Second Year MBA Curriculum

Second year elective and required courses help students build their portfolio of experience, increase their understanding of general management, and develop in-depth knowledge in their individual career areas of interest.

A sample of innovative elective experiences that emphasize "learning by doing" includes: internships, client-based class projects in each areas of interest, consulting for organizations, analyzing industries, data sciences, student investment fund, marketing communications, case study competitions, angel investing, and launching your own new venture.  Students can also study abroad for one semester of exchange in France or Denmark.

To see specific elective courses recommended for students interested in a given area of interest, just click on the topic listed below. To learn more about the content of the courses, see course descriptions.

Required second-year courses include "Politics and Public Policy for Managers," "Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Organizations," "Strategic Management," and at least one concentration experiential elective.

A sample of the curricular path of a second-year MBA student is shown below.

Second Year - Fall Semester (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 6122: Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible & Sustainable Organizations (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
     

Second Year - Spring Semester  (*12 to 15 MBA credits)

*Students who completed the 3 credit internship during the summer may only need to complete 12 MBA credits during this semester to meet graduation requirements.

  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)