Today's employers are seeking well-rounded employees who can speak the current language of business. They want employees who understand that all business is global business. They need employees that understand that sustainability is integral to the business of both today and tomorrow. They seek employees who understand that leadership isn’t something reserved for those sitting around the boardroom but instead is something that needs to occur at all levels of business.
- Eight common core courses that address the three most salient themes in today’s business world: globalization, leadership, and sustainability
- A nine-unit Concentration to personalize your MBA for your individual career aspirations. Concentration options include Global Business, Strategic Leadership, and Sustainable Enterprise
- The opportunity to pursue a general MBA for candidates who want to select courses from across the three Concentrations
- A three-unit culminating Strategic Management Capstone course taught from the perspective of the three concentration areas and designed to provide an integrative experience for students that demonstrates mastery of core MBA topics.
- A four-unit Global Consulting Practicum and international trip that gives you invaluable real-world experience working as a consultant on a strategic business issue for an internationally-based client organization, while earning academic credit
- Convenient location in the economically and culturally vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, California, just 12 miles (18 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge
- Full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) options, with flexible evening and/or weekend courses for working students.See sample Part-time and Full-time schedules.
- Brand-new curriculum addresses current economic landscape and business needs and practices
- Global Consulting Practicum offers resume-building, real-world, international business experience
- Concentrations in Global Business, Sustainable Enterprise, and Strategic Leadership address the most salient issues in today’s workplace, and allow students to select an area to hone expertise
- Diverse and multi-generational student community with a variety of life experiences and work backgrounds
- Strong emphasis on personal and career development
- Extensive global network of alumni, corporate, educational, governmental and non-governmental contacts
- Small cohort sizes and personalized instruction
- Fall and Spring applications accepted
- Gain fluency in the areas of economic, social, cultural, political and legal implications of conducting business in today's economy
- Acquire the skills to lead, manage or fully participate in business teams and functional units
- Refine your executive communication and negotiating skills
- Become proactive, innovative and flexible in your application of strategic initiatives
- Incorporate multiple views in decision making and problem solving
All candidates must demonstrate completion of the Business Foundations (prerequisite) coursework in the areas of Accounting, Economics, and Statistics prior to enrollment in the program. The School of Business and Leadership will offer an accelerated online option for course completion, however, if you have completed comparable courses at the undergraduate level or at a community college with a B grade or better, those courses will recognized as equivalent. The Office of Admissions will assist you in determining equivalency.
Sue Stavn, MSIS
Assistant Dean, Academic Programs