Graduate Degree - Master of Business Administration Degree: Corporate M.B.A. Program

Master of Business Administration Degree: Corporate M.B.A. Program
Program Code:
6037 Corporate Business Admin
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Master of Business Admin
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Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
The Eli Broad College of Business

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
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The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Graduate Study

Master of Business Administration Degree: Corporate M.B.A. Program

The Corporate Master of Business Administration degree program combines general and customized managerial education. The Corporate M.B.A. program is designed to integrate management theories with workplace applications to provide students with the intellectual and analytic skills demanded by organizations today. The program combines the Broad School’s commitment to excellence in management education with customized content.

The Corporate M.B.A. program is intended for working managers who are part of a cohort sponsored by their employer. Students participate in that cohort over the duration of the program, which takes approximately 15-24 months to complete. To allow flexibility, a cohort may start in any semester and students may be admitted on a rolling basis. By using technology-based modules in most classes, the program offers much flexibility to students. By including a fixed number of residencies in addition to the online instruction, the program ensures that it is possible to apply web-based lessons and have intensive discussions and application sessions. The Corporate M.B.A. is a flexible program that incorporates the intensive team-based skill development that is a hallmark of the Broad School’s other MBA programs.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, students must meet the requirements specified below.


To be admitted to the Corporate M.B.A. degree program, an applicant must:

  1. Be employed full-time in a managerial position in the private or public sector in an organization sponsoring a Corporate M.B.A. cohort.
  2. Be nominated for acceptance into the program by at least one representative of the employing organization. It is expected that the employing organization will provide substantial or full financial sponsorship to anyone nominated for the program.
  3. Have approval from the employing organization to attend all program residency sessions.
  4. Have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized educational institution.
  5. Have an academic record equivalent to at least 3.00 (B) in the last two years of undergraduate work. 
  6. Have managerial work experience, including professional or supervisory responsibility. The quality of an individual’s work experience will be more important than the quantity of experience in assessing an applicant’s qualifications.
  7. Have a high degree of potential for advancement to an organizational leadership role.
  8. Possess important personal and managerial attributes, such as intellectual curiosity, excellent communication skills, maturity, openness to new ideas and change, leadership qualities, analytical thinking ability, perseverance, and an ability to lead and work in teams.

In general, admission to the program is competitive and individuals meeting the minimum standards are not guaranteed admission. Applicants to the program may compensate for deficiencies in their background by securing a strong score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or by providing other information that clearly demonstrates outstanding managerial competence and potential. Submitted GMAT scores must not be more than five years old (as measured relative to the date an application is submitted to the Corporate M.B.A. program).

Students who are admitted to the Corporate M.B.A. program should have some background knowledge of and exposure to statistics, as well as a working knowledge of software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and data-based management systems. Each student is expected to have a laptop computer with a minimum configuration approved by the Corporate M.B.A. program office.

Students who are admitted to the Corporate M.B.A. program must participate in a non-credit orientation program and in any non-credit preparatory modules deemed necessary by the program office at the time of a student’s admission. The orientation and preparatory modules may involve an introduction to faculty and the curriculum, accounting basics, team skills, and/or analytic or quantitative analysis skills.

Requirements for the Corporate Master of Business Administration Degree in Business Administration

Students must complete 45 credits for the degree from the following courses:

CMBA  801 Markets and Business Fundamentals 1
CMBA 802 Data Analysis and Business Decisions 1
CMBA  803 Financial Accounting Concepts 2
CMBA  804 Managerial Skills 1
CMBA  805 Teamwork Simulation 1
CMBA  806 Leadership Skills 2
CMBA 807 Corporate Finance 2
CMBA  808 Strategic Marketing  2
CMBA 809 Law and Business  1
CMBA 810 Managerial Accounting 2
CMBA 811 Financial Strategies 1
CMBA 812 Supply Chain Management 1
CMBA 813 Business Case Analysis 1
CMBA 814 Strategic Management 2
CMBA 815 Management of Information Technology 2
CMBA 816 Financial Statement Analysis 1
CMBA 817 Strategic Sourcing and Procurement 1
CMBA 818 Operations Management 1
CMBA 819 Logistics Management 1
CMBA 820 Lean Management 1
CMBA  821 Leveraging Information Technology for Knowledge Management 1
CMBA  822 Market Creation 1
CMBA  823 New Product Development 1
CMBA 824 Brand Management 1
CMBA  825 Managerial Communication 1
CMBA 826 Value-Based Management 1
CMBA 827 International Supply Chain Management 1
CMBA  828 International Financial Management 1
CMBA  829 Global Marketing 1
CMBA  830 Accounting and Corporate Governance 1
CMBA  831 Risk Management 1
CMBA  832 Leadership and Change Management 1
CMBA  833 Professional Responsibility in Business 1
CMBA  834 Human Resource Leadership 1
CMBA  835 Strategic Visioning for the Future 1
CMBA  840 Applied Student Project 1 to 3
CMBA  841 Applied Team Project 2 to 6
CMBA  850 Special Topics in Accounting and Information Systems 1 or 2
CMBA  851 Special Topics in Finance 1 or 2
CMBA  852 Special Topics in Management 1 or 2
CMBA  853 Special Topics in Marketing 1 or 2
CMBA  854 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 1 or 2
Students may re-enroll for a maximum of 8 credits: CMBA 850, CMBA 851, CMBA 852, CMBA 853, and CMBA 854, and a maximum of 16 credits in the total enrollment for these courses.  
  Students must also participate in a Management Forum during each program residency session. This is a non-credit graduation requirement and students will be assessed based on their attendance and participation. The Management Forum sessions are designed to give students the skills they need for success in their careers and to expose them to the thinking of leading management practitioners. Management Forum topics may include career development, diversity, skills improvement, current business issues, and globalization. A common time will be set aside for this enrichment experience.  

Academic Standards

Students are expected to (1) maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for each program residency module, (2) maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00, (3) complete all courses listed on the Candidacy Form, and (4) complete the non-credit Management Forum. A student’s academic progress will be monitored by the Director of the Corporate M.B.A. program.

A student who does not maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average for two consecutive residency modules will be placed on final probation. Such a student will be given the next two residency modules to achieve a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average; otherwise, dismissal from the program will result. To graduate from the program, a student must attain an overall cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.