Curricular Path for BA/MBA Students Who Need One CLA Course

The following two samples show the recommended curricular paths for BA/MBA students who began the MBA program needing to complete one required CLA course during the first year of the MBA program. 


Sample 1 -- BA/MBA student completes their one CLA course during fall semester of the first year of the MBA program

BA/MBA students who take their one remaining CLA course during the fall semester of the first year of the MBA program, will generally postpone the courses GSM 5101: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1.5 credits) and GSM 5102: Managing Organizations: Design and Change (1.5 credits) to the first semester of the second year of MBA study.

1st Year - Fall Semester - BA/MBA Students  (12 MBA credits plus 1 CLA course)

  • GSM 5103: Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making (3 credits)
  • GSM 5105: Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5107: Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5108: PACE I:  Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and Achieving Your Career Goals (3 credits)
  • CLA Course

1st Year - Spring Semester - BA/MBA Students   (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5109: PACE II: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and  Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture (3 credits)
  • GSM 5110: Economics, Finance and Markets (3 credits)
  • GSM 5114: Operations and Systems Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)

Summer Between 1st and 2nd Year - BA/MBA Students  (3 MBA credits)

  • GSM 7251: Internships for Management  (3 credits) 

2nd Year - Fall Semester - BA/MBA Students (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5101: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1.5 credits)  (postponed from first year)
  • GSM 5102: Managing Organizations: Design and Change (1.5 credits) (postponed from first year)
  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 6122: Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Organizations (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits) 

2nd Year - Spring Semester - BA/MBA Students (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits) 


Sample 2 -- BA/MBA student completes their one CLA course during spring semester of the first year of the MBA program

BA/MBA students who take their one remaining CLA course during the spring semester of the the first year of the MBA program, will postpone a GSM elective course until the second year of MBA study.

1st Year - Fall Semester - BA/MBA Students  (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5101: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5102: Managing Organizations: Design and Change (1.5 credits) 
  • GSM 5103: Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making (3 credits)
  • GSM 5105: Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5107: Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5108: PACE I:  Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and Achieving Your Career Goals (3 credits)

1st Year - Spring Semester - BA/MBA Students   (12 MBA credits plus 1 CLA course)

  • GSM 5109: PACE II: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and  Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture (3 credits)
  • GSM 5110: Economics, Finance and Markets (3 credits)
  • GSM 5114: Operations and Systems Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
  • CLA Course

Summer Between 1st and 2nd Year - BA/MBA Students  (3 MBA credits)

  • GSM 7251: Internships for Management  (3 credits) 

2nd Year - Fall Semester - BA/MBA Students (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 6122: Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Organizations (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits) 

2nd Year - Spring Semester - BA/MBA Students (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits) 

Choosing Electives for Your Areas of Interest

See the areas of interest web pages to review elective courses recommended for each area of interest.