technologies and skills into new emerging markets. Also focuses on processes for conceiving, financing, and organizing new ventures.
ENTR 6200 | 3 credits
Elective & Concentration Courses
Students may also take elective courses in the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy. View the University’s Course Catalog
for up-to-date listings.
Meaningful Experience-Driven Learning
The integration of academic thinking with authentic, experiential learning is fast becoming the proven method for developing the skills needed to meet today’s business-world demands. No one has greater experience evolving and applying this approach than the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. It’s an approach that empowers our Part-Time MBA students through expert guest lecturers, learning from classmates with diverse professional experiences, global business exposure through International Field Study trips, and more. This is the model that will help you become more.
This 3-credit course is designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices and culture of a country abroad.
Our 3-credit, week-long residency showcases the intersection of government with business. You will meet with members of Congress, senior civil servants, business executives, lobbyists and other officials to learn first-hand how public policy affects the U.S. and global economies.
The 360 Huntington Fund launched in 2008 and is now a nearly $1 million student managed mutual fund that represents experiential learning in its purest form.
Starting your own business venture? Work with mentors and access financial, marketing, and communications support. IDEA can help you bring your idea to life. Or, share your expertise by serving as a mentor and earn one credit.
The professors are engaging and bring unique perspectives to the classroom, which is quite wonderful. Learning from the expertise of professors and the relevant course content has been most valuable.
DANA CHARLES, MBA’19
Upon completion of the program, you will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to demonstrate critical thinking in a business environment.