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Evening MBA Years One and Two Curriculum

During the first two years of your Evening MBA program you will take 13 Core courses in the topics listed below and typically one Elective.

Year one and two courses are listed below along with links to the previous year’s syllabi. Course enrollment is limited to Foster MBA students only.

Evening MBA Year One Core
Title Topics Syllabi
Autumn Quarter
ACCTG 500: Financial Reporting & Analysis Financial statements
Accounting concepts and methods
Institutional and regulatory influences
Measurement and reporting issues
BECON 500: Microeconomic Analysis  Consumer theory
Production and costs
Externalities and welfare
Winter Quarter
FIN 502: Corporate Finance Investments, diversification, portfolio theory
Capital budgeting
Capital Structure
MGMT 510: eLEAD – Leadership Development & Building Effective Teams Assessment, instruction, and coaching to develop leadership abilities.
Emphasizes team building and collaboration, written, oral,
and interpersonal communication, and applied leadership activities.
QMETH 500: Statistics for Business Decisions Statistical summaries of data
Forecasting models
Assessment of uncertainty
Inference and predictions
Methods of quality improvement
Spring Quarter
ACCTG 501: Managerial Accounting Relevant costs for decision-making
Management accounting systems
Budgeting and performance evaluation
MKTG 501: Marketing Strategy Market definition
Customer analysis
Competitive analysis
Marketing planning
Evening MBA Year Two Core
Title Topics Syllabi
Autumn Quarter
MGMT 500: Leading Teams & Organizations Effective groups
Organization theory
Leadership in organizations
Human resource management
Delegation and empowerment
Implementing change
OPMGT 502: Operations & Supply Chain Management Productivity and competitiveness
Capacity planning
Just-in-time production systems
Inventory management
QMETH 501: Decision Support Models Quantitative modeling
Linear programming
Decision theory
Winter Quarter
MGMT 502: Competitive Strategy Analyzing value creation
Strategic thinking and planning
Strategy implementation
Structure analysis of industries
MGMT 504: Ethical Leadership Ethical aspects of conducting business
Ethical decision-making
Stakeholder management
Corporate social responsibility
Sustainability and corporate governance
Spring Quarter
BECON 501: Analysis of Global Economic Conditions Interaction of goods, labor and asset markets
International trade
Growth of output, inflation, unemployment
Interest and exchange rates
Monetary and fiscal policies