The MAPEB Curriculum

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The successful completion of the MAPEB degree requires twelve courses totaling 48 units. The program can be completed in four (4) semesters of full-time coursework, or on a part-time basis.

Core Requirements
(20 units):
  • SPE 471:  Strategic Modeling for Politics, Economics, & Business Decisions – 4 units
  • ECON 313: Microeconomics  or SPE 324 Economics of Mgmt & Organization (both 4 units)
  • MGMT 326:  Financial Accounting – 4 units
  • MGMT 335:  Corporate Finance – 4 units   OR
  • MGMT 328:  Budgeting and Finance for Non Profits – 4 Units
  • MGMT 340:  Strategy – 4 units

Research Tools (8 units):

  • MGMT 306:  Quantitative Methods – 4 units
  • PP 481:  Quantitative Research Methods – 4 units
  • PP 482:  Advanced Quant. Research Methods – 4 units
  • PP487 Applied Data Analysis – 4 units

Track 1: Risk Management - 20 units

  • SPE 315:  Game Theory -  4 units   OR
  • MGMT 307: Game Theory – 2 units (plus 2 unit elective)
  • MGMT 383:  Economics of Strategy – 4 units
  • SPE 320:  Foundations of Complex Adaptive Systems – 4 units
  • SPE 448:  Seminar in Computational & Agent Based Modeling – 4 units
  • MGMT 358: Negotiations & Conflict Resolutions- 4 units

    Plus 2-unit internship

    AND

    1 Elective for 20 unit total in Track

Track 2: Financial Policy - 20 units

  • Econ 350: Global Money and Finance – 4 units OR
  • Econ 337: Behavioral and Empirical Finance – 4 units
  • Econ 339: Global Financial Markets – 4 units  OR
  • MGMT 373: Financial Strategy and Policy – 4 units
  • MGMT 402: Asset Management Practicum  - 4 units  * Faculty approval necessary
  • SPE 324:  Economics of Management and Organization – 4 units OR
  • ECON 347:  International Trade and Policy – 4 units

    Plus 2-unit internship optional

    OR

    1 Elective for 20 unit total

Track 3: Leadership - 20 units

  • MGMT 336:  Corporate Governance – 2 units
  • MGMT 362:  Revitalization – 4 units  
  • MGMT 345:  Organizational Behavior – 4units*
  • PP411:  International Political Economy – 4 units  OR
  • SPE 476: The Global Economy – 4 units
  • SPE 324 Economics of Management & Organization – 4 units (if NOT taken in Core)

    Plus 2-unit internship for 20 unit total

    OR

    Any other Drucker MGT classes with the listing of Leadership (L).  Please request the list from Drucker MBA academic advisor

Track 4: Public Policy - 20 units

  • PP 330:  Public Policy Process – 4 units
  • PP 338:  Policy Design  - 4 units (plus one of the following sub-concentrations)
  • SPE 349:  Energy Environment Policy – 4 units
  • Econ272:  Environmental Economics – 4 units *Faculty approval necessary

    OR

  • EDUC 525:  Politics of Inequality – 4 units
  • EDUC 337:  Issues in Contemporary Education - 4 units

    OR

  • PP345 Urban Politics : Public Private Contracting – 4 units
  • PP346 Economic & Community Development - 4 units
  • MGT300 CEO Forum

    Plus 1 Elective for 20 unit total

Track 5: Non Profit & Sustainable Development - 20 units

  • PP 330:  Public Policy Process – 4 units
  • PP 338:  Policy Design  - 4 units
  • PP346 Community & Economic Development - 4 units
  • MGT 517 Non-Profit Management and Administration – 4 units
  • MGT 334 Finance and Accounting for Non-Profits – 4 units
  • MGT 330 Sustainable Business – 24 units
  • MGT 353 The Non-Profit Leader – 4 units
  • MGT 374 Topics in Sustainability – 24 units

  • Plus 1 Elective for 20 unit total
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