Students will complete 36 credits in core course areas and 6 credits from the elective categories below to complete the 42-credit Midland MBA.
Full course descriptions
Foundational Core (12 credits)
The foundational core is designed to assure that all students have a master's level understanding of four core concepts before proceeding to advanced coursework. These courses in the fundamentals of business may be partially waived via the prior credit path for students with an undergraduate business degree or who can demonstrate significant accomplishment any of the following areas.
Required Core (18 credits)
The required core expands on foundational concepts to create a functional understanding of advanced business competencies. Every Midland student will take the following 3-credit courses, and will progress together in lock-step:
- Management & Ethics
- Operations Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Decision Models
- Corporate Strategy
Students will develop analytic and presentation skills, as well as a project portfolio to take with them during an in-depth final consulting experience that functions as an MBA capstone.
During their final term, students will work with a company abroad on a project developed in partnership with a host business and a faculty advisor, ideally focused on an area of growth for their own career. From this work, they will develop a consulting report and present this analysis in a formal setting as a capstone presentation. Students will also have the option to remain home working with a local company focusing on an aspect of their global operations.
Electives (6 credits)
Students will have the opportunity to take 6 credits of elective course work to develop their skills in areas of particular interest. Completion of electives in a specified topic area will complete the requirements for concentrations. Specific elective offerings vary from year to year, but have included: