Year one of the Full-time MBA program consists primarily of the core curriculum which is designed to provide you with a disciplinary knowledge base in areas such as Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, and Strategy. These core courses are offered during your first year in the program. Continual emphasis will be placed on the three main themes of the program: Strategic Innovation, Information Technology and Analytical Decision Making and how they can be leveraged for growing your business.
As an entering MBA student, you will be assigned to a specific section of approximately 50 students. You will then be assigned to a small, diverse group of 4-6 students with whom you will complete all group projects during your first year. These groups create a mutually supportive and cooperative learning environment and promote a strong sense of community among students.
You will begin your first year with a pre-term residential. This course, Management of Complex Organizations, is held off-campus at a nearby hotel to allow you to focus intensely on the subject matter and to get acquainted with classmates. You will examine basic concepts of strategic and organizational management, including group processes, competitive analysis, corporate strategy, individual and business ethics and the manager's formal and informal roles. You will be introduced to the teaching methods that you will use throughout your MBA: case analysis, group presentations and effective group work. And you will get to know a group of people who will be very important to you in the years to come--your fellow classmates.
Classes taken during your first year are:
200: Management of Complex Organizations (Residential)
201A: Statistics for Management
203A: Financial Accounting
207: Information Systems for Management
202: Organizational Analysis
203B: Managerial Accounting
205: Principals of Marketing
209A: Corporate Finance
201B: Management Science
208: Operations Management
210: Business Strategy
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