July 2, 2021

Outline of Academic Coursework for Top Business Schools

Each MBA program has their own specialties and differentiators. We took a deeper look and summarized the following school’s main academic framework. Read through, see what curriculum aligns best with you, and connect with an Admitify consultant today!

Wharton – Their fixed core courses include: Leadership: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership, Marketing: Marketing Management, Microeconomics: Microeconomics for Managers, Advanced Microeconomics for Managers, Statistics: Regression Analysis for Managers, and Management Communication: Speaking and Writing.
Stanford GSB – Outlines their first year core curriculum as follows: Ethics in Management, Finance I, Financial Accounting, Leadership Labs, Managerial Skills, Managing Groups and Teams, Optimization and Simulation Modeling, Organizational Behavior, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Finance II, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Macroeconomics, Marketing Microeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Operations, Strategic Leadership, Strategy Beyond Markets.
MIT Sloan – Required core semester includes specific classes, such as Economic Analysis for Business Decisions and Data, Models, and Decisions.
Harvard – Outlines their core curriculum as follows: Term 1: Finance 1, Financial Reporting and Control, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management; Term 2: Business, Government, and the International Economy, Strategy, The Entrepreneurial Manager, Finance II, Leadership and Corporate Accountability, and FIELF Global Immersion.
Berkeley Haas – Requires the following courses, including: Data and Decisions, Leading People, Leadership Communication, Economics for Business Decision Making, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Finance, Marketing, Ethics and Responsibility in Business, Macroeconomics in the Global Economy, Operations, Fundamentals of Design Thinking, Strategic Leadership, and Applied Innovation Electives.
Northwestern Kellogg – Their core curriculum consists of the following courses: Leadership in Organizations, Business Strategy, Accounting for Decision Making, Business Strategy, Finance I, Marketing Management, Business Analytics I, Business Analytics II, Microeconomic Analysis, Operations Management, and Leadership in Organizations.
Chicago Booth –LEAD is the only required component in their curriculum. Their foundations courses are Financial Accounting, Microeconomics, and Statistics.