After you complete the core curriculum during modules 1-5, you will then take 6 electives to complete your degree. Electives traditionally occur during modules 6-8. The electives and concentrations offered in the Online MBA program will vary from year to year and are subject to change.

  • If you complete 6 electives by the end of module 6, you will complete the program within 17 months.
  • If you complete 6 electives by the end of module 7, you will complete the program within 20 months.
  • If you complete 6 electives by the end of module 8, you will complete the program within 23 months.

If you want to specialize in a specific area, you can consider pursuing a concentrationConcentrations are not required, and therefore, students who do not pursue a concentration will pick and choose the electives that align with their areas of interest.

Electives in Accounting & Finance

Financial Statement Analysis

ACCT 7600E: Basic techniques, research methods, strengths and limitations of financial statement analysis. Computer analysis of financial data to predict earnings and other financial ratios is covered. Techniques used to value equity securities and to predict takeover targets, future debt ratings, and bankruptcies.

Financial Modeling

FINA 7920E: An introduction to current practices in financial modeling. Students will learn how to apply financial models with financial data to perform analysis. This hands-on course provides the skills to apply the theories, concepts, and spreadsheet tools to develop effective financial analysis and decision-making.

Electives in Entrepreneurship

Critical Design Thinking

ENTR 7090E: Creativity/innovation are needed for leading industries and companies. Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false. Design thinking uses a set of methods to develop ideas/solutions to challenges in any discipline or profession. This course will focus on developing students’ critical/design thinking processes.

Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation

ENTR 7515E: Examination of the new venture process, from idea generation to startup to harvest. Emphasis is placed on the generation of a complete business plan for a new product or service. Topics include entrepreneurial leadership and infrastructure, assessment of viability, business plan development and presentation, and entrepreneurial finance.

Electives in Management

Bargaining and Negotiations

EMBA 7400E: Approaches for negotiating practical conflicts that arise in business settings. Emphasis is placed on achieving outcomes based on legitimate data, satisfying all parties’ interests, and including realistic and operational commitments. The role of effective communication in building desired relationships is also stressed.

Change Management

MGMT 7810E: The formal and informal structures within an organization. Topics include designing organizational structures, jobs, teams, and workflow processes; aligning the design of structures with organizational strategy; and assessing supporting relationships, such as decision-making and authority networks. Culminates in a Leading Change certificate.

Human Resource Management

EMBA 7510E: Explore human resource management through experiential exercises, discussions, case analyses and collaborative learning. Explore who is hired, how they are trained, evaluated, compensated, and what steps are taken to retain an organization’s workforce.

Leading Evolving Organizations

MGMT 7011E: Leadership needs of organizations vary at different stages of the organization’s existence. Identify and build leadership skills by matching organizational life stages to leadership styles and develop your leadership style to facilitate career progression.

Lean Six Sigma

EMBA 7160E: Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that seeks to improve performance by removing waste and minimizing variability. This course will teach students the principles and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma and culminates in Green Belt designation.

Project Management

MGMT 7220E: Planning, scheduling, organizing, implementing, and controlling single and multiple projects. This course explores traditional and new techniques for the dynamic environment of project management.

In-Person International or Domestic Residency-Study Abroad

INTB 7100 (international) or MGMT 7990 (domestic): Gain perspective on how regional or international economic, cultural and regulatory environments influence business processes. Hear lectures from business experts and attend site visits to a variety of regional or country-specific businesses. Both international and domestic residencies feature business consulting challenges that allow students to work on real-world projects with companies in the destination city or country.

*Schedule, courses, and certificate options are subject to change.