Advanced Courses

Advanced courses

Our advanced courses explore general management topics in greater depth. While many students take 5.5 units of advanced courses, you may opt out of one to two units (taking a total of 3.5 units) to accommodate additional electives.

All courses are one credit unless otherwise noted.

All curriculum and courses are subject to change.


Corporate Governance

This half credit course defines the duties and responsibilities of board membership. This course describes the way corporate governance operates in today’s challenging business environment, as well as what it means to be an effective board member in such a climate.


Ethics and Executive Leadership

This course examines the role of the CEO and other top leaders in modern organizations. It highlights ethical challenges and explores the implications of a variety of frameworks in facilitating more effective decision-making in a rapidly changing business environment.


Macroeconomics

This course studies national and global economic activity. The course focuses on the effects of fiscal and monetary policies on gross national product, interest rates, unemployment and inflation.


Marketing Analytics

Data is being generated in new forms, volumes and speeds and a clear framework for assessing and communicating its value is necessary. In this course, students will address analytics as a leadership problem and how to improve organizational performance with the right data.


Strategic Decisions in Operations

This course builds on the core operations management class with an emphasis on strategic level decisions and their link to the financial performance of a firm. It emphasizes the long-term, "big" decisions firms face in structuring their operations. Topics covered range from evaluating flexible technologies to designing supply chains.

Strategic Financial Management

This course uses case studies to enhance students’ understanding of managerial financial decision-making. The course covers both investment and financing decisions and provides a comprehensive view of the value-creation process as well as the key role managers play in this process.