MBA Curriculum

For Students Already Possessing a BA or BS

Fall – MBA Candidates

The MBA Refresher Courses (MBARC) are designed as Continuing Education classes. During your initial interview, your advisor may recommend any or all of these courses.

  • MBARC ACC – Topics in Accounting/Legal (3)
  • MBARC MGT – Topics in Management/Ethics (3)
  • MBARC ECO – Topics in Economics (3)
  • MBARC FIN – Topics in Finance (3)
  • MBARC OMT – Topics in Operations Management (3)
  • MBARC MKT – Topics in Marketing (3)
Spring – MBA Semester 1 (12 Credit Hours)
  • MBA 500 – Financial Statements and Valuation (3)
  • MBA 510 – Technical Writing and Presentation Skills (3)
  • MBA 520 – Value Creation and Social Impact (3)
  • MBA 530 – Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
Summer – MBA Semester 2 (6 Credit Hours)
  • MBA 540 – Leadership Application Lab (3)
  • MBA 550 – Globalization – Travel Study (3)
Fall – MBA Semester 3 (12 Credit Hours)
  • MBA 600 – Innovation and Change (3)
  • MBA 610 – The High Performance Leader (3)
  • MBA 620 – Performance Assessment – Individual and Organizational (3)
  • MBA 630 – Individual Project – Wilson Externship/Barton Internship (3)
Spring – MBA Semester 4 (9 Credit Hours)
  • MBA 640 – Strategic Leadership and Decision Making (3)
  • MBA 650 – Leading Competitive Organizations and Teams
  • MBA 660 – Group Project – Global Outreach (3)
Upon acceptance into the program, candidates already possessing a BS or BA degree will have the option to take any or all of the MBARC courses. These courses will be offered each fall semester during the evenings in the MBA format of eight weeks and will be taught by the same faculty who will be your instructors during the 39 hours of your MBA in Strategic Leadership.

During MBA Semesters 1 through 4, you will have two eight-week sessions of evening classes. This schedule allows you to complete the coursework in 16 months even while holding a full-time job. The MBA Program in Strategic Leadership at Barton College was intentionally designed on the cohort model, in which all students progress through the same sequence of courses together as a group. The cohort model cultivates a collaborative learning environment and built-in support system, in which students build impactful, lasting, and supportive relationships with their colleagues and leverage their individual strengths to contribute to the whole.