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SMBA Curriculum

“I think MBAs would benefit greatly from general background in data science – understanding that data is the new currency in business and that the ability to exploit the data available to you as an organization (e.g. from enterprise systems, IoT devices, customers, competitors) is a key competitive advantage.” Michael Wang (CIO & VP of Digital Innovation, Epson)


  • First-year core course: Disruptive technology is integrated in the curriculum. We highlight the impact of disruptive technology in business decision making
  • Second-year courses: Disruptive technology and sustainability (triple bottom line approach) are integrated to solve business problems of the 21st century.
    • Develop strong technical and leadership skills to differentiate yourself and lead with confidence.
    • Develop strategies using digital technologies to solve business problems through a cross functional management approach.
    • What you learn today, you can apply tomorrow in your job

Two Year Schedule

Term 1:

  • GBA 599 – Introduction to Disruptive Technologies: Concepts, Tools and Applications
  • MGMT 500 – Business Policies, Operations and Organizations

Term 2:

  • ACCT 500 – Financial Accounting
  • MKTG 500 – Marketing Concepts

Term 3:

  • ACCT 610 – Managerial Accounting and Control
  • IS 601 – Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision Making

Term 4:

  • MKTG 661 – Seminar in Marketing Policies
  • MGMT 647 – Seminar in Strategic Management 

Term 5:

  • IS 602 – Management of Information Systems
  • FIN 501 – Financial Management Concepts

Term 6:

  • HRM 652 – Seminar in Human Resources Management
  • GBA 600 – Sustainability and the Business Organization 1

Term 7:

  • FIN 600 - Seminar in Business Finance
  • GBA 601 – Sustainability and the Business Organization 2 

Term 8:

  • GBA 690 – International Trip
  • GBA 699 – Integrated Analysis

See the university catalog for the class description

NOTE: The four-course sequence of GBA 600, 601, 690, and 699, is designed to introduce and strengthen business knowledge through an integrative teaching approach.  The courses are team taught by experts in accounting, microeconomics, marketing, strategy, and finance while integrating disruptive technology and corporate sustainable development practices across each of these functional areas.  Client projects address a business problem using the skills that students have developed in disruptive technology and sustainability to solve business problems.