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 = 34 credits
Elective Coursework = 22 credits

Pre-Term

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

Pre-term Course: GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (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 
 
Fall Year One – Module Two
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers 
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis 
GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment
 
 
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 
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 (or GSBA 593 during Intersession)
Intersession Year Two
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (optional)
Elective (optional)
Spring Year Two
GSBA 590 Strategic Execution 
Electives 

Part-Time MBA

Core curriculum = 32 credits
Elective Coursework = 21 credits

Evening Format Hybrid Format
Fall Year 2020 Spring Year One
GSBA 500 Entrepreneurial Strategies (2) GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking and Communication
GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3) GSBA 501 Ethical Leadership and Organizational Behavior
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (2) GSBA 504 Marketing for Managers
GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams & Orgs (3) GSBA 510 Financial Accounting
Intersession Year One Summer Year One
Elective: Abroad options or GSBA 540 Taxes in Business Decisions (3) GSBA 502 Statistics for Managers
  GSBA 514 Globalization and the Manager
  Elective
Spring 2021 Fall Year One
GSBA 502 Statistical Decision Making (2) GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis
GSBA 508 Law Policy and Ethics (2) GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis
Elective (2) Elective
Summer 2021 Intersession Year One
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2) GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)  
Fall 2021 Spring Year Two
GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2) GSBA 509 The Economic Environment of Business
GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (2) GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design
GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment (3) Electives
Elective(s) (3)  
Intersession 2022 Summer Year Two
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project or other elective (3) GSBA 508 Legal and Social Environment of Business
 Community Service (12-15 hours, must be completed prior to gradiation) Electives
Spring 2022 Fall Year Two

Elective: Career Services Course (2)

GSBA 590 Strategic Execution
Elective (3) Electives
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies (3)  
Summer 2022 Intersession Year Two
 Elective (2) Elective
Elective (3)  
Elective (3)