The Marriott School of Management MBA: What You Need To Know
In order to increase critical thinking skills and give a breadth of management experience, students are taught from a core of management classes throughout the first year at the Marriott School and a fraction of the second year. All entering MBA students are required to enroll in the management core classes during the first year (two 15-week semesters) of study. The program follows a strict lockstep format wherein first-year students enter the program in the fall, then take all their classes together during the first year. Entering MBA students are divided into three cohorts of approximately 50-55 students each. Each section is then organized into smaller study teams of approximately five students.
The largest part of a student’s second year of schooling consists of specialized classes targeting each student’s chosen major: finance, marketing, supply management, or organizational behavior/human resource management. Students supplement their major classes with additional classes to help them obtain more general management experience or obtain a minor or certificate. Joint degree programs are also offered.