The following are the required courses for this major. Students who attend Orientation and meet with the Education Department can obtain personalized academic counseling to complete the program. Transfer credits, changes in curriculum, and other factors may affect the academic plan for individual students. The FIDM Education Department can provide additional information.
Students without an undergraduate business degree will complete the MBA foundation coursework (4000-level courses – 15 units) before starting the one-year MBA coursework (5000-level courses). With approval from the department chair, students with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a strong academic background may go directly into the MBA coursework (46 units).
MBA foundation coursework begins in the Spring and Fall Quarters, and MBA coursework begins in the Summer and Winter Quarters.
Bachelor’s Degree from FIDM or another accredited college or university. Additional requirements may apply.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Micro & Macro Economics++
Macroeconomics introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.
The Global Economy
The Science of Competitive Analysis
Financial Analysis & Control
Global Financial Strategy
Human Resource Management: People, Practices & Profitability+
Advanced Strategic Planning & Implementation
Strategic Marketing Management
Legal Issues that Impact Profitability & Innovation
Creativity, Innovation & Design in Business
Total Units of Credit: 61
+ Only offered as an online (distance learning) course
++ Pre-MBA Foundation Quarter courses