MBA Sample Schedule

Envision your future as a USD MBA student.

At USD, we are proud to offer an MBA program that is deeply rooted in values-based education. To achieve this, we incorporate four main pillars of business education throughout our curriculum:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Business Function Core
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics
  4. Integrative Problem Solving

As of Fall 2020, Full-Time MBA students typically attend core courses Monday through Thursday in the afternoons and evenings. Evening Part-Time MBA students meet for classes on average of two nights per week, while Hybrid MBA students attend classes one weekend per month, with additional coursework completed online.

MBA Programs

Full-Time MBA

Core curriculum = 31 credits
Elective Coursework = 22 credits

Pre-Term

International Student Introductory Program (ISIP) - late July and early August

Pre-term Course: GSBA 500 Strategy for the Entrepreneurial Manager (including a three-day trip to Mexico) 

Fall Year One – Module One
GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking and Communication 
GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making 
GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis 
GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams & Orgs
Fall Year One – Module Two
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers 
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis 
GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment
GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making
 
Intersession Year One
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (optional) 
Elective (optional) 
Spring Year One
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis
GSBA 506 Operations and Global Supply Chain Management 
GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Innovation and Design 

Electives

GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment (3)
Summer 
Electives abroad or in San Diego (optional)
GSBA 598 Internship (required for international students participating in an internship)
Fall Year Two
GSBA 508 Law, Policy and Ethics in Global Business 
GSBA 595 Business Consulting Project (optional)
Intersession Year Two
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (optional)
Elective (optional)
Spring Year Two
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies
Electives 

Part-Time MBA

Core curriculum = 31 credits
Elective Coursework = 22 credits

Evening Format Hybrid Format
Fall Year One Spring Year One
GSBA 500 Strategy for the Entrepreneurial Manager (2) GSBA 500 Strategy for the Entrepreneurial Manager (2)
GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3) GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
GSBA 502 Statistics for Managers (2) GSBA 502 Statistics for Managers (2)
GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams & Orgs (3) GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Orgs (3)
Intersession Year One Summer Year One
Elective: Aborad or campus options (3) GSBA 504 
  GSBA 505 Financial Management Analysis (2)
  Elective
Spring Year One Fall Year One
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (2) GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 504 GSBA 508 Law Policy and Ethics (2)
Elective Elective
Summer Year One Intersession Year One
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2) GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain
GSBA 508 Law Policy and Ethics (2)  
Fall Year Two Spring Year Two
GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2) GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment (3)
GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (2) GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design(2)
GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment (3) Electives
Elective(s) (3)  
Intersession Year Two Summer Year Two
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project or other elective (3)  
 Community Service (12-15 hours, must be completed prior to gradiation) Electives
Spring Year Two Fall Year Two

Elective: Career Services Course (2)

GSBA 590 Agile Strategies
Elective (3) Electives
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies (3)  
Summer Year Two Intersession Year Two
 Elective (2) Elective
Elective (3)  
Elective (3)