Degree Requirements

All students in the iMBA program must:

  • Complete 72 credit hours in the program
  • Complete 6 Specializations (4 Core Specializations and 2 Focus Area Specializations) plus 2 Specialization Capstones from any of the 6 Specializations completed. All courses in a specialization must be successfully completed to be eligible for the Specialization Capstone
  • Complete the Program Capstone at the end of your last semester in the program.  Students are not eligible for the Program Capstone until theyhave completed 72 credit hours or are concurrently enrolled in their final courses that will bring themto 72 credit hours after completion. No exceptions will be made.
  • Complete their degree in 3 years or less from their first degree admission term.  Our program is designed to take 2-3 years to complete
  • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.75 in order to graduate and also meet the minimum term GPA requirement of 2.75 in order to maintain good academic standing.

Course Information

As mentioned above, we break our courses down into Specializations.  Below, you can find a list of courses in each specialization, as well as the most recent syllabus and the Coursera components.  Please note that previous syllabi are provided for informational purposes and are subject to change in future offerings.

Core 1:

Strategic Leadership and Management

 Leadership and Teams
BADM 508

4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length
Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Foundations of Everyday Leadership

Applications of Everyday Leadership
Professors: Jeff Loewenstein, Jack Goncalo

Managing Organizations
BADM 509

4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length
Previous Syllabus:
Click here
Coursera Components:

Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organization Structure
Managing the Organization: From Organizational Design to Execution
Professor: Michael Bednar

Strategic Management
BADM 544

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Business Strategy
Corporate Strategy
Professor: Alex Sleptsov

Core 1 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Jeff Flesher

Core 1:  Strategic Leadership and Management

 Leadership and Teams
BADM 508

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Foundations of Everyday Leadership and Applications of Everyday Leadership
Professors: Jeff Loewenstein, Jack Goncalo
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Managing Organizations
BADM 509

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organization Structure and Managing the Organization: From Organizational Design to Execution
Professor: Michael Bednar
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Strategic Management
BADM 544

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Business Strategy and Corporate Strategy
Professor: Alex Sleptsov
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Core 1 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Jeff Flesher

Core 2:

Managerial Economics and Business Analysis

Microeconomics for Business
ECON 528

Statistics Management Decision Making
BADM 572

Macroeconomics for Business
ECON 529

Core 2 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Pedro Elosegul

Core 2: Managerial Economics and Business Analysis

Microeconomics for Business
ECON 528

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Firm Level Economics: Consumer and Producer Behavior and Firm Level Economics: Markets and Allocations
Professor: Larry DeBrock
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Statistics Management Decision Making
BADM 572

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Exploring and Producing Data for Business Decision Making and Inferential and Predective Statistics for Business
Professor: Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Macroeconomics for Business
ECON 529

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Country Level Economics: Macroeconomic Variables and Markets and Country Level Economics: Policies, Institutions, and Macroeconomic Performance
Professor: Hadi Esfahani
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Core 2 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Pedro Elosegul

Core 3:

Value Chain Management

Marketing Management
BADM 520

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Marketing Management I
Marketing Management II
Professor: Hayden Noel

Process Management
BADM 567

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Operations Management
Process Improvement
Professor: Udatta Palekar

Core 3 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Joe Bradley

Core 3: Value Chain Management

Marketing Management
BADM 520

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Marketing Management I and Marketing Management II
Professor: Hayden Noel
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Process Management
BADM 567

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Operations Management and Process Improvement
Professor: Udatta Palekar
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Managerial Accounting
ACCY 503

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Managerial Accounting: Cost Behaviors, Systems, and Analysis and Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions
Professor: Gary Hecht
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Core 3 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Joe Bradley

Core 4:

Financial
Management

Financial Accounting
ACCY 500

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Financial Accounting: Foundations
Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics
Professor: Oktay Urcan

Investment Finance I and II
FIN 511

Corporate Finance I and II
FIN 580

Core 4 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Jeff Flesher

Core 4: Financial Management

Financial Accounting
ACCY 500

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Financial Accounting: Foundations and Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics
Professor: Oktay Urcan
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Investment Finance I and II
FIN 511

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Investments I: Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation and Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors
Professor: Scott Weisbenner
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Corporate Finance I and II
FIN 580

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Corporate Finance I: Measuring and Promoting Value Creation and Corporate Finance II: Financing Investments and Managing Risks
Professor: Heitor Almedia
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Core 4 Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Jeff Flesher

Focus Area:

Digital Marketing

Marketing in a Digital World
MBA 541

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Component:

Marketing in a Digital World
Professor: Aric Rindfleisch

Digital Media and Marketing
MBA 543

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Digital Media and Marketing: Principles
Digital Media and Marketing: Strategies
Professor: Mike Zhengyu Yao

Marketing in an Analog World
MBA 544

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Component:

Marketing in an Analog World
Professor: Aric Rindfleisch

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Vishal Sachdev

Focus Area: Digital Marketing

Marketing in a Digital World
MBA 541

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Component:
Marketing in a Digital World
Professor: Aric Rindfleisch
2 Credit Hours; 4 Weeks in Length

Digital Marketing Analytics
MBA 542

Digital Media and Marketing
MBA 543

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Digital Media and Marketing: Principles and Digital Media and Marketing: Strategies
Professor: Mike Zhengyu Yao
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Marketing in an Analog World
MBA 544

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Component:
Marketing in an Analog World
Professor: Aric Rindfleisch
2 Credit Hours; 4 Weeks in Length

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Vishal Sachdev

Focus Area:

Entrepreneurship
and Strategic
Innovation

Fostering Creative Thinking
MBA 552

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Creativity Toolkit I: Challenging Perspectives
Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration
Professors: Jeff Lowenstein, Jack Goncalo

Entrepreneurship: From Startup to Growth
MBA 553

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Entrepreneurship I: Laying the Foundation
Entrepreneurship II: Preparing for Launch
Professor: Tom Parkinson

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Jeff Flesher

Focus Area: Entrepreneurship and Strategic Innovation

Strategic Innovation
MBA 551

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Strategic Innovation: Building and Sustaining Innovative Organizations and Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives
Professor: Geoff Love
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Fostering Creative Thinking
MBA 552

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Creativity Toolkit I: Challenging Perspectives and Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration
Professors: Jeff Lowenstein, Jack Goncalo
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Entrepreneurship: From Startup to Growth
MBA 553

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Entrepreneurship I: Laying the Foundation and Entrepreneurship II: Preparing for Launch
Professor: Tom Parkinson
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Jeff Flesher

Focus Area:

Global
Challenges
in Business

Global Business Horizons
MBA 546

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Sustainable Innovation for Subsistence Marketplaces
Sustainable Business Enterprises
Professor: Madhu Viswanathan

Global Impact
MBA 547

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Global Impact: Cultural Psychology
Global Impact: Business Ethics
Professors: Carlos Torello, Patricia Werhane

Global Strategy
MBA 548

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Andrew Allen

Focus Area: Global Challenges in Business

Global Business Horizons
MBA 546

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Sustainable Innovation for Subsistence Marketplaces and Sustainable Business Enterprises
Professor: Madhu Viswanathan
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Global Impact
MBA 547

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Global Impact: Cultural Psychology and Global Impact: Business Ethics
Professors: Carlos Torello, Patricia Werhane
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Global Strategy
MBA 548

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Global Strategy I: How the Global Economy Works and Global Strategy II: Doing Business in the Global Economy
Professor: Marcelo Bucheli
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: Andrew Allen

Focus Area:

Business Analytics

Introduction to Business Analytics: Data and the Firm
MBA 561

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Business Analytics Executive Overview
Professor: Doug Laney

Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data
MBA 562

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data
Professor: Kevin Hartman

Data Toolkit: Business Data Modeling and Predictive Analytics
MBA 563

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Data Modeling and Regression Analysis in Business
Predictive Analytics and Data Mining
Professors: Sridhar Seshadri

Applying Analytics Across Busines Functions
MBA 564

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:

Applying Data Analytics in Finance
Applying Data Analytics in Marketing
Professor: Sung Kim

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: To Be Announced

Focus Area: Business Analytics

Introduction to Business Analytics: Data and the Firm
MBA 561

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Business Analytics Executive Overview
Professor: Doug Laney
2 Credit Hours; 4 Weeks in Length

Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data
MBA 562

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data
Professor: Kevin Hartman
2 Credit Hours; 4 Weeks in Length

Data Toolkit: Business Data Modeling and Predictive Analytics
MBA 563

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Data Modeling and Regression Analysis in Business and Predictive Analytics and Data Mining
Professors: Sridhar Seshadri
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Applying Analytics Across Busines Functions
MBA 564

Previous Syllabus: Click here
Coursera Components:
Applying Data Analytics in Finance and Applying Data Analytics in Marketing
Professor: Sung Kim
4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Focus Area Capstone
MBA 590

Professor: To Be Announced

Other courses:

Program Capstone — MBA 591

Professor: Ronald Watkins

Other courses:

Program Capstone
MBA 591

Professor: Ronald Watkins