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The Online MBA with a concentration in general management provides students with the necessary skills and theoretical background sought by managers of businesses and organizations, while offering the convenience of a fully online degree program. All courses in the Online MBA are taught by the Brennan School's respected faculty members, so students receive the same outstanding learning experience as in our traditional MBA program.
All courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions over a calendar year, for a total of six sessions per year. The program is designed for students with busy schedules. Courses feature asynchronous learning, allowing students to complete coursework when it is most convenient for them, from anywhere in the world.
A candidate for the MBA degree will normally need to complete 12 to 18 courses. The total number depends on the candidate’s undergraduate coursework, academic performance and GMAT test score, which may result in the waiver of up to six foundation courses. Foundation courses required for degree programs may be waived if students have successfully completed equivalent course work at another accredited institution as part of their previous studies.
To be eligible for waivers, students must have achieved a grade of B or better in an equivalent three-credit course. Waivers for GSB 611 Economics for Managers and GSB 612 Financial Accounting each require completion of two courses (six credits) of appropriate undergraduate course work with a grade of B or better in each course.
Original transcripts are required for consideration of waivers. Transcripts will be reviewed for waivers at the time of admission, but final approval of waivers may be withheld for students accepted provisionally until full acceptance is granted. In addition to course waivers, students who have successfully completed relevant course work at another accredited graduate program may request to have two courses (maximum of six credits) transferred and applied toward degree requirements.
A student with the appropriate foundation background will be able to complete the online degree in two calendar years or less. A student without the foundation background will be able to complete the online degree in three calendar years or less, depending on the number of waivers allowed.
Students are subject to the degree requirements of the curriculum in effect when they matriculate, which is the first semester they attend classes. Students may elect to be subject to any subsequent changes in requirements. The curriculum outlined below went into effect as of the Fall 2009 semester. Students who matriculated before the Fall 2009 semester should meet with their academic advisor to confirm the specific curriculum and degree requirements to which they are subject.
Foundation courses are offered at least every year. Core courses are offered at least every two years as are the general management courses. Below is a list of the course requirements as well as a schedule of the course offerings. Although every effort will be made to offer the courses as scheduled, there may be circumstances that require a change in the schedule.
|Foundation Course Requirements (6)|
|GSB 611||Economics for Managers|
|GSB 612||Financial Accounting|
|GSB 614||Organizational Behavior|
|GSB 615||Financial Management|
|GSB 617||Business Law|
|Core Course Requirements (9)|
|GSB 621||Economics of the Firm|
|GSB 622||Management Information Systems|
|GSB 623||Corporate Social Responsibility|
|GSB 624||Organizational Analysis and Design|
|GSB 625||Financial Decision Making|
|GSB 701||Managerial and Cost Accounting|
|GSB 723||Operations Management|
|GSB 791||Strategic Management|
|GSB 734||Finance in Health Care Sector|
|GSB 741||Health Care Administration|
|GSB 743||Health Care Issues|
|GSB 751||Human Resource Management|
|GSB 754||Managerial Communications|
|GSB 755||Negotiations and Conflict Resolution|
|GSB 761||International Business|
|GSB 774||Marketing Strategy|
|GSB 782||Public and Non-Profit Management|
|GSB 611||Economics for Managers||August 31 - October 25|
|GSB 625||Financial Decision Making||August 31 - October 25|
|GSB 626||Marketing||October 26 - December 20|
|GSB 701||Managerial & Cost Accounting||October 26 - December 20|
|GSB 721||Entrepreneurship||October 26 - Decemeber 20|
|GSB 723||Operations Management||August 31 - October 25|
|GSB 751||Human Resource Management||August 31 - October 25|
|GSB 614||Organizational Behavior||March 9 - May 3|
|GSB 617||Business Law||January 13 - May 8|
|GSB 621||Economics of the Firm||March 9 - May 3|
|GSB 622||Management Information Systems||January 13 - May 8|
|GSB 623||Corporate Social Responsibility||March 9 - May 3|
|GSB 624||Organizational Analysis & Design||January 13 - May 8|
|GSB 761||International Business||March 9 - May 3|
|GSB 791||Strategic Management||March 9 - May 3|