Academic calendar

Academic calendar

Studying alongside peers from around the world, you will learn the intricacies of global management, cross-cultural relations, political economy and more. Supplementing your online coursework with Regional Business Environment seminars around the world, you will gain a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of leading in today's global marketplace.

 

19-Month Program

This is our recommended track for working professionals. Students who are on the 19-month track can expect to spend an average of 25-30 hours each week completing their schoolwork.

Class of 2015 (Jan. 2014 - Aug. 2015)

Term 1: January 4 - April 27, 2014
Credits and Locations
  Orientation & ON-SITE Seminar: Jan. 4 - 11, 2014 Glendale, AZ
  Global Business Leadership for the 21st Century 3.0
  Courses:  
  Business and Managerial Communications 1.5
  Global Political Economy 3.0
  Fundamentals of Accounting 1.5
  Financial Accounting 1.5

Term 2: May 12 - August 24, 2014
 
  ON-SITE Seminar: June 30 - July 7, 2014 Beijing or Johannesburg
  Regional Business Environment - Option* 3.0
  Summer Break: June 29 - July 6, 2014  
  Courses:  
  Data Analysis 3.0
  Finance Fundamentals 1.5
  Competing through People 1.5

Term 3: September 2 - December 21, 2014
 
  ON-SITE Seminar: October 20-27, 2014 Santiago or Istanbul
  Regional Business Environment - Option* 3.0
  Fall Break: October 19 - November 2, 2014  
  Courses:  
  Financial Management 1.5
  Global Financial Management 1.5
  Global Marketing 3.0
  Competitive Strategy 1.5

Term 4: January 12 - May 3, 2015
 
  ON-SITE Seminar: March 2-9, 2015 TBD
  Regional Business Environment - Option* 3.0
  Spring Break: March 1-15, 2015  
  Courses:  
  Managerial Decision Making 1.5
  Global Economics 1.5
  Global Enterprise 1.5
  Cross-cultural Communications 1.5

Term 5: May 11 - August 20, 2015
 
  Courses:  
  Global Leadership 1.5
  Global Strategy 1.5
  Global Operations Management 1.5
  Global Negotiations (1) 1.5
  Global Negotiations (2) 1.5
  ON-SITE Seminar: August 15-20, 2015 Glendale, AZ
  Global Management for the 21st Century 3.0

Graduation: August 21, 2015
Glendale, AZ
*Students must choose at least two RBE courses from different regions (6 credit hours total). Locations are offered on a space-available basis.
 The above calendar is proposed only. Actual dates may change.

Class of 2016 (Aug. 2014 - MAY 2016)

Orientation & ON-SITE Seminar: Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 2014 - Glendale, AZ


 

28-Month Program

The 28-month track of the Global MBA Online program is offered three times a year in fall (August/September) and spring (January). Students in this track should expect to spend an average of 15-20 hours each week on their schoolwork.

Class of 2016 (Jan. 2014 - May 2016)

Term 1: January 4 - April 27, 2014
Credits and Locations
  Orientation & ON-SITE Seminar: Jan. 4 - 11, 2014
Global Business Leadership for the 21st Century
Glendale, AZ
3.0
  Courses:  
  Global Political Economy 3.0
  Business and Managerial Communications 1.5

Term 2: May 12 - August 24, 2014
Credits and Locations
  ON-SITE Seminar: June 30 - July 7, 2014
Regional Business Environment - Option*
Beijing or Johannesburg
3.0
  Summer Break: June 29 - July 6, 2014  
  Courses:  
  Data Analysis 3.0

Term 3: September 2 - December 21, 2014
 
  Fall Break: October 19 - November 2, 2014  
  Courses:  
  Global Marketing 3.0
  Fundamentals of Accounting 1.5
  Financial Accounting 1.5

Term 4: January 12 - May 3, 2015
 
  Spring Break: March 1-15, 2015  
  Courses:  
  Global Economics 1.5
  Global Enterprise 1.5
  Cross-cultural Communications 1.5
  Managerial Decision Making 1.5

Term 5: May 11 - August 23, 2015
 
 
  Summer Break: June 29 - July 5, 2015  
  Courses:  
  Global Operations Management 1.5
  Competing through People 1.5
  Competitive Strategy 1.5
  Finance Fundamentals 1.5

Term 6: August 31 - December 20, 2015
 
  ON-SITE Seminar: October 19-26, 2015
Regional Business Environment - Option*
Locations TBD
3.0
  Fall Break: October 18 - November 1, 2015  
  Courses:  
  Financial Management 1.5
  Global Financial Management 1.5

Term 7: January - May 2016
 
  Spring Break: February 2016 (1 week)  
  Courses:  
  Global Leadership 1.5
  Global Strategy 1.5
  Global Negotiations (1) 1.5
  Global Negotiations (2) 1.5
  ON-SITE Seminar: May 2016 (1 Week)
Global Management for the 21st Century
Glendale, AZ
3.0

Graduation: May 2016
Glendale, AZ
*Students must choose at least two RBE courses from different regions (6 credit hours total). Locations are offered on a space-available basis. Students may attend the RBE courses during other terms than listed above with the understanding that it may affect their eligibility for Financial Aid.
The above calendar is proposed only. Actual dates may change.

CLASS OF 2016 (AUG. 2014 - DEC. 2016)

Orientation & ON-SITE Seminar: Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 2014 - Glendale, AZ