Curriculum

The Full-Time MBA program is very time intensive and is due to the massive amounts of information that is taught. The material is made up of core classes and electives. The core classes make up most of the material accounting for 95 of the required graduation credits. The electives account for 12 credits but students are welcome to take more electives if the subject is of particular interest to them. To account for the remaining 15 credits students are required to take Thesis writing in their final semester. In total students are required to take 120 credits in order to be eligible for graduation. This translates into having class 4 out of 5 days of the week and about 4.5 hours of class during each of the days. A typical weekly class schedule consisting of 30-35 credits is shown below:

Time

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 - 9:20

Strategy

Marketing

Business Game

 

9:40 - 11.00

Strategy

Marketing

Business Game

Business Law

11:20 - 12:40

Strategy

Finance

 

Business Law

13:10 - 14:30

Elective

Finance

 

 

14:50 - 16:10

Elective

Accounting

 

 

16:30 - 17:50

 

Accounting

 

 

Core Subjects

With a total of 95 required core credits it is recommended that every student take at least 25 core credits during each of their first three semesters, leaving 10 credits for their 4th semester. The core subjects are designed to teach all aspects of business administration including:

  1. Management and leadership
  2. Regional and global context
  3. Finance, accounting and controlling
  4. Processes, supply chains, operations and IT
  5. Connecting to market
  6. Competition and strategy
  7. Economics and methodology (Extra "module" for full-time MBA only)

For more information on the six core modules, click here. At the full-time MBA some additional master level courses appear as a "7th module", like Business Economics, Business Law, Quantitative Methods, and Research Methodology.

Elective Courses

Students can choose from a list of electives to learn more about a desired field of interest. Each semester there are 2-3 different elective courses offered. The elective courses can range from 3 credits to 6 credit depending on the time and work requirement. Some of the electives are offered in cooperation with the ISP classes where students will have the opportunity to work with different students outside. Elective courses are always being added or updated to benchmark against other top MBA programs.

Thesis Writing

The final portion of the curriculum is Thesis. Every student is required to find a topic of interest to write a Thesis and defend in front of a committee of scholars and professionals. Students have the choice of preparing a presentation based thesis or a paper, written thesis. In both cases the student is required to defend the findings to the school committee. Students are required to work with a teacher to help guide them throughout the thesis writing process.