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Online MBA curriculum

Develop your leadership skills wherever and whenever learning suits you best. With one core course at a time, and flexible elective options, the Online MBA allows you to focus on your studies while juggling your career and life. The W. P. Carey Online MBA has been designed to mirror the MBA our students receive through on-campus full-time and part-time programs, offering the same core curriculum and multiple electives to enhance your MBA.

Online MBA format

With one core course at a time, you’ll immerse yourself in one topic for 5 weeks, culminating with final exams or final projects. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of elective courses or complement your MBA by earning a concurrent degree. Program start dates in January, May, and August mean you can choose the schedule that gives you the best opportunity to succeed.

Online MBA core courses

Sources of Competitive Advantage

Explores the general manager as an organizational leader. Focuses on competitive advantage and how each functional area contributes to it.

Career Coaching

Focuses on a system designed to help students take an active role in their career development through self-reflection, skills and values assessment, market research and identifying potential roadblocks to obtaining an internship or full-time role after graduation. Also introduces the concept of a personal narrative and provides experiential learning opportunities to refine their own personal narrative and understand how to fine-tune and tailor it for a variety of career applications.

Leading People, Teams and Organization: Organizational Theory

Understanding the human side of organizations through management theories and applications. Developing knowledge and skills for successful management of self and others.

Statistics for Managers

Fundamentals of statistical analysis to aid management decision making.

Financial Performance Reporting

Contemporary financial accounting and reporting systems, with an emphasis on the interpretation and evaluation of a company’s external financial reports.

Operations and Supply Management

Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; TQM.

Decisions, Market Structure, and Games: Managerial Economics

Impact of the economic environment on business; tools and techniques of economic analysis used in marketing, finance and strategy.

Create and Deliver Customer Value: Marketing Management

Managing the marketing function; market and environmental analysis; marketing planning, strategy and control concepts; development and management of marketing programs.

Finance: The Art of Managing Resources

Developing analytical techniques and financial theories used to make optimal decisions in a corporate setting.

Ethical Issues for Managers

Study of legal, ethical, and political components of business decisions; self-regulation and social responsibility as regulatory and political strategies.

Managerial Accounting

Managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting applied to the decision-making activities of professional managers.

Capstone: Strategic Management

Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.

Online MBA electives

Deepen your focus in one area or develop a broad range of knowledge and expertise — electives can help you customize your Online MBA to your specific professional goals.

Enrollment in electives is dependent on course scheduling and availability. Prerequisites may be required for some electives.

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Investment Strategies
  • Global Business Environment
  • Logistics in the Supply Chain
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • New Product & Service Development
  • Global Marketing Strategy
  • Services Marketing & Management
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Supply Chain Cost/Design Issue
  • Supplier Management and Negotiations
  • Sustainability & Social Responsibility
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Decision Making with Business Analytics
  • Project Management