About

MBA 20-month Cohort

Are you  looking for an accelerated, cohort MBA experience? The Lubar School’s MBA 20-month Cohort program allows you to earn your degree in an accelerated format, progressing through the program with a set of peers who will not only be your teammates in learning, but will become part of your professional network.

Focusing on strategic management and leadership, the cohort program’s fast-track, 20-month schedule offers three to four courses each semester.  Courses are offered sequentially, most in 5-week formats, providing you with a “deep dive” during a consistent schedule that allows you to plan ahead.  Students are expected to complete some of their work online to accommodate the accelerated schedule.

The MBA 20-months Cohort begins in the Fall semester of each year.

Who should consider the Co20 MBA Program?
  • Professionals whose career goals require a fast-track program
  • Those who thrive in an intensive, in-depth learning environment
  • Individuals who want to leverage learning with a consistent set of professional peers
  • Those whose work and personal calendars require a guaranteed schedule

Curriculum

Lubar MBA 20-month Cohort (39 credits)


Build Your Core Strength

MBA Foundation Courses (0-5 credits)

Bus Adm 701: Business Mathematics (2 cr.)
Bus Adm 703: Financial Accounting (3 cr.)

MBA foundation coursework consists of two courses. Courses can be waived with prior coursework with a grade of C- or better. If the courses are not waived with prior coursework, you may discuss opportunities to satisfy the course requirements with an advisor. 
Students are assumed to have basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software for computers; credits taken to acquire these skills do not apply toward the degree.

MBA Core Courses (24 credits)

Bus Mgmt 704: Accounting Analysis and Control (3 cr.)
Bus Mgmt 705: Corporate Finance (3 cr.)
Bus Mgmt 706: Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3 cr.)
Bus Mgmt 707: Information Technology Management in International Business (3 cr.)
Bus Mgmt 708: Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice (3 cr.)
Bus Mgmt 709: Predictive Analytics for Managers (3 cr.)
Bus Mgmt 711: Global Supply Chain Strategies and Competitive Operations (3 cr.) Bus Mgmt 712: Strategic Management (3 cr.)

Students with a business degree and a major in accounting, finance, management, marketing, information technology management, or supply chain and operations management may waive the 3-credit core course that corresponds to their major. A maximum of 6 credits can be waived.

MBA Electives (15 credits)
Elective coursework is pre-selected for the Co20 program. Please see “Schedule”.

Schedule

Year 1

Fall Semester (8 credits): Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8:10 P.M. 

BUS MGMT 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice (3 cr.)
Mon, Weeks 1-10

BUS MGMT 738 Critical Thinking in Business (2 cr.)
Wed, Weeks 1-10

BUS ADM 737 Managerial Decisions and Negotiations (3 cr.)
Mon/Wed, Weeks 11-15

Winterim Semester – No classes

Spring Semester (9 credits): Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8:10 P.M. 

BUS MGMT 709 Predictive Analytics for Managers (3 cr.)
Mon/Wed, Weeks 1-5

BUS MGMT 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3 cr.)
Mon/Wed, Weeks 6-10

BUS MGMT 704 Accounting Analysis and Control (3 cr.)
Mon/Wed, Weeks 11-15

Summer Semester (4 credits): Online 

BUS ADM 764 Buyer Behavior and Marketing Communications (3 cr.)
Online, Weeks 1-6

BUS ADM 794 Enterprise Integration (1 cr.)
Online, Weeks 1-6

YEAR 2

Fall Semester (9 credits): Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:10 P.M. 

BUS MGMT 705 Corporate Finance (3 cr.)
Tues/Thurs, Weeks 1-5

BUS MGMT 711 Global Supply Chain Strategies and Competitive Operations (3 cr.) Tues/Thurs, Weeks 6-10

BUS MGMT 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management (3 cr.) Tues/Thurs, Weeks 11-15

Winterim Semester – No classes

Spring Semester (9 credits): Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:10 P.M. 

BUS MGMT 707 IT Management in International Business (3 cr.)
Tues/Thurs, Weeks 1-5

BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management (3 cr.) Tues/Thurs, Weeks 6-10

BUS MGMT 712 Strategic Management (3 cr.) Tues/Thurs, Weeks 11-15

Order of courses subject to change

Course descriptions and degree requirements for the MBA can be found on the Graduate School website.