Core Courses

Electives

Specialization Opportunities

International Trip

Schedule

Core Courses

The Professional MBA curriculum is composed of 33 credit hours in core business classes. You will start the program with core classes which cover the management fundamentals and satisfy the prerequisites necessary for all Professional MBA electives.

Accounting

Financial Accounting (3.0)

Managerial Accounting (3.0)

Business Communication

Laying the Foundations of Teamwork (1.5)

Business Communication (1.5)

Finance & Economics

Managerial Economics (3.0)

Financial Management (3.0)

Operations and Information Systems

Data Analysis and Decision Making I (1.5)

Operations Management (3.0)

Information Systems (1.5)

Management & Organization

Managing and Leading in Organizations (3.0)

Business Strategy (3.0)

Business Ethics (3.0)

Marketing

Marketing Management (3.0)

Electives

The remaining 15 credit hours of your Professional MBA are composed of elective classes. These courses allow you to personalize your education to meet your specific career goals. Electives are subject to change and most are only offered once per year.

  • MGT 6154 Competitive Advantage Through HR
  • MGT 6500 Managerial Negotiation
  • MGT 6790 Global Business Management
  • MKTG 6091 Advanced Marketing Strategies
  • MKTG 6320 Content Marketing, Social Media, and Search Engine Optimization
  • MKTG 6330 Digital Campaign Management and Analytics
  • MKTG 6550 Marketing for Health Professionals
  • MKTG 6715 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • MKTG 6770 Consumer Insights and Analytics
  • MKTG 6810 Brand Management
  • MKTG 6860 Marketing Research
  • MKTG 6910 Pitch Perfect
  • OIS 6041 Data Analysis and Decision Making II
  • OIS 6425 Six Sigma for Managers
  • OIS 6500 VBA for Business
  • OIS 6610 Practical Management Science
  • OIS 6620 Supply Chain Management
  • OIS 6621 Operations Strategy
  • OIS 6660 Project Management
  • OIS 6910 Green Belt Certification
  • STRAT 6310 Business Law
  • STRAT 6760 Profiles of Leadership
  • STRAT 6792 Global Business Management (PMBA International Trip)
  • ACCTG 6210 Strategic Cost Management
  • ACCTG 6400 Advanced Excel and Access Techniques
  • ACCTG 6510 Cases in Auditing and Systems
  • ACCTG 6520 IT Risks & Controls
  • ACCTG 6610 Reading & Interpreting Financial Statements
  • ACCTG 6620 Business Valuation and Analysis
  • ACCTG 6660 Financial Accounting Reporting
  • ACCTG 6670 Advanced Auditing
  • ACCTG 6680 Corporate Governance and Communication
  • ACCTG 6910 Accounting Communication
  • ACCTG 6910 Tax Strategies
  • ENTP 6810 Venture Foundations
  • ENTP 6820 Venture Trends
  • ENTP 6840 Venture Planning
  • ENTP 6850 Venture Finance
  • (see also MKTG 6715 Entrepreneurial Marketing)
  • (see also FINAN 6300 Venture Capital)
  • FINAN 6040 Excel for Finance Professionals
  • FINAN 6050 Statistics for Finance
  • FINAN 6080 Personal Financial Planning
  • FINAN 6210 Cases in Financial Strategy
  • FINAN 6230 Game Theory
  • FINAN 6250 Advanced Managerial Economics
  • FINAN 6300 Venture Capital
  • FINAN 6310 Advanced Venture Capital
  • FINAN 6330 Credit Institutions
  • FINAN 6360 Investment & Portfolio Management
  • FINAN 6380 Financial Modeling
  • FINAN 6400 Financial Engineering
  • FINAN 6410 Financial Markets Laboratory
  • FINAN 6420 Emerging Markets
  • FINAN 6440 Business Valuation
  • FINAN 6550 International Finance
  • FINAN 6590 Mergers & Acquisitions
  • FINAN 6720 Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • FINAN 6730 Real Estate Analytics
  • FINAN 6740 Real Estate Principles
  • FINAN 6750 Survey of Real Estate Development
  • FINAN 6760 Real Estate Finance
  • FINAN 6770 Real Estate Analysis Techniques
  • FINAN 6780 Real Estate Appraisal and Investment
  • FINAN 6790 Real Estate Contracts and Transactions
  • IS 6410 Analysis & Design
  • IS 6420 Database Theory and Design
  • IS 6465 Web Based Applications
  • IS 6471 Emerging Web Technologies and Strategies
  • IS 6480 Data Warehousing
  • IS 6481 Data-Driven Strategies
  • IS 6482 Data Mining
  • IS 6483 Advanced Data Mining
  • IS 6484 Advanced Data Management
  • IS 6485 Digital (Web) Analytics
  • IS 6570 IT Security
  • IS 6571 Digital Forensics
  • IS 6615 Data Structures and Java
  • IS 6640 Networking and Servers
  • IS 6641 Cloud Computing
  • IS 6850 IT Leadership and Strategy
  • IS 6850 Data Visualization

Specialization Opportunities

Currently, there are 3 available graduate certificate options and a dual-degree available to individuals planning on specializing. These certifications can be earned in addition to your MBA by focusing electives on certain areas. Other requirements vary by program.

Designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, this part-time option prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, extended-care facilities, clinical and reference laboratories, as well as for positions in healthcare consulting and with vendors such as those providing information technology to healthcare organizations. The purpose of the dual-degree program is to prepare students for success in the healthcare and medical industries by providing essential business knowledge, skills and industry-specific knowledge.

For more information, please see the Master of Healthcare Administration website or contact their office at 801-585-5790, MHAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GCBA) allows students to gain specialized knowledge in both data analytics and management. Obtaining a graduate-level analytics certificate will provide a significant advantage to those seeking to advance their careers in the rapidly growing market for data and analytics professionals.

