Competency-Driven Curriculum

All courses within the Fox Part-Time MBA are infused with the skills and knowledge that leading employers have identified as critical to business success. These competencies drive our curriculum—and provide the tools to drive your professional success.

Enhance multiple business competencies across two key areas:

Become adept at approaching business challenges through financial analysis, business reasoning, and creative problem-solving.

Key business competencies include:

  • Financial Acuity
  • Business Reasoning
  • Opportunity Response

Learn to manage people, processes, and systems effectively.

Key business competencies include:

  • Influential Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness
  • Opportunity Response
  • Ethical Management


Specialize your coursework to your industry of interest. Available concentrations include:

  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Sector Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Real Estate (online only)
  • Sport Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Travel & Tourism (online only)

Core Courses

Courses taught within the Fox Part-Time MBA.

Develop an integrated marketing strategy for an existing company using the tools of market research and analysis, with coaching from industry advisors as well as professors. Learn to conduct market research, analyze data, and assess market opportunities before establishing a branding and promotional plan, and gain hands-on experience in setting a marketing strategy budget and metrics to monitor performance.

*Students may elect to take Marketing Management/Strategy, which is offered fully online through the Fox Online MBA. This course does not include project-based work with an existing company or industry advisors. Additional fees may apply.

Learn to apply contemporary elementary statistics within business, economics, and everyday life, and gain hands-on experience that will be used in your later coursework and professional employment.

Discover the framework within which to study market equilibrium, firm and consumer behavior, and strategic interactions with this applied managerial economics course. Study problems involving business strategy, industry evolution and dynamics, managing under uncertainty, and more.

Study the concepts of financial and managerial accounting through a “user” (investor or manager) orientation. Gain insight into the accounting cycle and the reporting process, learn to interpret and analyze of the financial statements, and examine the role of accounting information for managerial planning and control.

Gain the tools to analyze the financial management problems of business enterprises, including the time value of money, the cost of capital, the relationship between risk and return, the valuation of assets, plus cover various corporate finance issues including capital budgeting, capital structure, corporate financing, and dividend policy.

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how firms develop marketing strategies to create and manage the creation of meaningful offers that are valued by consumers for the purpose of developing and maintaining customer relationships. Initially, we will address the evolution of market systems at the macroeconomic level and the role that marketing plays in bridging the gap between the production and consumption sectors of the economy. Subsequently, we will explore how firms develop strategies to create customer value through product management, pricing, marketing channels, supply chain management, customer relationship management and communications directed to buyers and also develop an understanding of how buyers acquire, consume and dispose of these goods and services.

Survey several diverse operations topics that are the core of any organization and central to both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Apply quantitative models to effectively design and control operational systems and learn about forecasting, inventory control, quality management, production planning, and supply chain management.

Use systems and business process thinking to create and analyze strategies for technology-enabled organizational and industry transformation. Develop innovative solutions for new and existing business initiatives to leverage enterprise, consumer, and social technologies.

Learn about international strategic management concepts and the field of global industry competitive analysis. This seminar combines multiple attributes and analytical frameworks of strategic management to assess an industry and the relevant competitor strategies.

Study human behavior in organizations and the means through which managers can influence that behavior, specifically considering where effective leadership can contribute to the achievement of strategic organizational objectives. Identify and develop the personal skills and perspectives necessary to establish and maintain a leadership position within a business environment increasingly characterized by global competition, economic turmoil, rapid technological change and shifting labor market dynamics.

Gain an introduction to the risk management process in general corporate management, including identification of risk, measurement and analysis of potential impact, and appropriate treatment techniques. Discuss risk financing options in the context of global insurance and alternative capital markets, focusing on pure risk events: those that pose the threat of a loss if they happen, but no possibility of a gain.

Integrate course work, business experience, and primary and secondary research into highly professional market entry strategies or business plans through this innovative hands-on learning experience. Work in a cross-cultural student team with guidance from a qualified project executive and a faculty advisor to assist firms or divisions on a live, commercial-grade consulting project.

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