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Evening MBA Program Structure

The Evening MBA comprises 13 core courses (47 credits) and 8 elective courses (approximately 32 credits) for a total of 21 courses (approximately 79 credits). Core courses are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9:30 p.m. Elective courses are generally also held from 6-9:30 p.m., once a week on Mondays through Thursdays. UW 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Below is a schematic overview of the program requirements. Students may vary from this plan depending on which quarter’s elective classes are taken. Please note the program requirements.

Program Requirements listed below are for students who began the program in Autumn quarter of this academic year.
YEAR 1 Autumn Winter Spring
ACCTG 500 (4 credits)
Financial Accounting
FIN 502 (4 credits)
Business Finance
ACCTG 501 (4 credits)
Managerial Accounting
BECON 500 (4 credits)
Intro to Business Economics
QMETH 500 (4 credits)
Statistical Data Management
MKTG 501 (4 credits)
Marketing Management
MGMT 510 (2 credits)**
Leadership Development/
Building Effective Teams
** The first part of MGMT 510 is offered before Autumn quarter, however, students are registered in winter quarter and complete the course in winter quarter.
YEAR 2 AUTUMN WINTER SPRING
MGMT 500 (4 credits)
Leading Teams & Organizations
MGMT 504 (4 credits)
Ethical Leadership
BECON 501 (4 credits)
Analysis of Global Economic Conditions
OPMGT 502 (3 credits)
Operations Management
MGMT 502 (4 credits)
Business Strategy
Elective (4 credits)
QMETH 501 (2 credits)
Decision Support Models
YEAR 3 AUTUMN WINTER SPRING
Elective (4 credits) Elective (4 credits) Elective (4 credits)
Elective (4 credits) Elective (4 credits) Elective (4 credits)
Elective* (4 credits)
* Final elective can be taken at anytime during the MBA Program.

Below are more details about the core and elective courses. Click on each heading to learn more.

Below is more information about the core courses Evening MBA students take in the first year of the MBA Program. Courses are organized by the quarter in which they are taken.

Evening MBA Year One Core
Title Topics Covered
Autumn Quarter
ACCTG 500: Financial Reporting and Analysis Financial statements
Accounting concepts and methods
Institutional and regulatory influences
Measurement and reporting issues
B ECON 500: Microeconomic Analysis Consumer theory
Production and costs
Monopoly
Externalities and welfare
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.
Winter Quarter
FIN 502: Corporate Finance Investments, diversification, portfolio theory
Capital budgeting
Capital Structure
QMETH 500: Statistics for Business Decisions Statistical summaries of data
Forecasting models
Assessment of uncertainty
Inference and predictions
Methods of quality improvement
Spring Quarter
MKTG 501: Marketing Strategy Market definition
Customer analysis
Competitive analysis
Marketing planning
ACCTG 501: Managerial Accounting Relevant costs for decision-making
Management accounting systems
Budgeting and performance evaluation

Below is more information about the core courses Evening MBA students take in the second year of the MBA Program. Courses are organized by the quarter in which they are taken.

