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Flex MBA Curriculum

A traditional MBA with an eye toward tomorrow

Core MBA principles form the foundation of the 27-month Flex MBA program. In addition to accounting, finance, marketing, microeconomics, strategy and operations, you also develop Values Based, Data Driven™ decision-making and business analytics skills.

Core and elective courses are viewed through a contemporary lens to give you a forward-leaning perspective on business theory and practice. Your core includes 33 required credits, giving you 15 elective credits to focus on the subjects that most interest you.

Dynamic Learning Format

In both Flex MBA formats—on campus and online—prerecorded content is mixed with live class sessions that focus on discussions and group interaction. An emphasis is placed on dynamic and interactive learning, including:

  • Live cases use recent examples of companies managing contemporary issues and often include a live interview with business executives discussing their organizations’ challenges.
  • Sector deep dives are tailored to your interests. You spend two weeks analyzing a subject from the perspective of a few key industries that you choose.
  • Experiential exercises like simulations, role-playing and peer-to-peer or group work promote collaborative, hands-on learning.

Whether you attend class on campus or online, your live sessions for required classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. CT. Elective courses are held on varying days and at varying times.

Course Sequence

The Flex MBA requires 48 credits and offers more than 100 elective courses.

Year 1

 Semester 1

  • Teamwork and Leading Organizations 3 credits
  • Strategic Decision-Making with Data Analytics 3 credits
  • Elective 1.5 credits

Semester 2

  • Strategy for Organizations 3 credits
  • Economics 3 credits
  • Elective 1.5 credits
Semester 3
  • Finance 3 credits
  • Accounting 3 credits
  • Elective 1.5 credits


Year 2

 Semester 1

  • Values Based, Data Driven™ Decision-Making 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 1.5 credits

Semester 2

  • Marketing 3 credits
  • Operations 3 credits
  • Elective 1.5 credits

Semester 3

  • Business, Government and Society in a Digital Era 3 credits
  • Communications 3 credits
  • Elective 1.5 credits 


Year 3

Final Semester

  • Elective 3 credits
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Here are some of the more than 100 elective courses Flex MBA students can take.

  • Creating and Managing Innovative New Products
  • Business Marketing and Sales
  • Generative AI for Optimal Output
  • Leading Change
  • Project Management
  • Macroeconomics for Business Leaders
  • IT Governance and Control
  • Power, Politics and Influence
  • Venture Creation
  • Strategic Business Conversations

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