Providing a comprehensive, practical background in the social and management sciences, the program provides course work in the following areas: oral and written communications; leadership, human resources management, organizational behavior and business ethics; management information
systems, statistics, and marketing; and financial planning and control.
The core curriculum of the program is structured sequentially, with students taking one course at a time. Courses involve four-hour class sessions once a week, usually for five weeks. Participants also form study groups made up of three to five students who meet outside of class
for four hours on a weekly basis to work on assigned individual and group projects. At the end of the program, students complete a capstone course that integrates material from the previous course work through a focus on strategic organizational leadership and includes the completion of a major paper
addressing an issue, problem, or concern in the student’s work environment.