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: The MOOCs for this course are currently being redeveloped.
  • 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

Money and Banking – FIN 571

  • This course provides a framework which allows you to assess how new developments in finance and public policy may influence the macroeconomic and business environment.
  • Illinois Component: This course provides a framework which allows you to assess how new developments in finance and public policy may influence the macroeconomic and business environment.
  • Coursera Components: Banking and Financial Institutions and Central Banks and Monetary Policy
  • 4 Credit Hours; 8 Weeks in Length

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
  • 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
  • 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