Course List

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In keeping with our tradition of innovation, the MBA faculty may revise the curriculum and course offerings at any time.

    • 45885 Information Security and Privacy

      Description: As layers upon layers of technology mediate increasingly rich business processes and social interactions, issues of information security and privacy are growing more complex too. This course takes a multi-disciplinary perspective of information security and privacy, looking at technolog... Read More
    • 45886 Innovation Ecosystems

      Innovation, the only sustainable source of competitive advantage, seldom happens in a vacuum. Networks are the key to bringing knowledge to bear in new contexts, and in remixing ideas in fruitful and unexpected ways. This course will cover innovation ecosystems from management, social science, and t... Read More
    • 45887 Mobile and IoT Computing Services

      Students enrolled in 45-887 who only want to work on a team project in mini 3, should contact Linda Moreci ( to enroll for an extra 3 units of credit under 08-767.” Course Description Read More
    • 45888 Introduction to Human Computer Interaction for Technology Executives

      Technology Leadership Track second year. Human computer interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field in which computer scientists, engineers, psychologists, social scientists, and design professionals play important roles. The goal of HCI is to solve real problems in the design and use of technol... Read More
    • 45890 Consulting and Conflict Resolution

      Consulting and Conflict Resolution offers you a systematic methodology for improving your interpersonal communications skills as well as your effectiveness as a consultant, mediator, and business leader. In the course students learn how employ the strategies that experts use to handle difficult peop... Read More
    • 45891 Presenting Competitively

      This course provides opportunities for you to hone your business leadership skills by competing in five in-class contests, debates, and case competitions with other MBA students. Competitive presentation techniques are absolutely essential to every MBA’s toolkit. It isn’t enough to pul... Read More
    • 45892 Executive Communication Skills

      As you advance up the managerial ladder you’re likely to find yourself facing irate shareholders or analysts or legislators or consumers or—worst of all in the eyes of many executives—journalists and broadcasters who are covering your company’s relationships with one or more... Read More
    • 45894 Communicating Change

      Organizations must change to remain competitive, yet employees are often slow to accept change.  In this course, students will develop strategies for understanding, identifying, and clarifying the reasons for this and develop communication strategies to earn support.  Responding to cases, ... Read More
    • 45895 Acting for Business I

      The purpose of this Business Acting course is to widen your public comfort zone & to unlock your potential for greater expressive power for use in business communications.  This experiential course helps participants to get "out of themselves" and to become more expressive, outgoing & c... Read More
    • 45896 Acting for Business II

      Prerequisites: 45-895 Business Acting is a prerequisite for this course. Purpose: Business Acting II is an opportunity to further unlock your potential as a communicator through becoming more proficient, thorough & masterful at the principles & practical techniques introduced in the first c... Read More
    • 45897 Corporate Communications Simulation

      Corporate Communications Simulation is an elective course that enables students to enact the communications methodologies, mediums, and strategies they will need to fulfill in managerial roles within a corporation.  Students will take on roles of top executives in a corporate environment (e.g.,... Read More
    • 45901 International Financial Statement Analysis

    • 45902 Modern Banks: Financial Reporting Strategy and Regulations

      The main goal of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of how financial reports provide unusually accurate and detailed (but not perfect) information about the risks and performance of financial institutions, mostly banks and bank like financial institutions (thrifts, mort... Read More
    • 45903 Taxes and Business Strategy

    • 45905 Funding Early Stage Ventures

      Funding Early Stage Ventures is a course intended for students interested in the area of high-risk finance from the entrepreneurial and venture capital perspectives. It is highly recommended that students have taken Entrepreneurship for High Growth Companies (45-805). Enrollment is limited... Read More
    • 45906 The Business of Healthcare Innovations

      Course Objectives - The course provides a broad overview of business trends in the manufacturing segment (the “production side) of the healthcare industry, with emphasis on the strategic, competitive, and financial challenges in its major market segments: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology (Biopha... Read More
    • 45907 Commercialization and Innovation: Workshop

      Commercialization & Innovation is offered in two minis to Tepper School of Business MBA students and to qualified graduate students from other CMU schools, as places are available. The first mini (45-807) is entitled Commercialization and Innovation, Strategy, and the second mini (45-907) is ent... Read More
    • 45908 Marketing for Entrepreneurship

      The purpose of this course is to apply basic marketing principles to start-up and early-stage businesses.  The differences between marketing for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurial firms and traditional large businesses are:  1) no or limited marketing budgets to fund activities such ... Read More
    • 45909 Designing and Leading a Business Pittsburgh CAP-

      Semester long course, some will finish in Pgh, some in SV. Read More
    • 45910 The Global Economy -Past, Present and Future

      THE GLOBAL ECONOMY – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Course Objectives To analyze the performance of the global economy since World War II. To examine the success – or failure – of economic policy in promoting economic growth and price stability. To ... Read More