Full-Time MBA Career Acceleration Modules

Get advanced academic training in business, make personal contact with leading industry experts, and gain hands-on career experience - all in seven weeks. To fulfill this core class requirement, students may select between immersive studies in business analytics and supply chain management, marketing or finance.

BUAD 598A - Business Analytics and Supply Chain CAM

6 Credits


The Business Analytics and Supply Chain Career Acceleration Module combines two major themes: Machine Learning techniques and topics in Supply Chain Management. These themes are complimentary since many of the analytical techniques in Machine Learning that are discussed are readily applicable to the Supply Chain discussion topics. The Machine Learning topics include Cross Validation, Subset Selection, Smoothing Splines, Principal Component Analysis, and Support Vector Machines. The topics in Supply Chain Management include single and multi-echelon Inventory policies in stochastic settings, the Sales and Operations Planning process, Risk Pooling and Postponement, and other elements of supply chain design and operation. Students also visit local port and distribution facilities to obtain real-world exposure to the operational aspects of logistics.

BUAD 598B - Marketing CAM

6 Credits


The "Customer-Driven Decision Making" module focuses on preparing students for careers in marketing management, primarily in product and brand management for consumer goods (B2C marketing). The module is organized around the structure and content of a basic marketing plan, with the goal that students will develop a rich understanding of the tools and frameworks of product or brand management as they are applied in the contemporary customer driven organization.

BUAD 598C - Finance CAM

6 Credits


The module in Corporate Finance is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate financial decision-making, consulting, and financial analysis. The module aims to develop students' understanding of financial analytical tools and to improve students' ability to interpret and analyze issues typically faced by corporate controllers, treasurers, CFOs, and their staff.