BA/MBA Students Who Need Two Required CLA Courses

The page shows the typical curricular path for BA/MBA students who begin the MBA program needing two CLA courses during the first year of the MBA.

BA/MBA students needing two CLA courses will generally complete one CLA course during fall semester of the first year of MBA study, and one CLA course during spring semester of the first year of the MBA program.

1st Year - Fall Semester - 12 MBA credits and 1 CLA course
The student will take one CLA course and postpone the MBA course "Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations" to fall semester of the second year of MBA study.

  • Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers
  • PACE I: Consulting and Achieving Your Career Goals
  • CLA Course

1st Year - Spring Semester - 12 MBA credits and 1 CLA course
The student will take one CLA course and postpone an MBA elective course to the second year of MBA study.

  • PACE II: Consulting and Entrepreneurial Venture
  • Economics, Finance and Markets
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective
  • CLA Course

Summer Between 1st and 2nd Year - 3 MBA credits

  • Internships for Management

2nd Year - Fall Semester - 15 MBA credits

  • Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations (postponed from fall semester of the first year of MBA)
  • Politics and Public Policy for Managers
  • Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Organizations
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective

2nd Year - Spring Semester - 18 MBA credits

  • Strategic Management
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (postponed from spring semester of the first year of the MBA)
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective
  • MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective

Note: Postponing two MBA courses to the second year of the MBA program means the student will be taking one semester of 18 credits and one semester of 15 credits during the second year of the MBA. An 18 credit load during one semester of the second year of the MBA program is doable. In fact, second-year MBA students often choose to take 18 credit loads during the second year of the MBA program because there are so many courses they want like to take.