Our curriculum will help you gain the knowledge and skills to take your career to the next level. We will help you become a professional leader who is known for your ethical and inclusive approach, systems-thinking mindset, and ability to use data to identify and solve complex problems. Your 18-month Full-Time MBA journey will include:
Financial Accounting (ACCT 610)
This course provides a framework for understanding and using corporate financial statements. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to read financial statements, explain what they mean and reconstruct economic events from published financial data. You’ll also learn how to take apart a set of financial statements and then put them back together again to suit your decision-making needs.
- “Even though I won’t be an accountant, the information is very important to know in any field.”
Business Analytics (SCMT 610)
This course focuses on basic analytical tools for structuring and solving business problems. You’ll delve into modeling and statistical analysis using forecasting, optimization, and Monte Carlo simulation.
- “Dr. Shetty took a lot of time to make sure each and every one of us understood the concepts. He was available 24/7.”
- “This course was intellectually challenging and really kept me on my toes. The teacher is...very caring, funny, and genuinely interested in each and every one of his student’s success. This is the highlight of my semester.”
Finance for the Professional I (FINC 612)
This course focuses on corporations’ investment and financing decisions. You’ll learn to apply four valuation methods (discounted cash flow analysis, dividend discount model, liquidation value of equity, and multiples) and comprehend four approaches to project selection (net present value, internal rate of return, payback, and discounted payback).
- “Dr. Bouwman lived up to her promise of making this class interesting, and I’m extremely appreciative.”
- “Honestly, this was my favorite class of the semester. I love that you incorporate how to use Excel and do not just assume that we have a working knowledge of the functions.”
- “We had lots of great class discussions that were very helpful in learning more about finance.
Microfoundations of Business Behavior (MGMT 611)
This course provides a holistic view of business and how all stakeholders and functions interact. You’ll gain insight into how various legal, political, and social institutions can affect a business.
- “The professor really helped us get a good understanding of management from an economic perspective. The class also covered so many different aspects that it felt like a wholistic class.”
- “The theories are very interesting and mind-boggling.”
Marketing Management (MKTG 613)
This course explores the conditions that impact the marketing decisions of firms and consumers, with a heavy analytics focus. You’ll learn to evaluate buyer behavior, market segmentation, product positioning, and strategic challenges. You also will study the importance of balancing effectiveness and efficiency through the formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control of marketing mix programs directed at target segments. You will use data analytics tools such as JMP from SAS, which are extremely marketable to employers.
- “(I enjoy seeing) the joy and excitement in their (students’) eyes when they see that they can actually go back to their company with some useful knowledge on how to implement something new.” – Dr. Sridhar, who has received the MSI Young Scholar recognition and the American Marketing Association Varadarajan Award
- “This course was an excellent one for someone with no experience in marketing.”
Operations Management (SCMT 614)
The course is based on the premise that any operating processes that take inputs (e.g. labor, capital, equipment, and materials) and transforms them into outputs of greater value to the organization or its customers, can be a significant source of competitive advantage for a firm. Through the course, you will understand the concepts, frameworks, and tools, and develop the intuition that enables an operating manager to craft a plan of action that results in a dynamic, distinctive marketplace advantage.
- “Incredible professor. I learned a ton and I was challenged in a way that I have grown as a student and as a professional. I am very appreciative of Dr. Oliva’s efforts and teachings.”
- “This course was a challenge, but in a different way than others. This course was very experiential and challenged us to stretch areas of our minds in ways we hadn’t done before.”
Career and Professional Development (BUAD 702)
In this course students explore Career management tools, self-assessment, goal development, career planning development and skill building for ongoing career management.
Leading People in Organizations (MGMT 614)
This course focuses on leadership, organizational behavior, and human resource management. This course is built on the premise that leaders who have high levels of self-awareness and consciously develop their own leadership abilities throughout their lifetime will become more effective and successful leaders. You’ll learn about organizational change processes, motivation, and group dynamics, as well as how to become an empowering leader who is able to achieve exceptional results through working with others.
- “I got a lot of best practices in leading organizations and also got opportunities to practice. We did a change simulation in class that helped me think through and remember the principles being taught in class.”
- “This course was very enlightening. I learned a lot. The lay-off exercise was very practical and applicable for the future. This is what I envisioned as an MBA class prior to coming to TAMU.”
- “What we learn in Leading People in Organization is important for shaping the leadership styles we go on to adopt.”
International Business Policy (MGMT 689)
This course provides a holistic view of the international business environment. You’ll assess the causes of globalization and analyze the implications of globalization on firm strategy, structure, and performance. You’ll also be asked to analyze the policy debates among countries, firms, unions, and other groups regarding the advantages and disadvantages of globalization. This course also reviews the impact of differences in natural cultures, legal systems, political structures, infrastructures, and regulatory frameworks in encouraging and constraining international business activity.
- “My professor encouraged me to connect the dots between his course and other courses to see if I understand the concepts and then could apply it to real world situations.”
- “This course is relevant to any job, any industry, any business.”
- “This was an excellent course that really helped me understand business in a global context. This course was one of the first to really introduce the concept of external forces that businesses need to be aware of and the faculty did a phenomenal job imparting that knowledge to us.
Strategic Management and Negotiations (MGMT 618)
This course focuses on exploring what makes firms successful through creating long-term shareholder value and managing firms to maintain that value. You will learn to analyze competitive advantage and make decisions related to key strategy and managerial issues. You also will study bargaining, negotiation, and settling of disputes.
- “Our professor did an amazing job of explaining the concepts of strategy and negotiations in ways that were easy to understand, and really worked with us to make sure that we understood.”
- “You could tell that the prof really cares about her students and their learning. I thought it was very nice that she sent encouraging emails each week to the class letting us know what she thought of our progress and letting us know what to expect in the coming week.”
- “Overall, this course did a great job focusing on key aspects of corporate strategy and negotiations. For example, we consistently went over value proposition to make sure we understood the concept. The professor did a great job challenging us during class discussion and allowing us to challenge each other through open discussion and encouraging questions. I think the negotiations part of the course was especially useful….”
Business Communications (BUAD 620)
This course addresses effective communication in a business setting. You will develop your verbal and written communication skills through a series of team and individual assignments that involve practice, guided feedback, and reflection. The underlying theme of the course is that your improvement as a business communicator is based on developing your self-awareness, self-management, awareness of others, management of others, leadership, emotional and social intelligence, and executive presence.
- “This class provided a PRACTICAL educational foundation for communications and business.”
- “Our communications professor definitely showed that he cared for his students and that they learned the skills needed. One-on-one sessions were very helpful and he showed that he cared very much about the student as a whole person.”
Individual Leadership Development (BUAD 679)
This course deepens your awareness of who you are and how you’re perceived by others. You will understand your strengths, interests, and motivations and use this knowledge to evaluate your personal and professional aspirations. You will discover your authentic leadership capability and learn to adapt your behavior to bring out the best in others.
- “This class helped me understand who I am as a person and what I need to do to become the best I can be.”
- “This course was invaluable to me. I walked away with a greater understanding of my personal leadership style and strengths.”
- “This course changed the way I work with other people. I now understand the power of appreciating individual differences and showing up as the leader my team needs me to be.”
3 or Degree-Track Electives
These courses are based on your chosen Full-Time MBA track. Subject areas can include accounting, finance, data analytics, supply chain management, strategic management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.