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​Full-Time MBA Curriculum — FTMBA Courses

From leadership development to integrative problem solving, here's the complete sequence of required courses to complete your MBA.

General Management Track

I. Responsible Leadership Development

GSBA 501 - Ethical Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Career and Professional Development Course
Leadership Labs

II. Business Function Core

GSBA 502 - Statistics for Managers
GSBA 504 - Marketing for Managers
GSBA 505 - Financial Management and Analysis
GSBA 506 - Operations and the Global Supply Chain
GSBA 509 - The Economic Environment of Business
GSBA 510 - Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis

III. Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics

GSBA 508 - Legal and Social Environment of Global Business
GSBA 514 - Globalization and the Manager
GSBA 517 - Sustainable Business Model Design
Elective in CSR/Sustainability/Ethics area
Two business related community service activities

IV. Integrative Problem Solving

GSBA 500 - Strategic Thinking and Communication
GSBA 503 - Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis
GSBA 590 - Strategic Execution
GSBA 595 - Business Consulting Project

V. Program Electives

You have a wide variety of elective courses to choose from. If you like, you can select a concentration by focusing electives in a particular area of expertise. Two elective units must be taken in the corporate social responsibility area.

You can take up to six elective units from the School of Law or other relevant USD graduate program.

Some electives and core courses may be taken in the study abroad programs sponsored by the Ahlers Center for International Business. These courses may also be taken at one of our partner universities for a semester study abroad experience.


International Track

I. Responsible Leadership Development

GSBA 515 - Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations Career and Professional Development Course Leadership Labs

II. International Business Function Core

GSBA 505 - Financial Management and Analysis
GSBA 506 - Operations and the Global Supply Chain
GSBA 510 - Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis
GSBA 516 - Marketing for International Managers
GSBA 518 - International Economy and Business
GSBA 523 - International Financial Management
GSBA 532 - International Comparative Management

III. Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics

GSBA 517 - Sustainable Business Model Design
GSBA 508 - Legal and Social Environment of Global Business
Elective in CSR/Sustainability/Ethics area AND Two business related community service activities

IV. Integrative Problem Solving

GSBA 500 - Strategic Thinking and Communication
GSBA 503 - Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis
GSBA 590 - Strategic Execution
GSBA 593 - International Practicum

* GSBA 593 must be taken twice and in two different geographic regions. Students may substitute the second international practicum requirement with a short-term study abroad course, semester abroad or an international internship.

V. Program Electives

You have a wide variety of elective courses to choose from. If you like, you can select a concentration by focusing electives in a particular area of expertise. Two elective units must be taken in the corporate social responsibility area.

You can take up to six elective units from the School of Law or other relevant USD graduate program.

Some electives and core courses may be taken in the study abroad programs sponsored by the Ahlers Center for International Business. These courses may also be taken at one of our partner universities for a semester study abroad experience.

VI. Additional Requirements

You will need to take the online certification course, Statistics for Managers, with instructor guidance. Also, you are required to demonstrate "Mid-Intermediate" or higher on the ACTFL Scale oral competence in a language other than English.


Choose your specialty.

From finance to new venture management, you can specialize your MBA by concentrating your electives in one of seven relevant business fields.

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