Core Courses

MBA@UNC begins with core courses that form a common foundation for you and your classmates.

Analytical Tools for Decision Making

This basic course in statistics, decision analysis and simulation modeling teaches you to apply basic techniques of data analysis to practical managerial decision making.
(4 Credit Hours)

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Business Communication

This course introduces you to best practices in business writing and speaking that are exceedingly important to advancing your career.
(4 Credit Hours)

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Business Strategy

This course enhances your ability to analyze the strategy of corporations at all functional levels.
(2 Credit Hours)

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Leading and Managing

The objective of this course is to improve your leadership and management skills, particularly those that focus on today’s increasingly complex business environment.
(4 Credit Hours)

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Strategic Economics

The Strategic Economics course explores basic economic principles that are relevant to the business core in the MBA program.
(4 Credit Hours)

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Financial Accounting

This course explores the crucial role financial accounting plays in the development, maintenance and growth of businesses.
(4 Credit Hours)

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This course acts as an introduction to business valuation, including the techniques, regulations and risk factors for both investors and firms.
(4 Credit Hours)

View the Finance course overview.


Marketing: Analysis and Development

This course helps you critically analyze the task of marketing in organizations and apply marketing concepts to real-life situations.
(4 Credit Hours)

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This course focuses on the activities necessary to utilize the resources of an organization to meet the needs of its customers.
(4 Credit Hours)

View the Operations course overview.

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