The Fast and Flex programs both follow a 48-credit curriculum.
If students joined the program prior to August 2009, they are considered an Original Curriculum student and must follow the 56-credit curriculum.
Fast Track students must follow the course sequence designated in their course progression sheets. All Flex Track students must follow the below course sequence to complete the program. A sample of the course progression can be seen in the sample below.
MBA 8050 MBA Primer must be completed in the student’s first semester.
MBA 8100 Leadership Challenge must be completed before functional core course MBA 8550 Team Leadership and Group Dynamics.
Functional core courses must be completed before students register for electives OR students may take electives in the semester they are completing their functional core course if the elective course is not in the same subject area as the functional core course.
MBA 8150 Performance Management and Reporting; A Global Accounting Perspective and MBA 8350 Analyzing and Leveraging Data must be completed before MBA 8450 Corporate Finance.
VSB Pillars may be taken with functional core and elective courses, but must be completed before taking capstone courses.
Capstone courses should be taken at the end of the program. MBA 8910 Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum must be completed prior to MBA 8920 Global Practicum and MBA 8930 Global Strategic Management.
MBA 8930 Global Strategic Management must be completed prior to or taken concurrently with MBA 8920 Global Practicum.
While not a program requirement, students can choose to pursue a specialization, if interested. Specializations are not listed on your diploma but can be found on your final transcript. Specializations are awarded to students who take a minimum of 7.5 credits* within one of the below subject areas:
*Original curriculum students are required to take 9 credits for a specialization or 12 for international business.
Students are required to complete 15 credits of electives by taking 1.5-credit or 3-credit courses. Of these 15 credits, 6 must be earned in multidisciplinary electives, defined as those courses counting toward 2 or more specializations.
For students looking to expand their knowledge in an area not covered in a VSB elective, the opportunity exists to create and execute an independent study within this unique area of interest. For more information, please see Proposals for Independent Study.