Coursework that's working for you

Coursework that works for you

Smith’s newly redesigned MBA curriculum helps you develop sophisticated analytical skills and an “integrative” systems understanding of the way business functions like marketing, finance and operations interact. You’ll master data-driven decision making and be ready to assess complex problems and deliver innovative solutions in any field.

Data-Driven Decision Making

Real business problems are complex, ambiguous and occur in an environment that is always shifting and changing. In Smith's MBA program, you'll learn how and when to use the most cutting-edge analytical tools. Then you'll use those tools to successfully assess and analyze a problem, come to a conclusion, present your findings, set a strategy and lead its implementation.

Our faculty is comprised of the best analytical minds in the country and the MBA curriculum optimizes their specialties and connections. The MBA Core builds your functional knowledge, and Career Tracks deliver the right mix of electives to build deep expertise in your chosen profession. Add in executive coaching through the Leading Fearlessly program and real-world experiences that complement your Career Track, and you’ve built an MBA program that is the perfect launching pad for your career.

Sample Schedule

Smith’s curriculum has been carefully mapped to deliver what you need for long-term success. In the first year, your coursework will focus on functional-area knowledge and building the skills you’ll need to succeed and thrive in your summer internship. In the second year, you’ll work on the executive competencies you’ll need to progress through your career. The capstone project at the end of the program integrates everything you’ve learned.


Fall 1st Year

Spring 1st Year

Fall 2nd Year

Spring 2nd Year


Foundational Knowledge

Internship Preparation

Early Career Job Knowledge

Integration and Executive Competencies


Data Driven Decision Making (4 credit hours)

Finance (3)

Fin. Acctg (2)

Marketing (2)

Micro Econ (2)

Teamwork and Leadership (2)

Data Driven Decision Making(2)

Operations (2)

Technology (2)

Strategy (2)

4 Electives within career track (8)

Global Economics (2)

Mgr. Acctg (2)

3 electives within track (6)

Experiential Learning/ Elective (2-3)

Capstone Case or Simulation (3)

Leading with a Strategic Mindset (2)

Experiential Learning / Electives (5-6)