Building the Foundation Your 60-credit program begins with two semesters of MBA foundation courses and career management classes. You'll complete this rigorous coursework as part of a small, intimate Full-Time MBA cohort. Together, you and your dynamic classmates will establish deep personal and professional connections, ensuring the learning spills out of the classroom and your network grows strong.
Ultimately, the first year of coursework prepares you for your intensive capstone Interdisciplinary Project, our unique study abroad Global Projects consulting course, and D'Amore-McKim's signature experiential learning opportunity: the six-month, paid corporate residency. In your second year, classes focus on the business specialization of your choosing. Career tracks include: entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, marketing, and supply chain management.
Fall Term Required Courses
Spring Term Required Courses
|Electives: Complete 9 semester hours from these subject areas
|View elective options in the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy.
Near the end of your first year of foundational coursework, you'll get the chance to fully integrate the skills and concepts you've learned in a real world context. The Interdisciplinary Project is an intensive, capstone-type experience that you undertake Spring semester as part of a small learning team.
Incorporating concepts from finance, statistics, strategy, and other areas, your team will conduct a complete financial analysis and valuation of a publicly-traded company of your choosing. You will perform a statistical analysis using company and industry data, including descriptive statistics, hypothesis tests, and regression. You will also analyze the industry and company from a strategy perspective, which includes examining industry trends, the competitive landscape, and your company's strategic approach. Finally, your team needs to identify the key issues that are affecting the performance of the company and propose strategic recommendations to address them.
There are two deliverables. The first is a comprehensive written report—complete with your supporting analytical work—that details the key issues and your recommendations. The second: Your team will present your recommendations and analysis to faculty judges. The top four teams will then present to a panel of recent D'Amore-McKim MBA alumni. It's a powerful learning experience that helps you see the bigger picture. You'll fully grasp how the various functional areas must be integrated in order for a company to be successful.
Experiential Learning Requirements
Meaningful experiential learning is part of everything we do at D'Amore-McKim—from guest lectures featuring industry insiders to case study coursework in your classrooms. But you'll find these final two programs requirements are what truly set us apart.
The crown jewel in our experiential learning suite, your six-month, paid residency starts in June and ends in December.
A transformative opportunity to study abroad that turns your MBA cohort into a team of consultants working for a multinational company.