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Online MBA Curriculum

You can earn an online MBA degree that significantly impacts your career goals in two years. Gain cross-functional decision-making skills required for leadership. Examine, discuss, and propose solutions to business cases to establish a strong frame of reference for the countless situations you’ll face throughout your career. Build the business acumen that addresses changing needs in the marketplace, so you’re beyond ready for what comes next.

Program Overview

The Miami MBA is designed to be completed in two years by taking one six-week course at a time. You can expect to spend 10-15 hours per week on each three-credit course. If you need more time, you have the flexibility to take up to five years to complete the program.

A few days before classes start, you'll attend a foundational experience at Miami University's main campus in Oxford, Ohio. If you can't join us on campus, we will have a virtual session available. Then, you'll complete two consecutive six-week courses each term completely online.

Core courses provide a rich background in key business areas while continually reinforcing critical fundamental skills like leadership, collaboration and inclusiveness, data-driven and digital mindset, critical thinking and problem solving, and communications.

Through the program's nine plus credit hours of electives, you'll apply your new knowledge and skills across real-world business contexts. 

Course Credit Hours
Microeconomic Analysis for Managerial Decisions (ECO 616) 3
Accounting for Managers (ACC 611) 3
Leadership, Change Management and Cross Cultural Management (MGT 644) 3
Marketing Management (MKT 618) 3
Managerial Finance (FIN 625) 3
Strategic Human Resource Management (MGT 654) 3
Supply Chain & Operations Management (MGT 627) 3
Enabling Technology Topics (ISA 621) 3
Managing Competition (BUS 637) 3
Electives 9

Core Courses

Microeconomic Analysis for Managerial Decisions (ECO 616)

Focuses on microeconomic analysis of consumers, firms, and market organization. Topics may include analysis of antitrust and regulatory issues.

Credit hours: 3

Accounting for Managers (ACC 611)

This course explores how accounting information is used by managers to make internal business decisions, to create financial plans, and to evaluate actual performance relative to those plans. It also explores how managers analyze financial statements for internal management purposes.

Credit hours: 3

Leadership, Change Management and Cross Cultural Management (MGT 644)

Leadership, change, and cross-cultural management are pervasive factors for success in a complex global environment. This course addresses the interface among these three bodies of knowledge and practice because they play critical and related roles in managing a firm's strategic advantages.

Credit hours: 3

Marketing Management (MKT 618)

Focuses on business's front lines; the value creation from which all economic activity derives. Address how sellers identify, manage, and meet customer needs and wants through concepts, heuristics, models, and frameworks that help stimulate and manage customer-centric organizations. Leverage a mix of current readings and case analyses to bring cutting edge thinking and applications to life.

Credit hours: 3

Managerial Finance (FIN 625)

Introduces MBA student to essentials of the finance functions of the organization. Emphasis on analysis of financial statements and understanding of the time value of money.

Credit hours: 3

Strategic Human Resource Management (MGT 654)

Organizational leaders have responsibility for setting and implementing human resource strategy, which needs to be aligned with organizational strategy. Proper alignment is key to establishing a sustainable competitive advantage.

Credit hours: 3

Supply and Chain Operations Management (MGT 627)

Broad study of production system that is part of all manufacturing and service organizations. Examines, in a variety of organizational settings, the process design, facilities deployment, materials management, quality control problems, and supply chain management.

Credit hours: 3

Managing Information Technology in the Digital Enterprise (ISA 621)

Examines existing and emerging information technology (IT) within the organization. The foci of the course are the role IT plays in business processes, the underlying theoretical basis for innovation through IT, methodologies for successful IT innovation, and infrastructure technologies commonly employed and why.

Credit hours: 3

Strategic Management (BUS 637)

The examination of competitive forces in the marketplace and how they can be managed to deliver winning business outcomes. This course will leverage previous MBA course work to take a holistic view of the various strategic drivers, both internal and external to a firm.

Credit hours: 3


Work with your program advisors to identify electives that develop the in-demand skills that will make you competitive and differentiate you in today's marketplace. Electives are evaluated, evolved, and replaced on an ongoing basis to ensure you meet marketplace demands. Future electives focused on skills such as commercialization communications skills and applied financial analysis and acumen are planned as the current suite of electives are shifted to the skills-based strategy.
mba core program