Core Curriculum

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Core One
Strategic Leadership & Management

Leadership and Teams – BADM 508

  • Illinois Component: Develops and integrates fundamental behavioral concepts and theory having administrative applications; initially focuses on the individual decision maker and ultimately includes interpersonal, organizational, and social structures and influences; and develops strategies and methods of research on behavioral applications in business
  • Coursera Components: Foundations of Everyday Leadership and Applications of Everyday Leadership
  • 4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Managing Organizations – BADM 509

Strategic Management – BADM 544

  • Illinois Component: Introduces concepts useful in understanding marketing systems and buyer behavior in addition to developing skills in making marketing decisions; the orientation is primarily managerial and uses examples from both business and non-business contexts.
  • Coursera Components: Business Strategy and Corporate Strategy
  • 4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Core 1 Capstone – MBA 590

  • 0 Credit Hours; 2 Weeks in Length
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Core Two
Managerial Economics and Business Analysis

Statistics Management Decision Making – BADM 572

Microeconomics for Business – ECON 528

Macroeconomics for Business – ECON 529

Capstone – MBA 590

  • 0 Credit Hours; 2 Weeks in Length
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Core Three
Value Chain Management

Marketing Management – BADM 520

  • Illinois Component: Introduces concepts useful in understanding marketing systems and buyer behavior in addition to developing skills in making marketing decisions; the orientation is primarily managerial and uses examples from both business and non-business contexts.
  • Coursera Components: Marketing Management I and Marketing Management II
    The MOOCs for this course are currently being redesigned. If you have taken the MOOC associated with this course from last year, your progress in the previous MOOC will still be recognized. However, this year you will be enrolled to the revised MOOC, and you are highly encouraged to learn and take the new MOOC.
  • 4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Process Management – BADM 567

  • Illinois Component: Introductory course in decision-making problems in production; includes the theoretical foundations for production management as well as the applications of decision-making techniques to production problems in the firm; and considers production processes, plant layout, maintenance, scheduling, quality control, and production control in particular.
  • Coursera Components: Operations Management and Process Improvement
    The MOOCs for this course are currently being redesigned. If you have taken the MOOC associated with this course from last year, your progress in the previous MOOC will still be recognized. However, this year you will be enrolled to the revised MOOC, and you are highly encouraged to learn and take the new MOOC. 
  • 4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

Managerial Accounting – ACCY 503

Core 3 Capstone – MBA 590

  • 0 Credit hours; 2 Weeks in Length
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Core Four
Financial Management

Accounting Measurement, Reporting, and Control (Financial Accounting) – ACCY 500

Investment Finance I and II – FIN 511

Corporate Finance I and II – FIN 584

Core 4 Capstone – MBA 590

  • 0 Credit Hours; 2 Weeks in Length

Specializations

The iMBA program offers 8 different specializations to fit every need.

  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Managerial Economics and Business Analytics
  • Value Chain Management
  • Financial Management
  • Global Challenges in Business
  • Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Analytics