Evening MBA Year Two Core
Title Topics Covered
Autumn Quarter
MGMT 500: Leading Teams and Organizations Effective groups
Organization theory
Leadership in organizations
Human resource management
Delegation and empowerment
Implementing change
OPMGT 502: Operations and 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
Simulation
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
B ECON 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
ACCOUNTING
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
ACCTG 510 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or ACCTG 500
ACCTG 579 *Examining Corporate Fraud 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 502 or ACCTG 500
ACCTG 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
BA 560 Cooperative Education in Business 1 credit
Open only to students who meet requirements of internship program.
Internship credit may not be applied to fulfill specific MBA degree requirements or to credits required for graduation.
Credit/No Credit grading only.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
BCMU 509 Finding Your Voice 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 501
BCMU 579 *TED Talks 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
BCMU 579 *Women at the Top 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
BCMU 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
BECON 526 Competing in the Global Economy 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
BECON 527 International Finance 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
BECON 560 Foster Research Partners 4 credits
Enrollment limited to Foster MBA students selected for the course (by application).
BECON 579 *Applied Global Macroeconomics 2 credits
Prerequisite: BECON 501
BECON 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
ENTRE 509 Foundations of Entrepreneurship 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 510 Entrepreneurial Strategy 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MGMT 502
ENTRE 522 MGMT 522 Innovation Strategy 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 530 Entrepreneurial Decision Making 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 532 Software Entrepreneurship 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 540 Business Plan Practicum 2 credits
Maximum of 4 credits count toward MBA Electives.
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
Credit/No Credit grading only.
ENTRE 541 Technology Commercialization 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 542 Venture Capital Investment Competition 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 543 Environmental Innovation Practicum 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 545 Health Innovation Practicum 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 555 MKTG 555 Entrepreneurial Marketing 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
ENTRE 557 FIN 557 Entrepreneurial Finance 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
ENTRE 579 *Angel Investing 4 credits (AUT), 2 credits (WIN & SPR)
Maximum of 8 credits count toward MBA Electives.
Enrollment limited to Foster MBA students selected for the course (by application).
ENTRE 579 *Biomedical Entrepreneurship 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 579 *Entrepreneurial Influence and the Pitch 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 579 *Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
ENTRE 579 MKTG 579 *Influencer Marketing: Profiting from Social Media 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
ENTRE 600 *Entrepreneurial Law Clinic 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
Maximum of 6 credits count toward MBA Electives.
ENTRE 600 *New Ventures Practicum 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
Maximum of 6 credits count toward MBA Electives.
ENTRE 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
FINANCE
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
FIN 528 International Financial Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500, 501 or BECON 500, 501
FIN 551 Problems in Business Finance 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 552 Problems in Corporate Planning & Financing 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 553 Problems in Capital Investment Planning 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 555 Financing Decisions, Payout Policy & Corporate Control 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 556
Business Valuation and Investment Analysis
4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 557
ENTRE 557
Entrepreneurial Finance 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 558 Mergers and Acquisitions 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 560 Investments 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 561 Financial Futures & Options Markets 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 562 Management of Financial Risk 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 566 Alternative Investments: Hedge Funds & Private Equity 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 579 *Asian Capital Markets 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 579 *Behavioral Finance 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 579 *Financial Institutions: Fueling Growth, Managing Risk, and Avoiding the Next Financial Crisis 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 579 *Game Theory & Other Topics in Microeconomics 4 credits
Prerequisite: BECON 500
FIN 579 *International Business Compliance 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
FIN 579 *International Finance 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 579 *Introduction to Real Estate Finance & Investment 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or FIN 502
FIN 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
IS 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
IBUS 545 Cases in Sustainability 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
IBUS 570 International Study Tour 2 credits
Enrollment limited to students selected for the tour (by application).
IBUS 579 *Applied Global Consulting in India 4 credits
Enrollment limited to students selected for the trip (by application).
IBUS 579 *Global Business Forum 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
Credit/No Credit grading only.
IBUS 579 *Wicked Problems: Business in a World of 9B People 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
Credit/No Credit grading only.
IBUS 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
MANAGEMENT
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
MGMT 509 Managing in a Global Environment 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 511 Leadership & Coaching Practicum 2 credits
Enrollment limited to Full-time MBA students selected for Leadership Fellows Program.
MGMT 522 ENTRE 522 Innovation Strategy 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 545 Leading & Managing High-Performance Organizations 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 547 Successful Negotiations 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 548 Deal-Making in High Velocity Ventures 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MGMT 500
MGMT 550 CEO & Board Governance 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 555 Nonprofit Board Fellows Leadership Seminar 2 credits
Maximum of 4 credits count toward MBA Electives.
Enrollment limited to students selected for Board Fellows Program.
MGMT 579 *Business Strategies in Emerging Markets 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Developing Strategies for Social Impact 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Globalization of Healthcare Services & the Biotech Industry 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Healthcare Technology 360 Due Diligence 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Innovation and Design Thinking 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Intersections of Law & Business 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Leading Across Cultures 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Managing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Management Consulting: Structured Problem Solving and Critical Thinking 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Strategic Consulting Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 579 *Sustainable Product Design & Development 4 credits
Prerequisite: permission of MBA Program Office
MGMT 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
MARKETING
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
MKTG 505 Advanced Marketing Strategy 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 511 Business-to-Business Marketing 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 515 Pricing Strategies & Tactics 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 550 Direct Marketing 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 552 Consumer Marketing & Brand Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 554 Strategic Product Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 555 ENTRE 555 Entrepreneurial Marketing 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 556 Advertising & Promotion Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 560 Customer Insights 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 562 Customer Analytics 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 564 Analytics for Marketing Decisions 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 566 Digital Marketing Analytics 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 570 International Marketing 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 579 *Consultative Selling 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 579 *Digital Strategies & Systems 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 579 *Go-to-Market Strategy 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 579 ENTRE 579 *Influencer Marketing: Profiting from Social Media 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 579 *Marketing of Innovations 2 credits
Prerequisite: BA 500 or MKTG 501
MKTG 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
OPMGT 550 Project Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 502 or OPMGT 502
OPMGT 560 Supply Chain Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 502 or OPMGT 502
OPMGT 565 Business Analytics: Tools for Big Data 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 501 or QMETH 500
OPMGT 579 *International Supply Chain Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 502 or OPMGT 502
OPMGT 579 *Risk Management 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 502 or OPMGT 502
OPMGT 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits
QUANTITATIVE METHODS
Number Syllabus Course Title Details
QMETH 551 Modeling with Spreadsheets 4 credits
Prerequisite: BA 502 or QMETH 501
QMETH 600 Independent Study 2 or 4 credits

*may differ from UW Course Offering Title