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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 2017-2018 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
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

Below is a list of elective courses available to Evening MBA students.

Accounting
ACCTG 505 Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles and Practices (18)
ACCTG 506 Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles and Practices 1 (6)
ACCTG 507 Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles and Practices 2 (6)
ACCTG 508 Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles and Practices 3 (6)
ACCTG 510 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (4)
ACCTG 579 Strategy and Operations Through a CFO Lens (2)
ACCTG 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Business Administration
BA 545 Global Business Forum (1)

Business Communications
BCMU 509 Finding Your Voice (2)
BCMU 579 Women at the Top (2)
BCMU 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Business Economics
BECON 520 Financial Markets (4)
BECON 526 Competing in the Global Economy (4)
BECON 527 International Finance (4)
BECON 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Entrepreneurship
ENTRE 509 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (2)
ENTRE 510 Entrepreneurial Strategy (4)
ENTRE 530 Entrepreneurial Decision Making (4)
ENTRE 532 Software Entrepreneurship (4)
ENTRE 540 Business Plan Practicum (2)
ENTRE 541 Technology Commercialization (4)
ENTRE 542 Venture Capital Investment (2)
ENTRE 543 Environmental Innovation Practicum (2)
ENTRE 555/MKTG 555 Entrepreneurial Marketing (4)
ENTRE 557/FIN 557 Entrepreneurial Finance (4)
ENTRE 579 Angel Investing (2)
ENTRE 579 Biomedical Entrepreneurship (4)
ENTRE 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Finance
FIN 528 International Financial Management (4)
FIN 552 Problems in Corporate Planning and Financing (4)
FIN 553 Problems in Capital Investment Planning (4)
FIN 555 Financing Decisions, Payout Policy and Corporate Control (4)
FIN 557/ENTRE 557 Entrepreneurial Finance (4)
FIN 558 Acquisitions and Alliances (4)
FIN 560 Investments (4)
FIN 561 Financial Futures and Options Markets (4)
FIN 562 Management of Financial Risk (4)
FIN 579 Asian Capital Markets (2)
FIN 566/579 Alternative Investments: Hedge Funds and Private Equity (4)
FIN 579 Introduction to Real Estate Finance & Investment (4)
FIN 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Information Systems
IS 579 Web 2.0 & The New Economy (4)
IS 579 Business Intelligence & Data Mining (4)
IS 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

International Business
IBUS 545 Cases in Sustainability (4)
IBUS 570 International Study Tour (2)
IBUS 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Management
MGMT 509 Managing in a Global Environment (2)
MGMT 511 Leadership and Coaching Practicum (2)
MGMT 545 Leading and Managing High-Performance Organizations (4)
MGMT 547 Successful Negotiations (2)
MGMT 548 Deal-Making in High Velocity Ventures (2)
MGMT 579 CEO and Board Governance (4)
MGMT 579 Intersections of Law and Business (4)
MGMT 579 Designing for Demand (4)
MGMT 579 Inclusive Business Models that Address Global Poverty (2)
MGMT 579 Transforming Leadership & Strategic Thinking (4)
MGMT 579 Management Consulting: Innovation and Knowledge Management (4)
MGMT 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Marketing
MKTG 505 Advanced Marketing Strategy (4)
MKTG 510 New Product Development (4)
MKTG 511 Business-to-Business Marketing (4)
MKTG 512 Consumer Marketing and Brand Management (4)
MKTG 515 Pricing Strategies & Tactics (4)
MKTG 540 Advertising and Promotion Management (4)
MKTG 550 Managing Customer Relationships through Direct Marketing (4)
MKTG 555/ENTRE 555 Entrepreneurial Marketing (4)
MKTG 560 Research for Marketing Decisions (4)
MKTG 565 Data-driven Marketing (4)
MKTG 575 Marketing High-Technology Products & Services (4)
MKTG 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Operations Management
OPMGT 550 Project Management (4)
OPMGT 579 Supply Chain Management (4)
OPMGT 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Quantitative Methods
QMETH 551 Modeling with Spreadsheets (4)
QMETH 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)