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Curriculum

Gain a Competitive Skill Set and Credentials, Not Just a Degree.

Your drive to succeed will be matched with a comprehensive skill set to allow you to stand out from the competition. Simon’s MBA curriculum integrates analytics-based academics with hands-on opportunities to define your career.

FULL-TIME MBA CURRICULUM

YEAR ONE:
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

You’ll study economics and other core classes to build the foundation of your MBA experience. These “big picture” courses will give you a holistic approach to business.

Note: This chart reflects the 2017–18 academic schedule.

TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4

STR 401
Managerial Economics

CMC Programming
Job Search Essentials

GBA 412
Data Analytics

ACC 401
Corporate Financial Accounting

MKT 402
Marketing Management

FIN 402
Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives

GBA 411
Business Modeling

OMG 402
Operations Management

1 Elective

CIS 401
Information Systems for Management

1 Elective

1 Elective

COMMUNICATING BUSINESS DECISIONS (Modules I, II, III)

MODULE I
MGC 401
Professional Communication

 

MODULE II
MGC 402
Communicating Analytics

 

 

MODULE III
MGC 411
Interpersonal Persuasion and Influence

   

CONSULTING PROJECT
(A project-based course that lasts two terms)

GBA 401A
Business Consulting I

 

GBA 401B
Business Consulting II

       

YEAR TWO:
PUTTING FRAMEWORKS INTO PRACTICE

You’ll dive into electives taught by faculty with years of experience. These classes will help you apply what you learned in Year One to real-world situations.

 
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4

STR 403
Organization and Strategy

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

1 Elective

 

Tradition and Innovation—Our Curriculum

Simon Business School has long been regarded as a world leader in quantitative, economics-based education. FACt©; our signature Frame, Analyze, and Communicate model is woven into the curriculum to prepare you for sound decision-making and empower you to positively impact any organization. Courses are designed to provide you with the tools to understand, explain, and predict business behaviors, while staying at the forefront of the global business marketplace.

Prep For Your Entire Career

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Tailor Your Experience—Leading Concentrations

MBA students are given the opportunity to further their career goals and interests through our innovative concentrations. From our top-ranked finance program to competitive entrepreneurial and computers and information systems specializations, our curriculum gives you the chance to explore a new path or advance within your current career. The Simon MBA curriculum also allows you to gain hands-on experience through experiential learning courses such as the brand management workshop, strategy and business consulting practicum, cases in finance, brand strategy, and more.

Distinguish Yourself with a Compelling Skill Set—The Simon Edge Program

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Proven business theory lays the foundation for success, but recruiters also place a premium on problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. MBAs equipped with these key competencies are able to distinguish themselves and command attention in a competitive marketplace. The Simon EDGE is a comprehensive professional skill-building and competency development program that augments the technical skills you acquire in the classroom with high-impact personal development experiences throughout the course of your MBA to position you for career success.

 
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