Hybrid MBA Program Curriculum

Earn your MBA while continuing to grow in your career.

View our complete list of courses designed to develop skills in leadership, corporate social responsibility and global business practices. A total of 53 units is required for all Hybrid MBA students. Of these, 31 must come from core courses and 22 from electives.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Requirements for the MBA Degree: Part-time MBA

Prerequisites are indicated in parentheses. Degree requirements include coursework, applied projects and career/professional development-oriented activities.

Leadership Development (3 units)
GSBA 515Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations
Leadership Labs
Business Function Core (13 units)
GSBA 504Marketing for Global Managers
GSBA 505Financial Management and Analysis
GSBA 506Operations and Global Supply Chain Management
GSBA 510Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis
GSBA 518Economics in a Global Environment
Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics (6 units and co-curricular requirements)
GSBA 508Law, Policy and Ethics in Global Business
GSBA 517Sustainable Business Model Innovation and Design
Elective in CSR/Sustainability/Ethics Area (2 units)
Two business related community service activities (12-15 hours)
Integrated Problem Solving (9 units)
GSBA 500Strategy for the Entrepreneurial Manager
GSBA 502Statistics and Analytics for Decision Making
GSBA 503Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis
GSBA 590Agile Strategies
Program Electives (22)

There are a wide variety of elective courses offered on campus and abroad each year. Students may also select a concentration by focusing electives in particular area of expertise. A maximum of 6 units may be chosen from the School of Law or other relevant USD graduate program. For courses outside the MBA program, permission must also be obtained from the MBA advisor. See the appropriate section of this course catalog or the School of Law Course Catalog for information about course offerings outside the School of Business. Prerequisites for all elective courses must be observed.

Courses Abroad: The MBA program offers a variety of short-term study abroad courses each year that may be used to fulfill MBA requirements. Courses can also be taken at one of our partner universities for a semester study abroad experience.


Choose your specialty.

From finance to entrepreneurship, you can earn a specialized MBA by concentrating your electives in one of eight relevant business fields.