University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management


Flexible MBA Curriculum

The Flex MBA program curriculum provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic management of business organizations. The 80-credit unit program can be tailored to fit your schedule. It can be spread over several years or can be completed in as little as 20 months. The curriculum includes a set of required and elective courses. Students will have flexibility in terms of their course load. 

Courses Include:

  • Management 200 Organizational Behavior and TheoryEnhances student understanding of complex organizational life using multiple perspectives at the micro and macro levels. Develops students' capabilities for diagnosing organizational problems and identifying appropriate solutions by introducing theories and research pertaining to: organizational structure, culture, group dynamics, interpersonal relations, and social psychological factors. 
  • Management 201 Quantitative AnalysisAddresses the process of generating decision-making information from data and solving management problems using common computer tools. Covers problem identification and formulation, model selection and use, and interpretation of the results of statistical analysis. Topics include: estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression, time series, and forecasting.
  • Management 202 Financial ManagementExamines primary corporate finance theories and how to use them to solve problems. Topics include: time value of money, net present value analysis, security valuation, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, capital budgeting decision, dividend policy, capital structure decision, mergers and acquisitions, and multinational financial management.
  • Management 203 Economics for ManagementStudies the micro-, macro-, and global economic environments of managerial decisions. Topics include: demand and supply, production and cost functions, competition, labor supply, national income accounting, aggregate output, interest rates, fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, economic growth and business cycles, exchange rates, and international relationships in trade and finance.
  • Management 205 Information SystemsExamines the operation and management of information systems as applied to the business environment. Software packages are used to integrate information systems concepts and business applications. Topics include: hardware, software, databases, decision support, and systems analysis
  • Management 207 Operations Management for Competitive AdvantageFocuses on managing the activities involved directly in the creation of products and services, such as design, production, and distribution. Provides managers with the skills and tools to analyze, optimize, and improve production processes for competitive advantage. Explores issues through lectures, cases, and videos pertaining to various industries.
  • Management 209 Marketing ManagementAnalyzes the marketing process, the environment within which it operates, institutions involved, and the functions performed. Examines the relationships and trends in a market-based economic system. Develops concepts and terms applied to marketing decisions from the perspective of a manager.
  • Management 211 Financial AccountingCovers financial accounting concepts and the analytical tools needed to understand and interpret financial statements. Examines the uses of financial accounting information.
  • Management 235 Strategic ManagementStudies the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of business unit and corporate strategies and the organizational policies and managerial practices that support them. Applies theory to actual general management problems using cases, group exercises, and other simulations of strategic challenges.
  • Management 238 Management Synthesis (capstone course)A team-taught, integrative case course that focuses on managing the complex tasks of the total organization. Examines the interdependence of the functional areas of management. Student teams analyze cases involving several functional areas and recommend actions for improvement.
  • Management 298I Fieldwork in ManagementSupervised field experience culminating in a final report or other academic component. May be repeated for up to eight units of credit toward the degree.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055