Monterey Institute of International Studies

MBA Tracks

The Fisher MBA in Global Impact Management gives you the opportunity to choose a track based upon your career interests, within our one-year, 20-month or joint degree programs.

MBA Tracks

The Fisher MBA program pivots on global management challenges in sustainable business growth. Students choose one of the following three areas of specialization based on their career interests.

    Resilient Business Management

    The Resilient Business Management track prepares you to confront issues arising from the increasingly fuzzy boundaries of the 21st century business environment. You'll be posed with questions such as:

    • How can an energy company prepare for volatile energy prices coupled with rising costs of extraction due to water scarcity and carbon constraints?
    • Have some financial institutions become not only "too big to fail" but also "too big to manage"?
    • How can reputational risk be identified and mitigated?
    • What does Enterprise Risk Management mean in our 21st century economy?

    You will acquire a rigorous skill set that will set you apart from the crowd. Our select group of business professionals will graduate with the knowledge, ability and practice to confront the global issues facing business today.

    Courses

    • Advanced Modeling & Decision Analysis
    • Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Risk Analysis
    • Global Corporate Organizations
    • Investment Analysis & Environmental, Social & Governance Risks

    Social Enterprise & Finance

    Our track in Social Enterprise and Finance focuses on the management and financing of the new breed of businesses born or chartered to deliver social or environmental bottom lines and operate far beyond corporate social responsibility. You will learn to apply business skills and “out of the box” solutions to some of today’s most pressing global problems.

    Your capstone might take you to an emerging market with the Frontier Market Scouts program. A case competition might ask how best to exploit a nutritious food product that is economical and appealing to both clienteles in an emerging market as well as to consumers in developed markets. Perhaps you will be tasked with resolving the problems of the unbanked while still earning a return on your investment. 

    Courses

    • Environmental Entrepreneurship
    • Go-to Market Strategies
    • Impact Investing
    • Lean Startup Methodology
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Venture Financing

    Corporate Risk Management and Compliance

    Fraud detection and money laundering issues are always in the news, and every business must confront them. Many high profile cases of accounting fraud such as Enron, ML and WorldCom and others, as well as government concerns regarding money laundering and terrorist financing have raised the importance of risk management programs in businesses, non-profit organizations and governments.

    Risk Management attempts not only to prevent and detect fraud and financial crimes, but also to comply with regulatory requirements, such as the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the US Patriot Act of 2001, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, etc.

    This track zeroes in on the firm as well as the institutional environment within which it operates. You will receive education in fraud detection and compliance and should be well positioned to sit for the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) exam and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam, if you so choose.

    Courses

    • Anti-money Laundering, Sanctions & Tax Compliance
    • Compliance Management & Investigation
    • Financial Crime Detection
    • Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
    • Fraud Risk Management