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Part-time Flex MBA Curriculum

Flexible and Customizable Curriculum

Our flexible Part-Time Flex MBA curriculum is rooted in the fundamentals of business. Your coursework will consist of 45 credits, half of which are required core courses. Beyond the core, you’ll choose elective courses to customize your degree and spend time on the topics and skills that matter to you and your career growth. You can take core and elective courses in virtually any sequence.

Each semester, choose courses in the format that works for you - 100% online, in-person or hybrid. Mix and match class formats, electives and graduate certificates to create an MBA personalized to your needs.

Our academic advisors will guide you every step of the way to help you design your own plan of study.

Core Courses

The Part-time Flex MBA has 11 required courses (22.5 credits) to strengthen your knowledge across key business disciplines. Course waivers for professional credentials, prior coursework, and waiver exams are available to qualified students.

(BETH 625) - 1.5 credits

Learn the fundamentals of ethical decision-making in business. Explore the psychology of ethical decision-making, including individual and situational factors influencing the decision process.

(OPMT 600) – 3 credits

Understand the role of statistics in gathering data and their use in decision-making. Learn different methods for summarizing data and for drawing conclusions from sample data. Carry out statistical analyses using software.

(MGMT 625) - 1.5 credits

Learn about the principled leadership and governance of firms. This course focuses on the formulation of business-level strategy to help you gain a practical understanding of how the functions (finance, marketing, accounting, operations, human resources, etc.) align with strategy to support the mission and goals of a company.

(ENTR 625) - 1.5 credits

Learn what it takes to identify and evaluate new opportunities and to transform innovations into profitable businesses. Begin to develop key skills and knowledge necessary for applying the entrepreneurial process within the corporate context.

(ACCT 601) - 3 credits

Learn the fundamental terminology and calculations of financial accounting and reporting and comprehension and interpretation of financial statements. Explore the ethical aspects of accounting.

(MGMT 603) - 3 credits

Explore principled leadership. Gain a framework and skillset for making a meaningful impact within dynamic and complex organizations.

(BLAW 625) - 1.5 credits

Discover how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies. Learn to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and resolve legal issues. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases for hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts.

(OPMT 625) - 1.5 credits

An introduction to the management of business operations. Explore the strategic role of operations in the survival and success of manufacturing and service organizations. Prerequisite: OPMT 600.

(FINC 600) - 3 credits

Explore the financial management of business. This course covers risk, return, evaluation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, capital structure theory, financial analysis and planning, working capital management and international factors. Prerequisite: OPMT600, ACCT601, GBEC600 or GBEC625.

(GBEC 625) - 1.5 credits

Learn about the application of microeconomic tools and concepts to business decision-making. Topics include optimal output volume; demand analysis and estimation, production and cost, market structure and strategic positioning and optimal pricing strategies. Prerequisite: OPMT 600.

(MKTG 625) - 1.5 credits

Learn about strategy formulation and the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion) tied to a thorough assessment of the marketplace. Develop essential skills to apply marketing research, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and make both strategic and tactical marketing decisions.

Beyond the Core – Customize your MBA

You’ll be paired with an academic advisor who will help you build the St. Thomas MBA that matches your goals and interests. Your advisor will help you navigate your options, including the best order to take your courses given the pace you've chosen, and the courses or graduate certificates to choose given your career goals.

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A wide selection of electives are available for you to customize your MBA to meet your interests and career objectives. Choose 8-12 elective courses at any point during your MBA program.

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Graduate Certificates

Similar to a concentration, a graduate certificate allows you to specialize in a specific area while earning an additional credential.

Graduate Certificates
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Study Abroad/Global Experience

Meet your global elective requirement with a short-term study abroad program or an online or on-campus course with a global component.

Global Experience

Take the Next Step

Come join us in the Part-time Flex MBA Program at St. Thomas!