Core Courses

Part of the coursework is applying the knowledge you’ve gained.

The Alverno MBA is designed to develop leaders and managers who can productively operate and thrive in the global economy. It has earned our graduates preferred placement in companies throughout Milwaukee and across the country. The Alverno MBA can be completed within two years and consists of four required courses and five electives. You can start in fall or spring and attend year-round. Required courses are offered in the fall and spring and meet every other Saturday on campus. Electives are offered every semester online, in a hybrid format, or in the classroom, including winter term and summer. Students with extensive work experience can apply for Credit for Prior Learning, thereby reducing the number of credits needed for graduation.

Required core courses

MGT - 600 Integrated Management (6 credits)

In this introductory course, students learn management theory and basic accounting through integrated content. Through case studies and projects, you will connect knowing and doing, develop your financial acumen, and improve your organizational decision-making skills. You will also learn how to apply principles of management in today's business environment.

MGT - 610 Assessing Self, Organizations & the Operating Environment (Strategy, 6 credits)
This course focuses on strategic management and personal and professional development. Students will continue to build upon their financial literacy. You will assess your professional competence, emotional intelligence and risk intelligence through a variety of learning experiences. You will also learn how to leverage your knowledge and strengths in a managerial capacity.

MGT - 620 Building Processes, Relationships & Resources
(3 credits)

In this course, students learn how to effectively manage processes, relationships, and organizational resources to enhance organizational capability, results, and agility. They will gain an acute understanding of operations and how individuals, processes, relationships, and systems can work together as a competitive advantage.

MGT - 630 Leadership through Innovation and Change
(6 credits)

This capstone course focuses on change management and leadership. Students will learn how to respond to changing markets, global operating environments, and unforeseen business challenges. You will develop advanced skill sets and knowledge related to creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.

Elective Courses

Elective courses offer you the opportunity to focus in greater depth on selected business practices and explore emerging topics. These topics rotate each year.

Examples of Electives Include:

  • Data for Business
  • Project Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Managing the Consulting Process
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Servant Leadership
  • Facilitating Change in Organizations
  • Building External Relationships
  • Social Media in a Learning Environment
  • Tools and Processes for Organizational Intervention