Course Descriptions

Courses are shown below according to their typical sequence within the MBA program. Information regarding important dates within each semester or interim session is located in the academic calendar.

Core courses will assist you in building a strong foundation of business knowledge and management skills. Elective courses allow you to explore a wide range of business disciplines including finance, management, economics, international relations, marketing and more.

MBA Core Courses

MBA Tools

Review quantitative methods, legal foundations, and oral and written communication skills necessary for graduate studies in business.

Interpersonal Relations

Understand the foundations of interpersonal behavior and increase your self-awareness using a variety of assessment instruments. Learn, develop, and apply interpersonal skills critical for managerial success.

Management Theory

Learn and apply managerial decision-making to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control operations. Study emerging issues and trends and discuss the integration of principles and concepts with contemporary concerns.

Microeconomics for Managers

Analyze domestic and international markets, resource allocation, and market structure including their impact on business decision-making and on society. Examine the role of government regulation in business and pricing strategies.

Information Systems Management

Increase your knowledge in, and application of, information-related resources. Identify information needs and understand strategic uses of information systems, as well as emerging technologies, in order to effectively manage information resources.

Global Markets and Sustainability

Utilize theories of economic analysis to explain fluctuations in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment, and inflation. Evaluate a range of economic stabilization policies and understand application of economic analysis for managerial decision-making.


Examine case studies of management accounting control systems and strategic cost analysis using relevant costs for decision-making, planning, and evaluation of performance. Develop analytic tools based on theories within cost accounting, managerial accounting, mathematics, and behavioral science.

Marketing Decision-Making

Discuss marketing management problems, policies, and solutions. Analyze case studies of marketing problems, research possible solutions, and apply marketing techniques to business problems.

Financial Management

Examine the financial framework of business and the principles governing the operation of financial markets. Understand the management of the flow of funds through a company, evaluate alternative methods of financing under changing conditions, learn capital and cash budgeting, and solve valuation problems.

Business Policy and Strategy Formulation

Understand and apply strategic planning from a total business perspective to develop solutions to an actual business or organizational problem and create strategies to address conditions such as competition and future development. This unique Capstone Course applies skills and knowledge learned through previous coursework with the concepts and practice of strategic management.


Personalize your Bradley MBA by choosing a concentration in either finance or management with three electives (totaling 9 hours). To read course descriptions of elective courses, view the Graduate Catalog.

Finance Electives

  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Socially Responsible Financial Policy
  • Topics in Finance
  • Readings in Finance

Management Electives

  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Open Book Management
  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Executive Development 
  • Topics in Management and Leadership
  • Topics in Management 
  • Readings in Management and Leadership
  • Additional Readings in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Administration
  • Topics in International Business
  • Readings in International Business
  • Topics in Advanced Technology
  • Readings in Management Information Systems
  • Productivity Software for Managers 
  • Data Communications for Managers 
  • Managing Systems Development 
  • Electronic Commerce 
  • International Business Administration 
  • Topics in International Business 
  • Readings in International Business