MBA Sample Schedule

Envision your future as a Knauss MBA student.

The Knauss School of Business is proud to offer an MBA program that is deeply rooted in values-based education at the University of San Diego. 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 2021, Full-Time MBA students typically attend core courses Monday through Thursday in the afternoon and evening. Evening Part-time MBA students attend classes approximately two nights per week. Hybrid Part-Time MBA students attend classes one weekend per month, with additional coursework completed online.

MBA Programs

Full-Time MBA

Core curriculum = 30 credits
Elective Coursework = 14 credits

*Students who started prior to Fall 2022 please refer to this sample schedule

Pre-Term

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

Pre-term Course: GSBA 500 Sustainablie Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Manager

course schedule
Fall Year One – Module One
GSBA 500 GSBA 500 Sustainablie Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Manager (2)
GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making (2)
GSBA 507 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (2)
GSBA 501 Leading Multicultural Teams & Orgs (2)
Fall Year One – Module Two
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (2)
GSBA 509 Financial Management and Analysis (2)
GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making (cont.)
Intersession Year One
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (3)
Elective (optional) (3)
Spring Year One
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 506 Operations and Global Supply Chain Management (2)
GSBA 508 Law, Policy and Ethics in Global Business (2)

GSBA 514 Economics in a Global Environment (2) 

Elective (2)
Summer 

GSBA 598 Internship (required for international students participating in an internship) (1)

Fall Year Two
GSBA 516 Current Trends in the Business Environment (2)
GSBA 519 Social Impact Consulting Project (2)
Electives (6)
Intersession Year Two
Elective (optional) (2-3)
Spring Year Two
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies for the 4th Industrial Revolution (3)
Electives 

Part-Time MBA

Core curriculum = 30 credits
Elective Coursework = 14 credits

*Students who started prior to Fall 2022 please refer to these evening and hybrid sample schedules. 

Sample schedule
Evening Format Hybrid Format
Fall Year One Spring Year One
GSBA 500 Sustainablie Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Manager (2) GSBA 500 Sustainablie Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Manager (2)
GSBA 507 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (2) GSBA 507 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (2)
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (2) GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (2)
GSBA 501 Leading Multicultural Teams & Orgs (2) GSBA 501 Leading Multicultural Teams and Orgs (2)
Intersession Year One Summer Year One

Elective: Abroad options (2-3) 

GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making (2)
  GSBA 508 Law Policy and Ethics (2)
 

Elective: Abroad options (2-3)

Spring Year One Fall Year One
GSBA 508 Law Policy and Ethics (2) GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making (2) GSBA 509 Financial Management Analysis (2)
Elective (2-3)  Elective (2-3)
Summer Year One Intersession Year One
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2) GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (3)
GSBA 509 Financial Management Analysis (2)  
GSBA 516 Current Trends in the Business Environment (2)  
Fall Year Two Spring Year Two
GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2) GSBA 506 Operations and Global Supply Chain Management (2)
GSBA 514 Economics in a Global Environment (2) GSBA 514 Economics in a Global Environment (2)
GSBA 519 Social Impact Consulting Project (2) GSBA 516 Current Trends in the Buiness Environment (2)
Intersession Year Two Summer Year Two
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (3)  Elective: Abroad options (3)
  GSBA 519 Social Impact Consulting Project (2)
Spring Year Two Fall Year Two

Elective (9)

GSBA 590 Agile Strategies for the 4th Industrial Revolution (3)

 

Elective (5)
Summer Year Two  
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies for the 4th Industrial Revolution (3)