For more information please see the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics website or contact their office at 801-581-7785, MSBAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (GCIS) allows you to gain a broad background in information systems, as well as more specialized technical knowledge. Some of the available courses include topics such as data mining, business intelligence and analytics, software and systems architecture, product and process management, and IT security. Obtaining a graduate-level certificate in IS will provide you with a significant advantage to advance your career in the field of information systems or strengthen your technical proficiency. This 18-credit hour certificate program is designed for maximum flexibility and offers you a wide choice of courses and areas of concentration.

For more information please go to the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems website or contact their office at 801-581-7785, MSISinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Business Studies with a focus on healthcare is designed to give students an opportunity to gain exposure to some of the topics most essential for success as a healthcare manager or administrator.  The Certificate includes 15 credit hours from among the 6000-level courses at the David Eccles School of Business.

For more information please see the Graduate Certificate in Business Studies, Healthcare website or contact their office at 801-585-5790, MHAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu

International Trip

To lead in today’s business climate, you must understand the nuances of foreign business dynamics and culture. For those interested in gaining a global perspective, the PMBA program offers an optional international trip elective that gives students a knowledge and understanding of the international business environment and provides students the opportunity to experience firsthand how business is conducted abroad.

The course is broken up into two parts.

The first five weeks of the course will be in-class instruction that provides an overview of international business and explores different ways of doing business internationally for large corporations as well as for small and medium-sized businesses. Classroom instruction covers the following areas:

Your classroom experience is put to the ultimate test with a one-week international business learning trip.

You will participate in a mix of executive and expert presentations and company site visits, exposing you to a variety of business perspectives in the context of the country you are visiting. This 6-7 day international experience is the capstone of the course.

Previous and planned trip destinations include:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012)
  • Beijing and Tianjin, China (2013 and 2014)
  • Seoul, South Korea (2015 and 2016)
  • Shanghai, China (2017)
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018)

Schedule

View the Fall start schedule
View the Spring start schedule

Classes are held from 6-10pm. 1.5 credit classes last five weeks and 3.0 credit classes last ten weeks.
Core classes for students starting in the Fall will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Core classes for students starting in the Spring will be Mondays and Wednesdays.

The following schedule is subject to change.

Fall Semester Start Curriculum (Credits)

Spring Semester Start Curriculum (Credits)

Fall

  • Teams (1.5)
  • Financial Accounting (3.0)
  • Marketing Management (3.0)
  • Managing & Leading I (1.5)
Spring

  • Teams (1.5)
  • Data Analysis (1.5)
  • Marketing Management (3.0)
  • Managerial Economics (3.0)
Spring

  • Managing & Leading II (1.5)
  • Data Analysis (1.5)
  • Managerial Economics (3.0)
  • Financial Management (3.0)
Summer

  • Operations Management (3.0)
  • Information Systems (1.5)
  • Business Communications (1.5)
Summer

  • Operations Management (3.0)
  • Information Systems (1.5)
  • Business Communications (1.5)
Fall

  • Financial Accounting (3.0)
  • Strategy (3.0)
  • Managing & Leading I (1.5)
  • Managerial Accounting I (1.5)
Fall

  • Strategy (3.0)
  • Managerial Accounting I (1.5)
  • Electives (4.5)
Spring

  • Managing & Leading II (1.5)
  • Managerial Accounting II (1.5)
  • Financial Management (3.0)
  • Business Ethics (3.0)
Spring

  • Managerial Accounting II (1.5)
  • Business Ethics (3.0)
  • Electives (4.5)
Summer

  • Electives (6.0)
Summer

  • Electives (6.0)
Fall

  • Electives (9.0)  

Read more about the course descriptions.

Important Dates

Please note that the full 24-month schedule is not available. The below information will be updated as additional university schedules become available.

Spring 2017 (Begins January 2, 2017)

September 26, 2016 – Electives Schedule Available for Spring 2017

November 1, 2016 – Deadline to Apply for Spring 2017 Graduation

November 3, 2016 – Registration Opens for Spring 2017 Core and Elective Courses

January 20, 2017 – Tuition Payment Due

May 6 to May 14, 2017 – PMBA International Trip to Shanghai, China

Spring Session Schedule for PMBA Courses (9 credits)

  • Session 1: January 2 to February 9
    (Classes are only held on Monday the week of January 2. No classes from January 3 – 6 and January 16)
  • Session 2: February 13 to March 23
    (No classes on February 20 or March 14 – 16. Classes are still held on March 13 during the week of the University’s Spring Break)
  • Session 3: March 27 to April 28

Summer 2017

February 6, 2017 – Electives Schedule Available for Summer 2017

April 3, 2017 – Deadline to Apply for Summer 2017 Graduation

February 13, 2017 – Registration Opens for Summer 2017 Core and Elective Courses

May 24, 2017 – Tuition Payment Due

Summer Session Schedule for PMBA Courses (6 credits)

  • Session 1: May 15 to June 19
    (No classes on May 29)
  • Session 2: June 20 to July 25
    (No classes on July 4. Classes are held on July 24)

Fall 2017

March 6, 2017 – Electives Schedule Available for Fall 2017

April 10, 2017 – Registration Opens for Fall 2017 Core and Elective Courses

September 1, 2017 – Tuition Due Date

December 27, 2017 – Grades Available

Fall Session Schedule for PMBA Courses (9 credits)

  • Session 1: August 21 to September 25
    (No classes on September 4)
  • Session 2: September 26 to October 30*
  • Session 3: October 31 to December 7
    (No classes from November 21 – 23)

*Please note that the PMBA program does NOT follow the traditional Fall Break on the University’s calendar. PMBA students DO have classes October 8 – 15.

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